Open Source Android TV Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Android TV is Kodi. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Android TV and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Android TV are Stremio (Freemium, Open Source), OSMC (Free, Open Source), Koel (Free, Open Source) and Tizen OS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 4, 2021

    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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    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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    3. 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.
    4. 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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    5. Tizen is an open source mobile and device operating system based on Linux developed by Samsung and Intel.
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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. PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding.

      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.

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    8. 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.

      For download releases - https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/releases
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    9. Kantaris is an all new media player based on code from Videolan client (http://alternativeto.net/software/vlc-media-player/) and Bass audio library. Kantaris has a graphical user interface similar to that of Windows Media Player.

      Discontinued

      Last Update: 2013-04-25. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/kantaris/

      Warning

      Sourceforge has detected malware in Kantaris builds.

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    10. Oblecto is a media server, similar to Plex, Emby, Netflix and others. It runs in the background on a home server to index your media such as movies and TV shows to make them searchable and streamable through a REST based interface.
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