Alternatives to Kodi for all platforms with Free License

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  • Plex icon

    Plex

    Plex bridges the gap between your computer and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media. Plex can...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple TV Kindle Fire Roku

    • It's probably the best alternative in terms of support and features but damn this program is frustrating to use and resource intensive on your system. ExquisiteDisasterJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Plex is a server program, kodi is a media program for end users. Where they can overlap in use, they are not the same kind of program. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • I'm a PC Dummy and i had to install it on my Fire TV 3 times before i realized it wasn't going to work anyway. I was able to install Kodi 17.1 plus Exodus though and after adding Phoenix,Droid Buddy,ES Explorer and a couple other Addons,i think i have enough to last a lifetime. patchho7Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Not as many options as Kodi, and somewhat harder to manage but it's still a decent program if for whatever reason you can't use Kodi. EricaPJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Resource heavy. Lacks customization. Difficult to manage transcoding options. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Emby

    Emby, formerly Media Browser, is a media aggregator plugin for Media Center that takes your recorded, digital, or ripped media and presents it in a simple, easy to use...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android BSD ... Windows Phone Self-Hosted Kindle Fire

    • Like Plex, Emby is a server/player hybrid. Allowing you to manage users with unique watch histories and transcoding for any device. The player is robust, covering Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone amongst others, along with the most robust web player on the market. Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    OSMC

    OSMC (Open Source Media Center) is a free and open source media player based on Linux and founded in 2014 that lets you play back media from your local network, attached...

    Open Source tvOS Raspberry Pi

  • Butter Project icon

    Butter Project

    Butter allows any user to easily watch movies through torrent streaming, without any prerequisites. Skip the downloads with Butter! The perfect container to plug in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

    • Discontinued In heavy development. No releases yet.
    • It offers p2p streams as opposed to scrappers and does a very good job. lets you change the player to open the stream VLC or wvwn Kodi. Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Stremio icon

    Stremio

    Media center allowing to watch movies, series, YouTube channels instantly. You can watch in HD, with subtitles, and easily cast any file to TV through DLNA, Chromecast...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet

    • I s one the best alternative software, 1- is free, 2- give choice to watch a TV show or movie, 3- the quality of content range from media to high and 4- the speed is quite good, the only small issue with this soft, is adaptability to remote control, and l think that they can correct soon.. Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Super easy and fast to use. Excelent! The best! Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Infuse icon

    Infuse

    Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone or iPad. No need to convert files! Infuse is optimized for iOS...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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    Splash

    Splash 2.0 lets you watch and convert your videos like never before - superb performance, smooth motion, crisp details and vivid colors. Designed and optimized for...

    Freemium Windows

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    PS3 Media Server

    PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding any kind of media files, with minimum...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed, but last version, 1.90.1, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • Kodi is primarily a front-end ("10-foot interface"), PS3 Media Server is primarily a back-end. nandhpMay 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    HomeNet Local Media Server

    HomeNet Local Area Network Media Server - lightweight alternative to Plex - ( HTML5 + Chromecast support ) A relatively simple, minimalist, lightweight media center...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Self-Hosted ... PHP

  • Google Home icon

    Google Home

    Set up, manage, and control your Chromecast, Chromecast Audio and Google Home devices.

    Free Windows Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet ... iPad Chrome

    • Kodi is a media center. This isn't. It controls devices that content streamed from kodi can't be played on. There's a big difference. Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Google Home is new, but it's a great app! Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Semper Media Center

    Semper Media Center (SPMC in short) is a Android-minded fork of Kodi, by the former Kodi android maintainer, Koying.

    Open Source Android

    • Kodi crashes or stalls to often. Hardly ever have an issue with SPMC and use this on all my devices Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Essentially it is the same beast as Kodi but a good alternative when Kodi isn't working great this may have some different code that works more tidily. Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree