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Android TV Alternatives

Android TV is described as 'Operating System made for the TV which has a custom launcher and custom apps to make it easier to navigate on the television' and is an app in the video & movies category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Android TV for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Kodi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Android TV are Stremio, Android, Plex and Emby.

Android TV alternatives are mainly Media Centers but may also be Media Players or Media Servers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Android TV.
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  1. Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS.

    ⚫︎ AirPlay SupportKodi can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKodi can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  2. 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, AppleTV!

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Stremio.
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  3. Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.

    ⚫︎ Sync with Google CalendarAndroid can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    ⚫︎ CustomizableAndroid is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Plex

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Daydream
    • Kindle Fire
    • Android TV
    • Kodi
    • Roku

    Plex is a one-stop destination to stream movies, TV shows, sports & music. Check good movies to watch on Plex and stream all your personal media libraries on every device.

    ⚫︎ Kids ModePlex allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
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    Plex is a self-hosted media server, not a TV-friendly operating system but it can be installed on Android TV

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    Emby

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple TV
    • Kindle Fire
    • Cloudron
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    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 interface. Emby prides itself on delivering a fast, intuitive, media rich experience for the whole family.

    ⚫︎ Kids ModeEmby allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Emby.
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  6. The only player you will ever need. Stunning video quality thanks to advanced engine. Video conversion optimized for social media. Innovative and fully customizable user interface. In one word - Splash.

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    Discontinued

    dead after 3 years of no updates!

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    Koel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron

    A personal music streaming server that works.

    If you want to use the mobile apps, you have to pay for it.

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    Google Home

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome

    Formerly known as Google Cast, Home provides a control center to setup, manage and control Chromecast, and Google Home devices.

    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Google Home.
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    Tizen OS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Linux Mobile

    Tizen is an open source mobile and device operating system based on Linux developed by Samsung and Intel.

    ⚫︎ LightweightTizen OS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  10. 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 storage and the Internet.

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