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#269843 10-Apr-2020 16:25
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Ok I was checking out the Legal NZ Online streaming services thread pinned to the top of this subforum we are in.

 

And it mentioned something called Plex TV , but even going to the site I still can't figure it out.

 

Is it some software that puts all your free on demand services and dtv stuff in one interface or is there a streaming side to it of its own content ie not our local ondemand stuff

 

 

 

And Curiosity stream is it any good, there seems to be a cheap deal going at the moment, are the documentaries good and do they have non-boring American narrators, sorry there is the horrible droning Yank acent that Americans seem to favour for documentaries especially in 80s and 90s, i find it like nails on a chalk board.





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  #2459031 10-Apr-2020 17:18
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Curiosity stream is good, aimed towards high school level and up, not suitable for primary aged kids unless they are super super keen on science, tech or history. DocPlay is another documentary streaming service $6.95 a month, has a mix of international and N.Z. docos. I just signed up to both.

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  #2459033 10-Apr-2020 17:33
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It's everything it says it is in this screenshot of it's front page.

 

 

 

 

If you have storage with your own content on it, it can present a UI for that so you can view on any device. 

 

It's integrated with Tidal for music streaming.

 

If you have a TV tuner it'll do Live TV streaming to any of your devices.

 

It has a catalogue of free streaming content (bad movies) and is a Podcast player.

 

For it to be of any real use, you need to set up a server with the Plex Media Server application on it.  This can be as simple as running the server software on a PC, or buying a NAS that has it built in, or as complex as building your own storage server and running it in a Docker container or similar.  


 
 
 
 


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  #2459038 10-Apr-2020 17:41
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You can use Plex.TV on your browser, or download a client. It offers free TV/movies, or you can play your own library.





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  #2459050 10-Apr-2020 17:55
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Curiosity is well worth the subscription. Real value for money. I have looked at Plex but could never find a use for it. Kodi seems to meet my needs well enough. 

 

 





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  #2459714 12-Apr-2020 10:38
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Thanks all

 

 

 

I have signed up for Curiositystream and am really enjoying it, the only issue i have is that there doesn't seem to be any indicator on a video as to whether i have watched it or not





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