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    Emby Alternatives

    Emby is described as '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' and is a very popular Media Server in the video & movies category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Emby for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Jellyfin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Emby are Plex, Universal Media Server, Ampache and Serviio.

    Emby is mainly a Media Center but alternatives to it may also be Media Servers or Media Players. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Emby.
    This page was last updated Nov 6, 2021
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    Emby, formerly Media Browser, is a media aggregator plugin for Media Center that takes your recorded, digital, or ripped...
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      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.
      Jellyfin vs Emby opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Jellyfin is a great alternative to Emby.
      latotale Jellyfin will soon be better than emby, it's just a question of time
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      While not quite up to Emby, as Emby has been developed much further that Jellyfin, it is as close as I've found (is forked from Emby before Emby changed to closed source
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

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      g33kphr33k Jellyfin is the OpenSource version of Emby that has been code cleaned and improved since Emby made it's source proprietary.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      It's a fork of the Emby code base.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      Not premium. It's a fork of Emby without freemium garbage.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      It is an open source fork of Emby.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      exactly like emby... Just Free. all features enabled and works great on omv
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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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.
      Plex vs Emby opinions
      Most users think Plex is a great alternative to Emby.
      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.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.


    4. 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.
      Infuse vs Emby opinions
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      Only available on Apple devices.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    5. Watch and record your favorite programs on every TV and device, from the living room, hotel room, or even on your commute. Channels delivers a unified experience across all your TVs, devices, and streaming platforms.
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      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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      lukesteward Completely opensource and no freemium junk to ruin the experience
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    6. MediaPortal transforms your PC into a complete media solution. It runs on basic hardware, connects directly to your TV and displays your TV Series, Movies, Photos and Music in a much more dynamic way.
    7. 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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