Alternatives to Kodi for Linux with any license

  • 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...

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    • 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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    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
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    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 iPhone

    • 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
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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
  • HomeNet Local Media Server icon

    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

  • 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

  • OpenPHT icon

    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

  • Enna icon

    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.
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    Freevo

    Freevo is an open source HTPC media centre software integrating PVR / DVR funtionality along with music, video, gaming, home automation and more. It is written in python...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained. Last stable version, 1.9.2 Beta, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from GitHub.
  • Kroozbox

    Kroozbox is a database to HTML gateway written in Java that can run under Windows or Linux. The original goal was to have access to PVD (Personal Video Database)...

    Free Windows Linux

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    SageTV

    SageTV is a PVR (personal video recorder) application for your PC.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Plex Cloud icon

    Plex Cloud

    The simplest way to run Plex. Enjoy peace of mind, all your media with no limits, and it won't break the bank. Cloud perfection!.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple TV Kindle Fire Amazon Cloud Drive