We’re all looking for new ways to stream content on our devices or home theatre systems. With the rise in video content shifting the dynamics of the internet, more and more movie streaming services are popping up. Some legal, and some operating in a questionable grey area. But recently we’ve seen a big rise in media players the likes of Kodi, that let you utilize add-ons to access content across the web for free.

Stremio is one such piece of kit. With a lot of similarities to Kodi, it may even take preference over it. Here’s what it’s all about.

What is Stremio?

Put simply. it’s a media player for Android, Windows and a few other platforms. It acts as a sort of medium for accessing content from various sources, all bundled together into a neat interface for ease of use and smooth playback experience. This means no more jumping back and forth between apps to watch your desired content.

Stremio works the same way as Kodi in the sense that you need to utilize add-ons to access said content. Without add-ons, Stremio is nothing but skin and bones. You need to beef it up by downloading said add-ons. These essentially lets you watch content for free from sources like Netflix, YouTube and so on.

It should be noted that while Stremio is free to download and use, the same can’t necessarily be said for the third party add-ons that give you access to that juicy content. When we talk about software companies operating in a grey area, this is what we mean, as Stremio take no responsibility for how it’s users modify the app for personal use. You can, however, stream from reputable sources by paying, such as iTunes, Hulu, Google Play and more.

Key features

Discovery

Stremio makes it easy to discover fresh new content through its simple interface. Search for shows and the app will even make suggestions for future shows based on your preferences.

Official & third-party add-ons

With Stremio you’re given the choice to opt for third-party add-ons or official ones released by Stremio. If you’re worried about legalities surrounding add-ons, you’re safe sticking to the official list, which will mostly be paid content.

Calendar

If you’re overrun with the sheer amount of shows you’re streaming, the calendar will help you organize your shows, and even inform you when the latest episodes are released. This is a handy way to stay on top of the latest releases to make sure you never miss a beat.

The bottom line

If you can wrap your head around the concept of using add-ons in addition to your software, Stremio latest version is a great choice for you to access a wide range of video content from across the web in one convenient place. We do advise that anyone using such services secure their online activity using a VPN at all times. This will help you avoid any issues of legality in the off chance that you don’t quite know what you’re doing. Happy streaming!