1. lawful73's Avatar
    Hello, I'd like to know if there is any other Media Server that works better than Plex. Basically to be used remotely and across Apple environment.

    Thank you.
    12-28-2016 04:16 PM
  2. firedept10's Avatar
    I use Plex across all my Apple devices. I have yet to find anything better. I use it on my iPhone, iPad, iMac, MBP and TV4. Easy to setup and use. I've never had any issues with it either.
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    12-28-2016 04:58 PM
  3. Ecm's Avatar
    +1 for Plex. It works great on all my devices. There's an app for Android smart TV's as well. It became even better with the ability to download subtitles to match your movies.
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    12-28-2016 05:16 PM
  4. lawful73's Avatar
    I use Plex across all my Apple devices. I have yet to find anything better. I use it on my iPhone, iPad, iMac, MBP and TV4. Easy to setup and use. I've never had any issues with it either.
    +1 for Plex. It works great on all my devices. There's an app for Android smart TV's as well. It became even better with the ability to download subtitles to match your movies.
    Thank you for your answers. How much does it cost (Plex)?.
    12-28-2016 08:56 PM
  5. firedept10's Avatar
    Thank you for your answers. How much does it cost (Plex)?.

    I don't pay anything for it. I've installed it on all my devices for free.
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    12-28-2016 11:08 PM
  6. lawful73's Avatar
    I don't pay anything for it. I've installed it on all my devices for free.
    But there is 1 minute playback limitation on the Plex client.
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    12-28-2016 11:13 PM
  7. firedept10's Avatar
    But there is 1 minute playback limitation on the Plex client.
    I apologize. It's been so long that I forgot about Plex Pass. I believe I paid a one time cost of $150 CDN. This allows me access to everything.
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    12-28-2016 11:24 PM
  8. lawful73's Avatar
    I apologize. It's been so long that I forgot about Plex Pass. I believe I paid a one time cost of $150 CDN. This allows me access to everything.
    Thank you.
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    12-28-2016 11:28 PM
  9. Ecm's Avatar
    Thank you for your answers. How much does it cost (Plex)?.
    There are several options for a Plex subscription. Monthly, yearly, or lifetime. https://www.plex.tv/features/plex-pass/
    12-29-2016 08:04 AM
  10. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I use Plex and DS Video, which is the Synology NAS media app. Both are great, but if you don't have a Synology NAS then DS Video won't do you any good.
    12-29-2016 10:13 AM
  11. mark-d's Avatar
    Another Plex user. I only have a free account so paid for the iOS app but it's on my iPhone and iPad as well as my Roku. Thanks to Apple family sharing it's on my girlfriend's iPhone and my 17 month old son's iPod touch too so he can watch his tv programmes ripped from DVDs
    12-29-2016 12:47 PM
  12. lawful73's Avatar
    There are several options for a Plex subscription. Monthly, yearly, or lifetime. https://www.plex.tv/features/plex-pass/
    I use Plex and DS Video, which is the Synology NAS media app. Both are great, but if you don't have a Synology NAS then DS Video won't do you any good.
    Another Plex user. I only have a free account so paid for the iOS app but it's on my iPhone and iPad as well as my Roku. Thanks to Apple family sharing it's on my girlfriend's iPhone and my 17 month old son's iPod touch too so he can watch his tv programmes ripped from DVDs
    Thank you for the advice. I think I'll try Plex suscription, monthly. Basically I think subscription is needed for cloud streaming when server is offline. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.
    12-29-2016 01:36 PM
  13. mark-d's Avatar
    Thank you for the advice. I think I'll try Plex suscription, monthly. Basically I think subscription is needed for cloud streaming when server is offline. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.
    The server has to be on for streaming with paid or free accounts. The media is hosted locally so with the server off line there would be no media to stream
    lawful73 likes this.
    12-29-2016 01:43 PM
  14. lawful73's Avatar
    Plex, is there anything better? Thanks.-captura-de-pantalla-2016-12-29-las-17.11.14.png

    The server has to be on for streaming with paid or free accounts. The media is hosted locally so with the server off line there would be no media to stream
    Thank you, but with subscription they offer it now.
    12-29-2016 02:14 PM
  15. mark-d's Avatar
    Depends on the size of your library. As mine runs into terabytes I'd need the server on as I'm not paying for that cloud storage to host it and turn off the PC
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    12-29-2016 04:08 PM
  16. italodance's Avatar
    PLEX eats more battery life on my iPad Pro for each movie so i prefer to buy anything on iTunes these days. and that's it, Cloud is the future.
    Last edited by italodance; 01-01-2017 at 11:24 AM.
    01-01-2017 10:32 AM
  17. Tech198's Avatar
    Is Kodi better... U don't have to use it for pirated use... although thats how it usually is associated with. Their are perfectly legal apps to go for
    01-02-2017 05:26 AM
  18. Derrick4Real's Avatar
    I have kodi on my fire stick 2. i love it. I prefer it to Plex because plex requires i have a computer running a server. Kodi can simply read my movies and music right off the harddrive i have attached directly into my router. An added bonus because my only desktop computer is ancient and barely competent to run a browser. But I can't comment on Plex on apple platforms. I think use whatever works for you.
    01-18-2017 05:44 PM

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