Plex updated for Windows Phone with camera upload and more!

Plex for Windows Phone

Popular media sharing app Plex has added camera uploading for its Android and Windows Phone apps, as well as sync for Windows 8. This means pictures you shoot on your phone will be automatically uploaded to your Plex library. The Windows desktop app now lets you keep media access identical with other devices.

These features had previously been reserved for those that are dishing out for a Plex Pass subscription ($3.99 / monthly, $29.99 / annually). Though it's classy to eventually bring these features out for everybody, it disincentivizes folks from paying for a subscription, doesn't it? In any case, I use Plex regularly and it's an outstanding service. If you've been looking for a way to keep your media library organized across devices, be sure to check out Plex.

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Kronus24 says:

I love plex. Would love live title support in the future for wp

WinFan1 says:

Why is plex 5 bucks on wp and free on android?

Because the Plex on Android that is free is only for Plex Pass subscribers, the Plex app on Android is also $5


WinFan1 says:

Ah sounds good.

QilleRz says:

On roll for update !

Use plex exclusively for my HTPC backend, but I use XBMC with PleXMBC for the front end. Been wondering if the Plex Pass would be worth getting.

pyrosol08 says:

Plex is fantastic ! ! ! ! I've been using it for a few months now....... 

aleclunsford says:

It is a little thing but I have a request on the Plex forums for transparent tile support. Any "likes" or comments might help make this happen. https://forums.plex.tv/index.php/topic/106463-transparent-live-tile/

DJCBS says:

Gonna try to help out. Though I guess it will come sooner or later.

Wael Hasno says:

I see it's a $5 bundle price for both WP8 and W8 now.. Nice.. Give me 5 reasons to buy it please.

aleclunsford says:

I have been using Plex for about 3 years now, I have also built 3 Plex Media Servers for some friends. You will not be dissappointed with spending the money. 

buffalosolja says:

Ok I am opposite I have been using playon for the past 3-4 years.  Is there any advantage to using plex?  I am thinking about building a linux Plex box if it works as good as PlayON.  I chose PlayOn because I have 5 xbox consoles in my house.  I have 2 extra servers I have been toying with but just wandering about Plex thanks sorry if this is too much guys. 

If you use Plex Media Server at all then that is all the reason you need..if not then the app is pointless.

Wael Hasno says:

Hmm, I assume the server has to be constantly running? No cloud storage?

No, Plex is primarily a media server software, it has a front end client software as well but most people use it for the media server...which is top notch

Wael Hasno says:

Last questions, does my laptop have to be signed in, in order for Plex to work? Or just on? Does it work through same work or over the Internet too? Thanks in advance.

I think it depends on how you have it run. If you use the autostart option I think it you need to be logged in, if you have it run as a service then you don't..not sure though. I have it run on my HTPC which is on almost all the time and has no users set up. 

And it works over the same network but with port forwarding can be made to be used outside of the network too. It has what is called MyPlex account, which you tie your server too. This way you can load up any plex app somewhere else, log into your MyPlex account and access your server (providing it is on, and port forwarded)

Wael Hasno says:

Thank you for your time, good sir. I will purchase the app now. It's coming on Xbox One too so it really must be good. Greetings!

Deamion says:

I run it as a service on my server. It also has local web page you can access from your client to adjust any settings, so you don't even need to login to your server to make changes. It's so great, I got the plex pass just to support the developers.

aleclunsford says:

There is cloud storage option btw.

Xpider_MX says:

It supports cloud if you are a plex member (paid), you can use dropbox for example.

paulheu says:

Paid for the app the day it arrived in the store and never looked back really.

DJCBS says:

I really really like Plex. Now I just wish they'd bring a transparent tile to 8.1.

Larrybeo says:

Great app and very easy to set up so that you can listen to songs stored on your computer anywhere that you have a cell phone signal. I wish they would allow for a play queue in the app. Other than that, it is great!

Yes !!! The first app to do that now ! If only it utilised the full local WiFi speeds and didn't work at slow WAN speeds.

Ed Boland says:

PLEX is awesome! And it just keeps getting better and better with each update. I've been using it for about a year now and it has quickly become the number one used app on my Surface 2 (RT). There's nothing better than being able to access your entire movie collection wherever you go...
Oh, and another cool thing about your "My PLEX account", is that you can share it! Just need an email address, and you can invite a friend to enjoy your collection.
Super simple to setup, just install the free PLEX media server application on your PC, create an account and tell it which folders contain your movies etc., then download the client app(s) @$4.99 each (I bought it for both my Surface 2, and my Nokia 1020) The first time you start the app, you'll sign in to your PLEX acct and you'll be good to go!
Everything just works right out of the box with the default settings...

Jazmac says:

On the go?  Seriously? That's info I didn't know about Plex. I might have to dig in a little deeper.

danielgray says:

My stuff is on a nas device probably Linux, can I use plex on my surface 2 to access this content without a pc? Is there a benefit to using plex in this scenario?

Ed Boland says:

You could probably get it to work with their web server. I haven't tried it in a Linux environment.

aleclunsford says:

Depends on the NAS, if it is ARM probably won't be a good experience, but Intel seems to work well. Check here: https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201373793--Legacy-NAS-Guide

paulheu says:

I use a Zyxel NSA325 v2 and Plex runs just fine.. streams to my TV and Phone without a problem.

Kevin Rush says:

How does Plex work with cable TV (Comcast, ...)? Windows Media Center with a Ceton card replaces all the cable TV boxes. What added advantages does Plex have that Windows Media Center doesn't do? Does Plex work with Windows Media Center? I've always wondered about Plex but haven't checked into it yet. Thank you, in advance, for any responses.