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Kodi Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Kodi for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Kodi are Emby, AIMP, Jellyfin and Splash.

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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Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox,...

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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    Emby

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple TV
    • Kindle Fire
    • Roku
    • Cloudron
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    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.
    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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    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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    Kodi has addons and many extra features

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  3. AIMP is powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.

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    Jellyfin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • HP webOS
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Ungoogled Chromium
    • Mopidy
    • Roku
    • Cloudron
    • Kodi
    • Fire TV
    • Xbox
    • Firefox

    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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    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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    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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  5. The only player you will ever need. Stunning video quality thanks to advanced engine. Video conversion optimized for social media. Innovative and fully customizable user interface. In one word - Splash.

    Discontinued

    dead after 3 years of no updates!

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    Most users think Splash is a great alternative to Kodi.


  6. MediaPortal transforms your PC into a complete media solution. It runs on basic hardware, connects directly to your TV and displays your TV Series, Movies, Photos and Music in a much more dynamic way.

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    MediaPortal vs Kodi opinions
    Most users think MediaPortal is a great alternative to Kodi.
    rsbrux

    MediaPortal is a fully featured system which can install everything you need in one pass. Despite the URL "kodi.tv", Kodi does not include a TV backend and depends on the installation of a TV service like DVBviewer or MediaPortal to provide TV features, like watching or recording TV.

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  7. 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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    PS3 Media Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    Video Hub App

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Browse, search, preview, and organize your videos.

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  10. 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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