Kodi Alternatives for Linux

Popular Alternatives to Kodi for Linux. Explore 17 Linux apps like Kodi, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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: 5/19/2018 7:42:00 PM

Alternatives to Kodi for Linux 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.

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    • As already mentioned, a streaming platform isn't an alternative to a media player. Guest • Aug 2017 • 24 agrees and 5 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 • 24 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kodi is a media client. Plex is a media server. Guest • Oct 2017 • 3 agrees and 2 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 • 1 agrees and 1 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
    • 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 • 8 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Resource heavy. Lacks customization. Difficult to manage transcoding options. Guest • Nov 2016 • 6 agrees and 9 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 • 3 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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 with one click! Stremio also gives you notifications for new episodes / movies, as well as recommendations for content you might like. Stremio's content is so rich because it has an Add-ons system, allowing different sources, such as YouTube, Filmon, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc.

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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.. Guest • Feb 2016 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 ;) Guest • Jan 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Super easy and fast to use. Excelent! The best! Guest • Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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.

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    • 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 • 9 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Butter Project

    Butter allows any user to easily watch movies through torrent streaming, without any prerequisites. Skip the downloads with Butter! The perfect container to plug in any video content. Available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.

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    • Discontinued In heavy development. No releases yet.
    • It offers p2p streams as opposed to scrappers and does a very good job. lets you change the player to open the stream VLC or wvwn Kodi. Guest • Feb 2017 • 5 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • PS3 Media Server

    PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed, but last version, 1.90.1, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • Kodi is primarily a front-end ("10-foot interface"), PS3 Media Server is primarily a back-end. nandhpMay 2015 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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.

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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.

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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 OS X Windows Linux

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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.

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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.
  • 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.

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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.
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  • Plex Cloud

    Run your always-on Plex Media Server in the cloud without the need for an always-on PC or network-attached storage device (NAS). With Plex Cloud, you’ll be ready to go in 60 seconds or less, easily streaming and accessing your media remotely on all your Plex enabled devices. Too easy! Enjoy peace of mind With Amazon’s secure servers, your content is safe—your media files are duplicated and protected from electrical power failure, data corruption, and loss.

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  • Kroozbox

    Kroozbox is a database to HTML gateway written in Java that can run under Windows or Linux. The original goal was to have access to PVD (Personal Video Database) directly from the Popcorn without any export and remashing of the data (needed with other JukeBox). However, it can also be use to access any type of database content. The system is open, making templates to have access to any database is easy (SQL command knowledge necessary).

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  • SageTV

    SageTV is a PVR (personal video recorder) application for your PC.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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