Self-Hosted Plex Alternatives

    Plex is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted alternative is Emby, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Plex and 15 are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Plex are Jellyfin (Free, Open Source), Ampache (Free, Open Source), Subsonic (Freemium) and Streama (Free, 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  7 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 29 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. 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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    2. 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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      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 your own personal Netflix for just such a purpose!
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      Streama vs Plex opinions
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      Streama is very like Netflix
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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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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      mStream is a suite of open source software that lets you sync and stream your music between all your devices. Get started by using mStream Express to turn your computer into an mStream server. Think of mStream as your own private cloud.
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    4. Access your self-hosted music using a web interface.
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    5. 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.
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    6. Jinzora Media Server is a web based media streaming and management system, allowing you to stream your music and videos to any device with a web browser.

      Discontinued

      Last update in 2013...
      https://sourceforge.net/projects/jinzora/

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