Plex announces support for Amazon Fire TV

Plex has a history of supporting every platform possible, both desktop and mobile. With that in mind, Amazon today added one more to the market, throwing a challenge at the media server and end-user service.

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But the challenge wasn't difficult -- after all, despite being highly customized, Fire TV still runs Android, an operating system that Plex is familiar with. The service already runs on Kindle Fire tablets, and it didn't take long to announce support for the Amazon Fire TV.

"We're thus extremely happy to announce that Plex is available on Amazon’s awesome new Fire TV at launch. We’ve been impressed with the performance of the device, and we’re happy to report that Plex runs great on it", Plex announces.

It will run just the same as it does on other devices, including Google TV and Kindle Fire tablets. Clearly Amazon worked with partners, including Plex, to have all of this ready to go on day one -- a common practice for releasing a new product.

Amazon Fire TV is on sale now, retailing for $99, while Plex Server is free, though the app retails for $4.99 on each platform. You can grab it now.

6 Responses to Plex announces support for Amazon Fire TV

  1. John Crane says:

    This was the missing piece I was looking for. Now I can stream my own personal media.

  2. jig1056 says:

    Awesome!!!! Plex runs great on my sons Roku 3, really thinking of dumping my Apple TVs and replacing them With Rokus but now I may consider the Fire TV...

  3. Ron Quixote says:

    Ok, the Plex interface on Roku 3 is not bad, but not as spiffy as Chromecast or the Samsung smart tv native app... how does the FireTV interface compare to those? Background images of each media file? Background theme music?

    • John Crane says:

      Haven't tried it yet, but I just set up my Fire TV and got carried away watching stuff on Amazon Prime. I'll post something later.

      • John Crane says:

        Plex is easy to set up and it only cost $0.99 vs $4.99. I don't know if that was an introductory special, or because I already own an Android license for my phone. If you have even run the Plex web interface on your local computer that is your Plex server, the interface on the Fire TV looks just the same. There is a little setup step to resize the windows to your screen dimensions. Hope this helps.

      • ThinkerT says:

        Plex is on sale just right now for .99. It's typically $4.99.

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