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S8 no longer visible as a server since latest android update

Billbrown1982Billbrown1982 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 16 Plex Pass

Anyone else found this? I always use my phone as a mobile server and now I can't - so frustrating!

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  • MovieFan.PlexMovieFan.Plex Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 15,365 Plex Employee

    What client are you using? There was a change on how the mobile server worked that caused issues on certain clients so those clients were actually changed to no longer support seeing the mobile server.

    You should still be able to cast from your mobile device to those clients as a work-around.

  • Billbrown1982Billbrown1982 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 16 Plex Pass

    Hey MovieFan - so happy to see you reply!

    I use Amazon fire tv sticks - was this one of the affected devices?

    If so, are there any plans to bring back support?? I realise I am probably in the minority here but I am a long distance truck driver and I connect the stick to my phone's mobile hotspot. But as I understand it casting to the stick uses my data? Whereas accesing it as a server doesn't.

    Either way I particularly bought the Amazon sticks because they were one of the few devices that could access the phone as a server while connected to its hotspot.

    Fingers x for good news here!

  • Billbrown1982Billbrown1982 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 16 Plex Pass

    Dang. Ok well thanks for letting me know at least! Guess casting it is for now

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