13 votes

Plex to incorporate free live streaming TV

23 comments

  1. [9]
    moocow1452
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    Plex continues it's metamorphosis from front end to your legally obtained material to service for watching something or other whenever.

    Plex continues it's metamorphosis from front end to your legally obtained material to service for watching something or other whenever.

    6 votes
    1. [8]
      JXM
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      Are there any other, more “pure” local streaming apps? I.e., ones that don’t try and offer their own services and just focus on your media.

      Are there any other, more “pure” local streaming apps? I.e., ones that don’t try and offer their own services and just focus on your media.

      4 votes
      1. [4]
        moocow1452
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        There's Kodi and I've heard good things about Emby.

        There's Kodi and I've heard good things about Emby.

        4 votes
        1. CedarMadness
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          Emby stopped being open source a little while ago, and seems to be going for the same business model as Plex. There is an open source fork of the Emby code called Jellyfin that doesn't have any...

          Emby stopped being open source a little while ago, and seems to be going for the same business model as Plex. There is an open source fork of the Emby code called Jellyfin that doesn't have any cloud features, although some of their clients aren't in very good shape.

          6 votes
        2. [2]
          JXM
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          As far as I know, Kodi doesn't do automatic metadata and cataloging like Plex does. It's been a long time since I looked into it though, so they may have added it. I'll have to check out Emby some...

          As far as I know, Kodi doesn't do automatic metadata and cataloging like Plex does. It's been a long time since I looked into it though, so they may have added it.

          I'll have to check out Emby some more, since I've heard a few people mention it as a possible alternative to Plex over the past year or two.

          I'm not in a rush to switch, I just want to have options in case Plex heads in a direction I don't like.

          2 votes
          1. SkewedSideburn
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            It does

            As far as I know, Kodi doesn't do automatic metadata and cataloging like Plex does

            It does

            2 votes
      2. Happy_Shredder
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        I use jellyfin and it does everything I used plex for. I have no complaints.

        I use jellyfin and it does everything I used plex for. I have no complaints.

        2 votes
      3. UntouchedWagons
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        There's Jellyfin but I don't think it's mature enough to replace Plex but it might be worth looking at.

        There's Jellyfin but I don't think it's mature enough to replace Plex but it might be worth looking at.

        1 vote
      4. NoblePath
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        On apple at least there is infuse.

        On apple at least there is infuse.

  2. Eabryt
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    This looks super interesting. I've only ever used Plex for my definitely legally obtained material, but I've found myself using it more and more recently, so I'm definitely going to have to look...

    This looks super interesting. I've only ever used Plex for my definitely legally obtained material, but I've found myself using it more and more recently, so I'm definitely going to have to look in to this.

    Just opened my Plex and the first thing I see is Israel Basketball Super League Playoffs., sounds like I've found my afternoon entertainment.

    6 votes
  3. [5]
    ThyMrMan
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    I don't necessarily hate plex adding various streaming services and ad supported content. But what I don't like is how it appears next to personal content with very little differentiating it. I...

    I don't necessarily hate plex adding various streaming services and ad supported content. But what I don't like is how it appears next to personal content with very little differentiating it. I want a major full separator that shows everyone that this is stuff supplied by plex and this other stuff is supplied by me the server owner.

    4 votes
    1. [4]
      JXM
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      I do like that I can easily turn it off in settings and it never appears again though. I did this about a year ago and now I don’t get bugged by their “Movies and TV Shows” section anymore.

      I do like that I can easily turn it off in settings and it never appears again though. I did this about a year ago and now I don’t get bugged by their “Movies and TV Shows” section anymore.

      2 votes
      1. Eabryt
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        Yep. I was ready to be super annoyed when their crap first started showing up on my interface, but then realized how easy it is to remove and now I don't really give a crap. I think it's great...

        Yep. I was ready to be super annoyed when their crap first started showing up on my interface, but then realized how easy it is to remove and now I don't really give a crap. I think it's great that they are continuing to innovate and find new ways to keep customers around. Plus the fact that it's still super easy to get to all those features even with them "hidden"

      2. [2]
        UntouchedWagons
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        Where is that setting?

        Where is that setting?

        1. JXM
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          It's under Settings > Account > Online Media Sources. You can disable them from there and they disappear from all of your devices.

          It's under Settings > Account > Online Media Sources.

          You can disable them from there and they disappear from all of your devices.

          1 vote
  4. [5]
    Surira
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    I'm seriously tired of Plex not allowing me to change my default home page to NOT show their free crappy streaming service. I just want my media, not theirs. I'm using the Roku Plex app, so...

    I'm seriously tired of Plex not allowing me to change my default home page to NOT show their free crappy streaming service. I just want my media, not theirs. I'm using the Roku Plex app, so perhaps I'm missing the option to disable their free junk, but does anyone know?

    3 votes
    1. [4]
      JXM
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      You have to go to the website to disable it. It's under Settings > Account > Online Media Sources. You can disable them from there and they disappear from all of your devices.
      • Exemplary

      You have to go to the website to disable it.

      It's under Settings > Account > Online Media Sources.

      You can disable them from there and they disappear from all of your devices.

      2 votes
      1. [3]
        Surira
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        I'm in the web interface and I don't see any Settings > Account > Online Media Sources flow. There are two settings I can see, one under the wrench/screwdriver logo on the top right, and one under...

        I'm in the web interface and I don't see any Settings > Account > Online Media Sources flow. There are two settings I can see, one under the wrench/screwdriver logo on the top right, and one under my account drop down two options further right, but there's nothing for "Online Media Sources" under my account. I don't have Plex premium... perhaps that's the issue?

        1. [2]
          pvik
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          Online Media Source seems to have been moved onto a setting on its own (below Account). Looks like this

          Online Media Source seems to have been moved onto a setting on its own (below Account). Looks like this

          2 votes
  5. [3]
    Omnicrola
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    Just yesterday I was visiting a friend who had subscribed to IPTV and we watched someone in the Nethelands cook something. There where no subtitles but it was fun to try and figure out what they...

    Just yesterday I was visiting a friend who had subscribed to IPTV and we watched someone in the Nethelands cook something. There where no subtitles but it was fun to try and figure out what they where making anyway.

    Now I can watch many more things I don't understand!

    1 vote
    1. [2]
      WillyWonka
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      So.... what did they make?

      So.... what did they make?

      1 vote
      1. Omnicrola
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        Your username is precinct in this case. They made what appeared to be a bowl of candy. I'll get the names wrong because I've no idea what he was saying, but it appeared to be: peppermint bark,...

        Your username is precinct in this case. They made what appeared to be a bowl of candy. I'll get the names wrong because I've no idea what he was saying, but it appeared to be: peppermint bark, fruit jelly dots, and some sort of hard candy.