AppleTV 2015 - Streaming Video NAS

Which Streaming service is better for your ATV/NAS comob

  • Infuse

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • Plex

    Votes: 10 62.5%
  • Some other app

    Votes: 4 25.0%

  • Total voters
    16
  • Poll closed .

appleguy

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Both Infuse (Firecore) and Plex have been announced they are working on apps for the new AppleTV.
Which route will be better?
 

Wunderwally

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Sep 13, 2015
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It depends. If you want a system with multiple devices and even multiple users where everything is in sync (like watch status) Plex is the way to go. Emby (former MediaBrowser) does pretty much everything Plex does for free, but they have no iOS app at the moment and if you want to use it on Mac OS you only can with a Kodi plugin or a browser - no dedicated Mac app. Also Emby said they are looking into the new ATV.

Infuse is a more "single-device approach" with a stunning interface and a lot of options at least the last time i've tried it.

As you may have noticed i'm a plex user:) I use it for quite some time and really like it. It's just like Netflix for your personal media.
 
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mrtune

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Jun 23, 2007
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I use a Synology NAS at home. So I won't be waiting for either of those options. I'd love to see a dedicated app compatible with my synology. I retired my apple tv because I got tired relying on airplay to stream my videos to my apple tv. I bought a roku box because synology released a dedicated app for it. Much easier for my wife and little kids to use it.

I'd jump right back to my apple tv if a synology app pops up for it in the future, or any dlna streaming app for that matter.
 
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Wunderwally

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Sep 13, 2015
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I use a Synology NAS at home. So I won't be waiting for either of those options. I'd love to see a dedicated app compatible with my synology. I retired my apple tv because I got tired relying on airplay to stream my videos to my apple tv. I bought a roku box because synology released a dedicated app for it. Much easier for my wife and little kids to use it.

I'd jump right back to my apple tv if a synology app pops up for it in the future, or any dlna streaming app for that matter.
I'm pretty sure Infuse will support DLNA as they do in their iOS apps!
 
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Bevz

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Oct 23, 2007
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Plex for me, but it depends if you have a proper server or just attached drives to the network. If just drives to a network then Infuse is a great piece of software.
 
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rhett7660

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Does infuse require an application to run either on your Nas box or another computer? Or is it running only on your device and it relies on the device with the application to handle the playback? Or both? I have not used it so I am asking. It sounds like you still need some form of software on a computer or nas box to work. I could be wrong, hence the reason for the question.
 
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JoeShades

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No server needed, but the IOS app really lacks functionality, No shuffle options, no photos. no music. People seem to be impressed with something because it looks nice, ignoring the bad flaws
 
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rhett7660

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I went to their site, but it reference software being installed on a computer. Is that not needed to see the media? Or basically you have the iOS App and it looks for folders and plays what is in the folder?
 
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Lop1

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Nov 18, 2014
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infuse because it works great without a pc, I use it with just a timecapsule.
 
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