We seriously need an update to the Xbox plex app

xbox-one

#13

I purchased an Xbox One S before Christmas because the price was too good to pass up and I thought it would be the ultimate streaming device with all of it’s horsepower under the hood… Plus I needed a new Blu-ray player so for $220 it was a no brainier. I don’t play video games so none of that was important to me.

I have to say it hasn’t been that great at… Anything really? The fact I can’t direct stream a Blu-ray is annoying. The “multi-channel” audio output is annoying… So… I don’t know what to go with. Are they’re any streaming media players that have a good Plex app?


#14

i switched to rasberry pi 3 a while back and installed rasplex on it its amazing best investment ive ever made for plex


#15

I’m pretty happy with my Roku Premiere and Premiere+ for the rest the house, Roku has an excellent Plex client. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that the eventual UWP app has some serious QoL improvements that brings it more into line with other Plex clients, because I really do love the XB1 as a gaming/streaming box, it’s just that the Plex client in particular needs some love.


#16

@kd6icz said:
I purchased an Xbox One S before Christmas because the price was too good to pass up and I thought it would be the ultimate streaming device with all of it’s horsepower under the hood… Plus I needed a new Blu-ray player so for $220 it was a no brainier. I don’t play video games so none of that was important to me.

I have to say it hasn’t been that great at… Anything really? The fact I can’t direct stream a Blu-ray is annoying. The “multi-channel” audio output is annoying… So… I don’t know what to go with. Are they’re any streaming media players that have a good Plex app?

just so you know…new xbox update today will fix your bluray issues


#17

@mcrommert said:

just so you know…new xbox update today will fix your bluray issues

It didn’t change anything. I still get the decoder errors on direct Blu-ray rips and I still can’t choose to pass through original bitstream to my AVR.

Now… I know that the Blu-ray player app was supposted to get that option in the settings. My buddy got it on his One. My One S didn’t get that option. Same build number.

Either way that wouldn’t apply to Plex.


#18

It would be great if they either did something with this app, or even better, just ported the UWP app over like everybody else. The Xbox is still my primary media device and it’s what I use Plex on the most. Just wish it worked better.

And for the love of god, ENABLE BACKGROUND MUSIC!


#19

@kd6icz said:

@mcrommert said:

just so you know…new xbox update today will fix your bluray issues

It didn’t change anything. I still get the decoder errors on direct Blu-ray rips and I still can’t choose to pass through original bitstream to my AVR.

Now… I know that the Blu-ray player app was supposted to get that option in the settings. My buddy got it on his One. My One S didn’t get that option. Same build number.

Either way that wouldn’t apply to Plex.

Bitstreaming goes live next week, so you should be good to go after that.


#20

@ppilot83 said:

@kd6icz said:

@mcrommert said:

just so you know…new xbox update today will fix your bluray issues

It didn’t change anything. I still get the decoder errors on direct Blu-ray rips and I still can’t choose to pass through original bitstream to my AVR.

Now… I know that the Blu-ray player app was supposted to get that option in the settings. My buddy got it on his One. My One S didn’t get that option. Same build number.

Either way that wouldn’t apply to Plex.

Bitstreaming goes live next week, so you should be good to go after that.

Yeah this is right…sorry i’m on beta so i thought everyone would be getting it

Hopefully they give apps ability to also bitstream…not holding my breath though


#21

@ppilot83 said:

Bitstreaming goes live next week, so you should be good to go after that.

For everything or just the Blu-ray app? The other issue is the reference frame errors on direct play Blu-ray rips. I assume Plex just uses the built in codecs provided by Microsoft?


#22

@kd6icz said:

@ppilot83 said:

Bitstreaming goes live next week, so you should be good to go after that.

For everything or just the Blu-ray app? The other issue is the reference frame errors on direct play Blu-ray rips. I assume Plex just uses the built in codecs provided by Microsoft?

they are separate issues. The fix for blurays (actual blurays in drive) bitstreaming up to atmos is next week

The plex app issues will be solved whenever plex solves them


#23

@mcrommert said:

they are separate issues. The fix for blurays (actual blurays in drive) bitstreaming up to atmos is next week

The plex app issues will be solved whenever plex solves them

Lol! Oh… I think I’ve put a disc in that slot one time since I bought it…

Hopefully Plex can add that option too so my AVR can do the sound processing. And fix the reference frame issue while they’re at it. There’s no reason the Xbox One app shouldn’t be the best Plex client app available considering it’s a full blown 64bit Windows 10 box.


#24

@kd6icz said:

@mcrommert said:

they are separate issues. The fix for blurays (actual blurays in drive) bitstreaming up to atmos is next week

The plex app issues will be solved whenever plex solves them

Lol! Oh… I think I’ve put a disc in that slot one time since I bought it…

Hopefully Plex can add that option too so my AVR can do the sound processing. And fix the reference frame issue while they’re at it. There’s no reason the Xbox One app shouldn’t be the best Plex client app available considering it’s a full blown 64bit Windows 10 box.

If thats what you are waiting for i think you might be better off with another device…i don’t see the xbox giving permission for bitstreaming or any of the other stuff we want (24 hz mode)

I think eventually the plex team will update the app to the uwp version…so perf should improve dramatically and being off the old app system updates will be often and with the phone/win10 versions

How i setup my avr is to ouput from xbox over hdmi at 5 channel uncompressed for all surround content and also over optical for uncompressed stereo…if i’m watching stereo content i change to that output and then i can put pro logic 2 on

Not the best solution and why i’m using libreelec more often recently


#25

Oh geez. So… What is the best client app? Roku?


#26

Also remember at some point in the future kodi is coming to xbox one

Then we can run the kodi video plugin for plex on the xbox…but still probably no bitstreaming or 24hz


#27

@kd6icz said:
Oh geez. So… What is the best client app? Roku?

Others have written guides to this…the options are kind of staggering (what would be nice is a chart with check boxes on features and what clients support them) An htpc is probably of course the best and support basically everything depending on how much work you want to put in. Of the normal stb’s probably fire tv is the most feature complete

EDIT: Others are welcome to disagree or add anything to my comments


#28

Alright. I don’t really like the Xbox One S anyway so I guess I’ll just sell it and pick up a couple of the new 4k Fire TV’s.


#29

How does the Shield compare?


#30

id reccommend rasberry pi 3 and use rasplex much faster and better looking interface plus hs amazing feature list
https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/129756/release-plex-black-edition/p1


#31

Lol! Too late! (not really)

I just got back from Best Buy with a Shield. As far as playback performance, it’s killer! The interface is basic but DTS-MA passed right on through to my AVR in direct play. No reference frame errors either. Plus it can be a PMS in the event I need it to be in a pinch.

So… So far it’s a winner. Some of the individual network apps aren’t available in the Google TV Play store but I suspect that will change over time.


#32

Has anybody seen this before on xbox one, page/screen seem frozen?