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A rebadged Roku LT, the Now TV box has been found to still provide access to the Roku developer mode. This allows you to side-load one developer version app to your device. Not all apps are made available in this way but Plex is!

How to install Plex onto your Now TV box:

  • Enable dev mode on your box by pressing:
    HOME 3 times
    UP 2 times
    RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
    (if this doesn't work then make sure you are not leaving long pauses between button presses)
  • Enable developer mode on the screen that comes up.
  • Download Plex client for Roku from Plex Now TV Client 2.8.2
  • Open any web browser on your computer and open http:// (example. http://192.168.1.100)
  • Click browse and navigate to the Plex.zip you downloaded
  • Click the install button
  • Run Plex.
 
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Re: NOW TV Box £10 inc - Plex install guide

What channels can you load on plex is it the same as xbmc
 

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Re: NOW TV Box £10 inc - Plex install guide

There is a section to enter a voucher code, has anyone seen any vouchers for Sky Now?

But the box alone for plex is an absolute steal!
@jhdetailing, yes PLEX is basically a media player that will stream all your movies, programs, etc.

I would imagine it works very well too, they managed to get plex onto the APTV3 with quite good results... so I would say it would work very well on the Roku one box (sky now rebranded it), but as the OP has said it has not been confirmed.

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just got email saying its been sent .. had a quick search on tinternet and it does run a Linux kernel

for more info, check this page out - although this is based on the Roku box, the Sky Now box is a rebadged Roku box

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just installed plex..went on ok,done the software update and it shows on the main screen with iplayer etc
 

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would be nice too see xbmc on this, just got mine today not messed about yet, with plex can i stream straight from my synology nas or does it have to be through a laptop or pc as it would be great if i could stream straight from the nas!
 

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just installed plex..went on ok,done the software update and it shows on the main screen with iplayer etc

did you update before you put plex on as i tried to put plex on 1st before updating.i turned on now tv then connected to wifi and ignored the update.then i installed hack but no plex on screen.
 

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thats how i done it...set up the wi-fi,enabled dev mode,rebooted,logged on to now tv box from computer, installed plex,done the software update.all ok here.works well.
as for streaming from a nas,there are options on there to set this up
 

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all sorted now and well worth 10.00 not as good as the rasppi but for 10.00 total bargain.thanks to jfish for bringing it our way.

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@BIG-HOL i think on my synology in the package centre there is plex server addon would that make it so this box would see the synology ?

By the sounds of it my question about aout all the on demand channels are on there, can someone just confirm for my bbc iplayer, itv player, 4 od and 5 od are on the box and work without having a subscription of any kind ? Wouldnt mind a cheap box just for them to be honest, as on demand on my vu box is no go, 4od has stopped working on it also and on my xbmc machine as i believe 4od have changed stuff to make it not work anymore, so may get one of these ,
 
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Just had mine delivered and installed plex & updated.
Working great on my plex server (local).
5 on demand is working (no subscription) can't see 4od on my box but i might be being a little dense :)
 

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i think you can get 4od via plex
 

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@BIG-HOL i think on my synology in the package centre there is plex server addon would that make it so this box would see the synology ?

By the sounds of it my question about aout all the on demand channels are on there, can someone just confirm for my bbc iplayer, itv player, 4 od and 5 od are on the box and work without having a subscription of any kind ? Wouldnt mind a cheap box just for them to be honest, as on demand on my vu box is no go, 4od has stopped working on it also and on my xbmc machine as i believe 4od have changed stuff to make it not work anymore, so may get one of these ,
hey mate, yeah i looked for that after googling yesterday but couldnt find it in my package centre, dont think my nas is compatible with it, its a ds213j, iv still not took mine out the box yet but will have a mess about later and get plex installed as iv never used it before.
 
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hey mate, yeah i looked for that after googling yesterday but couldnt find it in my package centre, dont think my nas is compatible with it, its a ds213j, iv still not took mine out the box yet but will have a mess about later and get plex installed as iv never used it before.

Mines the ds 413j , i have a repo added to my synology for extra apps, cant remember the name off top of my head but if you want it can get it when i get home, thats maybe why its not on yours. Same place you get sick beard app from,
 

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hey mate, yeah i looked for that after googling yesterday but couldnt find it in my package centre, dont think my nas is compatible with it, its a ds213j, iv still not took mine out the box yet but will have a mess about later and get plex installed as iv never used it before.

Just had a look on the plex forum and apparently the server won't run on that nas.
 

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hi what can this plex software do?

I tried to download a windows version but not much showing, can one download apps like web browser and stream youtube etc ?
 

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well i have been playing with the now tv box today

and have now managed to get icefilms, navi-x, ss-plex,movie2k,let me watch this, apps working via plex

and you get a free HDMI cable all for £10
 

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well i have been playing with the now tv box today

and have now managed to get icefilms, navi-x, ss-plex,movie2k,let me watch this, apps working via plex

and you get a free HDMI cable all for £10

Wow VERY impressive, how about an idiots guide for people like me? ;)
Also where to get the required files.... lol I don't want much do I???

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Wow VERY impressive, how about an idiots guide for people like me? ;)
Also where to get the required files.... lol I don't want much do I???

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DaveyH

1 Just follow the guide in the first post....

2 then download the plex channels in the link below, when you have the zip (unzip first) then you need to copy and paste into plex plugins folder on you computer

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3 restart PMS and launch the plex app on you now tv box and install icefilms navi-x etc

4 enjoy
 

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Re: NOW TV Box £10 inc - Plex install guide

1 Just follow the guide in the first post....

2 then download the plex channels in the link below, when you have the zip (unzip first) then you need to copy and paste into plex plugins folder on you computer

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3 restart PMS and launch the plex app on you now tv box and install icefilms navi-x etc

4 enjoy

Cheers mate I will give this a shot in the next day or 2 and post when I have managed it.

Best Regards

DaveyH
 
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