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PLEX NowTV Client 2.8.2

Here’s the latest version of the PLEX client for the NowTV.

As always it’s based entirely on the hard work of the ROKU Plex Team, so here’s a direct link over to their release information for this 2.8.2 release.

Basically this release brings things more in line with the current releases on other platforms. Now a word of warning, I’ve NOT had chance yet to test this release on the NowTV, so if there are any issues obviously let me know and then roll back to a 2.6.x release. I will have a play later.

Also because the way things work with the NowTV (not being a ‘real’ ROKU and using the official channels) this release might require a PlexPass account to work, as the way that the PLEX team licences the new code has changed slightly (see the post linked above).

Download Plex-NowTV-2.8.2 and install in the usual manner. I will rebuild this shortly, please see comment from Shaun below.
Also RARflix-3.0.7 for testing

PLEX NowTV Client update

Here’s the latest cut of the NowTV PLEX client. I’ve put one together today as a couple of the fixes from recent builds might be useful (oh and it’s my Birthday, so it’s my present to the NowTV using crowd).

Install as usual. Upload the Plex-NowTV-10-12-2013 zip file to the box, and make sure you get the Install OK message.

This is probably the last of the 2.6.9 releases, as the next version should have the new remote control code included.

Plex for NowTV version 2.6.9

I’ve put together the 2.6.9 build for Plex on the NowTV.

Here’s the lowdown on the update (from the Roku form on Plex)

NEW:
– Update supported H.264 level to 4.1.
– Add clock to home screen.

FIXES:
– Fix a crash when adding servers manually.
– Fix episode title when watched status changes. (thanks ljunkie!)

Install is the same as always, connect to the HTTP://ipAddress for the admin screen, upload the zip and make sure you get the installed OK message.

Plex-nTV-2.6.9 For the Download.
NOTE : A couple of the new features need the latest Plex Server (0.9.8.7)

Plex for NowTV version 2.6.8

Just thought, seems as I’ve updated my personal one here’s the latest Roku Plex Client (2.6.8) packaged for the NowTV

Couple of bug fixes etc, here’s the quick rundown from the Plex Forums

NEW:

  – Add transcode session info to the HUD. (press down on the remote while a video is playing)
  – Add a toggle for DTS support.
FIXES:
  – Fix a crash in Playback Options for non-library content.
  – Fix for Direct Playable content flung from iOS.
  – Fix H.264 level preference.
Download Here, install in the usual way (use a browser to connect to the NowTV box, upload the ZIP file, wait for the Install Success)

Cheap Plex Player

roku2_artI’m documenting how to get the new NowTV (BskyB) player to run the Roku Plex Client so you can connect to your Plex server.

First obviously you need to order a NowTV Box, do that by clicking here

Sign up to NowTV as you need an account, goto the Create Account page for the 30 day free trial (just cancel straight away unless you really want to use the movies stuff, or if you don’t want to take anything then just don’t sign up for anything, just use your account details from when you bought the box), but if you are thinking of getting the movies, then this promotion (2.50 / month for 6 months) is a better bet (just remember to cancel it before the end of the 6 months)

Once you have the NowTV box in your hands and plugged into the TV, power it up and login etc.

Once at the home screen press Home button x 3 Up x 2 Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, make a note of the IP address and enable the developer mode.

Now from a PC on the same network, connect to the NowTV Box with a web browser http://IP-ADDRESS then upload the plex.zip file to it, you should see an install success notice, and the TV should have Plex notification up on it.

Well done, Cheap Plex Player.

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If you want the very latest version of Plex then you need to download the GIT for it (https://github.com/plexinc/roku-client-public) then rename the Manifest.Template file to Manifest and then ZIP the whole lot up, that’s the latest version.

UPDATE – I’ve been asked so I’ll mention it, if you get a pink/purple screen during playback it’s a handshake issue on HDMI (HDCP issue). Usually caused by dodgy cable, or incompatible hardware somewhere in the stream. The Roku LT suffers the same issues, flicking to 4×3 mode then back to 720p usually sorts it if its just the tv being slow to handshake (could try pulling the cable etc too)

OTHER – some apps worth grabbing from the Roku store, some are a bit odd that they haven’t been blocked by Sky. Spotify (if you have an account its a no brainier), PlayTo (grab the android companion app) allows you to ‘throw’ media from other sources (DLNA) like the companion app or most Windows machines, MetaTube (YouTube is blocked, go figure?), tune in radio and revision 3.