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Playon is described as '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' and is a Media Center in the video & movies category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Playon for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Splash, which is free. Other great apps like Playon are Infuse, OSMC, MediaPortal and Android TV.

Playon 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 Playon.
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  1. 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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    Splash is only a video player. It does not have the ability to save streamed videos for offline viewing on any video player software (VLC, Plex, etc)

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    Playon is a media server with the ability to record streamed video

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    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.

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    Infuse is a good media player, but it cant download content from streaming services which is playon’s speciality

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  3. 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.

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    This alternative is disputed. OSMC is still a legitimate alternative to Playon, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Playon is a streaming recorder.

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  4. 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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    Android TV

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    Android TV is a Operating System made for the TV which has a custom launcher and custom apps to make it easier to navigate on the television.

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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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    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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    TVersity

    • Windows

    TVersity Media Server is a software package that allows a personal computer to stream content to UPnP devices, such as the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii, regardless of the codec limitations of the device.

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    VLC Streamer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad

    Sit anywhere in your house and watch movies or TV shows on your iPhone, iPod or iPad.

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  10. Nero MediaHome is the universal media center for archiving, organizing, creating, and play back your files.

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