Welcome to our forums! Please take a few moments to read through our Community Guidelines (also conveniently linked in the header at the top of each page). There, you'll find guidelines on conduct, tips on getting the help you may be searching for, and more!

Plex Integration with Third Party Apps?

Get plex media data from third party applications
Hi, I'm new here and I wonder if there exists the possibility to get media data (plex galleries, movies, photos and music) from a REST service or something like that.
I'm developing an application, and I want that the users can see their media galleries (read-only) and this stuff from my own app.

Thanks

Comments

  • OestOest Posts: 15Members
    Did you find any answer?
    I a developer my self and want to add tvheadend and/or mediaportal to Plex. I'm looking for answers too regarding a REST services etc.

    Best regards
  • MartinAylaMartinAyla Posts: 857Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Ken4000, have you worked on tvheadend support yet?

    I would really like to see this in Plex HT :)
  • ribbetribbet Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Yeah, I was wondering this as well. I'd like to create something like a random movie function; possibly select a genre, then hit random, grab a movie, ask Y/N and play it or grab another random movie and so on. It would be nice to create this feature for people like me who have 700+ movies in my library.

    Has there been any progress on this at all?
  • bob3695bob3695 Posts: 42Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    ribbet wrote:

    Yeah, I was wondering this as well. I'd like to create something like a random movie function; possibly select a genre, then hit random, grab a movie, ask Y/N and play it or grab another random movie and so on. It would be nice to create this feature for people like me who have 700+ movies in my library.

    Has there been any progress on this at all?


    Are you wanting this built into the Plex client? There already is an API for you to pull information from. check http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/HTTP_API/Control the docs don't do it justice as there is more to it then just those few commands, but that should get you started.
  • nickdanger3dnickdanger3d Posts: 54Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited February 2013

    That only describes controlling a client. If you just want to make your own library viewer or something, just send http commands to <serverhostname>:32400/  It's not exactly REST, but it will give you xml output that is pretty descriptive. For example, to see your "On Deck" tv shows and movies, send a request to pms:32400/library/onDeck . 

    Note that you will have trouble accessing remote servers since you need to create a myplex authentication token. That's what tripped me up whenever I tried to do something like this.

    Good luck!

  • bunglenickbunglenick Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Hi all, I'm jumping into this thread as its closely related to what I'm hoping to do, or find someone else has already done hopefully. I have recently downloaded an app called Status Board by a company called Panic. It allows the user to visualise live stats from different sources on the iPad. There is already a few good third part scripts which can be linked into the app but nothing for Plex. I'd really like to find a way to output the list of recently added content to a CSV file which I could have saved to my Dropbox so I could give status board the link and display the new content. I'm sure this is possible and if anyone knows of any resources for a layman to try it out that would be great. Or if anyone has done something like this or it's already possible then that's even better. Thanks in advance for any help.
  • jimothy083jimothy083 Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass

    Hi, I've got plex running on multiple computers across 2 houses(my parents & My GF) i use trakt, however this would be better if it was naturally integrated rather than a 3rd party app, as i have to sync manually after i watch something at 1 place to go to the other and see where i'm up to. I also have an apple tv(2nd gen) jailbroken and trakt works beautifully as it is integrated with it. So it would be great if i watch something at home it automatically says i've watched it at my gf. etc

  • buddabudda Posts: 18Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    bunglenick wrote on April 27 2013, 5:18 PM: »

    Hi all, I'm jumping into this thread as its closely related to what I'm hoping to do, or find someone else has already done hopefully. I have recently downloaded an app called Status Board by a company called Panic. It allows the user to visualise live stats from different sources on the iPad. There is already a few good third part scripts which can be linked into the app but nothing for Plex. I'd really like to find a way to output the list of recently added content to a CSV file which I could have saved to my Dropbox so I could give status board the link and display the new content. I'm sure this is possible and if anyone knows of any resources for a layman to try it out that would be great. Or if anyone has done something like this or it's already possible then that's even better. Thanks in advance for any help.

    Grab the live XML from your media server by hitting the http://{server}:32400/library/recentlyAdded url.

  • gugahoigugahoi Posts: 74Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    BuddaBoy wrote on March 7 2014, 2:21 AM: »

    Grab the live XML from your media server by hitting the http://{server}:32400/library/recentlyAdded url.

    Where do you find the info for all the paths available?

  • OestOest Posts: 15Members
    Martin wrote on January 19 2013, 10:03 AM: »

    Ken4000, have you worked on tvheadend support yet?

    I would really like to see this in Plex HT smile.gif

    Hi there

    No not yet. For the moment I have switch to ArgusTv Server, because of server change.

    So right now, I will not proceed with a solution for TvHeadend. But I will switch back when I need a new motherboard with iommu and pci passthrough.

Sign In or Register to comment.