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    The MovieDB Alternatives for Linux

    The MovieDB is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Kodi, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to The MovieDB and seven of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to The MovieDB are DuckieTV, TorrenTV, Waifu and ZeroNet: Play.

    The MovieDB is mainly a Video Streaming App but alternatives to it may also be Media Centers or Movie Streaming Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of The MovieDB.
    This page was last updated Nov 4, 2020
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    TheMovieDB formally known as CinemaBox is the new alternative to MovieBox, Show Box, and PopcornTime.
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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.
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      Most users think Kodi is a great alternative to The MovieDB.
      its more like a media player rather than an free online video service like popcorn time
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      DuckieTV is an (web)application that helps you track and download your favorite TV-Shows.

      Use with caution

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    2. No more waiting before watching a movie

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      Last update was in 2014, and it doesn't run on macOS Big Sur.

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    3. Waifu is an application that lets you stream anime torrents in 720p. It offers subtitles in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Portugese, and Latin.

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      The website is down and the twitter account hasn't posted since 2018.

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      Be careful during the installation: Forum

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      ‘Play’ is accessed via a ZeroNet URL which only works if the ZeroNet software is installed. Once on the site it is indistinguishable from any other similar site working on a central server.

      Use with caution

      Flagged as potentially breaking copyright or other laws
    4. 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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