A question for users of Fire and Roku -
I mostly use Fire TV, but recently acquired a Roku Ultra. I have found the plex app on the roku to be very slow in navigating. Long waits with “loading”. I’m wondering if the performance issue is caused by the hardware differences or the apps. I’ve seen a few comments which seem to suggest recent performance issues in the plex roku. Would like to hear from folks having more extensive experience with both platforms.
I have both Fire and Roku 3. I prefer the Roku Plex interface. Bringing up the Plex app and navigating is easier and I find it responsive, the Fire is a bit faster. However, due to the lack of some codecs, the plex server may need to convert on the fly to make the stream compatible and that will cause the “loading” message, but doesn’t take very long from my i7 7th gen processor. Now if your server is not powerful enough, it may take longer for it to convert and buffer the video before sending it to the Roku.
I hope that Plex doesn’t redesign the app to look like the FireTv plex app, I like it as is. Only thing missing is the ability to select what to record and the guide. If they make it look like the FireTv interface, I’ll start using Emby app instead (have both on same server).