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Macast Alternatives

Macast is described as 'open source tool to use your computer as a DLNA media renderer, so you can cast videos, pictures and music from your phone (or another computer) to your desktop' and is a Media Server in the video & movies category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Macast for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Stremio, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Macast are Jellyfin, Plex, Emby and Universal Media Server.

Macast alternatives are mainly Media Servers but may also be Media Centers or Video Streaming Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Macast.
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  1. Stremio icon

    Stremio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    71 alternatives to Stremio 

    Media center allowing to watch movies, series, YouTube channels instantly. You can watch in HD, with subtitles, and easily cast any file to TV through DLNA, Chromecast, AppleTV!

    Stremio also gives you notifications for new episodes / movies.

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    1.  Dark ModeStremio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Personalized RecommendationsStremio can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Stremio without registration.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Stremio.
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    Board - showing notifications related to your favourite movies, series and channels
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    Jellyfin

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • HP webOS
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Ungoogled Chromium
    • Mopidy
    • Cloudron
    • Kodi
    • Fire TV
    • Xbox
    • Firefox
    29 alternatives to Jellyfin 

    Jellyfin is a personal media server and client. The Jellyfin project was started as a result of Emby's decision to take their code closed-source, as well as various philosophical differences with the core developers.

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    1.  Ad-freeJellyfin doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsJellyfin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Works OfflineJellyfin can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Privacy focusedJellyfin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Kids ModeJellyfin allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
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  3. 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
    87 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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  4. Emby icon

    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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    Universal Media Server

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    47 alternatives to Universal Media Server 

    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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    Serviio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    47 alternatives to Serviio 

    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.

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    MiniDLNA

    32 alternatives to MiniDLNA 

    MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) is server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients. It is developed by a NETGEAR employee …

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    1.  LightweightMiniDLNA consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    OSMC

    • Apple TV
    • Raspberry Pi
    41 alternatives to OSMC 

    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. OSMC is the leading media center in terms of feature set and community and is based...

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    PS3 Media Server

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    38 alternatives to PS3 Media Server 

    PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding.

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    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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    Streama

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Self-Hosted
    18 alternatives to Streama 

    Ever had a huge bookshelf full of shows and movies? Ever wanted to digitalize them, but didn't have a good way of organizing the files? Worry no more! Streama is your own personal Netflix for just such a purpose!

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