Plex for Android - About 60% off! Only £1.27 @ Google play
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Plex for Android - About 60% off! Only £1.27 @ Google play

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Found 20th Nov 2014
--> Quick note for iOS users: Rubenm85 has posted a deal for Plex on iTunes:
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(Thanks for popping a comment in the let us all know Rubenm85)

--> Now also been dropped in price on Amazon Appstore as well.

Plex for Android is one of those must have apps, where you are constantly trying to decide whether to fork out the reddies for it.

Now you don't have to think twice as the price has plummeted to just £1.27 on the Google Play store!

Plex organizes all of your personal media, wherever you keep it, so you can enjoy it on any device. With Plex, you can easily stream your videos, music, photos and home movies to your Android phone or tablet from your home computer running Plex Media Server (available for free at https://www.plex.tv).
- Plex makes your media beautiful with rich descriptions, artwork, and other metadata.
- Plex automatically converts your media on-the-fly to play on any device.
- Easily share your media with friends and family.
- Browse, fling and control your media on any Plex-enabled device, including the Google Chromecast
- Sync media to your phone or tablet for offline viewing (Plex Pass)
- Sync media to your favorite cloud provider including Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box, so you can stream media even when your server is offline (Plex Pass)
- Access a wide range of online channels such as TED, Revision3, and TWiT.
- Queue online videos from sites like Vimeo and YouTube and watch them later on any device.
With Plex, your media universe is constantly expanding. Getting up and running is easy, so start now!

62 Comments

Great app, got a plex pass so get it anyway though.

I have movies on my Galaxy Tab 2 from the movie hub but they won't transmit on to chromecast to tv, would this help ?

Darzen

I have movies on my Galaxy Tab 2 from the movie hub but they won't … I have movies on my Galaxy Tab 2 from the movie hub but they won't transmit on to chromecast to tv, would this help ?

no you would need a Plex server

Original Poster

Darzen

I have movies on my Galaxy Tab 2 from the movie hub but they won't … I have movies on my Galaxy Tab 2 from the movie hub but they won't transmit on to chromecast to tv, would this help ?



I (hesitantly) disagree with feves92, based on this quote from the Plex website:
Plex for Android Webpage

You can even fling your movies directly from your smartphone or tablet to … You can even fling your movies directly from your smartphone or tablet to your Chromecast-enabled TV


Source - plex.tv/and…oid

Bubble upnp is what I use to stream from from my computer to my phone and it can also stream to chromecast. Oh and it's free.

Darzen

I have movies on my Galaxy Tab 2 from the movie hub but they won't … I have movies on my Galaxy Tab 2 from the movie hub but they won't transmit on to chromecast to tv, would this help ?

Plex for Android Webpage

You can even fling your movies directly from your smartphone or tablet … You can even fling your movies directly from your smartphone or tablet to your Chromecast-enabled TV


You're right to hesitate (although that webpage is ambiguous). They do have to be movies from your plex library.Whatever the movie hub is, this won't help.

Got it free on Amazon app store couple weeks ago.... Not voted either way.

DemonUK

Got it free on Amazon app store couple weeks ago.... Not voted either … Got it free on Amazon app store couple weeks ago.... Not voted either way.



Agreed.

Got this free on Amazon a few weeks ago as well

great must have app

Amazing app.

Is Plex similar to Serviio?

Why not use xbmc ?, it's free and works well on android

was free

Be aware this is just the mobile app for the Plex media system. As people have suggested this needs the server to be of any real worth.

Once you have it set up though it's absolutely fantastic. I have clients on my Amazon fire tv, roku, PC and my iPhone/iPad. I can start watching something on my TV. Move to my iPad while I'm getting ready and then leave the house and continue to watch the same thing. It deals with all the transcoding for you and manages your library.

Combine it with Sickbeard and Couch Potato and you have the fully automated dream.

Officially a fan.

Can I just clarify something, does my media have to be on a server based on laptpop? I've installed Plex on my laptop, then do I used Plex for Android to pickup my movies in my library from there?

Or can I have my library installed on my Android Tablet? Any help would be appreciated.

FTCom

Can I just clarify something, does my media have to be on a server based … Can I just clarify something, does my media have to be on a server based on laptpop? I've installed Plex on my laptop, then do I used Plex for Android to pickup my movies in my library from there?Or can I have my library installed on my Android Tablet? Any help would be appreciated.



Try xbmc for android, it's free and will play your local media as well as stream from any dlna server, windows shares or smb. Xbmc will also stream from most nas drives. I tried the plex for android before xbmc became available and found it limited for streaming using only the plex server and not able to stream from other server clients.

Like some said, Amazon app store give this away for free at times which is how I got it, so keep an eye out. But then again I am willing to pay for this app as it is brilliant and works with chromecast like a dream!

mike_c

Try xbmc for android, it's free and will play your local media as well as … Try xbmc for android, it's free and will play your local media as well as stream from any dlna server, windows shares or smb. Xbmc will also stream from most nas drives. I tried the plex for android before xbmc became available and found it limited for streaming using only the plex server and not able to stream from other server clients.



Cheers will do, thanks for the info.

mike_c

Why not use xbmc ?, it's free and works well on android



XBMC requires far too many keystrokes to make it useable and on anything less than a tablet, you need very positive key entry or it just becomes overly frustrating

PLEX is probably the best thing I've found in recent years. Use it all the time as an app on my Samsung TV. The way it organises and provides covers and info of all my files is brilliant.

Yes it was available for free on Amazon Appstore a couple of weeks ago, but it's not now, this is a great app, and for the price is still a bargain. For any Chromecast owners, this is practically a must-have app.

eded

Yes it was available for free on Amazon Appstore a couple of weeks ago, … Yes it was available for free on Amazon Appstore a couple of weeks ago, but it's not now, this is a great app, and for the price is still a bargain. For any Chromecast owners, this is practically a must-have app.


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Yep... grabbed it then.... it is very handy App... worth buying it in this price...

Heat

eded

For any Chromecast owners, this is practically a must-have app.


As a Chromecast owner without this, can you advise what it'll do for me?

I've tried Plex on Android (with server on Win2008) a number of times, and found it pretty flaky - libraries take forever to open on Android devices (if they open at all). Have also had trouble with the server not scanning large chunks of my music collection (c.80k tracks). Universal Media Server does a much better job on the server side - free and pretty much faultless so far.

do u know if the ios version is cheaper as well?

I thought it was pretty useless unless you have a Plexpass which is more cost?

Carbonize

Bubble upnp is what I use to stream from from my computer to my phone and … Bubble upnp is what I use to stream from from my computer to my phone and it can also stream to chromecast. Oh and it's free.



I use BubbleuPnP too to send files from my Plex media server to my AV Receiver. Perfect little app and is great especially for my music collection.

Got this with a store credit for only £0.98

gibblesuk

XBMC requires far too many keystrokes to make it useable and on anything … XBMC requires far too many keystrokes to make it useable and on anything less than a tablet, you need very positive key entry or it just becomes overly frustrating



or just apply a skin thats designed to be used on a touchscreen

Got to say I love Plex and even got the lifetime membership for some extras. You do need to have files hosted on a server or computer somewhere to do the processing. That run a free software called plex media server. Once you or a friend has a server hosting you tv, movies and music you can share this.

So technically the app will play my films etc on my tablets phone throw onto tv for chromecast, ruku box upstairs etc phone tablet at gym... Can sync to my tablet/phone to watch on train plane (Bit beta only plex pass extra cost and often fails currently)

Also sort of works a bit but still improving can upload to box, google drive and then stream back from there.

So it keeps updating and getting better today they added User accounts (I can now track what I have watched seperate from my kids) more importantly I can share with my kids my film collection with them only seeing the age ratings or parts I want.

How well it works depends on a number of things not least the power of the hosting server (pc) and if its local or limited by use your home internet upload. If have high bit-rate full hd movies (soon 3d 4K) that need reducing in quality to play on say a 720p tv or phone or 5.1 sound that needs converting to stereo, or subtitles to watch that Japanese movie. The server has work to do.
If you have a file that's got stereo sound is 1080p and tv plays it server just sends it there, no strain.

So how well works depends on how many people watching and what where. if you want it on all the time server you want low power to keep running costs down.

But with early hp micro server low power, can get Tb of movies tv etc on gadgets and I can watch something my kids too and its streamed.

Think its great. Think its amazing but if just want to throw a movie and its on your tablet localcast or allcast app, (watch out for surround sound though.) This does far more.

Buy it if Can use it.
Edited by: "alexus" 21st Nov 2014

thanks

Really wish they would catch up and allow purchase of gift apps...

Wanted to buy this app and give it to someone getting their first android for xmas.
Edited by: "delusion" 21st Nov 2014

Sure - if you have any videos, photos, or audio it will allow you to send it to your Chromecast. Also, the plex server comes with a bunch of "channels" - so you can use just the plex app to search through all sorts of online content.

You can download the server for free, so it's worth downloading it, using its web interface, and see if you like what it can do - if you do, then it's well worth the purchase of the Android and / or iOS app for controlling from your mobile / tablet.

Scorpion

As a Chromecast owner without this, can you advise what it'll do for me?

Jonnyblock

I thought it was pretty useless unless you have a Plexpass which is more … I thought it was pretty useless unless you have a Plexpass which is more cost?



If you're syncing for offline viewing, but streaming is ok. I've just installed the server version on server 2012, good streaming so far although apple trailers didn't work on my tv via DLNA, but guessing that's the TV or server not having the codec.

had it on PC for a while - then it generated a 30GB log file on C drive.
deleted...

Happened again - deleted - not used since.

Put me off using it again.

Any issues on Android?

alexus

Got to say I love Plex and even got the lifetime membership for some … Got to say I love Plex and even got the lifetime membership for some extras. You do need to have files hosted on a server or computer somewhere to do the processing. That run a free software called plex media server. Once you or a friend has a server hosting you tv, movies and music you can share this.So technically the app will play my films etc on my tablets phone throw onto tv for chromecast, ruku box upstairs etc phone tablet at gym... Can sync to my tablet/phone to watch on train plane (Bit beta only plex pass extra cost and often fails currently)Also sort of works a bit but still improving can upload to box, google drive and then stream back from there.So it keeps updating and getting better today they added User accounts (I can now track what I have watched seperate from my kids) more importantly I can share with my kids my film collection with them only seeing the age ratings or parts I want.How well it works depends on a number of things not least the power of the hosting server (pc) and if its local or limited by use your home internet upload. If have high bit-rate full hd movies (soon 3d 4K) that need reducing in quality to play on say a 720p tv or phone or 5.1 sound that needs converting to stereo, or subtitles to watch that Japanese movie. The server has work to do. If you have a file that's got stereo sound is 1080p and tv plays it server just sends it there, no strain.So how well works depends on how many people watching and what where. if you want it on all the time server you want low power to keep running costs down.But with early hp micro server low power, can get Tb of movies tv etc on gadgets and I can watch something my kids too and its streamed.Think its great. Think its amazing but if just want to throw a movie and its on your tablet localcast or allcast app, (watch out for surround sound though.) This does far more.Buy it if Can use it.



I suspect I have a similar setup, and love the thing. I have nearly 20 distributed clients now, all streaming regularly. Admittedly I only let them see my SD content due to bandwidth but its fine, I can have 10 people streaming at once.

iOS?

already have this and it works great, now i want a discount for the iOS version...

I had a try with plex a while ago but wasn't that taken by it.

I highly recommend XBMC & Yaste Remote app.
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