OSMC Alternatives for Windows

    OSMC is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Kodi, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to OSMC and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to OSMC are Plex (Freemium), Universal Media Server (Free, Open Source), Splash (Free) and Serviio (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 14, 2019

    1. Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS.
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      Kodi vs OSMC opinions
      Most users think Kodi is a great alternative to OSMC.
      OSMC is a OS, and Kodi not.
      Negative comment about 4 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.
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    2. 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.
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    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!

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    4. 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. Basic features * DLNA 1.
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    5. 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.
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    6. 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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    7. 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.

      For download releases - https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/releases
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    8. PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed, but last version, 1.90.1, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      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 TV, smartphone or tablet.
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