Open Source Kodi Alternatives

Popular open source Alternatives to Kodi for Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, Self-Hosted and more. Explore 20 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: 2/14/2018 11:38:00 PM

Alternatives to Kodi for all platforms with Open Source License

  • 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.

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    • 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
  • 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 .

    Free Open Source tvOS Raspberry Pi

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    • OSMC is an operating system using KODI, it's not an alternative. LuraNov 2017 • 15 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

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

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    • 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 • 3 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Semper Media Center

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    • Kodi crashes or stalls to often. Hardly ever have an issue with SPMC and use this on all my devices Guest • Mar 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Essentially it is the same beast as Kodi but a good alternative when Kodi isn't working great this may have some different code that works more tidily. Guest • May 2016 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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.

    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.
    • 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
  • 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.
  • Kantaris

    Kantaris is an all new media player based on code from Videolan client (VLC Media Player) and Bass audio library. Kantaris has a graphical user interface similar to that of Windows Media Player. In very simple terms, Kantaris modifies and upgrades the celebrated VLC player with a slick new user interface. It also integrates several new functions, like support and integration of Last.fm and Apple Trailers.

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Last Update: 2013-04-25. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/kantaris/
    • Warning Sourceforge has detected malware in Kantaris builds.
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  • Enna

    Enna is a Media Center application. Featuring a simple user interface, Enna is based on the powerful Enlightenment Foundations Libraries (EFL) as for its graphical user interface and GeeXboX libraries as for multimedia playback and information retrieval.

    Free Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v0.4.0, released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Screeninvader

    Ever wished you could play media content from your laptop or smart phone on a TV set, screen or projector in just an instant? This is what ScreenInvader helps you do: browse the web, watch videos or flip through images together with your friends on a big screen with just a few simple clicks.

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted Banana Pi OLinuXino

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  • Freevo

    Freevo is an open source HTPC media centre software integrating PVR / DVR funtionality along with music, video, gaming, home automation and more. It is written in python and uses existing popular software such as mplayer, xine and vlc. Primarily aimed at the Linux platform it is also possible to run on OSX and for the determined on Windows.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained. Last stable version, 1.9.2 Beta, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from GitHub.
  • TeaTV

    TeaTV has the latest Free Movies and is the latest add-on with Movies and TV Shows in Full HD 1080p & HD 720p, It provides almost any TV shows and movies. did I mention it's absolutely FREE with NO login required Many genres such as Drama, Crime, Comedy, Adventure, Family, Horror, Thriller, Romance, Western, Animation, Biography and more. No login required and you can use your Real-Debrid account, Alluc, and Trakt.tv Also, TeaTV works on Android TV, Mac OSX 10.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Android

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  • OpenTheatre

    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. The public web resources used are available on our open assets database, where anyone can contribute their open directories. OpenTheatre works to query movies, series, anime, subtitles, torrents and archives from all around the web to provide you with the ultimate streaming experience.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Android TV

    Android TV is a Operating System made for the TV which has a custom launcher and custom apps to make it easier to navigate on the television.

    Free Open Source Android

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  • SageTV

    SageTV is a PVR (personal video recorder) application for your PC.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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