Kodi Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Kodi for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux 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 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Kodi are Emby (Freemium), Jellyfin (Free, Open Source), Koel (Free, Open Source) and Serviio (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 15, 2021

    1. 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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      Stremio vs Kodi opinions
      Most users think Stremio is a great alternative to Kodi.
      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 ;)
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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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..
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      Kodi can access local (NAS in the same network) files. Stremio can not and therefore is no alternative.
      Top negative comment  12 months ago

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      jimmilesmail It won't import folders or files from my local collection. Makes it useless to me.
      Negative comment 10 days ago

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      Super easy and fast to use. Excelent! The best!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      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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      Emby vs Kodi opinions
      Most users think Emby is a great alternative to Kodi.
      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 about 6 years ago

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      Kodi has addons and many extra features
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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      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 vs Kodi opinions
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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!
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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    2. A personal music streaming server that works.
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    3. Serviio is a free media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to any DLNA-certified renderer device (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console) on your home network. Basic features * DLNA 1.
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    4. PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding.

      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.

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      PS3 Media Server vs Kodi opinions
      Some users think PS3 Media Server is a great alternative to Kodi, some don't.
      nandhp Kodi is primarily a front-end ("10-foot interface"), PS3 Media Server is primarily a back-end.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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    5. Browse, search, preview, and organize your videos.
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      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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    6. OpenPHT is a community driven fork of Plex Home Theater (abandoned).
      That's a open-source client for Plex. Need to install Plex Media Server.

      For download releases - https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/releases
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    7. Oblecto is a media server, similar to Plex, Emby, Netflix and others. It runs in the background on a home server to index your media such as movies and TV shows to make them searchable and streamable through a REST based interface.
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      Oblecto vs Kodi opinions
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      It's allows multiple users to watch simultaneously. It also tracks movie progress in real time, which is missing in kodi
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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