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XavierL13
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New Plex Media Player App for Roku: YUCK!

Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:58 pm

OK, just launched my Plex Media Player app on my Roku.  YUCK! Seems to be version 6.1.1.5282-4907f2688.
Expert user of Plex Media Server (and Player) since about 2011, and I just can't figure out this new setup. WHY??

Where are all My Channels (Plugins)?  Darn You Plex!
Change for Changes sake is biting me in the Butt!
I have plenty of active Channels/Plugins in my latest version of Plex Media Server, BUT
the "Channels/Plugins" screen is Not in the Newest version of Plex Media Player 
(still visible in my other Roku's that still have the older version of Plex Media Player)

LITERALLY got removed at 1:45PM PST on 12-06-2018.  DARN!

I'm Off to the Plex  Users forum to see what the heck is going on.
Take a look at yours if you use it, prepare to be astonished IF yours just updated today.
RokuTV 50" Hitachi 4K, Running Roku OS 8.2.0 Build 4170.
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twiceover
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Re: New Plex Media Player App for Roku: YUCK!

Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:08 pm

They removed plugins to please Roku.  Well, their official response is "Nobody used them" but I'm pretty sure it was Roku saying "You guys are pretty shady, but if you get rid of 'Channels' we'll keep you on the platform and the box".  100% my interpretation of what happened.

Looks like I won't be able to watch Football anymore after the update.
 
bozzy
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Re: New Plex Media Player App for Roku: YUCK!

Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:13 pm

twiceover wrote:
They removed plugins to please Roku.  Well, their official response is "Nobody used them" but I'm pretty sure it was Roku saying "You guys are pretty shady, but if you get rid of 'Channels' we'll keep you on the platform and the box".  100% my interpretation of what happened.

Looks like I won't be able to watch Football anymore after the update.

Plex announced they were removing plugins from all platforms. It had nothing to do with Roku.
 
twiceover
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Re: New Plex Media Player App for Roku: YUCK!

Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:20 pm

bozzy wrote:
twiceover wrote:
They removed plugins to please Roku.  Well, their official response is "Nobody used them" but I'm pretty sure it was Roku saying "You guys are pretty shady, but if you get rid of 'Channels' we'll keep you on the platform and the box".  100% my interpretation of what happened.

Looks like I won't be able to watch Football anymore after the update.

Plex announced they were removing plugins from all platforms. It had nothing to do with Roku.

Sounds good.
 
BooBooKitty
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Re: New Plex Media Player App for Roku: YUCK!

Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:55 am

I actually like it alot.  I think it's crisper and cleaner.  I've had it on my Smart TV for a while so maybe I'm just used to it now.  I never used the Channels so I didn't even know they are no longer supported.  
 
Bacon
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Re: New Plex Media Player App for Roku: YUCK!

Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:20 am

Plex is killing plugins. They're still in older versions of clients and might work, but there's no guarantee a future Plex Server update won't break them in the future.

I like the new app, and the UI is pretty customizable too.
 
DarkJedi
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Re: New Plex Media Player App for Roku: YUCK!

Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:15 pm

The channel plugins are the only thing I use Plex for. Without them, it's good bye Plex/app. Don't get me wrong, I know others use it for other purposes, probably more its intended purposes, and that's all great for you. Not so great for me.

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