Alternatives to Emby for all platforms with any license

  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad Raspberry Pi Fire TV

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    • Isn't a media server, it's a media player. Guest • Feb 2017 • 25 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not a media server, it aggregates and plays. It is more akin to a player, like vlc, etc. than Emby. Guest • Apr 2017 • 19 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No backend, only a frontend. Therefore NOT a media server. Guest • Apr 2017 • 16 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kodi is more of a player than a server, like emby Guest • Jul 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • If you have a NAS (or server PC) with DBMaria + PHPMyAdmin you can share a same Data Base trough all your device (PC, Laptop, Android TV, Raspberry Pi, Smartphone,...) GolgothBeFeb 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Not a media server, it aggregates and plays. It is more akin to a player, like vlc, etc. than Emby. Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kodi is not a media player, it is a media server.. Guest • Mar 2017 • 2 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Plex

    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...

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple TV Kindle Fire Roku Daydream

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    • Emby is (used to be) "free"; any software that (1) has to use the term "freemium" and (2) is proprietary and (3) requires an online login is not equivalent enough. Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Splash

    Splash 2.0 lets you watch and convert your videos like never before - superb performance, smooth motion, crisp details and vivid colors. Designed and optimized for...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Ampache

    Ampache is a web based audio streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device. Common...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Self-Hosted PHP

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  • Playon

    PlayOn is both browser and media server for your Windows PC which lets you magically stream your favorite shows, movies, even your personal media from your PC to your...

    Commercial Windows Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet ... iPad Blackberry 10

    No features added Add a feature

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  • younity

    younity is your free personal media server: Access, stream, and share all your videos, music, photos, and files from any device.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    • Discontinued downloaded and installed it and then found that the company's only live webpage is the download page; all other links dead. no info. no support. nothing at all.
  • OpenPHT

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • LeonFlix

    A multi-platform desktop app for watching movies and TV shows.Leonflix is a search tool for movies and TV shows. It scrapes video/file hosting websites and has the...

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • Semper Media Center

    Semper Media Center (SPMC in short) is a Android-minded fork of Kodi, by the former Kodi android maintainer, Koying.

    Free Open Source Android

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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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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Comment by wolfcry0
about Emby · Sep 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

Requires subscription for full functionality, mobile apps require purchase as well unless you subscribe.

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I see this, so boring...