Kodi Alternatives for iPad

There are many alternatives to Kodi for iPad if you are looking to replace it. The most popular iPad alternative is Small Plex iconPlex, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Kodi and nine of them are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Kodi are Small Emby iconEmby (Freemium), Small Jellyfin iconJellyfin (Free, Open Source), Small Infuse iconInfuse (Freemium) and Small Squire iconSquire (Paid).

Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS. If you're 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: 1/24/2020 2:27:00 PM

Alternatives to Kodi for iPad 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 • 47 agrees and 16 disagrees 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 • 42 agrees and 20 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Plex is a server for media, not a flexible frontend for media. Guest • Oct 2019 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kodi is a local media player, not a streaming platform. Guest • Mar 2020 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Plex is a streaming service. Kodi is an end-user media management program. Guest • Dec 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 Guest • Dec 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Can act both as a player and a media server for other programs. Guest • Sep 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kodi is a media client. Plex is a media server. Guest • Mar 2019 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kodi is a media client. Plex is a media server. Guest • Oct 2017 • 14 agrees and 9 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
    • Plex is server & client software whereas Kodi can be used standalone. akanealwJul 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 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 • 3 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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  • 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. The source code is available on GitHub, but Emby requires a subscription to use full functionality.

    • Kodi has addons and many extra features Guest • Nov 2016 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Aug 2015 • 11 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • 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. Jellyfin seeks to be the free software alternative to Emby and Plex to provide media management and streaming from a dedicated server to end-user devices. Jellyfin is descended from Emby 3.5.2, ported to the .

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  • Infuse

    Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. No need to convert files! Infuse is optimized for iOS 12, with powerful streaming options, trakt sync, and unmatched AirPlay & subtitle support. Gorgeous interface. Precise controls. And silky-smooth playback.

    Freemium $ $ $ iPhone iPad Apple TV

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  • Squire

    Squire is a media center to stream movies and shows from torrents or local files. It’s an always-running menu bar app. The brain where all the local video files or installed streams are processed and sent to the clients. Streams are plugins for Squire that will let you stream instantly movies and shows from torrents.

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  • 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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  • withU

    withU is Music Streamer & Streaming Music Player over Wi-Fi connection! With withU, you can stream your iPod Music Library to other iOS Devices, Gaming Consoles(XBox 360, PS3) and PC Applications(Windows Media Player, Plex, XBMC, etc.). You can also hear Music from Windows 7 PC or PC Applications(Plex, XBMC Media Server, PlayStation Media Server, MediaTomb). withU's base technology is UPnP/DLNA, the standard to share or stream media files on a home network or a local network.

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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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