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MythTV Alternatives

MythTV is described as 'free, open source media center and digital video recorder (DVR) distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL' and is a popular Media Center in the video & movies category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MythTV for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPad and Android. The best alternative is Plex, which is free. Other great apps like MythTV are Emby, Splash, Infuse and OSMC.

MythTV alternatives are mainly Media Centers but may also be Media Players or Media Servers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MythTV.
This page was last updated Nov 10, 2021
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

MythTV is a free, open source media center and digital video recorder (DVR) distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.

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  1. Plex

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Daydream
    • Kindle Fire
    • Android TV
    • Kodi
    • Roku

    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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    Plex needs additional software to convert iptv to dvr format, it also has a limit to the amount of channels you can load, has no channel grouping and displays thumbnails for ALL channels, in you have XXX channels people are gonna see

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  2. Emby

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple TV
    • Kindle Fire
    • Roku
    • Cloudron
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    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.



  3. The only player you will ever need. Stunning video quality thanks to advanced engine. Video conversion optimized for social media. Innovative and fully customizable user interface. In one word - Splash.

    Discontinued

    dead after 3 years of no updates!

  4. Infuse

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Mac

    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.

  5. 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.



  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. LibreELEC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    LibreELEC is ‘Just enough OS’ for Kodi, a Linux distribution built to run Kodi on current and popular mediacentre hardware. We are an evolution of the popular OpenELEC project. LibreELEC software will be familiar to OpenELEC users.

  9. JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application that allows the user to play and organize various types of media on a computer.

  10. TV-Browser

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    TV-Browser gets the daily TV program from the internet and shows it clearly aranged - like a printed TV guide. An internet connection is only necessary during the data update.

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