HomeNet Local Media Server Alternatives

    HomeNet Local Media Server is described as 'HomeNet Local Area Network Media Server - lightweight alternative to Plex - ( HTML5 + Chromecast support )' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to HomeNet Local Media Server for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Kodi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like HomeNet Local Media Server are Plex (Freemium), Universal Media Server (Free, Open Source), OSMC (Free, Open Source) and Google Home (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 10, 2020

    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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      • Mac
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      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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    2. Universal Media Server is a media server capable of serving videos, audio and images to any DLNA-capable device. It supports any device capable of DLNA and runs on all major operating systems: Windows, OS X and Linux.
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    3. 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.
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      • Android Tablet
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      • Google Chrome
      Formerly known as Google Cast, Home provides a control center to setup, manage and control Chromecast, and Google Home devices. CHROMECAST FEATURES • Easily browse trending and popular content from your Chromecast-enabled apps.
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    4. Serviio is a free media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to any DLNA-certified renderer device (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console) on your home network. Basic features * DLNA 1.
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    5. Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. No need to convert files! Infuse is optimized for iOS 12, with powerful streaming options, trakt sync, and unmatched AirPlay & subtitle support.
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    6. JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application that allows the user to play and organize various types of media on a computer.
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    7. PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding.

      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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    8. OpenPHT is a community driven fork of Plex Home Theater (abandoned).
      That's a open-source client for Plex. Need to install Plex Media Server.

      For download releases - https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/releases
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