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Plex

by Plex, Inc.
Rated: All Ages
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,566 customer reviews)

List Price: $4.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.6.3.269
  • Fixes
  • - Hide "Sync Now" option from preplay screens in tablets
  • - Fix progress of sync'ed video items not being properly updated during playback
  • - Fix crash in widget when back pressed before player connected
  • - Fix problems during remote playback if play queue modified on the controller (for instance by deleting an item)
  • - Fix "repeat one" option in audio player
  • - Fix bug where sync didn't work if app was started without network connectivity
  • - [TV] Fix for some texts getting cut in movie preplay screen

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004Y1WCDE
  • Release Date: April 26, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,565 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Interact with your home computer's Plex Media Server
  • View your photos and streaming videos
  • Listen to your music library
  • Get to your favorite online content through one of 100s of available Plex channels

Product Description

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://plex.tv).

- Plex makes your media beautiful with rich descriptions, artwork, and other related information.
- 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.
- 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!

NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A PLEX MEDIA SERVER (AVAILABLE FOR FREE AT https://plex.tv/downloads) INSTALLED AND RUNNING TO STREAM LOCAL MEDIA. VERSION 0.9.8.14 OR HIGHER IS REQUIRED. DRM-protected content (such as video from the iTunes store), ISO disc images, and VIDEO_TS folders are not supported.

Technical Details

  • Size: 7.5MB
  • Version: 3.6.3.269
  • Developed By: Plex, Inc.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Enter Wi-Fi Multicast mode
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Access information about networks
    • Record audio
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 3.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

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281 of 333 people found the following review helpful
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I'm not sure if this is an Amazon issue, or a Plex issue, but the version here on Amazon has not been updated while new versions are being released on Google Play. The missing updates contain fixes for ChromeCast and newer versions of Android. It's also interesting that it has been on sale here on Amazon for a while, but not on Google Play. You might want to consider avoiding the Amazon version until it becomes clear what's happening here.

Update as of 8/8/14: again, the Amazon version of this app is way behind the normal releases available on Google Play. In fact, it's now about 6 versions behind. The discussion in the Plex forums continues to point to Amazon as the bottleneck.

Update as of 12/28/14: The Amazon version is only at 3.6.3.269, while Google Play has been keeping up and is currently at version 3.8.3.295. And even though it's currently on sale for $2.41 on Amazon, it's only $1.99 on Google Play. Makes no sense to me.
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80 of 96 people found the following review helpful
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Updated (7/3/2014)

First let me say that I've tried numerous apps to stream music and video. There was always an issue that made the apps less than stellar. Plex gives me 99% of what I want!

Positives
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- Stream movies and videos to iPhone, Android tablets (HP Touchpad running CyanogenMod 9, Kindle Fire HD, HP Slate) and HTC One phone (devices that I have)
- Integrates with iTunes so that my 120GB music database can be played anywhere
(I have moved to Subsonic for music streaming. It does a much better job with music. Perhaps one day Plex will be there as well.)
- iTunes playlists on home PC are seen with Plex client so I can easily stream music while driving (no more Pandora, Spotify, etc.)
(Yeah, still works, but it's not reliable.)
- Plex client login allows you to see all of your libraries automatically, no matter what device you are using
- Plex app for Roku so that I can stream home videos, movies, music to TVs. You can take this little box with you on vacation, hook it to a TV, connect via integrated WiFi and have access to all of your multimedia just as if you were home as well as NetFlix and other apps.
(Just make sure that you are converting your files to something Roku likes. I tried the Amazon Fire TV and the video files that stream flawlessly under Roku were choppy with Amazon Fire TV and Plex.)
- Integrated database populates the metadata for music and movies instantly. No need to use a metadata manager.
- TV Show series look great and contain all of the info about each episode.
- The quality of the videos can be adjusted automatically or manually based on your connection speed so you can stream over 3G or slow WiFi connections.
- DLNA support in latest beta.
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107 of 132 people found the following review helpful
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The Plex for Android is very nice application and it worked on my Android Nexus 5 device as expected.
But i am disappointed to find out that i had bought a paid app which is at least 2 version older than the one published on Google play store.
At least for paid app it is expected that their latest edition are available for sale on App store and not the old version.
I regularly check for update for the application after i purchased it, but there seems to be no plan to keep it updated with latest version on amazon app store.
Plex, Inc kindly update Plex for Android to the latest version on Amazon App store.
Is there any provision where i can ask for rebate and return my order for paid application on Amazon App Store?
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't be more angry with how Plex has handled ... October 6, 2014
By JayBP
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I couldn't be more angry with how Plex has handled the Amazon version of the app. Fire TV and Kindle is crippled as a reliable platform due to the lack of updates. I can't watch a single movie or TV show without the app pausing or locking up. I find myself regretting this decision as I continue to watch Plex release updates for Android on Google play and continuously ignore the Amazon Marketplace which Kindle/ Fire TV depends on. Plex should understand that I and others are only plex pass members because of the Kindle and Fire TV! Stop ignoring us Plex!

Now Chromcast has stopped working too.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Depends on the Version and Platform. July 21, 2014
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Basically I find Plex to be a good product. It seems to have it's own quirks depending on the platform. For the Fire TV it does not pass the Dolby signal to the sound thread. I have tried both the HDMI and the optical out ports. The signal is only translated as stereo. I tested the same Video using Plex on my Samsung Smart TV and it works perfectly.
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29 of 38 people found the following review helpful
By DRE
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Now that it's no longer an issue, and you get can get it for free for the next 2 nights, why not try it out? It's definitely worth it!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worked temporally then stopped July 9, 2014
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Worked for a little bit until an error showed up and messed up everything. Even uninstalled and installed and didn't work.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful August 14, 2011
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This app is awesome. I've been looking for an XBMC port to Android, or something that does the equivalent. So finding Plex is pretty cool. I've been playing with my Media Server and I must say, I like this concept very well, especially being able to continue a video from device to device.

I haven't yet figured out how to build playlists on the phone yet, or to build/open them on the server yet either. So better playlist support would be nice.

Also, I know Google TV isn't a supported device, however it would be awesome to be able to use Plex on my Logitech Revue! That way I will be able to actually play my videos from my server without messing with Windows Media Player and UPNP only to find out that the codecs I use (ogg & mpv) primarily aren't compatible with the device.

XBMC on my Revue would be awesome, please help make Plex work over Ethernet & use the x86 acceleration when Google releases a NDK for Google TV! I'd even be willing to buy the app again to be able to play my files, bonus points for being able to playback 1080p video files without needing to re-encode them on the Media Server.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Love it with my amazon fire. Setup was a bit hard but afterwards words great and easy to launch.
Published 8 minutes ago by Viktor Nikitenko
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic! Definitely needs work to improve efficiency, performance and options. Not withstanding, this is a great app.
Published 48 minutes ago by Konrad Kuzmanoff
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have if your use Plex as your server.
A nice port of the app into the platform. Performs well in delivering our home media server to my Kindle. Read more
Published 1 hour ago by Andrew Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this app and streaming system
Published 3 hours ago by edward daniels
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great app!!!!!!!!!
Published 4 hours ago by D. Wolford
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cool streaming experience for Home videos and pictures
I liked the idea of streaming my pictures, home videos and movies from my PC to my Fire TV, so I gave it a try. Read more
Published 5 hours ago by Raoolio
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works very well.
Published 5 hours ago by Stephanie McCarty
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good product.
Works as stated in the description. Very good product.
Published 5 hours ago by Jack Misraje
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Superb
Published 5 hours ago by atomtabem
5.0 out of 5 stars What I know of it is that it's an awesome app, well worth paying...
Honestly I didn't use the app since I don't currently have a working PC and only checked into it because it was a freebie for a limited offer. Read more
Published 5 hours ago by Wintersoulstice
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Simple Folder Locking in Plex?
You have to be a Plex Pass member to access those features. "Plex Home" is the feature you want.
Nov 25, 2014 by S. Salerno |  See all 7 posts
1st kindle fire
no
Nov 28, 2014 by Dan |  See all 2 posts
Since Plex is obviously not an option for Fire Stick
You can use Plex or side load XBMC (Kodi). Both work great on the FireTV Stick.
Nov 25, 2014 by S. Salerno |  See all 2 posts
Videos keep freezing
Yes. I have this problem everyday on my fire TV but not on any other platform. The app on the Amazon app store is many releases behind Google play and it needs to be updated soon. I am beginning to be sorry that I purchased lifetime plex pass with the fire TV because it is a disaster.
Sep 29, 2014 by A. Watson |  See all 2 posts
Using with FireTV & a Kindle Fire HDX and/or Macbook Pro?`
Download the free media server at http://plex.tv on your laptop. Point the server at your media on your NAS. Buy the Plex app for FireTV. Plenty of help available on the forums at htto://plex.tv.
Apr 4, 2014 by Cayce Ullman |  See all 6 posts
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