Watch my movies anywhere in the world! Metadata is awesome - cover poster, rating, description, trailer, cast, and extras - all of which Plex has and added to my library or customize yourself. Very worth buying the yearly package - Android app is then free. Multiple users with pin for parental controls and remembering where you paused in the movie to come later to finish watching. Server library can be on multiple drives with more than one library. Streams even high bit rate videos without break-up.
This is absolutely the best and painless vehicle to enjoy all your media. I've been using it for about 6 months and have had zero issues. No digging around on the internet for solutions to bizarre problems, no lag and thus worth every penny. Beautiful interface and maintenance free organization of files. The only thing needed is shorting of file names to allow Plex to index. The appearance of a file in your library is virtually immediate. Well done Plex team!
The rewind time needs to be lengthened or customisable, 30 seconds would be ideal. The current 10 second rewind time is useless when casting since it takes longer than that for me to find my phone, unlock it, switch to the app, then hit the rewind button. Also, disabling Auto Play has no effect when casting. TV episodes still go to the next one after 15 seconds on Chromecast.
Great app, when it's not on a buggy release. Plex is an amazing assortment of media handling software. It does have permissions issues with accessing my SD card and uploading photos though. Also, the last couple versions have been hanging VERY BADLY on startup on app. A lot of the time it won't even load up. This was supposed to have been fixed in Android 5.1, but I'm on 6.0 and still have issues.
Difficult to get working. Finally got video to play but would play for 2 seconds then take 15 seconds to load more content. I used this app a couple years ago and found it difficult they have done nothing to improve their app
A great way to access your online media from multiple devices. I have other media servers but none come close to the functionality of Plex. Yes, I bucked up for the lifetime Plex pass. I consider it a great investment. I am slowly moving all my movies from DVD to streaming from my drobo running Plex server.
NEW IN 5.6.1:
• App would fail to start on arm64v8a devices running Android 5.0.
Much more, see https://goo.gl/GqRo4m