I would like to inquire as to why there is currently no feature that alllows one to push content they are browsing on a tablet or phone directly to their television.
Why is it that Plex doesn't allow this when countless other streaming apps do?
I would like to go over some reasons why it's a must; provided by another user in another thread.
i know this thread is a few days old, but anyway this seems to be the best place out on the web to tell my story ;)
i have to totally support MGM's opinion and i don't really know why there can't be found any efforts to get this kind of solution to work.
in the last few days i've been around in serveral discussion boards and penetrated google with my wish, to have a nice interface of my media library on my tablet, where ich can browse my content, have additional information about my movies like trailers, imdb rating, actors and so on AND can choose my dlna player devices like my livingroom TV to play that stuff.
Most of the discussion threads end up with "why do you need this, you can browse your DLNA library directly from your TV" ... yes ... sure i can ... but that doesn't come even close to the nice interface of the plex app for example.
I have to admit that i'm in the lucky situation of having an 2012 LG TV which natively has an plex client installed. that comes close to what i'm looking for. but it would be even cooler to navigate with my ipad and to push the content to the tv. advantages:
- you don't have to navigate with the tv remote (which is a little frustration if you have a large library)
- you don't have to switch the input channel cause dlna push starts immediatly
- you don't need a plex client on your tv for the cool interface
- you can start watching a movie in the living room and finish it in the bedroom (using the cool integrated feature "continue playing")
As MGM already mentioned, with the DLNA DMC option, the plex app would be the coolest thing on earth for all multimedia enthusiastic people - like me.
I really don't know why this feature isn't already implemented in the app. There are tons of apps for both android and ios which have this option, but the interface is always like browsing through folders ....
I have to admin that i haven't purchased the app, because of what i have red, the DMC feature is definitely not integrated an the moment.
So pleeeeaaassse, dear plex developers, integrate that feature or at least let me know, what the problem is with that ....
thanks in advance
The thread can be found here. If you ask me, this user hit the nail right on the head. It's a feature that's been needed for a long time!
If the feature is something that Plex still isn't interested in implementing, please, elaborate as to why; because it is painful to see such a good app fall short of greatness.