Kodi Alternatives for Mac

Popular Alternatives to Kodi for Mac. Explore 23 Mac 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: 5/25/2018 12:26:00 PM

Alternatives to Kodi for Mac 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 • 26 agrees and 7 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 • 25 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kodi is a media client. Plex is a media server. Guest • Oct 2017 • 5 agrees and 3 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
    • Plex is server & client software whereas Kodi can be used standalone. akanealwYesterday 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 • 7 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

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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.

    • 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

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... BSD Windows Phone iPad Self-Hosted Apple TV Kindle Fire Playstation Roku Xbox

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  • 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.

    • 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 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet

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  • 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.

    • 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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

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    • Discontinued In heavy development. No releases yet.
  • younity

    ACCESS ALL YOUR FILES: - View the files and media libraries of all your computers - Merge your iTunes libraries and accounts for easy access - Automatically discover your GoPro video library - Access Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, Google Drive and other online services all in one place - Print documents or photos to most printers via WiFi or AirPrint - Email or SMS files to anyone you know STREAM MEDIA: - Stream your entire music collection and playlists - Stream any movie, video, or GoPro...

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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  • 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 running Windows. Media Center is a "jukebox"-style media player, like iTunes, which usually uses most of the screen to display a potentially very large library of files. JRiver Media Center is more than a world class player. A Media Network, a whole house music, movie, TV, and photo solution. The leader in audiophile quality sound.

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  • 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.

    • 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

    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.
  • 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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  • 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.

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Chrome OS Self-Hosted ... PHP

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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.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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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.

    Commercial Mac OS X iPhone iPad

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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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  • nessMediaCenter

    Use your Mac as optimal media center! nessMediaCenter is the suitable replacement for Apple's Front Row: easy to use with a clean look and feel, direct access to movie / picture folder and volumes, support of Aperture, iPhoto and iTunes media including DRM, and comfortable selection of DVDs, EyeTV movies, PDF documents, pictures and videos in all common formats.

    Commercial Mac OS X Apple TV

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  • HD Movie Center

    We are a group of people passionate about movies. We want to provide every movie lover the best experience on movies. We provide all the movie & cast information you may need including ratings, trailers, plot, movie cast posters, reviews from reliable sources etc, from the most advanced and complete movie database out there. The TMDB. We are BACK...

    Free Mac Windows Web

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  • Video Hub App

    Video Hub App allows you to browse, search, and preview your videos. It extracts 10 screenshots from every video in a directory and provides an easy to search and preview interface. It shows the preview as you hover over with your mouse. Clicking in the gallery opens the file. You can scan videos from external hard drives for searching even when the hard drives are not connected.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • ArkMS

    - Meet Arkuda’ products family on Mac! 2.5+ millions users worldwide. - The only application to stream all your media from your Mac to HD TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, AllShare TV, Xbox360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and 4 or any other DLNA/UPnP screen.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac OS X

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  • 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.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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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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  • TeaTV

    TeaTV has the latest Free Movies and is the latest add-on with Movies and TV Shows in Full HD 1080p & HD 720p, It provides almost any TV shows and movies. did I mention it's absolutely FREE with NO login required Many genres such as Drama, Crime, Comedy, Adventure, Family, Horror, Thriller, Romance, Western, Animation, Biography and more. No login required and you can use your Real-Debrid account, Alluc, and Trakt.tv Also, TeaTV works on Android TV, Mac OSX 10.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Android

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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.

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple TV Kindle Fire Amazon Cloud Drive

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  • VLC Streamer

    Sit anywhere in your house and watch movies or TV shows on your iPhone, iPod or iPad.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac OS X Windows Android iPhone Chrome OS ... iPad

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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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