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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, Universal Media Server, Splash and Serviio.

OSMC alternatives are mainly Media Centers but 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 OSMC.
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OSMC (Open Source Media Center) is a free and open source media player based on Linux and founded in 2014 that lets you...

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  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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

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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.

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    PS3 Media Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  8. 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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    OpenPHT

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    OpenPHT is a community driven fork of Plex Home Theater.

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    Kantaris

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Kantaris is an all new media player based on code from Videolan client (http://alternativeto.net/software/vlc-media-player/) and Bass audio library. Kantaris has a graphical user interface similar to that of Windows Media Player.

    Discontinued

    Last Update: 2013-04-25. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/kantaris/

    Warning

    Sourceforge has detected malware in Kantaris builds.

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