Free Kodi Alternatives

Popular free Alternatives to Kodi for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone and more. Explore 25+ apps like Kodi, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS. If your looking for more info about Kodi like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 8/8/2018 6:14:00 PM

Alternatives to Kodi for all platforms with Free License

  • Plex

    Plex bridges the gap between your computer and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media. Plex can play a wide range of video, audio and photo formats as well as online streaming audio and video. The real power of Plex is found in its library features: Organize your media into versatile libraries, automatically retrieve metadata from the Internet, and display your libraries using one of the visually stunning skins.

    • As already mentioned, a streaming platform isn't an alternative to a media player. Guest • Aug 2017 • 28 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Plex is a server program, kodi is a media program for end users. Where they can overlap in use, they are not the same kind of program. Guest • Mar 2017 • 26 agrees and 14 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kodi is a media client. Plex is a media server. Guest • Oct 2017 • 6 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I have been using plex for over a year now. It's over all the best media server/client available on the market. I have no doubt. I will be using plex the next coming years. Guest • Dec 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Plex is server & client software whereas Kodi can be used standalone. akanealwJul 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I'm a PC Dummy and i had to install it on my Fire TV 3 times before i realized it wasn't going to work anyway. I was able to install Kodi 17.1 plus Exodus though and after adding Phoenix,Droid Buddy,ES Explorer and a couple other Addons,i think i have enough to last a lifetime. patchho7Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's probably the best alternative in terms of support and features but damn this program is frustrating to use and resource intensive on your system. ExquisiteDisasterJan 2017 • 9 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Resource heavy. Lacks customization. Difficult to manage transcoding options. Guest • Nov 2016 • 7 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not as many options as Kodi, and somewhat harder to manage but it's still a decent program if for whatever reason you can't use Kodi. EricaPJan 2017 • 4 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Popcorn Time

    Popcorn Time is a multi-platform, free and open source media player. The program is intended as a free alternative to subscription-based video streaming services such as Netflix. The program streams torrents directly from the swarm and can be used to stream any number of different multimedia sources.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

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  • Emby

    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. The source code is available on GitHub, but Emby requires a subscription to use full functionality.

    • Like Plex, Emby is a server/player hybrid. Allowing you to manage users with unique watch histories and transcoding for any device. The player is robust, covering Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone amongst others, along with the most robust web player on the market. Guest • Aug 2015 • 9 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Stremio

    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 with one click! Stremio also gives you notifications for new episodes / movies, as well as recommendations for content you might like. Stremio's content is so rich because it has an Add-ons system, allowing different sources, such as YouTube, Filmon, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc.

    • I s one the best alternative software, 1- is free, 2- give choice to watch a TV show or movie, 3- the quality of content range from media to high and 4- the speed is quite good, the only small issue with this soft, is adaptability to remote control, and l think that they can correct soon.. Guest • Feb 2016 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to use, fast and allows more content. From my experience this is what I expected of Kodi, but now I am missing a few features ;) Guest • Jan 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Super easy and fast to use. Excelent! The best! Guest • Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet

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  • OSMC

    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. OSMC is the leading media center in terms of feature set and community and is based on the Kodi project. OSMC is the successor of http://alternativeto .

    • OSMC is an operating system using KODI, it's not an alternative. LuraNov 2017 • 19 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source tvOS Raspberry Pi

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  • Butter Project

    Butter allows any user to easily watch movies through torrent streaming, without any prerequisites. Skip the downloads with Butter! The perfect container to plug in any video content. Available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.

    • It offers p2p streams as opposed to scrappers and does a very good job. lets you change the player to open the stream VLC or wvwn Kodi. Guest • Feb 2017 • 5 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

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    • Discontinued In heavy development. No releases yet.
  • TerrariumTV

    If you are a true movies and TV shows enthusiast, then all you really need is Terrarium TV! Terrarium TV is an Android app which allows you to watch, stream and download almost any TV shows and movies in 1080p on your Android devices for free. You can download them on your Android device or watch online.

    • It is a very good stand alone platform for movies and tv shows. It has nice interface, subtitles etc. It doesn't have live tv. RakunSep 2017 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • its faster as kodi, and easy to find 1080p movies Guest • Sep 2017 • 5 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Android Android Tablet Kindle Fire Fire TV Chromecast

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  • Infuse

    Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone or iPad. No need to convert files! Infuse is optimized for iOS 8, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with powerful streaming options, trakt syncing, and unmatched AirPlay & subtitle support. Gorgeous interface. Precise controls. And 1080p silky-smooth playback.

    Freemium $ $ $ iPhone iPad Apple TV

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  • Splash

    Splash 2.0 lets you watch and convert your videos like never before - superb performance, smooth motion, crisp details and vivid colors. Designed and optimized for HD! Play and convert all your High Definition movies and camcorder clips, incredibly fast, smooth and without problems. You don't need any additional codecs. Download, install, watch, convert and share.

    Freemium Windows

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  • nextPVR

    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. Relax with a DVD or play back your music, videos and photos stored on your PC or on other devices across your home network.

    Free Windows

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  • younity

    ACCESS ALL YOUR FILES: - View the files and media libraries of all your computers - Merge your iTunes libraries and accounts for easy access - Automatically discover your GoPro video library - Access Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, Google Drive and other online services all in one place - Print documents or photos to most printers via WiFi or AirPrint - Email or SMS files to anyone you know STREAM MEDIA: - Stream your entire music collection and playlists - Stream any movie, video, or GoPro...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    • Discontinued downloaded and installed it and then found that the company's only live webpage is the download page; all other links dead. no info. no support. nothing at all.
  • PS3 Media Server

    PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding.

    • Kodi is primarily a front-end ("10-foot interface"), PS3 Media Server is primarily a back-end. nandhpMay 2015 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • 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.
  • HomeNet Local Media Server

    HomeNet Local Area Network Media Server - lightweight alternative to Plex - ( HTML5 + Chromecast support ) A relatively simple, minimalist, lightweight media center for your own Windows Local Area Network (LAN). Homenet is an alternative to more complex, resource-hungry UPnP / DLNA Media Servers like Plex. HomeNet LMS has been updated to use the VLC "transcode anything" plugin so that almost any media file or radio/video stream can be played in your web browser.

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Chrome OS Self-Hosted ... PHP

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  • Pith

    Pith sits on a server or NAS. It scans your media for movies and tv shows and you access it through a modern web UI from your tablet, phone or PC. From there you can stream your media directly to any DLNA Media Renderer.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • Moovida

    Moovida is transforming the way consumers experience digital entertainment media. In a world where the promise of on-demand media has yet to be realized, Moovida develops software and services to simplify and enhance media consumption, effectively filling the gap between the physical and digital worlds. Its team of engineers is expert at developing 3D multimedia content for the powerful GStreamer Multimedia Framework.

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.1.1, released in October 2011, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
  • Archos Video Player

    *** Play everything *** - Play videos from your computer / server / NAS (SMB, UPnP, FTP*, SFTP*) - Play videos from external USB storage - Videos from all sources seamlessly integrated in a unified collection - Automatic online retrieval of Movie and TV show descriptions with poster and backdrop - Integrated subtitle download - Torrent streaming* (previously downloaded .

    Freemium Android

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  • LeonFlix

    Leonflix is a search tool for movies and TV shows. It scrapes video/file hosting websites and has the ability to stream the videos hosted on those sites. Every time a video changes hands, from the host to the Putlocker-esque site that shows it, more ads are added. By the time it gets to the viewer, the content has been "stepped on" so many times that it is nearly unwatchable.

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • HD Movie Center

    We are a group of people passionate about movies. We want to provide every movie lover the best experience on movies. We provide all the movie & cast information you may need including ratings, trailers, plot, movie cast posters, reviews from reliable sources etc, from the most advanced and complete movie database out there. The TMDB. We are BACK...

    Free Mac Windows Web

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  • Easy-Data Mediacenter

    Easy-Data Mediacenter is a video and audio player with lots of tools. It is able to deliver bit perfect audio, and does not require any external codecs. It is able to run from a memorystick and does not require installation. Some of the tools are: CD ripper, video converter, video merger, pictures and audio to video, recording studio, audio library, search engine, video playlist.

    Free Windows

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  • Video Hub App

    Video Hub App allows you to browse, search, and preview your videos. It extracts 10 screenshots from every video in a directory and provides an easy to search and preview interface. It shows the preview as you hover over with your mouse. Clicking in the gallery opens the file. You can scan videos from external hard drives for searching even when the hard drives are not connected.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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