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Official Plex Mobile Media app now available for Windows Phone

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We broke the news just the other day that Plex (see site), a popular application for Home Theater PC users, was about to release their official app for Windows Phone which would enable users to stream movies, music and photos to their devices on the go.

That app is now live in the Marketplace and user reviews so far have been quite high for the app although some users are reporting a few errors. Still, due the popularity of Plex and the responsiveness of their developers, any issues present in a 1.0 release will surely be worked on soon enough. From the app description:

"The Plex application allows you to use your Windows Phone to browse and play your media (video, photos and music) using the Plex Media Server installed on your PC, Mac or Linux system. You can also view online media from a variety of sources.

YOU MUST HAVE THE PLEX MEDIA SERVER (version v0.9.6 beta or higher) INSTALLED AND RUNNING TO STREAM LOCAL MEDIA: http://www.plexapp.com/getplex"

The app fetches for $4.99 although there is a free, fully-functional trial that is limited to 30-second playback of media. You can pick it up here in the Marketplace.

Read more on Plex media and their desktop server apps at their site: http://www.plexapp.com/ Thanks, Bearach, for the tip

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Reader comments

Official Plex Mobile Media app now available for Windows Phone

12 Comments

Trial downloaded.
Set up.
Tried.
Purchased.

Great app.  Highly recommended (other than the metadata scraping on Plex Media Server is not the best).

Most errors are down to ppl not reading this..
 
"YOU MUST HAVE THE PLEX MEDIA SERVER (version v0.9.6 beta or higher)"
 
It's a must, otherwise you get the errors noted in the comments!

I havent seen a problem. The encoding is being done on your plex server, so I'd imagine it encoding it to a more 'friendly' format.
 
Cheers.

Is this any good to streamline with subtitles? I tried TVersity, and although it works very well - nice design; fast - I couldn't get it to work with subtitles...

I'm glad this app is available now, but what's with the poor UI design? In list view, there is like no spacing between jumplist anchors and the titles, so it's very easy to tap the wrong thing.
Very simple to fix.