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#1 jbdavies

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:26 PM

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So... what are the chances that Plex will be supporting Chromecast? Google just announced it today. 

 

This seems like a way better option to get your content on your TV. The Samsung Plex app... is kind of lacking.

 

Thoughts?

 

 



#2 maxexcloo

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:34 PM

I was actually about the post this, you beat me to the punch!

As a user who attempted both RasPlex and an old Laptop a device that's both affordable and HD Capable such as Chromecast would be an insanely awesome device for Plex to support, especially with their slick new app!



#3 jtjacka

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:46 PM

Yes.  Using an AppleTV for now.  Gave up with trying to have my family use an HTPC.  Still want a device as simple as AppleTV, Roku, etc. that will also do lossless audio.  That being said this looks like a very simple elegant solution.  Including HDMI-CEC is a big win for people who don't want to mess with remote controls.



#4 mjh1202

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:05 PM

Please add support... would make Plex the best!!



#5 xeo_fr

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:20 PM

A plex app was the first thing I though off when I saw the chromecast annoucement; I currently use a Vizio Co-Star and it doesn't perform so well.



#6 sunrock

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:24 PM

Here's developer information: https://developers.google.com/cast/



#7 bozs13

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:34 PM

I really hope this happens :)



#8 NickDblU

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:39 PM

I'm SOOO excited about this device.  I really hope that the Plex team finds a way to support it!



#9 xlnc

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:11 PM

Perfect companion for Plex. Go Plex Team !



#10 Keelan

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:20 PM

Go plex! Get on this ASAP.



#11 jnadke

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:21 PM

It's theoretically do-able, but not without some work.  I'll let the developers speak further on that front.

 

 

The Chromecast works using HTML5.  As I understand it essentially receives a webpage, with an HTML5 embedded video on it, and displays that.  In that effect, it's essentially a web browser mirroring device.

 

In theory Plex would render the website, with an internal network link to the content, and send it to Chromecast.  Chromecast would then grab the content from the internal network.  The chief issue is the codecs are limited.

 

 

It's limited to the following formats:

  • Video codecs: h.264, VP8

  • Audio decoding: HE-AAC, LC-AAC, CELT/OPUS, MP3

  • Containers: MP4/CENC, WebM, MPEG-DASH, SmoothStreaming

  • Level 1 DRM support: Widevine, Playready

Basically everything supported in the HTML5 standard.



#12 rdb4133

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:29 PM

Subscribed to see if anything comes of this! :) I bought one just to mess around with at $35 it's less than other devices I'm sure all of us have bought in the past to try out!



#13 chrisvis

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:40 PM

Yes!! Would be an awesome addition!



#14 djsnafu

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:08 AM

Just bought one as well. Can't beat $35! I drink that much in an hour so I can go without the booze for a little bit.



#15 jamesk

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:05 AM

Very keen for this, despite the Chromecast not being available in the UK yet...



#16 Atrus

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:52 AM

There are several other threads on this topic. Closing (or merging them if info exists) them to keep it tidy.

 

Use this one: http://forums.plexap...359-chromecast/


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