Nickel and Dimed. It's absurd that you have to not only pay for the app for every device in your family but then they also charge for the subscription service. I get paying for the service, what I don't get is why I have to pay for the app for every person in my family. This should be part of the family share program!
If people don't know about this, Plex works on roku, Android, Linux, and even Mac and windows. Using the Android app I can direct them all. It makes me wish I could watch two shows at the same time to take advantage.. Easy to use, yet advanced features. Give it a try.
I have to uninstall and reinstall between every sync, as my device library does not update with the new content. The sync status shows the new content, and the amount of storage used seems correct, but the home screen and libraries do not show any new info. It only shows the titles of the recently deleted media.
Seriously cool app. Enhances your computer multi media files exceptionally. Took small amount of router manipulation, nothing too complicated for an average user. Actually most newer routers won't have a problem at all. Serves all of my media music movies television to my portable devices flawlessly , adds metadata to all movie and video files at a professional letvel. Can acclaim enough.
Simply put, Plex is amazing. I have access to my entire collection of movies, TV shows, and music from anywhere and every device that we own. No more DVDs/Blu-rays taking up space in my house. I just rip copies and then throw the discs into a box in the attic. Additionally, once I have a digital copy, my kids can no longer scratch the discs to the point that they skip or don't play at all. They also cannot break a digital copy in half (yes, they have broken a DVD in half before). It also uploads pictures from my phone to my computer, so they get organized into my photo collection (I use Shotwell) just like photos I pull off of my dSLR. My wife can instantly locate photos I have taken on my phone without having to ask me to send them to her! I purchased a Lifetime Plex Pass to support this great project, and for access to all of the features. While not necessarily cheap, I think it was well worth the price in the long run.
Easiest App ever to create a working media server. Only complaint I have, is that it is not good for audiobooks. Would be nice if you could set it to auto stop after 5 min of inactivity with books.
NEW IN 5.8.0:
• Changes to 'Video quality' during playback now only apply to the item being played.
• Always show real codec name in video player information overlay when Direct Play not supported.
• [Android TV] Video player crashes when seeking after end of video is reached.
• [Android TV] Fix video player subtitle when playing local music videos.
• [Android TV] Some portrait photos might appear rotated.
Much more, see https://goo.gl/GqRo4m