Plex Media Server Xbox One/ Xbox 360 (Free with plex Pass) Plex pass is £3 per month or £25 per year @ Plex
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Plex Media Server Xbox One/ Xbox 360 (Free with plex Pass) Plex pass is £3 per month or £25 per year @ Plex

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Found 7th Oct 2014
I know a lot of people have been waiting for plex to arrive on Xbox One

Plex pass subscribers only

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so you need a plex pass and also pay £3 on top?

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sparx1981

so you need a plex pass and also pay £3 on top?



no you need just a plex pass

Editor

Plex Media Server Xbox One/ Xbox 360 £3 per month or £25 per year @ Plex

No......

Plex Media Player Plex Pass £3 per month or £25 per year (Xbox One / Xbox 360 Media Server Now Included)

maybe

Stop beefing the Plex Pass up by slapping Xbox One / 360 in the title as it's main selling point.

What does plex do? Have it on my phone but no idea what it's supposed to do

jacenj

What does plex do? Have it on my phone but no idea what it's supposed to … What does plex do? Have it on my phone but no idea what it's supposed to do



support.plex.tv/hc/…ons

Aeschylus

no you need just a plex pass

great, I have a lifetime plex pass so happy this is a freebie on top

sparx1981

great, I have a lifetime plex pass so happy this is a freebie on top



Quite a big jump from lifetime from $74.99 to $149.99

I'm...Per-Plexed...

Can't see the point of having Plex server on an xbox one or xbox 360, It's surely a waste of a games machine and it won't run as well as on a pc (for instance) where you can have much more storage space.

jasee

Can't see the point of having Plex server on an xbox one or xbox 360, … Can't see the point of having Plex server on an xbox one or xbox 360, It's surely a waste of a games machine and it won't run as well as on a pc (for instance) where you can have much more storage space.



it's not the server it's the client, what goods a server on a locked down system?

jasee

Can't see the point of having Plex server on an xbox one or xbox 360, … Can't see the point of having Plex server on an xbox one or xbox 360, It's surely a waste of a games machine and it won't run as well as on a pc (for instance) where you can have much more storage space.


So is Plex working with Chromecast a waste too?

I download a lot of stuff and me and my partner watch it on the TV. Before Chromecast we put media on a USB stick and put that in the TV. Now I download and put in the Plex folder and use my phone to play the content/cast to TV. This makes it even easier for me. One negative I had with Plex/Chromecast was I often pressed stop instead of pause and have looked for a remote I could use but, problem solved. Uses Xbox voice AND I bought a media remote at the weekend anyway so very happy bunny.

ando

it's not the server it's the client, what goods a server on a locked down … it's not the server it's the client, what goods a server on a locked down system?



Oh, so you can view your media on an xbox? Still seems a waste of an xbox and it seems you have to subscribe to keep using it.

Plex Pass is way too expensive and that was before the price hikes!

At least the client more or less works now, although there are still problems that really shouldn't be there.


jasee

Can't see the point of having Plex server on an xbox one or xbox 360, … Can't see the point of having Plex server on an xbox one or xbox 360, It's surely a waste of a games machine and it won't run as well as on a pc (for instance) where you can have much more storage space.


Nope, you have Plex server on a PC and run the Plex client on the Xbone. The software just streams from the server. You can also run the client on the server so can can start with just one box and work upwards.

Edited by: "repouk" 7th Oct 2014

jasee

Oh, so you can view your media on an xbox? Still seems a waste of an xbox … Oh, so you can view your media on an xbox? Still seems a waste of an xbox and it seems you have to subscribe to keep using it.



waste of an xbox how?

it doesn't magically remove all the other functions of the console when you install the plex app you do know this yes?

zombrex

......waste of an xbox how?it doesn't magically remove all the other … ......waste of an xbox how?it doesn't magically remove all the other functions of the console when you install the plex app you do know this yes?


He misunderstood and was assuming that the Xbox became a dedicated server.


sparx1981

so you need a plex pass and also pay £3 on top?


Plex Site

Plex for Xbox is currently available for free to Plex Pass subscribers. … Plex for Xbox is currently available for free to Plex Pass subscribers. In the future, it will be made available, for a fee, to those without a Plex Pass. In addition to the Xbox app, a Plex Pass also gives you exclusive premium features and early access to new ones.



The cost of a Plex Pass isn't cheap though. The prices have just gone up with a massive price hike too.
PLex Site

Choose a subscription plan and start enjoying the best of PlexMonthly … Choose a subscription plan and start enjoying the best of PlexMonthly $4.99 Yearly $39.99 Lifetime $149.99



Edited by: "repouk" 7th Oct 2014

repouk

Plex Pass is way too expensive and that was before the price hikes!At … Plex Pass is way too expensive and that was before the price hikes!At least the client more or less works, although there are still problems that really shouldn't be there.Nope, you have Plex server on a PC and run the Plex client on the Xbone. The software just streams from the server. You can also run the client on the server so can can start with just one box and work upwards.



My xbox streams some types of video from my media server, but I wouldn't want to watch any videos on it, the screen isn't big enough. For the other tvs, I have WD boxes or the clients are built in and I have (free) aps for the android phones and the ipads.

It's only available to plex pass subscribers at the moment on xbone. It will be available soon to non plex pass subscribers for a small charge on both Xbone and Xbox 360.

Off topic slightly but does anyone know how to stop shows or movies stopping several minutes before the end?

jasee

My xbox streams some types of video from my media server, but I wouldn't … My xbox streams some types of video from my media server, but I wouldn't want to watch any videos on it, the screen isn't big enough. For the other tvs, I have WD boxes or the clients are built in and I have (free) aps for the android phones and the ipads.


Depends where your Xbox is really.
We have the 42" TV in the living room with a Chromecast hooked up to it and the Xbox One (and 360) along with the VM Tivo box and all shows/movies are shown on that TV one way or the other. Like I said previously, via USB, then via Chromecast/Plex, now it will be via Plex on the Xbox One as damn it's so much easier to say Xbox pause when the door/phone rings :D, then fiddle about with my phone to pause it.
As it happens, just a couple of days back I looked to see if there was a Plex app for the Xbox as I figured it would make life much easier for our set up :).

bex85

Depends where your Xbox is really.We have the 42" TV in the living room … Depends where your Xbox is really.We have the 42" TV in the living room with a Chromecast hooked up to it and the Xbox One (and 360) along with the VM Tivo box and all shows/movies are shown on that TV one way or the other. Like I said previously, via USB, then via Chromecast/Plex, now it will be via Plex on the Xbox One as damn it's so much easier to say Xbox pause when the door/phone rings :D, then fiddle about with my phone to pause it. As it happens, just a couple of days back I looked to see if there was a Plex app for the Xbox as I figured it would make life much easier for our set up :).



Ok, thanks, I see now.

After trying a few media servers, I use the free version of Serviio. This is seen by the WD boxes and the client built into my big TV. The main problem was finding clients for operating systems that can easily see it on the local lan and play all types of file. The mac.was difficult. Fortunately VLC player will install on almost everything, so most types of file are playable. Vlc has an ability to browse the network, but it has never worked properly for me. For guests who don't want to or can't install anything complicated, I get them to install filezilla. I run filezilla server, so they can download the videos directly, They are all classified and in directories anyway, so easy to find and recognise. Everything is free!

I'd be tempted to pay £9.99 to buy this outright, but no chance myself/the casual gamer/movie viewer pays this kinda money.


Edited by: "jaybizzle" 8th Oct 2014

I've been using plex on ps4 for ages now

Shame MS can't/won't have anything to do with XBMC/Kodi. Console sales would rocket.

Getting media to devices these days isn't much of an issue with UPNP/DLNA etc, its getting the consistency and usability factors right.

I'm a XBMC man, have been from the start. With setups all round the house and mysql on the server its just amazing.

I've used Plex on the odd occasion, the Plex server runs side by side with XBMC on most things. Comes in useful if I find myself with a device that hasn't the power to decode etc

Plex has its place and works great if you aren't a major media hoe, especially with a NowTV box. Done setups with these for many friends & family and they love it. But at these prices not gonna happen.

I'd be willing to pay say a tenner a year for a sub if I used it more, balances out the lifetime sub a little bit. But not $40 (£20+) a year and definitely not $149.99 (£80ish) outright.

That £80 is going on a Fire TV w/XBMC. Looking to downsize my bedroom PC a little



Edited by: "IAmTheDude" 8th Oct 2014

IAmTheDude

Shame MS can't/won't have anything to do with XBMC/Kodi. Console sales … Shame MS can't/won't have anything to do with XBMC/Kodi. Console sales would rocket.Getting media to devices these days isn't much of an issue with UPNP/DLNA etc, its getting the consistency and usability factors right.I'm a XBMC man, have been from the start. With setups all round the house and mysql on the server its just amazing.I've used Plex on the odd occasion, the Plex server runs side by side with XBMC on most things. Comes in useful if I find myself with a device that hasn't the power to decode etcPlex has its place and works great if you aren't a major media hoe, especially with a NowTV box. Done setups with these for many friends & family and they love it. But at these prices not gonna happen.I'd be willing to pay say a tenner a year for a sub if I used it more, balances out the lifetime sub a little bit. But not $40 (£20+) a year and definitely not $149.99 (£80ish) outright.That £80 is going on a Fire TV w/XBMC. Looking to downsize my bedroom PC a little



People seem a little confused on the pricing. As it stands to use the Plex app on Xbox One you need a Plex pass but soon the app will be available to anyone with a one off payment to purchase the app. No cost has been given but I hope they don't charge a silly amount just because it's on Xbox. The Android app was only a few pounds (£2 or £3, don't remember exactly).

I was curious and could do with a good media player on my Xbox so went for 1 months pass subscription. Hopefully the app will be available to buy after the month is up. Installed it yesterday and it worked very nicely, usual Xbox One layout, nice and smooth navigation. Plex displayed all artwork as you would expect. All TV shows and movies I tried worked perfectly.

I don't normally like Plex much, and on all my other systems use XBMC, but as this is the only option on Xbox then it will do. I will try it out a bit more then hopefully remove my Raspberry Pi from that TV (yes it works, but just so slow compared to other media players).

It's certainly nice to see Microsoft allow this sort of app. Hopefully others will follow. Who knows, maybe XBMC/Kodi

Richierea

People seem a little confused on the pricing. As it stands to use the … People seem a little confused on the pricing. As it stands to use the Plex app on Xbox One you need a Plex pass but soon the app will be available to anyone with a one off payment to purchase the app. No cost has been given but I hope they don't charge a silly amount just because it's on Xbox. The Android app was only a few pounds (£2 or £3, don't remember exactly).I was curious and could do with a good media player on my Xbox so went for 1 months pass subscription. Hopefully the app will be available to buy after the month is up. Installed it yesterday and it worked very nicely, usual Xbox One layout, nice and smooth navigation. Plex displayed all artwork as you would expect. All TV shows and movies I tried worked perfectly.I don't normally like Plex much, and on all my other systems use XBMC, but as this is the only option on Xbox then it will do. I will try it out a bit more then hopefully remove my Raspberry Pi from that TV (yes it works, but just so slow compared to other media players).It's certainly nice to see Microsoft allow this sort of app. Hopefully others will follow. Who knows, maybe XBMC/Kodi



Right, so currently its only to Pass owners but soon a seperate paid app like the Android one was, no sub needed for normal use. Missed that part, seems like a better offer that way

Good to hear of its quality though. No doubt it will be as slow as poo on the 360, the online dash at the minute is slow sluggish! Gotta reblock the video ads in my router before I go online again, half the reason I pull cable out is its SO much faster without the content.

Does it need a Live connection though or does it run properly just on LAN? If it works OffLive then I'm gonna use my old broken 360s as Plex clients

If MS would 'man up' and accept that not everyone lives and bleeds MS and that they do use other software then maybe they would start to use open source codecs properly. Then we wouldn't need extra apps such as Plex etc.

Last time I tried my 360 navigated my server pretty well using the inbuilt browser (was just sloooww), it just wouldn't play anything. Add a bit of code for thumbnail display and folder/albumart and Bam! decent media player.

No wonder Plex hiked the price up so much, its to pay MS for the 'privilege' of allowing an app on the console. Remember reading about some company (EA, 2k, Indie etc) who wanted to patch some bugs on a game. MS charge them $40,000 a patch...

I hear you on the Pi though, great in theory but XBMC on it just didn't cut it for me.
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