Alternatives to Plex for all platforms with Open Source License

  • Universal Media Server

    Universal Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server. It was originally based on PS3 Media Server by shagrath.

    • ums is only a dlna server but plex serves the clients with custom apps, video transcoding and other features. Guest • 5 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Extremely easy install. Completely seamless connection to Roku Media Player. Very lightweight, but fully functional. jebofponderworthyNov 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • OSMC

    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...

    • From the FAQ of the project: What is the difference between OSMC and Kodi? Kodi is a media center application and OSMC is the operating system that runs Kodi and brings it to your device. OSMC is not a fork of Kodi but rather a Linux distribution that ships Kodi as the main application. Guest • Jul 2016 • 13 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • totally different piece of software Guest • Nov 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source tvOS Raspberry Pi

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  • MiniDLNA

    MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) is server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients. It is developed by a NETGEAR employee …

    • Plex is too commercial too many nags - also smart tv apps are variable SAMSUNG smart tv app hasn't worked for years :( Guest • Sep 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Overly complicated and conditional 'compiling' required. A very out-dated approach for today. Much as I hate Plex, this doesn't come close to its convenience, power, and simplicity in execution. Guest • Dec 2017 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Ampache

    Ampache is a web based audio streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device. Common...

    • Ampache is an audio server, while plex supports both audio and video (and it is heavily focused on video streaming) Guest • Feb 2018 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Self-Hosted PHP

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  • Jellyfin

    Jellyfin is a personal media server. The Jellyfin project was started as a result of Emby's decision to take their code closed-source, as well as various...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • PS3 Media Server

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • MediaTomb

    MediaTomb is an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a nice web user interface, it allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen...

    • Discontinued Shut down per notice on homepage, but has been forked via http://alternativeto.net/software/gerbera/ See http://mediatomb.cc/

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • Streama

    Ever had a huge bookshelf full of shows and movies? Ever wanted to digitalize them, but didn't have a good way of organizing the files? Worry no more! Streama is...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Android Self-Hosted

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  • Semper Media Center

    Semper Media Center (SPMC in short) is a Android-minded fork of Kodi, by the former Kodi android maintainer, Koying.

    • For Android TV you get the best and smoothest picture Guest • Apr 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Android

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  • Moovida

    Moovida is transforming the way consumers experience digital entertainment media. In a world where the promise of on-demand media has yet to be realized, Moovida...

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

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • OpenPHT

    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.

    • this is not a server, its simply a client for plex server. Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Airsonic

    Airsonic is a Free and Open Source community driven media server which allows you to stream, transcode, manage, and share your personal audio and video from anywhere via...

    Free Open Source Web

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  • Android TV

    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.

    Free Open Source Android

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  • Rygel

    Rygel is a home media solution that allows you to easily share audio, video and pictures, and control of media player on your home network. In technical terms it is both...

    Free Open Source Linux

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