Front Row Alternatives

    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 an app 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 (Freemium), Emby (Freemium), Miro (Free, Open Source) and OpenELEC (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 12, 2017

    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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      • Android
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      • Apple TV
      • Daydream
      • Kindle Fire
      • Android TV
      • Kodi
      • Roku
      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.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
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      • Apple TV
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      • Xbox
      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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    2. Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player.

      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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    3. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Moovida is transforming the way consumers experience digital entertainment media.

      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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      MythTV is a free, open source media center and digital video recorder (DVR) distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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.

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