What are the best media center apps?

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    #1BubbleUPnP

    BubbleUPnP

    BubbleUPnP is an Android app that lets you cast music, videos or images to DLNA devices such as the Google Chromecast, Smart TV, and others. You can see on your TV any video that you have in your mobile.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Samantha Turner
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I found this a useful app. It is a handy media center. It is quite easy to use."
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    #2My Media Center

    My Media Center

    My Media Center is the app to manage and control Windows Media Center from your mobile. You can see TV and Movie gallery or program DVR recordings. You have to be installed Windows Media Center to use the app. 

    Apps

    Android

    $4.99

    Gregory Foster
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This application has a wonderful layout and easy to read navigation. The problem that I'm running across is the overall lack of improvement or active development over the last several years as I have used it. Don't get me wrong, it works great when it works, but with never devices coming out, I worry that my next phone will not support the application anymore. If the development staff takes a more active approach and care for their product I will rate it higher."
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    #3LocalCast

    LocalCast

    LocalCast is an app that enables the ability to stream your locally stored media to DLNA devices such as the Google Chromecast, Smart TVs, Amazon Fire devices among others. It is available for both Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Nicholas Hughes
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "I tried the free version of this app and it worked perfectly, and I could watch just about any video on my Chromecast-enabled TV with no problems. It pushes ads and basically annoys you into upgrading to the paid version. I get that, and for the videos and music it was able to cast without issue, it's worth shelling out the money to upgrade to the pro version."
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    #4Plex

    Plex

    Plex is a free media server add-on developed by Plex, Inc. that is compatible with many devices, including Chromecast, Xbox, PlayStation, Android, Apple, Roku, Fire TV, and more. It is used for media streaming and organization.

    Apps

    Mac, Windows, Android, iOS

    Free

    Donna Harvey
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "the price is right and it does what it say's it does but, this newer version is kind of buggy. i can't find movies that i know are in my collection. also, sometimes the icons are there, sometimes not."
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    #5VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays a wide range of media formats such as mkv, mp4, and flv among others. It supports the playback of discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. 

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Adam Tucker
    Written on September 25, 2018
    "Video players are very important to have on android, You never know when you might get sent a clip. You want it to play at the best quality. The question is what is the best app? I would say VlC for sure. I have been using this app for 4 months and so has almost a million people, so that should tell you something."

Summary

Best What are the best media center apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1BubbleUPnP Apps 4 Free
2My Media CenterApps 3 Paid
3LocalCastApps 2 Free
4PlexApps 2 Free
5VLC Media PlayerSoftware 0 Free
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