Is it possible to install the PLEX player in a Samsung UN70KU6000 ?

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#1

Any version will help to solve my problem, checking in the sites I've observed that most models are compatible with PLEX, I was unfortunate to pick the only one that does not a PLEX player in it.... HELP !!!


#2

That model only has preinstalled apps AFIAK. Without a real SmartHub you can't install any other apps.
Ofcourse you can always add another Plex compatible device like a Chromecast, Nvidia Shield or AppleTV.


#3

Hello Orca, thank you very much for your fast response, it helps a lot know that somebody care to spend time and reply to what could be considered, sometimes, a dumb question. What is an AFIAK application? Can I have some hope of an update for this TV? I'm currently using a ROKU device but it's far from the ideal solution I had in mind, there are no space in my rig to add this box, and I was planning only for the TV in the wall... Again many thanks for sharing with me...


#4

AFAIK is just short for "As far as I know" it's a common expression on forums.
And no you can't run any other apps on your model then the ones it came with. No update will fix that.
To be able to install apps you need a (more expensive) model that has a SmartHub.


#5

Once more thank you a lot for the time and attention, it's not a positive answer but it's a closure... interesting to have such expensive model, and incomplete, model... either way thank you..


#6

@ALIMA9000 you might want to take a look at this
https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/223080/openpht-for-odroid-c2-information-and-tips/p1#top
or this
https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/246148/openpht-on-wetek-hub-information-and-tips#top


#7

Hello Otto, thanks a lot for jumping in.. I'm amazed but somehow also intrigued by the idea.. did I understood it wrong or are you suggesting to run a new OS in my TV, resident in a USB stick I guess.... I'm asking because I don't have a Raspberry...

Kind regards


#8

@ALIMA9000 said:
Hello Otto, thanks a lot for jumping in.. I'm amazed but somehow also intrigued by the idea.. did I understood it wrong or are you suggesting to run a new OS in my TV,

No, sorry for not explaining.
I am saying that you could go and buy yourself either a
- Raspberry Pi3 (only if you don't need HEVC and 4K playback)
- an Odroid C2 (4K, HEVC, all the bells and whistles)
- or an Wetek Hub (almost the same as Odroid but Android-based)

and use this as Plex client.
It beats the playback capabilities of all embedded-in-TV Plex clients with ease.

And it doesn't lose its capabilities and will still get software updates when in 2 or 3 years time Samsung decides to not provide software updates for your TV model anymore... >:)


#9

Thank you very much Otto, I was looking for a solution inside the TV just for space reasons, the TV is on the wall and there is not too much space for anything, not to mention the inabilities of my family to deal with more than one remote controler.. but thanks a bunch for the suggestions, I will take a look on them..

My kind regards


#10

@ALIMA9000 said:
...space reasons, the TV is on the wall and there is not too much space for anything, not to mention the inabilities of my family to deal with more than one remote controler..

All three solutions support HDMI-CEC, so you don't need an additional remote.
And these thingies are very small (except the Wetek Hub maybe), so there is a real chance to hide them behind the screen.


#11

Excellent Otto, thanks a lot, this tip about HDMI-CEC helped me even more, I'm now using the FIre TV integrated in the same remote control, too bad that I can't change the subtitles color, they are all white and some time can't be ready against a white scene, but I'm in a much better shape now.. if you know any tricks to force yellow subs in the PLEX server I will be eternally thankful... 8-)


#12

@ALIMA9000 said:
too bad that I can't change the subtitles color, they are all white

The app on the FireTV cannot change the subtitle color.
Only OpenPHT and PMP give you detailed control over this.


#13

Just to write a final chapter in this sad history, but don't despair is a Happy Ending.. The solution was indeed to use the Fire TV, and the HDMI-CEC feature... but most important of all, using KODI (Krypton RC3) and PLEX over KODI.. I was worried about the overhead of KODI+PLEX instead of PLEX direct on the FIRE TV but the experience was totally in the opposite direction. PLEX runs better on KODI, more stable, fluid and yes with yellow subtitles.
Using HDMI-CEC the user experience is like the TV itself has PLEX.. and most of my home customers do not even know they are using a combination of devices and SW... I'm glad... Thank you guys...


#14

And here I have a turn into this discussion, YESit is possible to have PLEX running in this TV, happen that the limitation is in the SMART HUB AppStore for Brazil, if you change it to US you can have Plex on your TV.. Reset you TV and during the reset before agree with use conditions Press Mute, Volume +, Channel + , Mute .. now you can choose a country ...