Plex App Store!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by JonHimself, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    I'm not a big user of Plex because I don't really need it (I don't have a dedicated media computer) but have tooled around with it and really like it.
    I came across this article on 9to5mac about an App Store being added so that developers can make apps to run within plex (like a Hulu plug-in, YouTube, etc). I'm interested in seeing how this is used and what it becomes (as I'm sure many others are).

    http://9to5mac.com/Plex-app-store
     
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    I hope this puts more pressure on Apple to release something similar for the AppleTV.
     
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    Why? Plex doesn't run on the AppleTV.
     
  5. JonHimself thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I think they're getting at the fact that a system LIKE plex would be an excellent way to improve the AppleTV. I would think that most people that use Plex use it on a dedicated media centre computer (like a Mini) and use it instead of an AppleTV. If the AppleTV had some of the features of Plex it would make the AppleTV more appealing (obviously somethings that Plex does, the AppleTV will likely not support.. like the file formats).
     
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    +1

    If it did I would install it today, and be happy to pay for it...
     
  7. TuckBodi macrumors 6502

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    XBMC runs on the ATV, which is what Plex is (a branch). Just use XBMC..
     
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    I'm really excited about these applications. I have mac mini set up as my home media computer and have been running a combination of Plex and Boxee. When Boxee lost Hulu I was sad but now I can run everything through Plex and all is right with my media setup! :D
     
  11. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

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    there is no seamless app store for XBMC, this is a plex only addition

    that's why i'm running into the problem of using any of the apps with the Aeon skin in Plex, nowhere to launch them from, so I have to go back to mediastream for the time being
     
  12. azdunerat macrumors regular

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    I am falling more and more in love with Plex, after screaming profanities at it for the first two or three days. The app store gives you some cool media streams and Hulu is a huge perk. The only drawback to hulu is that you cannot watch media that hulu has to connect you to. IE Lost is actually played back on ABC's website and therefore Plex will show you the Lost episode list but cannot play it back. That is my only critique and it is a small one at that.
     
  13. mpshay macrumors 6502

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    I'm with you there. I first down loaded it a few months ago and would try to get it set up the way I wanted only get frustrated and give up (in all fairness did not really look at wiki or forums first). Finally, a few weeks ago, gave it another try and I'm very happy I did. Now have it on 2 minis working as HTPCs and my office iMac. The apps are great. Watch some Hulu and a few minutes of Leo doing his thing. Getting to the point that im not sure I really nead cable. Already getting all the major networks in HD over the air. Now what to do about ESPN?
     
  14. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

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    ESPN has a beta working where you can stream all major sports. currently you can only use it if you have a internet service that subscribes to it, which in my area is verizon

    eventually though they'll probably have a monthly pay service (hopefully cheap) that will allow access from any web service

    check it out though, looks cool
     
  15. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

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    heads up to everyone

    if you're using Aeon with Plex you'll find installed plug ins in two sections:

    1) picture plugins will be in pictures (big surprise huh?)

    2) all video plugins will be located in "Clips" which you may need to enable as I don't think its pre-loaded that way, its under AEON and home shortcuts

    enjoy!
     

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