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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 50 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, Android, Koel and Plasma Bigscreen.

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 icon

    Kodi

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Fire TV
    70 alternatives to Kodi 

    Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS. Kodi is designed to be the perfect companion to a home theater PC - it supports an almost endless range of remote controls, and combined with its...

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    1.  PortableKodi can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  AirPlay SupportKodi can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKodi can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Stremio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    71 alternatives to 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, AppleTV!

    Stremio also gives you notifications for new episodes / movies.

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    1.  Dark ModeStremio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Personalized RecommendationsStremio can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Stremio without registration.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Stremio.
    Discover - most popular movies
    Board - showing notifications related to your favourite movies, series and channels


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    Android

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Android Wear
    57 alternatives to Android 

    Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It consists of a kernel based on the Linux kernel, with middleware, libraries and APIs written in C and application software running on an application framework which includes...

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  4. Koel icon

    Koel

    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron
    57 alternatives to Koel 

    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. Plasma Bigscreen icon

    Plasma Bigscreen

    • Linux
    • KDE
    12 alternatives to Plasma Bigscreen 

    Plasma Bigscreen is an open-source user interface for TV's. Running on top of a Linux distribution, Plasma Bigscreen turns your TV or setup-box into a fully hackable device. A big launcher giving you easy access to any installed apps and skills.

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    Tizen OS

    • Linux
    • Linux Mobile
    82 alternatives to Tizen OS 

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

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    1.  LightweightTizen OS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    MediaPortal

    • Windows
    29 alternatives to MediaPortal 

    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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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMediaPortal can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    OSMC

    • Apple TV
    • Raspberry Pi
    41 alternatives to OSMC 

    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. OSMC is the leading media center in terms of feature set and community and is based...

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    PS3 Media Server

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    38 alternatives to 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.

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    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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  10. OpenPHT icon

    OpenPHT

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    15 alternatives to OpenPHT 

    OpenPHT is a community driven fork of Plex Home Theater.

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    Aeon Nox skin
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