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VLC Streamer Alternatives

VLC Streamer is described as 'Sit anywhere in your house and watch movies or TV shows on your iPhone, iPod or iPad' and is a Media Server in the video & movies category. There are more than 50 alternatives to VLC Streamer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and Android. The best alternative is Kodi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like VLC Streamer are Stremio, Plex, Emby and Universal Media Server.

VLC Streamer alternatives are mainly Media Centers but may also be Media Servers or Media Players. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of VLC Streamer.
This page was last updated Sep 23, 2021
  • 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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  1. Oblecto

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

  2. Playon

    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • 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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  3. Videostream

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Chrome OS
    • 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.

  4. nextPVR

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    NextPVR is a free Personal Video Recorder (PVR) and Media Centre application for Microsoft Windows. At its heart lies the Electronic Programme Guide from where you can watch (and pause) live TV and schedule your favourite shows for later viewing.

  5. 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.



  6. Macast

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Macast is an open source tool to use your computer as a DLNA media renderer, so you can cast videos, pictures and music from your phone (or another computer) to your desktop.

  7. mStream

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Self-Hosted

    mStream is a suite of open source software that lets you sync and stream your music between all your devices.

  8. MediaTomb

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    MediaTomb is an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a nice web user interface, it allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices.

    Discontinued

    Shut down per notice on homepage, but has been forked via Gerbera http://mediatomb.cc/

  9. OpenTheatre

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    It communicates with its own API written entirely using our custom built command-line web crawler designed to scrape information from trusted files, updated every day.

  10. VidOn Server

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Smartly manage all your multimedia resources and automatically transcode videos for your Phone, Pad, etc.

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