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MythTV Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to MythTV for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Plex, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to MythTV and 14 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to MythTV are Emby, LibreELEC, TV-Browser and XBian.

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.
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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 icon

    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 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.

    ⚫︎ Kids ModePlex allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
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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 icon

    Emby

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple TV
    • Kindle Fire
    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Kids ModeEmby allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Emby.
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  3. LibreELEC icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in LibreELEC without registration.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableLibreELEC is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreELEC can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  4. TV-Browser icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableTV-Browser can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Main window with some german channels & classic theme.
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    XBian

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • HummingBoard
    • Raspberry Pi

    XBian is a small, fast and lightweight media centre distribution for the Raspberry Pi, CuBox-i, Hummingboard and many more devices to come. It is based on a minimal Debian and therefore offers much of the same freedom as Debian offers.

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  6. Tvheadend icon

    Tvheadend

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Tvheadend is a TV streaming server for Linux supporting DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-C, DVB-T, ATSC, IPTV, and Analog video (V4L) as input sources.

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  7. Molotov.tv icon

    Molotov.tv

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Fire TV
    • Chromecast

    Molotov is an app to watch TV on phone, Windows, MacOS and iphone/ipad.

    ⚫︎ Kids ModeMolotov.tv allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
    ⚫︎ Watch Live TVWith Molotov.tv, you can watch live television on your devices.
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    Freevo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Freevo is an open source HTPC media centre software integrating PVR / DVR funtionality along with music, video, gaming, home automation and more. It is written in python and uses existing popular software such as mplayer, xine and vlc.

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    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer maintained. Last stable version, 1.9.2 Beta, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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  9. Enna icon

    Enna

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Enna is a Media Center application. Featuring a simple user interface, Enna is based on the powerful Enlightenment Foundations Libraries (EFL) as for its graphical user interface and GeeXboX libraries as for multimedia playback and information retrieval.

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    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v0.4.0, released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  10. Zapping icon

    Zapping

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Zapping is a TV viewer for the Gnome desktop. It runs on Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris.

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    Discontinued

    No more updates since 2013

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