n1kk wrote:I read something about myPlex and PLEX, I assume they are the same.
lion7718 wrote:n1kk wrote:I read something about myPlex and PLEX, I assume they are the same.
Actually MyPlex & Plex are 2 different things.
1: Plex is the main program that you run on your computer & you can access from your Roku.
2: Myplex is a secondary account that allows you to 'Queue' videos online to your Roku Plex & where you can connect & share to other MyPlex servers.
RokuShawnS wrote:MyPlex is the account that will allow you to share your library with others (myplex.com, I believe).
lion7718 wrote:RokuShawnS wrote:MyPlex is the account that will allow you to share your library with others (myplex.com, I believe).
RokuShawnS wrote:Plex is the channel. Plex Media Server is the program running on the computer. MyPlex is the account that will allow you to share your library with others (http://my.plexapp.com).
Once you have Plex Media Server setup and seeing your library, you connect to it using the Plex channel on Roku. If you want friends and family member to share your library, then you create a myPlex account and share the library through the web interface. Friends and family will then login to their myPlex account, install the Plex channel on the Roku, and then go into Settings (Plex channel) and input the code or pin number (I forget exactly how or what it gives you). They will then see your library and can stream from it.
You may encounter some routing issues (having to do with port numbers), but don't worry about that until you come to it.
C. Shawn Smith
I tried something called "Instant Channel" which did work and easy...
advocate2 wrote:I watch my Roku on the road all the time, domestic and international.
Get a Sling Box. If you want to output HDMI you will need the the 500. I'm not sure of the inputs on the 350.
The 2XS had a cable that output composite, but with an update it will now only output composite or hdmi, but not both. My older XDS still outputs both HDMI and component.
Get a sling account. Add the Sling ID information in your account.
Keep an admin password for yourself and a watcher ID for anyone else that wants to watch your Roku.
Hook your Sling Box to the Ethernet. Sign into your Sling account and voila, you are watching your Roku remotely.
The disadvantage is that only one person at a time can remotely access the Sling Box.
The advantage is that Netflix, Hulu and perhaps Amazon can't be accessed directly when you are out of the country. By using your Sling Box, there is no problem watching from an international location.
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