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Front Row is described as 'is media center software for Apple's Macintosh computers and Apple TV with a 10-foot user interface design for the living-room TV for viewing and downloading video, photos, podcasts, and music from a computer, optical disk, networks using iTunes or iPhoto, and the' and is a Media Center in the video & movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Front Row for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, iPhone and Apple TV. The best alternative is Kodi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Front Row are Plex, Emby, Miro and OpenELEC.

Front Row 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 Front Row.
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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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  2. Plex icon

    Plex

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Daydream
    • Kindle Fire
    • Android TV
    • Kodi
    • Roku
    88 alternatives to Plex 

    Plex is a one-stop destination to stream movies, TV shows, sports & music. Check good movies to watch on Plex and stream all your personal media libraries on every device.

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    Emby

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple TV
    • Kindle Fire
    • Cloudron
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    43 alternatives to Emby 

    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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    1.  Kids ModeEmby allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
    2.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Emby.
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    Emby on Windows Phone(1)
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    Miro

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    109 alternatives to Miro 

    Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player.

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    Discontinued

    No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/

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    OpenELEC

    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    10 alternatives to OpenELEC 

    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.

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

    Since 2017 source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenELECalso, the website is dead.

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    nessMediaCenter

    • Mac
    • Apple TV
    16 alternatives to nessMediaCenter 

    Use your Mac as optimal media center!

    nessMediaCenter is the suitable replacement for Apple's Front Row: easy to use with a clean look and feel, direct access to movie / picture folder and volumes, support of Aperture, iPhoto and iTunes media including DRM, and comfortable.

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    Moovida

    • Windows
    28 alternatives to Moovida 

    Moovida is transforming the way consumers experience digital entertainment media. In a world where the promise of on-demand media has yet to be realized, Moovida develops software and services to simplify and enhance media consumption, effectively filling the gap between the...

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    Discontinued

    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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    MythTV

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    40 alternatives to MythTV 

    MythTV is a free, open source media center and digital video recorder (DVR) distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL. With its plugin architecture, MythTV can be transformed into a home media center suite, capable of managing your personal photo, video, and music collections...

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    Enna

    • Linux
    28 alternatives to Enna 

    Enna is a Media Center application. Featuring a simple user interface, Enna is based on the powerful Enlightenment Foundations Libraries (EFL) as for its graphical user interface and GeeXboX libraries as for multimedia playback and information retrieval.

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    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v0.4.0, released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  10. Kroozbox

    • Windows
    • Linux
    14 alternatives to Kroozbox 

    Kroozbox is a database to HTML gateway written in Java that can run under Windows or Linux.

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