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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great alternative to iTunes/ATV"

    July 3, 2012  |   By TxTom

    Pros

    I have a Roku on one of my older TVs which I couldn't justify replacing just because of HD etc. I did want netflix on this set and missed the feature that AppleTV offers in letting me play movies and music from my Mac. Plex lets me do just that.

    Cons

    The initial setup was a little complicated in the server finding all the songs and movies I directed it to, but it does let you set how often it rescans the library. The Roku didn't automatically find the server. I had to enter the IP address.

    Summary

    Once set up, this worked as advertised and I am able to view my Mac's videos (not from iTunes store) and music library (again, not iTunes bought) on my older TV using a Roku. Bliss.

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  • Reply by TxTom on April 1, 2013

    Additional comment to make is that watching video from my mac to my Roku, there's more often than not a sync problem between the video and the audio.

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