Kodi Alternatives for Android

    There are many alternatives to Kodi for Android if you are looking for a replacement. The best Android alternative is Stremio, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Kodi and 17 are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to Kodi are Plex (Freemium), Emby (Freemium), Jellyfin (Free, Open Source) and Streama (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 2021

    1. 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! Stremio also gives you notifications for new episodes / movies.
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      Stremio vs Kodi opinions
      Most users think Stremio is a great alternative to Kodi.
      Kodi can access local (NAS in the same network) files. Stremio can not and therefore is no alternative.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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      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 ;)
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      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..
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      Super easy and fast to use. Excelent! The best!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      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.
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      Plex vs Kodi opinions
      Some users think Plex is a great alternative to Kodi, some don't.
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      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.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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      ExquisiteDisaster 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.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      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.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

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      Even though Plex is a media server, it can still be used for the same things but not all things Kodi can do are on Plex.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      Kodi is a local media player, not a streaming platform.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Plex is a streaming service. Kodi is an end-user media management program.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      Plex is just a program that relies on another OS to function. Kodi can be set up to be a base OS with a minimal Linux backend
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      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.
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      Emby vs Kodi opinions
      Most users think Emby is a great alternative to Kodi.
      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.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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      Kodi has addons and many extra features
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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      Jellyfin is a personal media server and client. The Jellyfin project was started as a result of Emby's decision to take their code closed-source, as well as various philosophical differences with the core developers.
      Jellyfin vs Kodi opinions
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      pandaM3CH4 I preferred Jellyfin to Kodi because JF is free and worked without any hassle between a Windows 10 PC and an Android TV. And for a lot of filetypes!
      Positive comment 9 days ago

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      Ever had a huge bookshelf full of shows and movies? Ever wanted to digitalize them, but didn't have a good way of organizing the files? Worry no more! Streama is your own personal Netflix for just such a purpose!
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    2. *** 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...
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      Most users think Archos Video Player is a great alternative to Kodi.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      Android TV is a version of Android made for TV's.
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      Stream Videos from desktop to mobile.
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    3. Nero MediaHome is the universal media center for archiving, organizing, creating, and play back your files.
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    4. Tired of music players that take forever to start up because they're loading ads or trying to download stuff? Of music players that ignore Bluetooth controls, or stop responding after a few minutes? I was too, so I wrote this app!
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      Pretty Good Music Player vs Kodi opinions
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      Plays only music, no movies
      Negative comment 4 months ago

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