Plex for Android

Plex for Android

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • User-friendly interface
  • Different Plex sections
  • Share libraries with other Plex users
  • Watch queued videos
  • Built-in media player
Cons
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"Access your media content from anywhere"

Reviewed by / Jun 21, 2013

Plex for Android is a media player that enables users to organize and watch their media content wherever they are

In a few words, PLEX is media player system associated to a media server for organizing and streaming any media content on any device with a Plex app installed. For example, you can stream your favorite series, movies, photos (whatever media) from a Plex media server installed on your PC to your TV/Tablet/Smartphone Plex client app.

In addition, there are some media content channels that can be installed on your Plex app for a faster access. Thus, channels such as CNET, Youtube, Vimeo and many other can be installed on your Plex app and watch their content from any device. Actually, you can even download browser Plex plugins for queuing videos from any supported media content provider.

Plex for Android app has different sections: recently added, on deck, queue, recommended, channels and shared libraries. The latter is exactly what it sounds like: you can share your library with other Plex users and gain access to theirs and, obviously, add those Plex friends.

I can just recommend you to give it a chance. Plex (and other media player system like XBMC) are changing the way we watch and share media content online. Must-have app.

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Developer's original description available here
Plex organizes all of your personal media, wherever you keep it, so you can enjoy it on any device. With Plex, you can easily stream your videos, music, photos and home movies to your Android phone or tablet from your home computer running Plex Media Server (available for free at https://www.plex.tv).

- Plex makes your media beautiful with rich descriptions, artwork, and other metadata.
- Plex automatically converts your media on-the-fly to play on any device.
- Easily share your media with friends and family.
- Browse, fling and control your media on any Plex-enabled device, including the Google Chromecast
- Sync media to your phone or tablet for offline viewing (Plex Pass)
- Sync media to your favorite cloud provider including Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box, so you can stream media even when your server is offline (Plex Pass)
- Access a wide range of online channels such as TED, Revision3, and TWiT.
- Queue online videos from sites like Vimeo and YouTube and watch them later on any device.

With Plex, your media universe is constantly expanding. Getting up and running is easy, so start now!

★★★ NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A PLEX MEDIA SERVER (AVAILABLE FOR FREE AT https://plex.tv/downloads) INSTALLED AND RUNNING TO STREAM LOCAL MEDIA. VERSION 0.9.8.14 OR HIGHER IS REQUIRED. DRM-protected content (such as video from the iTunes store), ISO disc images, and VIDEO_TS folders are not supported. ★★★

Recently changed in this version

Whats New?

- Chromecast support, now including music and photos
- Massive improvements for remote controlling Plex players

v3.2.13

- [TV] Support media control buttons for audio player
- [TV] Fix issue when returning to audio player via "Now Playing"
- [TV] Improved quality of background artwork
- Lots more fixes, read about them here: https://forums.plex.tv/index.php/topic/60585-plex-for-android/?p=628687


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Comments and ratings for Plex for Android
  • (69)

    by John Gibson on 14/04/2014

    Can't fault the quality but it constantly stops to buffer on a 45 meg network using chromecast, this is unacceptable and poor. Fix this and you have perfection. Turns out i needed to up the Video Quality over local network, this fixed the issues with mo

  • (69)

    by Carl Pickles on 14/04/2014

    Can't even pick up the media on my Nexus 7, and there's no way to tell the software where to look. Absolutely useless.

  • (69)

    by Will Elliott-Cannon on 14/04/2014

    This is why I love technology. Simple to use and setup. Works flawlessly. Exactly what I've been looking for.

  • (69)

    by David Dalcu on 14/04/2014

    When viewing pictures, thumbnails work perfectly, but when clicking the picture, it does not always load full image, maybe only 1/10 loads fine. Tested it with wifi/3g/4g, it doesnt matter, same bug

  • (69)

    by Adrian Trimarchi on 14/04/2014

    Hardly had any issues. Unbelievable with chromecast.

  • (69)

    by Stephen Tenney on 13/04/2014

    A must have for Chromecast and your media library!

  • (69)

    by Keenan Sequeira on 13/04/2014

    Works very well with Chromecast