Plex x Apple TV/iTV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by realph, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2007
  2. macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2005
    yeah, i just caught that. here's my guess. apple tv is getting apps as everyone says. and elan is going to be at the apple event stage demoing the plex app for apple tv.
  3. macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006

    That would be quite amazing. But seriously, do you have any idea what Plex is? It plays every format under the sun...very very well.
  4. macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2005
    yup, i do. yeah. its pretty far fetch'd for apple to allow a different media player on one of there ios devices. but hell, if they want to sell the itv, they should.


    maybe they'll finally release the iphone netflix app. seriously wtf???
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2007
    I was thinking the exact same thing, either that or Apple have bought Plex and plan on rebranding it.
  6. macrumors 68020

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    I think that the plex guys are just rolling on all the Apple hype that is coming up. I think the september 1st keynote is going to be about iTunes streaming and iPods, due to the guitar on the invitation.

    Could be awesome though, if Apple is joining Plex development, and announce it is the new front end for iTV. ;)
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2005
    I have to say, i gave up on plex about 18 months ago.

    Partially because it was far inferior to XBMC, and Boxee's beta was just around the corner.

    But mostly i found out about Plex's cavaleer attitude toward's XBMC's code, picking and taking what they need, and hardly contributing anything back to the project.

    I guess that sort of stuff matters to me as a geek, so, a little urge to you to all to stop plugging Plex so inceccently, and give XBMC or Boxee (who play far more nicely with XBMC) a shot.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2010
    I believe Plex 9 actually is the first real step taken by the developers to move away from the XBMC source code. It looks like the general interface remains the same but the back end funtionality is now completely different.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Feb 4, 2008
    Chicago, USA
    I am not a big fan of Plex.. and even less so of running a Media Center frontend on a full-blown computer.

    Nonetheless, a Plex frontend for iTV in a form of an iOS app would be interesting. Of course chances of Apple allowing that to happen are somewhere between zero and nil ;)
  10. macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2004
    Running OS X on a HPTC straight up is just annoying, and unintentional. It's great news to hear Plex is re-amping the already awesome media center.

    It's also great news Apple has finally got'n around into caring about the hobby; but I'd rather put my eggs in the Plex basket.
  11. macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2007
    Saskatoon, SK
    Elan made a post answering some questions and basically shot down the rumor of Plex being bought out by Apple.

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