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Kodi Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Kodi for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Kodi are Emby, Jellyfin, Infuse and PS3 Media Server.

Kodi alternatives are mainly Media Centers but may also be Media Players or Media Servers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Kodi.
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  1. Stremio icon

    Stremio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    71 alternatives to 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!

    Stremio also gives you notifications for new episodes / movies.

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    1.  Dark ModeStremio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Personalized RecommendationsStremio can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Stremio without registration.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Stremio.
    Discover - most popular movies
    Board - showing notifications related to your favourite movies, series and channels
    Playing - showing the casting UI
    Stremio vs Kodi opinions
    Most users think Stremio is a great alternative to Kodi.
    Guest

    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..

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    Guest

    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 ;)

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    Guest

    Kodi can access local (NAS in the same network) files. Stremio can not and therefore is no alternative.

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    jimmilesmail

    It won't import folders or files from my local collection. Makes it useless to me.

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    Guest

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

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    Emby

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple TV
    • Kindle Fire
    • Cloudron
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    43 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Kids ModeEmby allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
    2.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Emby.
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    Emby vs Kodi opinions
    Most users think Emby is a great alternative to Kodi.
    davidjuniorsaylor

    Emby has a way nicer UI than KODI and it's way easier to setup (atleast on Linux Ubuntu 20 anyway. You can browse through your media by alphabet (the one feature that KODI and Netflix both lack).

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    Guest

    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.

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    Guest

    Kodi has addons and many extra features

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    Jellyfin

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • HP webOS
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Ungoogled Chromium
    • Mopidy
    • Cloudron
    • Kodi
    • Fire TV
    • Xbox
    • Firefox
    29 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Ad-freeJellyfin doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsJellyfin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Works OfflineJellyfin can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Privacy focusedJellyfin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Kids ModeJellyfin allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
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    Jellyfin vs Kodi opinions
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    davidjuniorsaylor

    best fully free option to choose from right now.. jellyfin is a clone of emby and emby isn't fully free

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    softph

    Jellyfin is a (great) server but it does not seem to have a player that you can control with a remote. Kodi is a (good) player but the server is not good (CPU usage, etc). Kodicon plugin allows using both.

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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!

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    Infuse

    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Mac
    73 alternatives to 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.

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    Infuse vs Kodi opinions
    Most users think Infuse is a great alternative to Kodi.
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    PS3 Media Server

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    38 alternatives to 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.

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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.

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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.

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    Serviio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    47 alternatives to Serviio 

    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.

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    Video Hub App

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    35 alternatives to Video Hub App 

    Browse, search, preview, and organize your videos.

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  8. JRiver Media Center icon

    JRiver Media Center

    • Mac
    • Windows
    52 alternatives to JRiver Media Center 

    JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application that allows the user to play and organize various types of media on a computer.

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    1.  PortableJRiver Media Center can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. Squire icon

    Squire

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    79 alternatives to 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.

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    Squire vs Kodi opinions
    Most users think Squire is a great alternative to Kodi.
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    OpenPHT

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    15 alternatives to OpenPHT 

    OpenPHT is a community driven fork of Plex Home Theater.

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    Aeon Nox skin
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