Usher Alternatives

    Usher is described as 'Wouldn't it be great if there were a tool that could manage your videos and movies as well as Apple's iTunes and iPhoto manage your music and your photographs? Now there is. Meet Usher, your personal movie assistant' and is an app in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Usher for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Emby, which is free. Other great apps like Usher are OSMC (Free, Open Source), Swinsian (Paid), Video Hub App (Freemium, Open Source) and Playon (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 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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    1. 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.


    2. Swinsian is a sophisticated music player for macOS with wide format support, folder watching, advanced tag editing and designed to be responsive even with the largest libraries.
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    3. Browse, search, and preview your videos.
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      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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    4. Powerful meets thoughtful. iVideo has now gone through 12 years of feature requests and improvements, and it shows. Organize your videos with smart libraries, smart playlists, and smart playback. Keep your files anywhere you want — iVideo can keep track of them.
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      MythTV is a free, open source media center and digital video recorder (DVR) distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.
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      Portitle Web App is a smart launcher to dozens of movie and TV related websites. Portitle will intelligently identify any video file stored at your HTPC, and then will bring you a full wealth of information, reviews or subtitles to that movie or episode.
    5. MusiMoods is a gorgeous and sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, mood and activity based playlist creator and music player for Macintosh. Simply add your music and select a mood.
    6. InerziaStudios is the ultimate solution to manage your movies. You can organize, filter and watch them in a cutting-edge interface.
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