Plex coming to XBox One

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  1. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Another reason to go with the XBox One over the PS4. Plex is coming as a 1st party app.

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    Link to article: http://www.wpcentral.com/plex-coming-xbox-one

     
  2. sracer macrumors 603

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    Will it require an Xbox Live gold account like everything else Xbox?
     
  3. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    Very interesting, although I already have Plex in my Mac Mini connected to my TV.

    Hope the PS4 also gets it.
     
  4. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    This is one of the reasons I parted ways with my 360. I don't mind subscribing to use their online services, but it really rubs me the wrong way when you start requiring me to have said subscription to access a separate service that I already pay for (Netflix, Hulu, etc).
     
  5. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    You didn't post this in the Console Gaming section? :D

    Also why pick one over the other? I have both :cool:

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  6. Lloydbm41 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nah, didn't post it in the console section, since it was software that is used with PC's and mobile OS's.

    And nice setup BTW. Does the voice control feature on the One work over there, or do you have to change the vocals to American English?

    And I'm still rocking my Super Nintendo cause I love me 16 bit graphics. :D
     
  7. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Yeah works fine, I mostly use it to switch apps though given the XB ui needs a bit of work, it's cumbersome to navigate without it honestly.

    I think it's the non-english speaking countries that didn't have the voice control at launch and I'm in the UK.
     
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    Weird poster you have there....
     
  9. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    I got it for free when I pre-ordered Titanfall, I know its not the best but it's not terrible.
     
  10. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    Was not referring to that poster...
     
  11. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    I know I'm messing with you. It's a piece of art ;)

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  12. MRU, Apr 6, 2014
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    Exactly ;) on both counts. Personally both consoles are great, if I only had an Xbox 1 I would miss out on amazing looking titles like Infamous Second Son, and vice versa if I only had a PS4 I'd miss out the likes of Titanfall & Dead Rising 3....

    And yep, this should be in the console section..

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    Nope... Doesn't work in Ireland :( :(

    Crazy.. If I cross into Northern Ireland it will allow voice controls but because I'm in the South it doesn't...

    Same with the TV input stuff....


    If I change location to UK in settings it will work but then as soon as I use Xbox live or music / store etc.. I get a horrible warning screen about my account location and my Xbox one location and it basically forces you to change it back or threat of a Xbox live ban.
     
  13. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Its so annoying when politics and regional business management gets in the way of the consumer enjoyment. :(
     
  14. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Too true :(
     
  15. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I have heard of PLEX somewhat but is it like XBMC?

    I am a big fan of XBMC and use it daily so this might push me to get the XB1 if its comparable in the future.
     
  16. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Very similar, at least in functionality. In fact, I believe it was originally a fork of XBMC.
     
  17. Explicitic macrumors 6502

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    Plex == iOS; XBMC == Android

    Plex is, as the person above me mentioned, a fork of XBMC, at least its front-end is. There are two parts to Plex, the client (the app that actually shows the content, the front-end) and the Media Server. You need to have the Media Server installed on either a NAS or computer, wherever you store your content because that's what scans through and scrapes all of your content. One other benefit (I don't believe XBMC supports it) is on-the-fly transcoding by the Media Server. This is what allows you to stream from a Plex Server to a phone.

    I guess the simple way to put it is, Plex is very easy to setup and use and has more functionality out of the box. XBMC requires more setting up and tweaking to your own liking.
     
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    Why would you say Xbmc = android? I have no problems ung plex with anything.

    Oh Nevermind, gotcha. Simplicity analogy
     
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