Plex for Windows Phone 8

12.15.13 55 Comments

Ho, ho, ho! Christmas is just around the bend and we’re full of presents! As you all know, we’re big fans of Microsoft’s modern née Metro platform, and have been for a while. We shipped the original version of the Windows Phone 7 Plex app nearly two years ago, and we’re back today with a brand new app for Windows Phone 8, based on Plex for Windows 8.

As if all this weren’t joy-inspiring enough, we’re also happy to let you know that the app is available exclusively on Nokia Windows Phone 8 devices for the first 30 days, for FREE! Get it while it’s hot, and tell your friends. Just like the best egg nog, this deal will be gone before you know it.

We’ve revisited every aspect of the Plex experience on these beautiful devices (seriously, check them out!) and we think you’ll really enjoy it. We also now support HTTP Live Streaming, which means higher quality video and full support for a range of subtitle formats. The app is under heavy development, and there are exciting updates coming (a new release supporting our new second screen remote feature will be live in the store shortly).


And what of Barkley? Well, turns out the pup quite likes Windows Phone.

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  • MUITO BONITO !!!!!

  • I just tried out the app, but it seems that is not possible to manually add servers. I cannot use myPlex since my server cannot be accessed from the internet. Am I wrong or can this be fixed…?

    • @Jonathan ~ Your phone should detect the media server on the local network automatically.

  • With Windows Phone GDR3 (allready on a lot of Windows phones) you can set the rotation lock to fixed.

  • And yes the new Plex Windows Phone app is a big improvement. I love the GUI and the speed. Big thumbs up!

  • So, this may seem like a stupid question, but I can’t find the answer. How exactly do I fling from my iPhone to my GoogleTV?

    • @Liam ~ it should “just work”. Your Google TV should show up as a player.

  • Nice look. Still the sync feature is the most wanted improvement though… Any plan for this?

  • Just a quick note – the link to the 32-bit CentOS Plex Media Server download is pointing to the 64-bit version (same as 64-bit link).

    • @Jesse ~ Thanks, fixed now :)

  • Bummer that I bought the app for Android, then got PlexPass. So the Android app would now be free for me. I wish the Windows 8 app was free with PlexPass too!

  • Thanks, this looks great. I initially obtained an error stating that my PLEX media server is too old to work with the app ( and I need Over the weekend, I’ve updated to but the Windows 8 app (Nokia 520) cannot seem to find the server. I’m going to have a look in the PLEX forums for a solution. Thanks though, I’m excited at using this app.

  • Hi and thanks for this great Program.

    I have only one thing i am missing. Webradio !!! 😉
    A connection to shoutcast or something else would be nice.


  • I own a Samsung ATIV S Windows 8 Phone. I paid for the app a while ago and I had to reset my phone yesterday… Can’t find the Plex App anymore in the store.

    What’s up with that? What about the current paying customer?

    • @Ben ~ you’ll be able to pick up the new Windows Phone 8 app for free, after the Nokia exclusive period is up.

  • Hi Elan.

    I’m quite new to Plex and frankly, I’m loving it. I use it on my Windows 8.1 Pro and WP8 (L1020).

    So far it has been really great except two things:
    1. You should provide an official AniDB/MAL agent. The 3rd party one doesn’t work properly.
    2. I’m really missing “offline caching” in Plex on my phone. If I’m not mistaken, you call it PlexSync on iOS.
    This feature would be much appreciated on WP8 app.


  • There seems to be no search function or “rolodex” feature in the music library or am I missing it? I only see “sort” and “filter”. If this is the case, it makes going through a large music library quite difficult.

  • Hi @Jonathan, using a FreeNAS PLEX, I’ve not been able to find the server. I’ve been trying for a week now but unfortunately, my phone cannot detect the media server on the local network automatically. Gonna keep looking around though.

  • Looks fantastic! I love the WP GUI.
    XBMC & Plex dedicated home player/server

  • Great Work, love the app!
    fast and nice gui

    But it seems not to work with Chromecast, for me it will not pop up. =S

    (Chromecast will popup with my Ipad2, so im not on the ice :P)

    keep it up 😀

    Kind regards

  • Great app! I love this on the Lumia 822, even my Android fan boy friends had to admit it looks and functions great.
    One question about transcoding:
    My music library consists of Apple Lossless (ALAC).M4a files which aren’t natively supported by WP8, how do I know what format and bitrate Plex is transcoding to this device?
    Is it AAC, or MP3, and what bitrate?

    • @Mike in NY ~ we transcode to MP3. Depending on your quality setting, it will be higher or lower bitrate.

  • You guys rock! Loving the app already, looking forward to the implementation of plexsync! :-)

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