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Open Source Playon Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Playon is OSMC. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Playon and 14 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Playon are MediaPortal, Android TV, Kantaris and Oblecto.

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. 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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    MediaPortal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMediaPortal can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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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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    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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKantaris can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Discontinued

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

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    Sourceforge has detected malware in Kantaris builds.

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    Oblecto

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    Oblecto is a media server, similar to Plex, Emby, Netflix and others. It runs in the background on a home server to index your media such as movies and TV shows to make them searchable and streamable through a REST based interface.

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    OpenTheatre

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    It communicates with its own API written entirely using our custom built command-line web crawler designed to scrape information from trusted files, updated every day.

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    Moovida

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Moovida is transforming the way consumers experience digital entertainment media.

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    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.1.1, released in October 2011, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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    PseudoTV

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Apple TV
    • Roku
    • Kodi
    • Fire TV
    • Chromecast

    PseudoTV Live is channel-surfing for your media center. Never again will you have to actually pick what you want to watch. Use an Electronic Program Guide (EPG) to view what's on or select a show to watch.

    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with PseudoTV.
    ⚫︎ Watch Live TVWith PseudoTV, you can watch live television on your devices.
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    MythTV

    • 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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    MythTV doesn't record streaming media, which is PlayOn's prime function.

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  10. uShare is a UPnP (TM) A/V & DLNA Media Server. It implements the server component that provides UPnP media devices with information on available multimedia files. uShare uses the built-in http server of libupnp to stream the files to clients.

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