Kodi Alternatives for Apple TV

Kodi's media library and playing functionality is second to none, with the ability to index and transcode your favorite audiovisual content with relative ease. Though Small Plex iconPlex also functions as a media player alternative to Kodi, its true strength lies in its ability to act as an efficient and effective local media server, whereas Kodi excels at being both a single machine and local network-based media player. In addition, Kodi's support for Internet Protocol television (IPTV) enables its users to enjoy live TV from the comfort of the app.

Though Kodi has the ability to stream media over a local network, there are alternatives with more robust network streaming abilities to peruse in order to get the best of both worlds when needed.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/27/2019 10:08:00 PM

Alternatives to Kodi for Apple TV 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.

    • 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
    • As already mentioned, a streaming platform isn't an alternative to a media player. Guest • Aug 2017 • 42 agrees and 12 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 • 37 agrees and 18 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Plex is a server for media, not a flexible frontend for media. Guest • Oct 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kodi is a media client. Plex is a media server. Guest • Mar 2019 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Can act both as a player and a media server for other programs. Guest • Sep 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Kodi is a media client. Plex is a media server. Guest • Oct 2017 • 14 agrees and 8 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 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Plex is server & client software whereas Kodi can be used standalone. akanealwJul 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 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 • 9 agrees and 10 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 • 4 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Resource heavy. Lacks customization. Difficult to manage transcoding options. Guest • Nov 2016 • 7 agrees and 9 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.

    • Kodi has addons and many extra features Guest • Nov 2016 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 11 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • OSMC

    OSMC (Open Source Media Center) is a free and open source media player based on Linux and founded in 2014 that lets you play back media from your local network, attached storage and the Internet. OSMC is the leading media center in terms of feature set and community and is based on the Kodi project. OSMC is the successor of http://alternativeto .

    • OSMC is an operating system using KODI, it's not an alternative. LuraNov 2017 • 33 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • simpleVID

    simpleVID allows watching videos from various online sources on your Apple TV. Add a link to a channel and watch what you like. Create channels for your websites and provide a simple and clean way to watch videos on Apple TV. You can also use simpleVID to watch videos or live streams from M3U playlists. Simply enter a link to M3U playlist and it will be imported as a channel.

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  • PseudoTV

    PseudoTV Live is channel-surfing for your media center. Never again will you have to actually pick what you want to watch. Use an Electronic Program Guide (EPG) to view what's on or select a show to watch. This script will also let you create your own custom channels and watch them. Here's a few current features. PseudoTV Live does not provide content directly; users must supply a legal service (ie. LiveTV Tuner, Streaming Media Service ie.

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