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Universal Media Server Alternatives for iPhone

Universal Media Server is not available for iPhone but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPhone alternative is Stremio, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Universal Media Server and 11 are available for iPhone so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPhone alternatives to Universal Media Server are Jellyfin, Plex, Emby and Infuse.

Universal Media Server alternatives are mainly Media Servers but may also be Media Centers or Video Streaming Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Universal Media Server.
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Universal Media Server is a media server capable of serving videos, audio and images to any DLNA-capable device. It...

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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!

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeStremio doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Stremio.
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    Jellyfin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • HP webOS
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Ungoogled Chromium
    • Mopidy
    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeJellyfin doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsJellyfin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineJellyfin can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedJellyfin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Kids ModeJellyfin allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
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    Plex

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    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Daydream
    • Kindle Fire
    • Android TV
    • Kodi
    • Roku

    Plex is a one-stop destination to stream movies, TV shows, sports & music. Check good movies to watch on Plex and stream all your personal media libraries on every device.

    ⚫︎ Kids ModePlex allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
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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
    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Kids ModeEmby allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Emby.
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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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    Roku

    • FreeProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Roku provides the simplest way to stream entertainment to your TV. On your terms. With thousands of available channels to choose from.

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    VLC Streamer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • 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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    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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  9. Genialist Media Server is a streaming server that allows you to organize, sort and access all your medias on all your devices (computers, tablets and smart-phones) on your home network and beyond...

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    iMediaShare

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Play videos from your mobile to your HD TV! No box, no cables, no TV apps! Just pick a video and tap to play!

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