Been awhile since posting but, since things have changed I decided to revamp my setup. I have read about Plex for the longest time and have resisted the urge forever, but after having numerous issues with Emby and its constantly taking forever to play a video on my home wired network, I decided to look into new avenues and finally give Plex a try.
I have a Roku Premeire Plus and the streaming stick in which I installed the Plex app to, and have to say so far its impressive in just playing without looking at the annoying circle that Emby keeps greeting me with. However, I was wondering, does anyone strictly use their Rokus to watch Plex on? I still have my small bedroom HTPC and thought on trying perhaps Kodi with the Plex addon for a different front end experience, which from what I read is a Plex Pass feature, so I am considering an annual subscription to test and try it out.
In my small theater room I still plan to use JRiver since it handles the audio and video needs pretty well with madVR, and use Plex for remote streaming as well as home streaming so that I can eliminate the extra HTPC boxes around the house.
One question I did have, is that can you input the UNC path for Plex to find the media or does it have to be a local based drive? Since all my media is on the unRAID server, I have to map the share in order for Plex to pick up the files.
I'm looking to test Plex more, and possibly just keeping JRiver for my mancave theater room, and use Plex for everything else outside the theater room, including remote streaming. However I am also testing Kodi with the Plex add-on with my laptop to see how it works, but with Kodi, there's no option (that I know of) to shuffle tv episodes, unless the Plex add-on has that support.