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Plex Alternatives for iPhone

There are many alternatives to Plex for iPhone if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPhone alternative is Emby, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Plex and many of them are available for iPhone so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPhone alternatives to Plex are Jellyfin, Stremio, Infuse and Subsonic.

Plex alternatives are mainly Media Servers but may also be Media Centers or Music Streaming Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Plex.
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    Emby

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    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple TV
    • Kindle Fire
    • Roku
    • Cloudron
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    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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    Most users think Emby is a great alternative to Plex.
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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).

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    Horaciogarro

    Is the exact alternative to Plex.+ web server!

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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.

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    A superb alternative to plex, much faster streaming start of the video over internet.

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    Dalcolli

    enable subtitle, imdb sync, and more

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    Emby is much more flexible in how media is grouped and displayed

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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.

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    Jellyfin

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    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • HP webOS
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Ungoogled Chromium
    • Mopidy
    • Roku
    • Cloudron
    • Kodi
    • Fire TV
    • Xbox
    • Firefox

    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.

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    Almost everyone thinks Jellyfin is a great alternative to Plex.
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    prayagprajapati17

    Jellyfin is customizable, its transcoding is better than plex and there is much more to it than plex. Sure right now it is not as polished as plex but they are working on it

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    tijmen

    Jellyfin is actually open source, unlike Emby.

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    kelsonv

    Jellyfin was easier to set up (especially on a headless server), doesn't require me to log into a cloud account just to play my local media collection, doesn't keep pushing a subscription service when I just want to listen to my own music.

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    onkoe

    It's a fork of pre-proprietary Emby with numerous fixes and changes to make the experience more smooth and modern. Simply amazing for privacy and functionality!

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    gustavodsilvagd

    it is trully self hosted without the need of something like the plex server and it also has some features, like multiple accounts, that are paid in plex

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    Kedman

    Best alternatif from Plex ! And it's FREE et OPEN-SOURCE ! ?

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    FOSS, easy to set up, and easy to customize!

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  3. Media center allowing to watch movies, series, YouTube channels instantly. You can watch in HD, with subtitles, and easily cast any file to TV through DLNA, Chromecast, AppleTV!

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    Stremio vs Plex opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Stremio is still a legitimate alternative to Plex, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Does not play local content, only paid online content.

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    Does't allow local content.

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    Infuse

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    • 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 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.

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    Subsonic

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    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    • Self-Hosted

    Subsonic is a free, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music and video. Use it to share your music with friends, or to listen to your own music while at work.

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    Most users think Subsonic is a great alternative to Plex.


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    Airflow

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chromecast

    An all-in-one solution for sending about any video from your Windows or Mac computer to your Chromecast or Apple TV.

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    fPortal

    Nothing to do with Plex. This software just streams to your media devices. (Chromecast or Apple TV)

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  7. 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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  8. 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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    VLC Streamer

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    • 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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    very good app for IOS lovers. I use it always on my ipad.

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    Squire

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV

    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.

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    Squire is a client that streams from other media servers.

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