Kodi Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Kodi for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to Kodi.

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: 10/5/2018 8:36:00 PM

Alternatives to Kodi for all platforms with any license

  • 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 Windows Linux Chrome OS Self-Hosted ... PHP

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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 Windows Linux

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  • 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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  • 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 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.
  • nessViewer

    nessViewer is the all-round media application to edit, browse, collect and arrange, present, transfer and stream media. It combines media player, media center, media server, media editor and preview tool. The main idea is to use only one media application instead of switching between several applications like DVD Player, Front Row, Safari, QuickTime Player and Preview. And to combine the most important features of these applications with further functionality.

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  • 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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  • nessMediaCenter

    Use your Mac as optimal media center! nessMediaCenter is the suitable replacement for Apple's Front Row: easy to use with a clean look and feel, direct access to movie / picture folder and volumes, support of Aperture, iPhoto and iTunes media including DRM, and comfortable selection of DVDs, EyeTV movies, PDF documents, pictures and videos in all common formats.

    Commercial Mac Apple TV

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  • simpleVID

    simpleVID allows watching videos from various online sources on your Apple TV. Add a link to a channel and watch what you like. Create channels for your websites and provide a simple and clean way to watch videos on Apple TV. You can also use simpleVID to watch videos or live streams from M3U playlists. Simply enter a link to M3U playlist and it will be imported as a channel.

    Free Apple TV

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • Vidine

    Organize all your videos in one place. Adding videos is fast, easy and automatic. You can browse and get a quick overview of all your videos straight from the program regardless of where they are stored. You can start playing videos straight from the shown thumbnails. Vidine lets you explore and enjoy your private video collection like you have never done before.

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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.
  • ArkMS

    - Meet Arkuda’ products family on Mac! 2.5+ millions users worldwide. - The only application to stream all your media from your Mac to HD TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, AllShare TV, Xbox360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and 4 or any other DLNA/UPnP screen.

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  • Portitle

    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. Portitle is HTPC friendly, Designed for HTPC / Mouse / Touch / Keyboard-less usage.

    • This gives media information, NOT streaming. It's not an alternative to kodi. It's more like an accessory to kodi. Guest • Feb 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows Chrome OS

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  • 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 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.
  • 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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  • DVBViewer

    DVBViewer allows you to experience Digital TV on your PC. With a proper DVB card you can enter the world of digital entertainment and experience high quality, incredibly sharp TV pictures and near CD quality radio! It provides all basic functions you need to enjoy digital television and radio programs.

    Commercial Windows

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