Kodi Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Kodi for Linux if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Stremio iconStremio, 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 Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Kodi are Small Plex iconPlex (Freemium), Small Popcorn Time iconPopcorn Time (Free, Open Source), Small Emby iconEmby (Freemium) and Small Jellyfin iconJellyfin (Free, Open Source).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Oct 14, 2020

  • 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.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Kodi.
    • Freemium • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    Gu
    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 • more than a year ago • 9 users agree and 6 don't.

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    Gu
    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 • more than a year ago • 3 users agree and 7 don't.

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

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 5 users agree and 9 don't.

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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.
    Some users think this is a great alternative to Kodi, some doesn't.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Daydream
    • Kindle Fire
    • Android TV
    • Kodi
    • Roku
    Gu
    As already mentioned, a streaming platform isn't an alternative to a media player.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 47 users agree and 16 don't.

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    Gu
    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.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 42 users agree and 21 don't.

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    Gu
    Kodi is a media client. Plex is a media server.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 14 users agree and 9 don't.

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  • Media Center plugin that presents your media with a simple, intuitive, and fast interface.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Kodi.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple TV
    • Kindle Fire
    • Roku
    • Cloudron
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    Gu
    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 • more than a year ago • 11 users agree and 5 don't.

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    Gu
    Kodi has addons and many extra features

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 4 users agree and 3 don't.

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  • Jellyfin is a personal media server and client.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • HP webOS
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Ungoogled Chromium
    • Mopidy
    • Cloudron
    • Kodi
    • Fire TV
    • Roku
    • Xbox
    • Firefox
  • A personal music streaming server that works.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
  • PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding.
    Some users think this is a great alternative to Kodi, some doesn't.

    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.

    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
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    Kodi is primarily a front-end ("10-foot interface"), PS3 Media Server is primarily a back-end.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 2 users agree and 2 don't.

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  • OpenPHT is a community driven fork of Plex Home Theater.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Browse, search, and preview your videos.
  • 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!
    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Self-Hosted
  • 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.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux