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Serviio Reviews

Web on Big Screen. Serviio enables playback of online sources like RSS feeds, live streams or web site content so that you can listen to your favourite podcasts or watch latest TV programmes published online.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Serviio and what they use it for.
  • Old cMP 5,1 - Help me decide what to do with it?
    I was using for streaming until it broke, never got around to fixing it (around 2017~). No idea if there's better options. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • M3U
    I setup the Serviio server on my computer. I put in links to m3u8 channels I want to watch and broadcast them to my Roku TV. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Non-Internet way of watching movies from an External Hard drive?
    I use Serviio,, which I personally have found much easier to use than Plex. Streaming to BluRay players can be hit and miss (worked fine on my Sony, Samsung sucks) but it works fine with Roku (just need to install Roku Media Player from the app store). - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Can Hypnotix m3u8 links be extracted
    I don't have an HDMI cable long enough to go from the computer to the TV. I plug the links into Serviio and use the Roku Media Player on my TV to display the media browser from the server, so I can pick which IPTV channel I want to watch. As a bonus, I can stream local media, usually used for PLEX, on Serviio as well. But I can't plug entire lists in Serviio, and wouldn't want to anyway. Too many junk links. It's... - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Smart Audio for the Smart Home
    Im my experience Serviio was the only thing that made DNLA even half work and even with that it was flakey. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Let's make a definitive guide to the subtle differences in Self Hosted Music Streaming.
    Others: Ampache, Mopidy, Koel, Music Player Daemon (MPD), Lightweight Music Server (LMS), Serviio. I'm not saying these are bad, I just don't know what sets these apart from the "Generic Music Server". - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • How to make Kodi most lightweight possible?
    If you don’t find any solution, you can still try serviio. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Kodi Beginner here
    You might find that the free version of serviio would work well for serving up your files. - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Serviio

7 Best Home Media Server Software Choices (2022)
Serviio requires you to already have your content organized and titled correctly, otherwise, it will look like a total mess. In the free version, you can stream to newer Playstation and XBox devices, as well as other computers, but other devices like Sonos, Roku, and Chromecast have been known to have issues working with Serviio. Because of its detailed configuration options, almost anything is possible with this...
Top 10 Alternatives to Plex Media Server
Serviio is a freemium multifunctional media server for the Mac, Linux and Windows operating systems. Serviio is capable in streaming the media files of all type for home based DLNA devices only. Serviio is the expert in streaming media files to renderer devices - Blu-ray player, smartphones, games consoles, TV sets - on the connected home network.
9 Best Plex Alternatives You Must Try This Year
By incorporating different streaming services, Serviio provides not only an outstanding overview of when and where content is accessible but also a good price comparison. Keep in mind that the free version of the app will not allow you to access content from anywhere, which is somewhat deceptive.

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