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Plex Alternatives for Apple TV

There are many alternatives to Plex for Apple TV if you are looking for a replacement. The best Apple TV alternative is Emby, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Plex and eight of them are available for Apple TV so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Apple TV alternatives to Plex are Infuse, OSMC, Channels - Live TV and DVR and Squire.

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

    Emby

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • 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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    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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    Infuse

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • 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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    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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  3. 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 storage and the Internet.

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

    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.

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    totally different piece of software

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  4. 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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    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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  6. Use your Mac as optimal media center!.

    Start screen of nessMediaCenter on iMac
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    PseudoTV

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Apple TV
    • Roku
    • Kodi
    • Fire TV
    • Chromecast

    PseudoTV Live is channel-surfing for your media center. Never again will you have to actually pick what you want to watch. Use an Electronic Program Guide (EPG) to view what's on or select a show to watch.

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    simpleVID

    • FreeProprietary
    • Apple TV

    simpleVID allows watching videos from various online sources on your Apple TV. Add a link to a channel and watch what you like. Create channels for your websites and provide a simple and clean way to watch videos on Apple TV.

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    simpleVID supports external plugins that allow watching videos from random websites on Apple TV

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