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Last Edited by GoEagles997 August 10, 2015 at 09:51 AM
Just saw an alert for this. Not sure this has ever been free on iOS. At least not in the past two years that I can see.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/p...57673?mt=8

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Last Edited by Zeero August 11, 2015 at 04:32 PM
Only free to download. Not free to use.

The following functionality is available without unlocking the Plex for iOS app:

Unlimited casting/flinging of photos and videos from the Camera Roll on your device to other Plex apps that support Plex Companion
Unlimited casting/flinging of any media on your Plex Media Server to other Plex apps that support Plex Companion
Remote control other Plex apps that support Plex Companion
Browse libraries from your own or shared Plex Media Servers

LIMITATIONS: When playing or viewing media from your Plex Media Server on the device:
Video is limited to one minute of playback
Music is limited to one minute of playback
Photos will have a watermark added

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#3
Yes please. Thank you very much.
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#4
App is not really free though. Still needs $4.99 to unlock the streaming portion. Seems like they just shifted the charge to in-app purchases
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Last edited by serialtoon August 10, 2015 at 10:26 AM
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It's free but it says "You can remove playback restrictions in the iOS app with a one-time purchase." That one time purchase is $4.99. What the flux is that?
So they made it free to download, but you still have to pay $5 to use it?
It seems to be separate from the $5 monthly Plex subscription as well.
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How about those who paid for it already... how does it affect those of us who purchased before?
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You can restore a previous purchase.
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How about those who paid for it already... how does it affect those of us who purchased before?
Ive been burned in the past when companies do this. I paid for the app and they change the rules and now they want you to pay again...
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I was just coming to post this! Great find, OP.
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#10
Plex basic version for iOS is now free for the first time..though you would have to buy the ' in app purchases' for full version

Plex by Plex Inc.
https://appsto.re/in/jMX2w.i
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So, I am assuming something here ...

If you previously bought it for $5, you probably wouldn't want to update it, right?

Nevermind, I see it just restores.
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Last edited by KreepLX August 10, 2015 at 11:44 AM
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Plex basic version for iOS is now free for the first time..though you would have to buy the ' in app purchases' for full version

Plex by Plex Inc.
https://appsto.re/in/jMX2w.i
What are the differences?
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Quote from KreepLX View Post :
So, I am assuming something here ...

If you previously bought it for $5, you probably wouldn't want to update it, right?

Nevermind, I see it just restores.
What do you mean by "it just restores"?
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What do you mean by "it just restores"?
OP said this in reply to someone else asking:

"You can restore a previous purchase."

So, does it do it? I don't know. I guess I'll try when I get home from work. If it doesn't, I will certainly ask Apple for a refund.
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it's not free. they changed it to inapp purchase to shift control from the appstore and local user to their website-login mandatory.

The following functionality is available without unlocking the Plex for iOS app:
LIMITATIONS: When playing or viewing media from your Plex Media Server on the device:
Video is limited to one minute of playback
Music is limited to one minute of playback
Photos will have a watermark added

If you view their app store, it's a dud. 2 star from what used to be 4.5.

Reddit is full of complaints.
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