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Posted by Siddhartha On November - 23 - 2011

Here are 3 Best Free Alternatives to Plex.

Plex is a partially open source media player that offers a real-time media experience. Plex is available for every platform viz. Window, Mac, Linux, iOS (iPod, iPhone, iPad). It integrates with the contents from iTunes media library and allows you to manage all your media files (i.e. podcast, music, videos and photos) from a computer, local network, optical disk or through Internet. Its visual stunning and easy to use interface supports wide range of multimedia formats and include features such as visualizations, playlist, slide show. In addition, Plex is also programmed in a way that it can decode high-definition video up-to 1080 pix. The media player bridges the gap between your Mac and your home theater, and also provides instant access to your media through its visual interface.
Here are free alternatives to Plex that provide some of the similar features.


ZumoCast is the best free alternative to Plex.

ZumoCast is a free iOS streaming media tool developed by Motorola. It is available for Windows and Mac OS to stream music with iOS. Zumocast gives an instant access to the entire collection of videos and music on your mobile and on any browser, without any upload or synchronization.  It convert your computer into a personal cloud. The media player streams the entire collection of music collection to your familiar interface. It do not require synchronizing of media files with your computer.

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Works With: Windows        Mac OS X


XBMC is another good free alternative to Plex. XBMC is a free, open source cross-platform dependent digital media hub for Windows, Linux, Mac and iOS. XBMC, formerly known as Xbox media centre. It can play CD/DVD directly from disk or image file. Almost all the popular archive format files are supported by XBMC, and it can also play files inside ZIP and RAR archives. This free media streamer is available in 30 different languages and is an award-winning free media software. Some of its mostly used features include:

  • Application launcher
  • Web interface
  • Comes with add-ons and plug-ins
  • Skinnable interface
  • Audio/Video/Picture playback and handling
  • Playlist and Slideshow function


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Works With: Windows    Linux    Mac OS X


Subsonic is a good replacement for Plex.

Subsonic is a free, web-based media streamer that provides a universal access to your music. It is available for all operating systems(Windows, Mac and Linux) and mobiles(iPhone, Android and Windows phones). Its intuitive web interface, search and index facility provides efficient browsing through large media libraries. You can use it to share your music with others and also stream multiple players simultaneously. By using trans-coder plugins, Subsonic supports on-the-fly conversion and streaming facility. It also comes with an integrated Podcast receiver, which has same features as iTunes. Features of Subsonic are:
  • Manage 100,000+ media files without hassle
  • Shares you music with others
  • Convert and Stream loss-less music on the fly
  • Get cover art, lyrics and take reviews
  • Integrates with best web services
  • Secure and reliable

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Works With: Windows    Linux    Mac OS X

You can also check out other free alternatives like UltraISO alternatives, Adobe Reader alternatives and SimpleTix alternatives.

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