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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 many of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to Kodi are Emby, AIMP, Jellyfin and Koel.

Kodi alternatives are mainly Media Centers but may also be Media Players or Media Servers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Kodi.
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  1. Stremio icon

    Stremio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    71 alternatives to 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!

    Stremio also gives you notifications for new episodes / movies.

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    1.  Dark ModeStremio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Personalized RecommendationsStremio can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Stremio without registration.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Stremio.
    Discover - most popular movies
    Board - showing notifications related to your favourite movies, series and channels
    Playing - showing the casting UI
    Stremio vs Kodi opinions
    Most users think Stremio is a great alternative to Kodi.
    Guest

    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..

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    Guest

    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 ;)

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    Guest

    Kodi can access local (NAS in the same network) files. Stremio can not and therefore is no alternative.

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    jimmilesmail

    It won't import folders or files from my local collection. Makes it useless to me.

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    Guest

    Super easy and fast to use. Excelent! The best!

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  2. Emby icon

    Emby

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple TV
    • Kindle Fire
    • Cloudron
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    43 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Kids ModeEmby allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
    2.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Emby.
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    Emby vs Kodi opinions
    Most users think Emby is a great alternative to Kodi.
    davidjuniorsaylor

    Emby has a way nicer UI than KODI and it's way easier to setup (atleast on Linux Ubuntu 20 anyway. You can browse through your media by alphabet (the one feature that KODI and Netflix both lack).

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    Guest

    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.

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    Guest

    Kodi has addons and many extra features

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    AIMP

    • Windows
    • Android
    • PortableApps.com
    280 alternatives to AIMP 

    AIMP is powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.

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    1.  LightweightAIMP consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of AIMP.
    3.  PortableAIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Dark ModeAIMP supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    6.  Collaborative PlaylistsMake any playlist collaborative to let your friends add, remove, and reorder videos and tracks.
    7.  Batch EditingAIMP allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    8.  Support for VST PluginsAIMP support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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  4. Jellyfin icon

    Jellyfin

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • HP webOS
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Ungoogled Chromium
    • Mopidy
    • Cloudron
    • Kodi
    • Fire TV
    • Xbox
    • Firefox
    29 alternatives to Jellyfin 

    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.

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    1.  Ad-freeJellyfin doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsJellyfin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Works OfflineJellyfin can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Privacy focusedJellyfin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Kids ModeJellyfin allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
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    Jellyfin vs Kodi opinions
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    davidjuniorsaylor

    best fully free option to choose from right now.. jellyfin is a clone of emby and emby isn't fully free

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    softph

    Jellyfin is a (great) server but it does not seem to have a player that you can control with a remote. Kodi is a (good) player but the server is not good (CPU usage, etc). Kodicon plugin allows using both.

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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!

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    Koel

    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron
    57 alternatives to Koel 

    A personal music streaming server that works.

    If you want to use the mobile apps, you have to pay for it.

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    Android TV

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    51 alternatives to 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.

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    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
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  7. Pretty Good Music Player icon

    Pretty Good Music Player

    • Android
    • F-Droid
    269 alternatives to Pretty Good Music Player 

    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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    1.  Music LooperPretty Good Music Player supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
    Discontinued

    Not maintained since April 1st, 2017.

    Pretty Good Music Player vs Kodi opinions
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    Plays only music, no movies

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  8. Streama icon

    Streama

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Self-Hosted
    18 alternatives to Streama 

    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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    Archos Video Player

    21 alternatives to Archos Video Player 

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

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    Archos Video Player vs Kodi opinions
    Most users think Archos Video Player is a great alternative to Kodi.
  10. VLC Streamer icon

    VLC Streamer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    68 alternatives to VLC Streamer 

    Sit anywhere in your house and watch movies or TV shows on your iPhone, iPod or iPad.

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