Kodi Alternatives for Chrome OS

Kodi's media library and playing functionality is second to none, with the ability to index and transcode your favorite audiovisual content with relative ease. Though Small Plex iconPlex also functions as a media player alternative to Kodi, its true strength lies in its ability to act as an efficient and effective local media server, whereas Kodi excels at being both a single machine and local network-based media player. In addition, Kodi's support for Internet Protocol television (IPTV) enables its users to enjoy live TV from the comfort of the app.

Though Kodi has the ability to stream media over a local network, there are alternatives with more robust network streaming abilities to peruse in order to get the best of both worlds when needed.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 3/14/2019 10:21:00 AM

Alternatives to Kodi for Chrome OS with any license

  • Plex

    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. The real power of Plex is found in its library features: Organize your media into versatile libraries, automatically retrieve metadata from the Internet, and display your libraries using one of the visually stunning skins.

    • As already mentioned, a streaming platform isn't an alternative to a media player. Guest • Aug 2017 • 42 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Plex is a server for media, not a flexible frontend for media. Guest • Oct 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Can act both as a player and a media server for other programs. Guest • Sep 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Mar 2017 • 37 agrees and 18 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kodi is a media client. Plex is a media server. Guest • Mar 2019 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Plex is server & client software whereas Kodi can be used standalone. akanealwJul 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Dec 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kodi is a media client. Plex is a media server. Guest • Oct 2017 • 14 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. ExquisiteDisasterJan 2017 • 9 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I'm a PC Dummy and i had to install it on my Fire TV 3 times before i realized it wasn't going to work anyway. I was able to install Kodi 17.1 plus Exodus though and after adding Phoenix,Droid Buddy,ES Explorer and a couple other Addons,i think i have enough to last a lifetime. patchho7Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not as many options as Kodi, and somewhat harder to manage but it's still a decent program if for whatever reason you can't use Kodi. EricaPJan 2017 • 4 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Resource heavy. Lacks customization. Difficult to manage transcoding options. Guest • Nov 2016 • 7 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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

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  • SelectTV

    Select TV is all of your favorite online video services rolled into one, for just $2.99 a month. The service combines hundreds of thousands of on-demand movies and TV episodes, thousands of 24/7 web channels, live events and sports streaming via the web, radio stations, games, and more. By pairing freely available content from around the web with subscription and pay-per-view options, Select TV allows everyone to customize their TV experience to their own interests and budgets.

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