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    Boxee is described as 'media center for your home theater PC. It compiles media from your computer and on the internet into a simple, remote-control friendly user interface. Boxee includes built-in social media features, so you can see what your friends have watched and recommended' and is a very popular Media Center in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Boxee for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Kodi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Boxee are Plex (Freemium), Splash (Free), OpenELEC (Free, Open Source) and MediaPortal (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 7, 2021
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    • Mac
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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.
    2. 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.

    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.


      dead after 3 years of no updates!

    4. Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) is a small Linux based Just Enough Operating System (JeOS) built from scratch as a platform to turn your computer into a Kodi (previously XBMC) media center.


      Since 2017 source:
      also, the website is dead.

    5. 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.

    6. Sequential is an image viewer for Mac OS X. It was originally designed for opening a folder of images and displaying them in order. It works well for viewing comics and manga.


      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.1.2, released in January 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    7. Kantaris is an all new media player based on code from Videolan client ( and Bass audio library. Kantaris has a graphical user interface similar to that of Windows Media Player.


      Last Update: 2013-04-25. See


      Sourceforge has detected malware in Kantaris builds.

    8. Squire is a media center to stream movies and shows from torrents or local files. It’s an always-running menu bar app. The brain where all the local video files or installed streams are processed and sent to the clients.
    9. Smartly manage all your multimedia resources and automatically transcode videos for your Phone, Pad, etc.
    10. Moovida is transforming the way consumers experience digital entertainment media.


      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.1.1, released in October 2011, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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