Alternatives to Kodi for all platforms with any license

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  • HomeNet Local Media Server icon

    HomeNet Local Media Server

    HomeNet Local Area Network Media Server - lightweight alternative to Plex - ( HTML5 + Chromecast support ) A relatively simple, minimalist, lightweight media center...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Self-Hosted PHP

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    Google Home

    Set up, manage, and control your Chromecast, Chromecast Audio and Google Home devices.

    Free Windows Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Chrome

    • Kodi is a media center. This isn't. It controls devices that content streamed from kodi can't be played on. There's a big difference. Guest • Feb 2017 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Google Home is new, but it's a great app! Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    nextPVR

    NextPVR. NextPVR is a popular free personal video recorder application for Microsoft Windows, making it easy to watch or record Live TV.

    Free Windows

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  • JRiver Media Center icon

    JRiver Media Center

    JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application that allows the user to play and organize various types of media on a computer running Windows. Media Center is a...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Pith icon

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Vidine

    Vidine is a media center and thumbnail video clip manager. It organizes video clips as thumbnail sheets where you can search, browse and play videos straight from the...

    Commercial Windows

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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...

    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.
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    Archos Video Player

    The critically acclaimed Archos Video Player app offers an uncompromised video experience on tablets, phones and AndroidTV devices.

    Freemium Android

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  • OpenPHT icon

    OpenPHT

    OpenPHT is a community driven fork of Plex Home Theater (abandoned). That's a open-source client for Plex. Need to install Plex Media Server.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

Kodi Comments

Not that relevant anymore?

Comment by handleystech
about Kodi · May 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

I feel like Kodi is not that relevant anymore compared to 2014 - 2015. I'm trying to look for an alternative but honestly I'm overwhelmed with that's available and the easiness in which I can access it all - Popcorn time? Plex? Thoughts anyone? Thank you!

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Comment by kvantor
about Kodi · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

Kodi is great cross-platform Full-Stack TV OS that can named like "Best software for TV anytime". High quality of streaming and ocean of plugins with components like Unified search makes it irreplaceable soft for IPTV and DVB devices. Android cannot do it more stable, it is not serious anyway))

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Comment by M_O_Z_G
about Kodi · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

Best performance even on cheap laptops with Linux.

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Comment by karlblass
about Kodi · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

Have been using Xbox Media Player / XBMC / Kodi since Xbox 1. Love it. Thank you Kodi.

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XBMC 11 Eden UPDATE

Comment by MrSlippyFist
about Kodi · Mar 2012 · Helpful Not helpful

The XBMC team that we all love and adore have released Eden RC1. This Release candidate promises to improve on perfection.

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XBMC 11.0 Eden: Beta available now

Comment by JensKristian
about Kodi · Dec 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

It took a bit longer than expected due to a few bumps in the road, but we are excited to present the first preview release of (what we consider to be) the best version of the best home theater software out there.

Ladies and Gentlemen, XBMC 11.0 Eden: Beta 1 is available to download.

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Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Kodi · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

XBMC is now available for the Apple TV! If you have an Apple TV and a Mac, which is required to jailbreak it, getting XBMC on it would be really cool. Just follow this (admittedly undetailed) guide: http://lifehacker.com/5739364/

I don't recommend getting it on your iPhone or iPod Touch just yet, though. Though XBMC is also available for jailbroken iPhones, iPod Touch, and iPads, it is supposedly unoptimized for the smaller screen. It's really just a smaller version of XBMC for the Apple TV. That means no multitouch gestures or anything, and the menus are probably really crappy to navigate (since it's designed for a remote). If you want to play multiple video or audio formats on your iPhone, you can the VLC app or CineXPlayer. To stream video to your device, use ZumoCast.

Small VLC Media Player iconVLC Media Player
Small CineXPlayer iconCineXPlayer
Small ZumoCast iconZumoCast

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Comment by Lejnoss
about Kodi · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Oh yes! Makes your xbox a monster machine, play almost all video formats, exept HD. But what do I care since I don't even own a HD-tv. :) Get addons to stream movies and TV-series right away!

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Comment by Bootlegger
about Kodi · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Works great on a softmodded original XBox, however the march of ages is starting to outpace the ability of original XBox hardware to keep up, some newer HD files are simply too much for it. Works great on Windows and Linux. Now if only I could run it on my 360....

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Comment by Aaron
about Kodi · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

This works good, and has some nice plugins, but I was never really impressed I enjoyed Elisa media center better. and I could get Elisa to work with my IR remote.

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