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 (Free, Open Source), Stremio (Freemium, Open Source), Ampache (Free, Open Source) and Infuse (Freemium).

    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  over 3 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 almost 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 18 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. 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! Stremio also gives you notifications for new episodes / movies.
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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.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      Does't allow local content.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    2. 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.
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      Ampache vs Plex opinions
      Some users think Ampache is a great alternative to Plex, some don't.
      Ampache is an audio server, while plex supports both audio and video (and it is heavily focused on video streaming)
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    3. 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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    4. 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.
    5. 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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      Airflow vs Plex opinions
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      fPortal Nothing to do with Plex. This software just streams to your media devices. (Chromecast or Apple TV)
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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