Alternatives to Kodi for all platforms with any license

  • Squire icon

    Squire

    Squire is a media center to stream movies and shows from torrents or local files. It’s an always-running menu bar app. The brain where all the local video files or...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Apple TV

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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
  • Pith icon

    Pith

    Pith sits on a server or NAS. It scans your media for movies and tv shows and you access it through a modern web UI from your tablet, phone or PC. From there you can...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    nextPVR

    NextPVR. NextPVR is a popular free personal video recorder application for Microsoft Windows, making it easy to watch or record Live TV.

    Free Windows

  • Vidine icon

    Vidine

    Vidine is a media center and thumbnail video clip manager. It organizes video clips as thumbnail sheets where you can search, browse and play videos straight from the...

    Commercial Windows

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    JRiver Media Center

    JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application that allows the user to play and organize various types of media on a computer running Windows. Media Center is a...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Moovida

    Moovida is transforming the way consumers experience digital entertainment media. In a world where the promise of on-demand media has yet to be realized, Moovida...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.1.1, released in October 2011, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
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    OpenPHT

    OpenPHT is a community driven fork of Plex Home Theater (abandoned). That's a open-source client for Plex. Need to install Plex Media Server.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Enna

    Enna is a Media Center application. Featuring a simple user interface, Enna is based on the powerful Enlightenment Foundations Libraries (EFL) as for its graphical user...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v0.4.0, released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

Kodi Comments

Not that relevant anymore?

Comment by handleystech
about Kodi · May 2017 ·

I feel like Kodi is not that relevant anymore compared to 2014 - 2015. I'm trying to look for an alternative but honestly I'm overwhelmed with that's available and the easiness in which I can access it all - Popcorn time? Plex? Thoughts anyone? Thank you!

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Gotham 13.0

about Kodi · ·

Love the new version , it's incredibly fast .

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Geat App

about Kodi · ·

It's a very great and smart program with fantastic and well design interface .

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XBMC 11 Eden UPDATE

Comment by MrSlippyFist
about Kodi · Mar 2012 ·

The XBMC team that we all love and adore have released Eden RC1. This Release candidate promises to improve on perfection.

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XBMC 11.0 Eden: Beta available now

Comment by JensKristian
about Kodi · Dec 2011 ·

It took a bit longer than expected due to a few bumps in the road, but we are excited to present the first preview release of (what we consider to be) the best version of the best home theater software out there.

Ladies and Gentlemen, XBMC 11.0 Eden: Beta 1 is available to download.

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XBMC is now available for the Apple TV! If you have an Appl ...

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Kodi · Jun 2011 ·

XBMC is now available for the Apple TV! If you have an Apple TV and a Mac, which is required to jailbreak it, getting XBMC on it would be really cool. Just follow this (admittedly undetailed) guide: http://lifehacker.com/5739364/

I don't recommend getting it on your iPhone or iPod Touch just yet, though. Though XBMC is also available for jailbroken iPhones, iPod Touch, and iPads, it is supposedly unoptimized for the smaller screen. It's really just a smaller version of XBMC for the Apple TV. That means no multitouch gestures or anything, and the menus are probably really crappy to navigate (since it's designed for a remote). If you want to play multiple video or audio formats on your iPhone, you can the VLC app or CineXPlayer. To stream video to your device, use ZumoCast.

Small VLC Media Player iconVLC Media Player
Small CineXPlayer iconCineXPlayer
Small ZumoCast iconZumoCast

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Oh yes! Makes your xbox a monster machine, play almost all ...

Comment by Lejnoss
about Kodi · Jun 2011 ·

Oh yes! Makes your xbox a monster machine, play almost all video formats, exept HD. But what do I care since I don't even own a HD-tv. :) Get addons to stream movies and TV-series right away!

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Works great on a softmodded original XBox, however the marc ...

Comment by Bootlegger
about Kodi · Jun 2011 ·

Works great on a softmodded original XBox, however the march of ages is starting to outpace the ability of original XBox hardware to keep up, some newer HD files are simply too much for it. Works great on Windows and Linux. Now if only I could run it on my 360....

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This works good, and has some nice plugins, but I was never ...

Comment by Aaron
about Kodi · Jun 2011 ·

This works good, and has some nice plugins, but I was never really impressed I enjoyed Elisa media center better. and I could get Elisa to work with my IR remote.

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