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Plex on XBox One

The Walsh'sThe Walsh's Posts: 44Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Just curious, since it appears MS will have a 3rd party application marketplace on the XBox One, are there any plans by the team to create a client for it?  Especially since it will probably share a lot of the same stuff as the Windows 8 app?  Given the power of this box over other boxes like the Roku, I think the client could rival the desktop one.

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  • atrusatrus Posts: 11,162Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    RockHardly wrote on August 23 2013, 1:52 PM: »

    Just curious, since it appears MS will have a 3rd party application marketplace on the XBox One, are there any plans by the team to create a client for it?  Especially since it will probably share a lot of the same stuff as the Windows 8 app?  Given the power of this box over other boxes like the Roku, I think the client could rival the desktop one.

    They will? Where have you read that? Would love to read up on it.

  • The Walsh'sThe Walsh's Posts: 44Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited August 2013

    It hasn't been officially announced with details, but it is heavily expected.  Here was something that was said at Build this year:

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/27/4470658/xbox-one-windows-8-apps-build-2013
     

    He then proceeded to tease developers by encouraging them to develop Windows 8 apps in order to build Xbox One apps. "If you want to know about how to get a head start about thinking about developing for Xbox One, the logical thing to do is go build Windows 8 applications," said Guggenheimer.

  • atrusatrus Posts: 11,162Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    edited August 2013
    Thanks for the link. As there already exist a Win8 application, I would say the work is done then right? Or am I misunderstanding you/them?

    Let me be frank, they have not confirmed that they will allow 3rd-party developers onto their platform, and lastly; MS hasn't even released XB1. You are not going to get any answers that you would like to hear at the moment.
    But as you might have realized, the developers would love to have clients on every device that people use, so if it is easy/feasible I guess they would love to do it.
  • jmcgeejrjmcgeejr Posts: 2,925Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    Actually MS will be allowing third party devs, they had a release statement about it and IIRC even the major stated it in one of his webcasts.  XB1 is my next hope for a fully working plex box :), out of all the devices I have they all have at least one issue that bugs me, atv 3,google tv (vizio), ouya, popcorn hour, mac mini i5.

  • atrusatrus Posts: 11,162Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    Monsieur Latte wrote on August 24 2013, 12:05 PM: »

    Actually MS will be allowing third party devs, they had a release statement about it and IIRC even the major stated it in one of his webcasts.  XB1 is my next hope for a fully working plex box :), out of all the devices I have they all have at least one issue that bugs me, atv 3,google tv (vizio), ouya, popcorn hour, mac mini i5.

    Then trust me, XB1 will have at least one as well :)
    All kidding aside, we all have to wait and see.
  • fanclerksfanclerks Posts: 165Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    So it looks like they've confirmed that the browser will support HTML5 and that the XB1 will support "personal media files". Of course who knows what that entails and if it covers the formats we want like MKV, but hoping it will so we can have at least DLNA support if not a Plex App. Of course a Plex App with Kinect integration would be the best if possible. I hope the team can wrangle that one. Would definitely pay for that.

  • jmcgeejrjmcgeejr Posts: 2,925Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    The only issue I see in the future would be that the XB1 will probably support Cinavia.  

  • fanclerksfanclerks Posts: 165Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Monsieur Latte wrote on September 22 2013, 8:09 PM: »

    The only issue I see in the future would be that the XB1 will probably support Cinavia.  

    That is certainly something to be concerned with. If that is true though, I'm sure there'd be a mechanism to circumvent it in the videos. We shall see though.

  • byronmbyronm Posts: 60Members

    X1 runs hyperv and boots the 360 os and a windows OS and they did say "the best way to get a start is to write an app for windows 8" so i hope we will see the apps in X1 so i can use plexapp on my console to finally consolidate everything in my living room :)

  • byronmbyronm Posts: 60Members

    Dell isn't always best with product desriptions, but look at what they said about the X1..

    oVmY5CN.jpg

    Windows 8 apps being able to run ;)

  • jmcgeejrjmcgeejr Posts: 2,925Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    byronm wrote on October 20 2013, 9:30 PM: »

    Dell isn't always best with product desriptions, but look at what they said about the X1..

    oVmY5CN.jpg

    Windows 8 apps being able to run ;)

    That's like the airplay feature for apple tv at least that's what I have been told via the rumor mills.  

  • fanclerksfanclerks Posts: 165Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    byronm wrote on October 20 2013, 9:30 PM: »

    Dell isn't always best with product desriptions, but look at what they said about the X1..

    oVmY5CN.jpg

    Windows 8 apps being able to run ;)

    Ha, I saw this earlier today and was tempted to post it too. I'm not entirely sure they'll work identically but I guess we shall see. It'd be nice if all Apps would transfer over to the Xbox One.

  • byronmbyronm Posts: 60Members
    edited October 2013

    either way, microsoft is offering developer kits free to developers, i'm sure Plex could get into that program as having plex on the x1 either through a partner release, app store or however they could publish it would be win win.

    MS also stated that if you're not approved for the developer SDK beta program (which is geared towards indy devs) that the quickets way to get into the x1 is to build around windows 8..

    so things seem to be coming together for apps on the x1

  • atrusatrus Posts: 11,162Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    byronm wrote on October 20 2013, 9:36 PM: »

    either way, microsoft is offering developer kits free to developers, i'm sure Plex could get into that program as having plex on the x1 either through a partner release, app store or however they could publish it would be win win.

    MS also stated that if you're not approved for the developer SDK beta program (which is geared towards indy devs) that the quickets way to get into the x1 is to build around windows 8..

    so things seem to be coming together for apps on the x1

    I am in no way saying that you are wrong. But remember that MS most likely will sell movies and shows via XB1. And that would mean that they would likely see Plex as a software which could hurt their sales.

    Not saying it is so, but it *might* be so.

  • byronmbyronm Posts: 60Members
    edited October 2013
    atrus wrote on October 20 2013, 10:22 PM: »

    I am in no way saying that you are wrong. But remember that MS most likely will sell movies and shows via XB1. And that would mean that they would likely see Plex as a software which could hurt their sales.

    Not saying it is so, but it *might* be so.

    Do you own an xbox 360? It supports Media Center, Hulu, netflix, PBS, Comcast, Verizon, RedBox, Nick, Fox, HBO2go and tons of other movie services that have movies and media.. it also still does local media playback via dlna and windows media player.  I don't think MS has any inkling of limiting resources/services right now.

    i can almost bet ya that if plex tried, they could get the plexapp on xbox 360 even :)

  • jmcgeejrjmcgeejr Posts: 2,925Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    byronm wrote on October 21 2013, 12:27 PM: »

    Do you own an xbox 360? It supports Media Center, Hulu, netflix, PBS, Comcast, Verizon, RedBox, Nick, Fox, HBO2go and tons of other movie services that have movies and media.. it also still does local media playback via dlna and windows media player.  I don't think MS has any inkling of limiting resources/services right now.

    i can almost bet ya that if plex tried, they could get the plexapp on xbox 360 even :)

    They could get one for the 360 if they wanted to pay the ridiculous developer fees (IN excess of 10K, and then for every update you have to pay even more).

  • daniel.rusen@live.comdaniel.rusen@live.com Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Plex Server will also be very useful. But I will settle with Plex Client :)
    Also there are a tons of local apps that will benefit from this Windows Store implementation (BBC iPlayer, HBO GO, Voyo, etc)
  • fanclerksfanclerks Posts: 165Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Plex Server will also be very useful. But I will settle with Plex Client :)
    Also there are a tons of local apps that will benefit from this Windows Store implementation (BBC iPlayer, HBO GO, Voyo, etc)


    What would be the point of having it run Plex Server? It makes sense to have it be a client, but it doesn't host any content itself typically outside of a downloaded video. Most of the content that would be available off there are also available via plugins.
  • byronmbyronm Posts: 60Members
    edited October 2013
    Monsieur Latte wrote on October 21 2013, 3:48 PM: »

    They could get one for the 360 if they wanted to pay the ridiculous developer fees (IN excess of 10K, and then for every update you have to pay even more).

    10k for certification on hardware with a potential user base of 80 million..  doesn't seem so bad... even a 1% install / conversion rate/base  would be huge and i'm *SURE* PlexApp could have easily kickstarted a campaign to make  it happen.. again.. if they wanted to.  But, i can't claim to read the minds of those involved.

  • atrusatrus Posts: 11,162Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    byronm wrote on October 21 2013, 12:27 PM: »

    Do you own an xbox 360? It supports Media Center, Hulu, netflix, PBS, Comcast, Verizon, RedBox, Nick, Fox, HBO2go and tons of other movie services that have movies and media.. it also still does local media playback via dlna and windows media player.  I don't think MS has any inkling of limiting resources/services right now.

    i can almost bet ya that if plex tried, they could get the plexapp on xbox 360 even :)

    I own one, and haven't started it since 2007 due to many factors, one involving red lights and one something more in line with me getting even higher hairline due to powerful winds...

    But yes, one can get the apps approved by MS for the 360. Much like for the PS3. But as mentioned, the cost is substantial and is not a one-off cost either. Both MS and Sony charges one heftily to start with, and then it just continues. That is something a big company can gamble with, but a small startup must be fairly sure about the cashflow to take such a risk.

    Again, I am not saying that Plex Inc. won't go this way. They very well might be (I have no idea how big cash-flow they have now, if a gamble into this is feasible or not). I just want to make sure people are aware of that one can not simply create an app, send it into MS and Sony and then that is it. That is not how it works. I know that you know it, but many who reads this thread needs to know it as well.

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