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Plex on a Chromebook

s1lentb0bs1lentb0b Posts: 7Members

Hi, first time poster.

 

My wife has a chrome book and I was wondering if its possible for her to stream plex to that.  I downloaded the app from the chrome store but was unable to get it working as it said I needed a different version plex and html 5 wasnt supported (sorry for the vague message but I am at university at the moment and dont have access to her chromebook).

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  • ericmatthysericmatthys Plex Employee Posts: 3,095Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass Plex Employee
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    s1lentb0b wrote on October 23 2013, 4:50 PM: »

    thanks, and it will stream over the local network?

    Yes.

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  • BigWheelBigWheel Posts: 8,229Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    i think the thing from the chrome store is still very early beta.   can she not just go to plex/web through the broswer

  • ericmatthysericmatthys Plex Employee Posts: 3,095Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass Plex Employee

    You need to download the latest Plex Media Server to resolve that error.

  • s1lentb0bs1lentb0b Posts: 7Members

    i know this is a dumb question but to do that do I need to put the IP in the chrome browser?  I am guessing I do.

  • ericmatthysericmatthys Plex Employee Posts: 3,095Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass Plex Employee

    As long as your media server is connected to myPlex and the myPlex account that she is using the Chrome app with has access to your media server, it should work.

  • s1lentb0bs1lentb0b Posts: 7Members

    thanks, and it will stream over the local network?

  • ericmatthysericmatthys Plex Employee Posts: 3,095Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass Plex Employee
    Answer ✓
    s1lentb0b wrote on October 23 2013, 4:50 PM: »

    thanks, and it will stream over the local network?

    Yes.

  • stangristangri Posts: 533Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Just to chime in on that -- plex worked wonders even on the ARM-based Samsung Chromebook. Unfortunately Chrome doesn't natively support bonjour/avahi services discovery, but I believe there's a Chrome extension for that and then you don't need to type in the IP address.

  • ericmatthysericmatthys Plex Employee Posts: 3,095Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass Plex Employee
    stangri wrote on October 27 2013, 10:22 AM: »

    Just to chime in on that -- plex worked wonders even on the ARM-based Samsung Chromebook. Unfortunately Chrome doesn't natively support bonjour/avahi services discovery, but I believe there's a Chrome extension for that and then you don't need to type in the IP address.

    I am planning on adding support to the Chrome app for remembering details for your servers so you only have to sign in to myPlex once before you can access your servers even if myPlex is down or you are on your local network. These details would be cleared if you sign out, of course.

  • stangristangri Posts: 533Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    ericmatthys wrote on October 29 2013, 9:19 PM: »

    I am planning on adding support to the Chrome app for remembering details for your servers so you only have to sign in to myPlex once before you can access your servers even if myPlex is down or you are on your local network. These details would be cleared if you sign out, of course.

    That would be wonderful, thank you!

  • flinkerflinker Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass

    Allow me to add that with an Acer C720 it isn't neessary to use the Chrome OS. In fact, many people use a flavour of Linux on their ChromeBook. Personally, I've used Bodhi Linux (Jeff Hoogland's C720-specific version), Ubuntu 14.04, and HugeGreenBug Linux (C720-specific).

    The C720-specific flavours bring out-of-the-box support for the touch pad and other C720 foibles. The stock Ubuntu runs nicely with a mouse, but it's handy to have the touchpad working, too.

    If you put Linux on your ChromeBook, you then have all the underlying services that Plex requries.

    A final note: Plugable's USB 3.0 and 2.0 USB to Ethernet (10/100/1000) adapters work like a charm on the C720 ChromeBook (under either chrome or linux), so you can have that fast, reliable, wired connection. You can get a max of 480Mbps throughput via the USB port using one of those adapters.

    My C720 is currently running HugeGreenBug on a 128GB SSD (a 30-45 minute upgrade [~USD$65 from amazon]).

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