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.
Stremio vs Kodi opinions
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..
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 ;)
Kodi can access local (NAS in the same network) files. Stremio can not and therefore is no alternative.
It won't import folders or files from my local collection. Makes it useless to me.
Super easy and fast to use. Excelent! The best!
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.
Emby vs Kodi opinions
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).
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.
Kodi has addons and many extra features
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
best fully free option to choose from right now.. jellyfin is a clone of emby and emby isn't fully free
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.
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!
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.
Infuse vs Kodi opinions
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.
PS3 Media Server vs Kodi opinions
Kodi is primarily a front-end ("10-foot interface"), PS3 Media Server is primarily a back-end.
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.
JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application that allows the user to play and organize various types of media on a computer.
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.
Squire vs Kodi opinions