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Playon Alternatives for Mac

Playon is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Infuse, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Playon and eight of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Playon are JRiver Media Center, VLC Streamer, Oblecto and My Movies.

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.
This page was last updated Mar 28, 2022
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  • Windows
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Blackberry
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
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PlayOn is both browser and media server for your Windows PC which lets you magically stream your favorite shows, movies,...

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  1. 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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  2. JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application that allows the user to play and organize various types of media on a computer.



  3. 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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  4. 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.

  5. My Movies

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    With My Movies you can experience your entire movie collection, and browse through and play your movies, browse cast, play trailers and much more by using a remote control within your living room or home theatre.



  6. 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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  7. 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.

    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.

  8. ArkMS

    • Mac

    OS X Media Streaming Server.

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