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#1 runnee

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

I bought my new smart LG TV. I figured out this app call plex and downloaded it and set it up accordingly.

However, I do not know where can I add channel/plugins to be use on my LG Smart tv. Anyone can enlighten me on this?

I am able to use the media link function properly and watch my movies properly via my PMS.

Help please. I have been googling for help and also reading up a lot.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:24 PM

When on the initial plex screen (MediaLink) on my LG TV I can hit the yellow button (Plex Channels) and add channels from there.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:43 AM

When on the initial plex screen (MediaLink) on my LG TV I can hit the yellow button (Plex Channels) and add channels from there.


I hit the yellow button and there is nothing for me to add. Anyway to figure this out ?

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:20 AM

You can download Plex Media Center (the PC client application) and install plugins from there. The plugins install in the Plex Media Server. They will be accessible from the TV and other clients.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:20 AM

You can download Plex Media Center (the PC client application) and install plugins from there. The plugins install in the Plex Media Server. They will be accessible from the TV and other clients.


So does this means I dont need Plex Media Center? If I have Plex Media Center. How do I install plugins or where do I download plug ins from? I have Both Plex media server/center installed on my PC. Im puzzled.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:54 PM

So does this means I dont need Plex Media Center? If I have Plex Media Center. How do I install plugins or where do I download plug ins from? I have Both Plex media server/center installed on my PC. Im puzzled.


You can install them from the Main Menu of the Plex Media Center (PMC), in the Channel Directory.

Although you use the PMC to control and install/remove the plug-ins, they install themselves on the server so that they are available for all your clients to use.
Primary PMS: Ubuntu 13.10, i7-4771, 16GB Ram, Samsung 840 Pro 512GB
Media Storage: 2 x ReadyNas Pro Business 18TB mounted by NFS to Plex Server
Desktop Clients: 1 x Windows 7 27", 1 x 15.4 Retina MBP, 2 x17" MBP, 1 x 13" MB, 1 x13" MBA
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Airplay & PlexConnect Targets: 4 x ATV3

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:53 AM

You can install them from the Main Menu of the Plex Media Center (PMC), in the Channel Directory.

Although you use the PMC to control and install/remove the plug-ins, they install themselves on the server so that they are available for all your clients to use.


Okay. I have Plex Media Center but how do I start installing plug-ins? I still see nothing in my Plex Channels on the TV. Nothing is found.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:11 AM

Okay. I have Plex Media Center but how do I start installing plug-ins? I still see nothing in my Plex Channels on the TV. Nothing is found.


Select the channel directory in the PMC



This should give you a filtered list of all the plug-ins, find the plug-in you want



Select it, and it will give you the option to install it.


Primary PMS: Ubuntu 13.10, i7-4771, 16GB Ram, Samsung 840 Pro 512GB
Media Storage: 2 x ReadyNas Pro Business 18TB mounted by NFS to Plex Server
Desktop Clients: 1 x Windows 7 27", 1 x 15.4 Retina MBP, 2 x17" MBP, 1 x 13" MB, 1 x13" MBA
Mobile Clients: 2 x iPhone 5s, 3 x iPhone 5, 3 x iPhone 4s, 3 x iPhone 4, 2 x iPad 3, 2 x iPad 2
Airplay & PlexConnect Targets: 4 x ATV3

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:37 AM

Thanks for the pictorial guide! I been there and done everything same as you but all I got is .. And nothing else. There seems to be no plug ins for me to install.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:48 AM

but all I got is ..

Do you mean that the channel directory is empty and the plug-ins are not even listed for you to intall, or you can install them but then can't see them anywhere to run them?
Primary PMS: Ubuntu 13.10, i7-4771, 16GB Ram, Samsung 840 Pro 512GB
Media Storage: 2 x ReadyNas Pro Business 18TB mounted by NFS to Plex Server
Desktop Clients: 1 x Windows 7 27", 1 x 15.4 Retina MBP, 2 x17" MBP, 1 x 13" MB, 1 x13" MBA
Mobile Clients: 2 x iPhone 5s, 3 x iPhone 5, 3 x iPhone 4s, 3 x iPhone 4, 2 x iPad 3, 2 x iPad 2
Airplay & PlexConnect Targets: 4 x ATV3

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

Do you mean that the channel directory is empty and the plug-ins are not even listed for you to intall, or you can install them but then can't see them anywhere to run them?


Channel Directory is empty and there are no plug-ins for me to choose to install.

#12 runnee

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:01 PM

Channel Directory is empty and there are no plug-ins for me to choose to install.


That is all I've got. Atttached file.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:04 PM

That is all I've got. Atttached file.


What OS (OSX/Windows/Linux) are you running your PMS on?
Primary PMS: Ubuntu 13.10, i7-4771, 16GB Ram, Samsung 840 Pro 512GB
Media Storage: 2 x ReadyNas Pro Business 18TB mounted by NFS to Plex Server
Desktop Clients: 1 x Windows 7 27", 1 x 15.4 Retina MBP, 2 x17" MBP, 1 x 13" MB, 1 x13" MBA
Mobile Clients: 2 x iPhone 5s, 3 x iPhone 5, 3 x iPhone 4s, 3 x iPhone 4, 2 x iPad 3, 2 x iPad 2
Airplay & PlexConnect Targets: 4 x ATV3

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:07 PM

What OS (OSX/Windows/Linux) are you running your PMS on?


I'm using Windows 7 32 BIT.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:23 PM

I'm using Windows 7 32 BIT.


Can you quit the PMS application and delete everything in the below folder

C:\Users\***Your User Name***\AppData\Local\Plex Media Server\Plug-ins

Windows hides the AppData directory so you will need to make sure you have the "Show hidden Files, Folders and Drives" option enabled in your Windows Explorer preferences.

Restart PMS, give it a minute (as it will re-download all the latest versions of the files we deleted) and then see if you can now see the plug-ins?
Primary PMS: Ubuntu 13.10, i7-4771, 16GB Ram, Samsung 840 Pro 512GB
Media Storage: 2 x ReadyNas Pro Business 18TB mounted by NFS to Plex Server
Desktop Clients: 1 x Windows 7 27", 1 x 15.4 Retina MBP, 2 x17" MBP, 1 x 13" MB, 1 x13" MBA
Mobile Clients: 2 x iPhone 5s, 3 x iPhone 5, 3 x iPhone 4s, 3 x iPhone 4, 2 x iPad 3, 2 x iPad 2
Airplay & PlexConnect Targets: 4 x ATV3

#16 runnee

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:33 PM

Sadly, nothing. Same old page.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:11 AM

Sadly, nothing. Same old page.


Is it possible that outbound internet communication from Plex programs is blocked by a firewall? I was getting a blank screen like that before I unblocked them.

#18 runnee

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:46 AM

Is it possible that outbound internet communication from Plex programs is blocked by a firewall? I was getting a blank screen like that before I unblocked them.


How do you do that?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:36 AM

How do you do that?


turn off the windows firewall and try again

#20 runnee

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:57 PM

Anyone has any solution? I am still unable to get plugins >< even after disabling all the firewall and stuff.




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