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Promoted 08-26-2013 at 10:01 PM View Original Post
Apple iTunes has Plex for iPod, iPhone & iPad on sale for $1.99. Thanks dallasite

Google Play also has Plex for Android Devices on sale for $1.99. Thanks bubble2

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Edited August 26, 2013 at 06:20 AM by CrewmanNumberSix
Plex (iOS Universal) on sale for $1.99: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/plex/id383457673

*Update* Now $1.99 on Google Play too: https://play.google.com/store/app...pp.android (h/t bubble2)

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Thanks. Do you have a fixed IP at home? Does the app point to that IP address? If you are not fixed, does your dynamic stay fairly constant? I may just load my numbered IP address and see what it does. The program on the computer tells me to go to preferences, but I see no preferences options.
I dont have a fixed ip address and anytime my router needs to be reset (which used to happen 4-5 times a day with the old router) ip address would change yet plex would work as usual.

Not sure what or how your plex program looks like but there is an icon shaped like a wrench and hammer on the top right which is the settings button.
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I dont have a fixed ip address and anytime my router needs to be reset (which used to happen 4-5 times a day with the old router) ip address would change yet plex would work as usual.

Not sure what or how your plex program looks like but there is an icon shaped like a wrench and hammer on the top right which is the settings button.
It's the IP address given by your ISP that concerns me. If that changes, I don't know how Plex would find the server.
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It's the IP address given by your ISP that concerns me. If that changes, I don't know how Plex would find the server.
I think you're making it out to be more complicated than it should be. Granted its nice to be in control of all the parameters and assign everything manually.

All I do is sign in my plexaccount and let Plex figure out what needs to be done if I want this ease of use. I haven't played around setting up the ip address manually on my plex account and might do that someday.

Just try creating a free plex account and logging in that on both ends and see if it works, other than that I dont know what else to say.
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It's the IP address given by your ISP that concerns me. If that changes, I don't know how Plex would find the server.
Quote from faizoff View Post :
I think you're making it out to be more complicated than it should be. Granted its nice to be in control of all the parameters and assign everything manually.

All I do is sign in my plexaccount and let Plex figure out what needs to be done if I want this ease of use. I haven't played around setting up the ip address manually on my plex account and might do that someday.

Just try creating a free plex account and logging in that on both ends and see if it works, other than that I dont know what else to say.
what he said, being that you log in with the same account in both locations, it 'tells' their website where to find the server you have access to. much like a remote viewing app.
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what he said, being that you log in with the same account in both locations, it 'tells' their website where to find the server you have access to. much like a remote viewing app.
Thanks to both of you. I did precisely that, and no go. I will try again later.
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Well I'm starting to figure this software out, but it sure seems like this company tries to build in confusion to encourage you to buy into their subscription service. If you made the initial mistake I did, you will download and load a server software which just "sits there". It can only be operated by keystrokes, until you enable a mouse. Then, you can use it to do absolutely nothing. There is a separate download on the same page where I found the 1st server program using the Windows button, which gives you another similarly named software. That is a server that works essentially using a browser as the GUI. I was able to fairly easily set up libraries for photos and music, but when I attempted to add my Windows Media Center WTC recordings in the TV library folder, it simply ignored me. I read through the forums, and saw a simple workaround. Add your Windows Media Center recordings as home movies, and the library will populate.

The reason I even downloaded the program was because of the reduced price android app. Good luck getting that to work over 3G (I got it to work on my home network over WiFi). I attempted to perform a manual install, because the automatic search program would not locate my server. I entered the correct name for my server and the correct hostname/IP address, which is from a DNS service. It is the same technique I use to view my IP cameras when away from the house. No joy here. Of course, there is a little statement suggesting that one needs to be "cool" and buy into their monthly subscription to make the process easy. I suspect this is why the manual install is not very intuitive.

Has anyone here gotten their app to work with their server, without buying the subscription service? Can you share how to avoid any bumps in the road which may explain an inability to use the app on an android device over 3G? TIA

Did you download Plex Media Server? That doesn't use arrow keys to navigate. If you downloaded Plex Client then you do use arrows to navigate. The Client is for a HTPC that isn't serving the media. You can have both on the PC. The Client is better if you want to watch and use an IR remote to control your media.
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Quote from yazyazoo View Post :
Did you download Plex Media Server? That doesn't use arrow keys to navigate. If you downloaded Plex Client then you do use arrows to navigate. The Client is for a HTPC that isn't serving the media. You can have both on the PC. The Client is better if you want to watch and use an IR remote to control your media.
Idiot here. I burrowed into the tool section, and it appears I was not signed in after all. I also had to rename my server. Now it works like a charm. Thanks to all that helped.
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Idiot here. I burrowed into the tool section, and it appears I was not signed in after all. I also had to rename my server. Now it works like a charm. Thanks to all that helped.
Good to know it worked out for you.
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