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Registered: ‎03-31-2014
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Do any Sony televisions offer the PLEX app?

I am specifically looking at the latest 2014 Sony Bravia TVs (KDL-xxW590B from Costco & KDL-xxW600B from anywhere else).  I've called Sony support and they don't even know the difference between PLEX and Netflix and are unable to tell me if Sony's TVs are even part of the Yahoo Connected TV platform, or Google's.  They were trying to tell me they use the Opera web browser...?  What?

 

Anyway, Samsung offers Plex app natively, I know Vizio is close with a user developed option, where does Sony stand?  If you don't know about Plex, its time you learned:  http://www.plex.tv is where awesome lives.

 

Appreciate any insight anyone can give, I'd rather have a Sony TV than a Samsung.

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Re: Do any Sony televisions offer the PLEX app?

Hi buckzor! 

 
Thanks for the message. The Plex app is currently available on the Internet TVs powered by Google. We don't have any information if its going to be available on the Bravia TVs.   
 
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Re: Do any Sony televisions offer the PLEX app?

Which models are "powered" by Google?  What "powers" the 2014 KDL-xxW590B and KDL-xxW600B?  If those are Yahoo connected tvs there are some user written options I could pursue..?

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Re: Do any Sony televisions offer the PLEX app?

Here are some units that is powered by Google: NSZGS7 and NSZGS8. The KDLXXW590B and KDLXXW600B does not have a Google Chrome browser. Those TVs use Opera as their internet browser. ​We have a page called Join the Inspiration within the Communty. Any feedback that you would like to post there would be very much appreciated. ​

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Registered: ‎04-09-2014
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Re: Do any Sony televisions offer the PLEX app?

Buckzor,

 

I'm waiting on the development for the Plex app for Bravia also.  The previous mentioned Plex app doesnt really count because it was designed more for the "Google TV" Sony line.  I tried accessing my Plex server through the web browser (Opera) but it's very slow and not really usable.  Hopefully it's in development.

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Registered: ‎05-20-2014
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Re: Do any Sony televisions offer the PLEX app?

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Come on Sony, get on board!!!

 

Even the Samsung Blu-Ray players (2010 & beyond) have the Plex App available for download.

 

I am looking for the Plex App to be available (as a firmware upgrade or such) on a Sony Blu-Ray player.  I keep getting tons of other (useless) apps during every firmware upgrade.  But as of yet, no Plex?  DLNA is currently my only option for accessing my media.

 

Do they really not know what it is?  How sad!  Plex is a beautiful well designed media center with a great user interface available for many platforms.

 

I am thinking of buying a Roku just so I can have Plex.  This is not my favorite option as it wil come native with all the apps that the Sony Blu-Ray players and TVs already have.

 

Please Sony get on the band wagon of a truely AWESOME and useful app!!! 

 

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Re: Do any Sony televisions offer the PLEX app?

What do we need to do to get Sony to add this app?

 

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Registered: ‎05-29-2014
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Re: Do any Sony televisions offer the PLEX app?

Hi nizmo!

 

We regret the inconvenience this has brought you. We appreciate your feedback. You can share your idea at Sony's "Join the Inspiration" Community page by clicking on this link : http://bit.ly/KzFrYh. Any feedback or suggestion that you would like to post there would be very much appreciated. 

Specialist
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Registered: ‎04-09-2014
Message 9 of 16 (64,684 Views)

Re: Do any Sony televisions offer the PLEX app?

Hey guys, I've created a Plex App request on the request site provided by JeanTory. Can everyone visit it and click the "Me Too" so we can get this app!

http://community.sony.com/t5/Join-the-Inspiration/idb-p/ideas/label-name/televisions

Thanks JeanTory!
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Re: Do any Sony televisions offer the PLEX app?

You're welcome nizmo! It's our pleasure to help! 

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