Plex Alternatives for iPad

    There are many alternatives to Plex for iPad if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPad alternative is Emby, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Plex and 14 are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Plex are Jellyfin (Free, Open Source), Infuse (Freemium), Channels - Live TV and DVR (Paid) and Madsonic (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 7, 2021

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      Emby, formerly Media Browser, is a media aggregator plugin for Media Center that takes your recorded, digital, or ripped media and presents it in a simple, easy to use interface. Emby prides itself on delivering a fast, intuitive, media rich experience for the whole family.
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      Emby vs Plex opinions
      Most users think Emby is a great alternative to Plex.
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      Horaciogarro Is the exact alternative to Plex.+ web server!
      Top positive comment  almost 6 years ago

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      Very good alternative to Plex media server and free multi-user (for Plex one needs a Plex account first and a Plex pass).
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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      dzevel5 Plex is horrible at consumer privacy! Emby just a perfect solution especially for NAS. While Plex logging and collecting data, Emby won’t and then device can go into sleep mode perfect.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      A superb alternative to plex, much faster streaming start of the video over internet.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Dalcolli enable subtitle, imdb sync, and more
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Emby is much more flexible in how media is grouped and displayed
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      Exactly like Plex, but without the central server for connections. Alos, takes longer for updating the files information for the first time. Has lot more configurations available.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Jellyfin is a personal media server and client. The Jellyfin project was started as a result of Emby's decision to take their code closed-source, as well as various philosophical differences with the core developers.
      Jellyfin vs Plex opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Jellyfin is a great alternative to Plex.
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      tijmen Jellyfin is actually open source, unlike Emby.
      Top positive comment  6 months ago

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      FOSS, easy to set up, and easy to customize!
      Top positive comment  8 months ago

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      Kedman Best alternatif from Plex ! And it's FREE et OPEN-SOURCE ! ?
      Positive comment 23 days ago

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      tom967 True FOSS ! Works great on atomic pi.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      latotale The future of Plex / Emby, just a question of time
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      seczamotu It's FOSS and they don't spy on you. No paywalls and 'Premium' packages. It's completely free.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      free open source and has apps for all platforms
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    1. 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 vs Plex opinions
      Most users think Infuse is a great alternative to Plex.
      This is equivalent to other media players (like VLC etc.) not to streaming media servers like Plex.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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    2. Watch and record your favorite programs on every TV and device, from the living room, hotel room, or even on your commute. Channels delivers a unified experience across all your TVs, devices, and streaming platforms.
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    3. Madsonic is a web-based media streamer and jukebox fork of Subsonic Based on Java technology, Madsonic runs on most platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, OSX, and Unix variants.
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    4. Squire is a media center to stream movies and shows from torrents or local files. It’s an always-running menu bar app. The brain where all the local video files or installed streams are processed and sent to the clients.
      Squire vs Plex opinions
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      Squire is a client that streams from other media servers.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Stream Videos from desktop to mobile.
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      very good app for IOS lovers. I use it always on my ipad.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    5. nessViewer is the all-round media application to edit, browse, collect and arrange, present, transfer and stream media. It combines media player, media center, media server, media editor and preview tool.
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      Watch the latest news, live sports events, YouTube and music videos on TV. Requires only phone/tablet and an optional connected TV. Supports Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, Apple TV, XBox, Chromecast... and of course your mobile screen.
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      Play videos from your mobile to your HD TV! No box, no cables, no TV apps! Just pick a video and tap to play!
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