Plex .. any way to make like the shield version?

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  1. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    Is there any way to make the apple plex app to have the background for tv shows or movies ? Because the shield app looks great but the apple app is missing it.
     
  2. ZeRoLiMiT macrumors 6502a

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    ha I think the opposite! I have the fusion look and feel
     
  3. rhett7660 macrumors G5

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    From looking for this in the forums, because I have been wondering also, it looks and sounds like the plex team hasn't implemented it yet for the Apple TV.
     
  4. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    ended up returning my appletv and just using my shield until they work all the bugs out for the apple tv
     
  5. John_Hagan macrumors member

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    I’ve never had any major complaint with the appearance of Plex on ATV. I have stopped using it in favor of Infuse which I think is outstanding.
     
  6. rhett7660 macrumors G5

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    The only thing I didn't like about InFuse is that in order to view content on the ATV, I have to pay for their service. Plex I do not.
     
  7. Scott Davilla macrumors regular

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    MrMC has a native Plex Client. You can try it free using MrMC Lite.
     
  8. Rigby macrumors 601

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    You don't have to pay for a "service" to use Infuse. You can buy an app subscription (which includes free updates as long as the subscription runs), but you can also buy the current major version as a one-time purchase with a perpetual license (search for "Infuse Pro" in the app store).
     
  9. rhett7660 macrumors G5

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    Wouldn't that be paying for the service, even if it is a one time fee? I have tried it out, but for me it didn't do anything, that I could see, differently when it came to handling my media. One thing i didn't like, and this maybe a product of the free offering, was the music play didn't read below the top level of folders, example KISS/Albums/Songs. I had to go to the album part in order to play any of the media. Again, I don't know if this was something that is limited due to the free package or not. I am also wondering if was built with music in mind. I have tried several music streamers with varying degrees of success. So far Plex has been pretty good, but then again, there have been some issues with the music media also.

    Or when I went to the folder that had my movies in it, mobile device again, it would have to reload the content, so I would have to wait until the folders were read. It also didn't like, if I had a few nested folders for example: Movies/Spider-Man/Spaider-Man 1... It didn't like that. Again, I don't know if this was because I was trying out the free version. I don't know. I have looked over the rather large thread on this forum, so i might give it a go, but at this time it didn't do anything differently than what I am currently doing.
     
  10. Rigby macrumors 601

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    You pay for the app, not some kind of service. It's not like Plex Pass or similar.
    It's actually quite different from Plex. Most importantly, it doesn't require installing server software and doesn't transcode anything so you don't lose quality.
    Infuse currently doesn't support music.
    Apparently you only used it in folder browsing mode. It doesn't do that when you use the library view (which is now also supported on the iOS version).
    It's best to follow the naming conventions described in their FAQ (which are very similar to what Kodi recommends, so you can actually use the same folder structure with both Kodi or MrMC and Infuse).
     
  11. rhett7660 macrumors G5

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    Thanks for the responses. I stand corrected on the language, one time fee for the product, not a service. I was afraid it wasn't a music player also, given how it could handle uncompressed audio! Rats.

    Looks like I will take another look at this.
     

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