Plex

Plex
Free
470 reviews
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Publisher

Plex

Download size

7 MB

Last updated

7/1/2015

Version

1.8.0.16

Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8

App requires

  • contacts
  • music library
  • photos library
  • media playback
  • data services
  • push notification service
  • SD card
  • movement and directional sensor
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Plex (https://plex.tv) organizes all of your video, music, and photo collections and streams them to all of your screens. Enjoy unlimited use of the free version of this app, and unlock its full functionality with a Plex Pass subscription -OR- a small one-time in-app purchase (see below).

Free functionality
• Fling unlimited photos and videos from your Plex Media Server (available for free at https://plex.tv/downloads) to other supported Plex apps, such as Roku, Android TV, Fire TV, and Plex Home Theater (coming soon to Xbox One, Playstation, and other apps).

Limitations of the free app
• Playing media from your Plex Media Server on the device running this app is limited (one minute for music and video, watermark on photos) until the app is unlocked.

Unlock full functionality
• Unlock unlimited streaming to your PC or tablet with a Plex Pass subscription that includes many other premium features (available at https://plex.tv/plexpass) -OR- a small one-time in-app purchase.

Here’s a small taste of more things that Plex does to make your media experience awesome:
• Plex makes your media beautiful with artwork, rich metadata, and related content.
• Plex automatically converts your media on-the-fly to play on any device.
• Easily share your media with friends and family.
• Plex Pass feature: Sync media to your phone or tablet for offline viewing.
• Plex Pass feature: 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 feature: Online Trailers and Extras for the movies in your collection!
• Mark online videos from sites like Vimeo and YouTube to be able to 'Watch Later' on your Plex apps.

Getting up and running is easy, install the FREE Plex Media Server now (https://plex.tv/downloads)!

NOTE: PLEX FOR WINDOWS PHONE IS CURRENTLY NOT COMPATIBLE WITH GOOGLE CHROMECAST. YOU MUST HAVE A PLEX MEDIA SERVER (AVAILABLE FOR FREE AT https://plex.tv/downloads) INSTALLED AND RUNNING TO STREAM MEDIA TO THIS APP. SERVER 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. MKV containers, DTS audio, FLAC music, and subtitles are not supported for Direct Play, and will be transcoded.
CHANGES IN 1.8.0.16

FIX
- (Video Player) Display whether or not a subtitle is forced
- (UI) Add home button to music player and photo gallery
- Fix problem syncing when server secured connection is enabled
- A number of user-reported crashes

CHANGES IN 1.8.0.15

FIX
- (Sync) Library section filters/sorts/views not used for sync items
- A number of user-reported crashes

CHANGES IN 1.8.0.13

FIX
- (OnePass) Crash during video playback after dismissing activation message

CHANGES IN 1.8.0.12

FIX
- (OnePass) Don't prompt to activate when playing local content

CHANGES IN 1.8.0.9

FIX
- Sign in button
- A number of user-reported crashes

CHANGES IN 1.8.0.8

FIX
- A number of user-reported crashes

CHANGES IN 1.8.0.7

NEW
- App is now free - with certain usage restrictions, and an in-app purchase to activate additional features.

CHANGES IN 1.8.0.6

FIX
- (Home) Allow the syncing user to delete the cache, even if a restricted user
- (UI) Revert to Artist view when using "Synced" filter
- A number of user-reported crashes

CHANGES IN 1.8.0.5

NEW
- (Video) Updated HTTP Live Streaming stack
- (Sync) Added independent default quality preferences for each media type
- (Interface) Preference to keep display on while app is running

FIX
- (Video) Crash playing older content with MP3 audio over HTTP Live Streaming
- (Video) Too many buttons when controlling video playback in portrait mode
- (Home) Incorrect behavior resuming to sign-in screen
- (Home) Display long user names clearly in sign-in screen
- A number of user-reported crashes
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Reviews

  • by Andrew 6/25/2015
    Free but then demands payment to play back video
  • by Abe 6/25/2015
    Not great on win8 phone ... BUT AT LEAST THE MAJOR FUNCTIONS WORK! All other streaming apps are useless. This DOES work. NOTE: 1. IT IS EXPENSIVE TO BUY 2. YOU END UP HAVING TO BUY PLEX $4.99 a MONTH SUBSCRIPTION FOR IT ALL TO WORK ACROSS PLATFORMS & DEVICES. PLEX ought to be clear about that upfront. But at least it works and the money hasn't been wasted, like almost all apps that charge$ and end up not working.
  • by Shane 6/20/2015
    Nice. Purchased the app, then it disabled itself and claims it was not purchased
  • by Arsh 6/11/2015
    Only one min. playback if you are a free user. Uninstalling this ****.
  • by David 6/11/2015
    Potential, but buggy. Cannot purchase in app, activation is broken and has been for weeks.
  • by Timothy 6/10/2015
    This app has improved immensely since it first appeared on Windows Phone. The thumbnails are now high resolution and the app looks beautiful. They have obviously put a lot of effort into this app.
  • by Sofia 6/6/2015
    Really pretty and well thought GUI
  • by Brad 6/4/2015
    Awesome
  • by Philip 6/3/2015
    Crashes. Running latest plexpass server and I can login via Plex.tv but app won't connect to server
  • by Johnny 6/3/2015
    Plex made this a free app for a couple of weeks and now have crippled it again, forcing us to pay. Shame on the developers. Just keep it a paid app and you enjoy yourselves