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Emby

Media Center plugin that presents your media with a simple, intuitive, and fast interface.

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Avg rating of 3.8 (14)| 15 comments

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Emby Features

  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.

Emby information

  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • PricingOne time purchase that cost about $119, and / or subscription that costs about $5 per month.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.8 (14 ratings)
  • Alternatives43 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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Our users have written 15 comments and reviews about Emby, and it has gotten 153 likes

Emby was added to AlternativeTo by boglesby on and this page was last updated . Emby is sometimes referred to as Media Browser.

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Pwnulatr
  
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Allows Full Video and Audio Streaming anywhere in the world and setup is extremely easy.

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karlblass
  
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I just LOVE this piece of software. So much better than any Spotify or Apple, Google crap.

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keithterrill
  
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Everytime they do an update it breaks the server. It takes days or weeks to fix it so I can watch the movies. I cannot even watch the movies on the server it is so broken. The help is scant. Even if you pay the monthly fee the help is less then helpful. I have had to uninstall and reinstall, unhook the drives and rehook the drives, remove the folders and reinstall the folders, etc. etc. then it works, but the next time we attempt to connect it falls apart.

Currently Version 3.5.2.0 doesn't appear to want to work with Linux Mint... any version.

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fernandosuzarteschiavon

I use it in a container dedicated exclusively to the app. I've never had a problem with updates. Try installing it in a container as an experience.

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fernandosuzarteschiavon
  
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Utilizo há mais de 5 anos e sempre me atendeu muito bem. Encontrei a ferramenta quando utilizava o Kodi e foi muito fácil trocar, pois o Emby é bem mais fácil de configurar. Hoje estou com a versão paga e muito contente com o resultado.

I've been using it for over 5 years and it's always been great. I found the tool when using Kodi and it was very easy to change, as Emby is much easier to configure. Today I have the paid version and very happy with the result.

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alternative1234
  
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I was slow to adopt Emby because it was complicated to set up with my particular network configuration.

The Good: it finally got me to wrap my head around nfs and deal with sharing my media using NFS. Also, the library management is miles ahead of, for example, Kodi.

The Bad: However, I had thought that it was a free solution for me to stream my owned content to myself on my own network. It seems that I have to pay them money to do that. I will be looking into Jellyfin, but in the meantime will continue to use Kodi, which just works, despite some of its drawbacks, and doesn't force me to pay again to use media I've purchased.

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munteanzeno
  
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Needed it for metadata, generating .nfo files on the fly for most shows. Can be integrated into Kodi for a very nice experience. You can add a season episode by episode and it gets updated each time. Will also try Jellyfin in the future. Plex (free) does not generate .nfo.

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OzakI
  
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Maybe I'm stupid idk but Personally I find that :

  • the overall ui/ux is trash
  • settings are incomprehensible
  • can't set default display file as list, you need to manually go into every fucking folder and set the display as list
  • at the installation if you set automatic metadata thing w/ imdb and other things it'll rename your files display name to sometimes incomprehensible titles, you can't undo this action afaik unless you uninstall reinstall it and re do the quick setup and removing the auto metadata
  • during the installation I cancelled it to install the portable version (which doesn't exist anymore on github) and it stilled installed it, like wtf ???

It's not an objective review Just take this review as you want

[Edited by OzakI, February 25]

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  • Media Manager
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    Utilizo há mais de 5 anos e sempre me atendeu muito bem. Encontrei a ferramenta quando utilizava o Kodi e foi muito fácil trocar, pois o Emby é bem mais fácil de configurar. Hoje estou com a versão paga e muito contente com o resultado. I've been using it for over 5 years and it's always been great. I found the tool when using Kodi and it was very easy to change, as Emby is much easier to configure. Today I have the paid version and very happy with the result.
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