Best Windows 8 Apps
19 August 2016
The app says free, but what they meant was its free to download and then pay them. It should be advertised as a paid product.
15 August 2016
I have installed this application several times and it ends up disappearing. When I go back to the store it shows that I own it but that it is not installed. No matter how many times it is installed it never shows
29 May 2016
i have a surface 2 and not a single video works. either give me my money back or fix this thing. i didn't plan on spending $5 on something that doesn't work at all
27 February 2016
Xbox one app is broken and can't see server
2 January 2016
I set my machine up as a mobile server and it shows up as offline on all devices. Not useful...
19 December 2015
The great paywall of Plex
2 December 2015
Subscript to access your own content.
29 November 2015
Regardless of your pc's power, this app will always have your server TRANSCODE audio.
This is a useless application for a HTPC wired up to a 1080p display with DTS audio.
You will NOT get the full hometheater effect here.
20 November 2015
Sure. It looks pretty. Doesn't work, but looks nice. But that's what can be said about most of the metro stuff.
Bunch of files won't render. They play fine in VLC. Play fine in iTunes. Play fine on the Roku, but not Plex. Don't regret buying Plex, but it's not living up to its potential.
14 September 2015
The app was working great up until the latest update. It has now lost the Manage Sync button, which apparently has been replaced with a Status button. Problem is, that button flat out does nothing, so at the current time there is no way to adjust Sync settings from the device, it all has to be done from elsewhere. You also can't check your Sync status from the device because of this. Hopefully an update comes out soon that will fix this, but it has already been broken for 10 days with no word from the devs.
28 July 2015
Just plain won't work!
26 July 2015
Please add chromecast support! Otherwise fantastic app!
25 July 2015
I am using Plex app to stream content from my Synology NAS. It works great. The new update with in player subltitle and quality change is even better! Keep up the good work, this app is well worth the money.
As a side note, Windows 8.1 environment with its new tiles/widget menu is great for HTPC use. I wish HBO and Amazon Prime video would release their app on this environment as well...
You get to watch 1 minute of video, and pictures have a watermark on them UNLESS you pay $4.99. Just charge for the app in the beginning. Don't get peoples hopes up that they can watch their roommates Plex server content for free and then destroy that hope. Cause then you're going to get upset customers that rate your app 1 star.
22 July 2015
Totally unstable, cannot use it at all, even with a dedicated server. Not worth the effort
9 July 2015
Don't waste your time. This app is limited to 1 minute unless you sign in (loss of privacy) or pay them $5. The Samsung TV constantly freezes, so I have zero belief this will be quality. Back to Flash player I go...
2 July 2015
Why is it every where you get this app for free you can't use it unless you have a Plex Pass. I would love to pay them money since they do a great job on the plex server but gawd this needs to be mentioned. Some where before you download the app. After you sign in then you go to play it prompts for more money. I all ready bought the app on Android and then again on IOS. So I will need to buy it here too on the windows store and on my PS4 and Xbox one. <instant DELETE>
1 July 2015
If you have a tablet that runs full Windows, there's no reason to buy this app. It's also not free; you have to shell out $5 if you want to do anything with it.
I love Plex media server. I've used it for years to stream from my PC to other devices, but this app is a waste on a full Windows tablet. Desktop mode streams perfectly though.
28 June 2015
I paid 4.99 and now it's free and it doesn't want to install anymore!!! What gives???
Why does the TV shows sort vertically? All else if horizontal even on plex.tv.
And needs next/previous buttons for episodes.
27 June 2015
This app is only free to download/install but it is limited in playback until you purchase. Though 4.95 is not much to pay it is a complete lie that this app is free.
Potential to be great, but connectivity issues are frustrating. Playlist and queue functionality needs to be addressed. These are basic functions that even the most primitive players have mastered.
20 June 2015
Works just as well as PHT for Mac, Windows, and iOS and Android apps.
17 June 2015
Playback frequently fails, loses connection to the server intermittently which I do not experience with other clients.
15 June 2015
The windows app is a fair bit behind the other apps out there as far as support for the latest features, things like Plex Mix, better contextual support for certain operations, or even simply being able to see the songs in a playlist without actually playing the playlist, etc.
It makes using this app as my daily driver much more difficult when trying to use the features I pay for as a Plex Pass subscriber.
Unfortunately it's the only "App" I can run in Windows that allows me to use the Media Keys on my keyboard, when it's not in the foreground to play, pause, skip, etc. So I'm forced to start mixes from my android app, while "controlling" my windows app.
Once little PITA situations like this are resolved, I'll happily give this app a 5 start rating.
8 June 2015
I usually cast pled to my chromecast. This app is not able to locate the Chromecast which sucks, otherwise it would be perfect.
6 June 2015
This app stores the server meta data on local storage as if it were the server. This system is an intel based tv stick essentially and I don't have space to spare 20+GB for data that should not be stored locally. This is a critical flaw as this app should clearly be a client, not a server. It may be 2015 but the majority of users running media centers to not host it from a windows 8 app.
4 June 2015
i skip the sign and I see only my computer file, only pictures and videos which made science.
You have to make an account which I hate doing and its ask to run through your background!
3 June 2015
The client words as expected, if you aren't familiar with Plex it requires a server side component that scans and organizes your media collection.
My only wish is for offline sync - the iOS version has this and it is wonderful for travel to simply select a movie or TV series and have it converted and synced to my device automatically. Add this for the last star!
Updated to 5 stars, offline sync available and works great.
2 June 2015