Stremio is a modern media center application that allows you to organize and stream video content from various sources in one place. It works similar to Popcorn Time, but is completely legal.

Some key features of Stremio:

  • Stream movies, TV shows, web videos, live TV channels, sports and more
  • Supports torrent streaming without having to download files
  • Intuitive interface for easy content discovery
  • Available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS (to some extent) and Android TV
  • Open source and free to use

Stremio allows streaming content through addons, which pull media from various online sources. There are addons for popular streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu, as well as torrent streaming addons which get media from P2P networks.

The application automatically fetches metadata like descriptions, posters, ratings for media center integration. It also provides notifications when new episodes of your favorite TV shows are released.

Is Stremio legal to use?

Stremio is a legitimate application developed by a Bulgarian company called Stremio LTD. The app itself is legal to use. However, some of the addons may provide access to pirated content.

As a user, you are responsible for ensuring you have the rights to access any media you stream through Stremio. Streaming copyrighted content without authorization is illegal.

To stay on the right side of the law, restrict usage to free, publicly available addons and personal media backups. Many addons have a mix of legal and illegal sources, so choose links carefully.

In a nutshell:

  • Stremio app is 100% legal
  • Streaming pirated media is illegal
  • Use caution with third-party addons

Can I use Stremio on an iPhone or iPad?

There is an app Stremio Organizer on App Store. It has limited functionality but that’s the only way to use Stremio on iPhone.

1. Use the Stremio Organizer App

Stremio Organizer is a companion app for iOS that lets you manage your Stremio library. You can add or remove movies, TV shows, channels etc. to your Stremio account through this app.

The key features are:

  • Add/remove items from your Stremio library
  • Discover new video content
  • Get notifications for newly released episodes
  • Sync your library across devices

However, you cannot actually stream any media with this app. It is meant only for library management purposes.

  1. Open the App Store on your iOS device
  2. Search for “Stremio Organizer”
  3. Download and install the Stremio Organizer app
  4. Login with your Stremio account credentials

2. Use the Stremio Web Version

Stremio offers an official web version that can be used on iPhone and iPad browsers like Safari. It provides features closer to the desktop application.

To get started:

  1. Open Safari browser on your iOS device
  2. Go to Stremio website
  3. Click on login and enter your Stremio account details
  4. You can now use features like:
  5. Add-ons for streaming content
  6. Create and manage your library
  7. Get notifications
  8. Use an external video player

However, features like torrent streaming still don’t work. And you have to keep the Stremio server running on a desktop PC for best performance.

How to Use Stremio on iOS

Once you have set up Stremio on your iPhone or iPad through one of the above methods, here is how you can start streaming:

Discover New Content

The Discover tab shows you movies, shows, web channels etc. that are trending. You can filter by different categories and genres to find content that interests you.

Search for Movies & TV Shows

Use the search bar to look for specific titles by name. The results show streaming links from various addons where the content is available.

Install & Setup Addons

To stream, you need to install addons first. Go to the Addons section and browse available addons for different types of content sources. Install any you wish to use.

Some good options are:

  • YouTube – Stream videos from YouTube creators
  • Torrentio – Stream torrents without downloading
  • The Pirate Bay – An addon for The Pirate Bay torrent site

Stream Video Content

Once addons are installed, you can select a movie or show and click the “Stream” button to start watching! The video will play either in the web browser or an external app, depending on your settings.

Use The Mobile App Features

If using the Stremio Organizer iOS app, you can:

  • Get notifications for newly released episodes
  • Sync your Stremio library across devices
  • Stream your personal media files stored locally or on a Plex server

This allows you to manage your content library on the go.


While Stremio does not have a dedicated iOS application, the Stremio Organizer app and Stremio Web provide alternative options to use it on an iPhone or iPad.

The Organizer app lets you manage your library, while the Web version enables streaming through addons. Both have limitations compared to the desktop experience, but get the job done for iOS access.