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Plex App updated, lists Chromecast support

Discussion in 'Chromecast' started by SlyFerret, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hi All,
    An update for the Plex app was available in the Play store this morning. In the "What's new" section, they state that Chromecast support for video has been added.

    I haven't had a chance to play with it yet, but will be setting up Plex on my NAS and giving it a try tonight or tomorrow.

    -SF
     


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  2. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert

    Haven't tried it, but it requires a subscription to PlexPass. I don't really have any media stored on my computer, so it's not worth tinkering with for me.

    Bunch of other apps were added too, but nothing interesting.
     
  3. Namrak

    Namrak Android Expert

    Can I cast videos stored on my phone using plex? Can it be done without installing plex on my computer/NAS, etc? I just want to cast the videos on my phone using plex. Is that possible at all?

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
     
  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    I believe so, but you're going to pay monthly for it right now if I understand correctly.

    Check out aVia, claims to do that.
     
  5. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member

    Here's everything that was added:

    Vevo
    Red Bull TV
    Plex
    Viki
    Avia
    Revision3
    BeyondPod

    Casting local media via avia is an IAP.

    I might not be seeing everything, I know they were talking about HBO & ESPN, but they're not available for me in the UK.
     
  6. Namrak

    Namrak Android Expert

    Pay monthly to play a video stored on my phone :O ! Crazy!

    I have avia as well, but I thought I'd try plex since the interface is MUCH cleaner.

    Thanks as always!
     
  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    HBO Go requires that you already have HBO through a cable or satellite provider.

    The ESPN mobile hackathon is later this month, they didn't attend the Google hackathon this last weekend, so I don't expect anything from them for a few weeks at least.
     
  8. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member

    The Plex developers responded to one of the negative reviews about this in the Play Store and said it will be free eventually, they're only charging whilst in preview.
     
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  9. wyndslash

    wyndslash Android Expert

    What does that even mean? What about the people who did pay?? :thinking:
     
  10. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member

    I imagine they're giving paying customers the ability to use it first (maybe as a thank you for subscribing). Then it will be rolled out to everyone.
     
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  11. wyndslash

    wyndslash Android Expert

    Hm I paid for the chromecast feature on avia, but that's ok. It's not too expensive($2.99).
     
  12. Namrak

    Namrak Android Expert

    With this feature I wouldn't need the Plex server installed on my computer, right?
     
  13. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member

    I'm not sure how it would work, whether you could cast local media via your handset/tab, or you'd use your tab/handset to browse your plex server then cast that way.

    When I've put the wee man to bed, I'll see if there's an FAQ or readme somewhere.

    If I can't find anything, I might have a mess about later, but if I can find a cheaper/free alternative, I'd rather not pay just to have a play and see how it works.
     
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  14. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    I think this thread has a lot of answers on getting Plex to work from a PC, and in the process may clarify what Plex software is about -

    Stream with Plex! - xda-developers
     
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