Plex is popular media player app that runs on many devices – now including the NOW TV box. This post explains how to side-load the channel onto the NOW TV box.
The Roku has a developer mode on the box which lets you side-load apps for testing purposes. Surprisingly, the NOW TV box ships with this ability also, which lets you bypass the rather limited Roku channel store, as long as you can get the source code of the original app.
Follow the below guide to add the PLEX app to your NOW TV:
03/08/13 UPDATE 1: Click here to view video guide as posted by Rob in the comments
03/08/13 UPDATE 2: Plex version 2.6.6 offers speed and stability improvements over the previously posted version and is now available to download by clicking here.
You can only install one developer channel at one time. To remove or replace the currently installed app, return to the browser page on your computer and you will now see the option to do this.
The source code is not going to be made available for all apps.
To disable the developer mode repeat the Home 3x, Up 2x, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right sequence on the remote.
By following this process you are doing so at your own risk.
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