Android TV Alternatives

    Android TV is described as 'version of Android made for TV's' and is an app in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 25 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 Plex (Freemium), Stremio (Freemium, Open Source), Emby (Freemium) and Splash (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 21, 2019

    1. Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS.
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      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 play a wide range of video, audio and photo formats as well as online streaming audio and video.
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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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    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! Stremio also gives you notifications for new episodes / movies.
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      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.
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    3. 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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      dead after 3 years of no updates!

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    4. 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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      Formerly known as Google Cast, Home provides a control center to setup, manage and control Chromecast, and Google Home devices. CHROMECAST FEATURES • Easily browse trending and popular content from your Chromecast-enabled apps.
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    5. A personal music streaming server that works.
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    6. MediaPortal transforms your PC into a complete media solution. It runs on basic hardware, connects directly to your TV and displays your TV Series, Movies, Photos and Music in a much more dynamic way.
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    7. JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application that allows the user to play and organize various types of media on a computer.
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