SimpleX Alternatives

    SimpleX is described as 'A Plex client for the new Apple TV' and is a Media Center in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 50 alternatives to SimpleX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. Most alternatives are Media Centers and Media Servers. The best alternative is Kodi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SimpleX are Plex (Freemium), Stremio (Freemium, Open Source), Emby (Freemium) and Universal Media Server (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 17, 2020

    1. JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application that allows the user to play and organize various types of media on a computer.
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    2. PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed, but last version, 1.90.1, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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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. Gerbera is a free UPnP media server forked from the now discontinued MediaTomb project. It's highly compatible and works with many devices including TVs, Playstation, Android & iOS phones and tablets.
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      • Windows
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      • Blackberry 10
      PlayOn is both browser and media server for your Windows PC which lets you magically stream your favorite shows, movies, even your personal media from your PC to your TV, smartphone or tablet.
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      • Google Chrome
      • Chromecast
      Select any video from the Videostream extension for Google Chrome and, using the Chromecast extension, play it on your Chromecast. It's fast and simple to use. Videostream supports subtitles, MKV, AVI, MP4, playlists, and more.
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      • Android
      Android TV is a version of Android made for TV's.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      • Chrome OS
      • iPad
      Stream Videos from desktop to mobile.
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    5. TVersity Media Server is a software package that allows a personal computer to stream content to UPnP devices, such as the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii, regardless of the codec limitations of the device.
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