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Anthony · 8/26/2015
Good alternative to Plex

I'm a pretty new user to Emby, but it was recommended and I knew it when it was Media Browser. There isn't a bigger Plex fan than me and it's awesome when it works. However the constant timing out of their media server made my media unavailable when I was away from home. The install of Emby was very easy. It is much better than when I tried Media Browser. It's features are much the same, but not LiveTV is coming. The pricing structure is also close as well as the platforms it's available upon. Best of all. It stays connected so I can actually use my media. I'll likely use both, but a good effort on behalf of Emby.

Jim · 8/26/2015
So much potential!!!

It gets better everyday. Live TV takes a long time to load and is very slow, but this is what WMC users are looking for as a replacement. So easy to set up and run with improved features everyday. Just switched from the NPVR to the included live tv to use with cable card network tuner and it works, but with 500 cable channels is slow to load and even slower to pull up the guide. I removed a ton of channels from Schedules Direct down to 150 channels, but they are all still showing up in Emby. I'm rooting for you and try every day. As soon as it's all working I will upgrade to Windows 10 on 4 of my HTPCs to reveal to the rest of the family! Again so much potential!!

Bradford · 8/18/2015
New update beats Plex by far.

I switched from Plex, who seemed to have forgotten about their Windows 8.1/10 app. Emby has shown them up big time, I'm really loving it. Plus it's *actually* open source!

Reviewer 7458 · 7/6/2015
EmBy rocks

This is a great app for the modern Windows experience with the best media solution out there! Always improving and adding new features and provides a very neat interface for all your media.

Gustavo · 10/15/2014
Works fantastic, waiting livetv on windows rt

Works fantastic, waiting livetv on windows rt

Brandon · 5/3/2014
Impressive, but movies don't work

I have the Phone client and it works great w/ all my movies. The Win 8 client does not play any of the same movies. Music all works, though.

Scott · 4/3/2014
Doesn't work with client on same PC

Doesn't work with client on same PC

Jason · 1/3/2014
Seems nice

But wish you could use this without the server and just use locally for your onboard movies and TV shows on the Microsoft Surface.

joshua · 8/17/2015

had been good and defiantly PRETTY LOL, but I can do more and better with FREE SOFTWARE... Don't expect to use Window's 10 very long and dual booted as of now unless there is major changes big time and FASSSTTT!!!!!!!!!!!

Marc · 6/22/2015
Limited controls

For the purchase price I would expect to be able to configure the presentation layer to remove most recently added files or on-deck files and go straight to library. There's also no "next" or "previous" buttons on episodes to you have to keep backing out of a watched episode to get to select the next one. Support is pretty much self-service and they ignore any legitimate complaints as they try to use support for marketing what they do and push you to be a supporter. Live TV setup is a dice roll because of the limited support on the server side.



  • Browse your media
  • Stream videos to your device
  • Stream music to your device
  • Remote control other Emby players (like Emby Theater)
  • Supports PlayTo
  • LiveTile
  • Two different layouts
  • Subtitles, just bring up the appbar during playback to change subtitles
  • Audiotracks, just bring up the appbar during playback to change audiotrack

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This update include: Emby rebranding Win10 native MKV support Win10 native Flac support LiveTV Guide LiveTV bugfixes Support for VideoBackdrops

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