Plex media streaming app is now available for Windows 8 devices from Windows Store. It allows you to play video, music, photos from your network and other multimedia content from online channels.
This application brings the power of Plex to your Windows 8 desktop or tablet. With Plex, you can stream your music, videos and photos from your home computers running Plex Media Server and access content from a wide range of channels. Channels are available for iTunes, and for online services like YouTube, Vimeo and Revision3.
Additionally, you can sign up for the myPlex service, which lets you connect to servers shared with you by your friends, queue videos from your web browser to watch later, and connect to your Plex Media Server at home wherever you are in the world via Wi-Fi or a cellular connection, with no configuration necessary!
Plex Media Server streams your media directly from your computer, so there’s no need to manually convert before viewing. Plex is smart, too: if your media isn’t already in a format your device can play, it’ll convert it on-the-fly.
• DRM-protected content is not supported.
• ISO images are not supported.
• VIDEO_TS folders are not supported.
• PGS and VOBSUB subtitles are not supported.
In order to stream local media from your network, you must have Plex Media Server installed and running. Version 0.9.7.3 or later is required. See http://www.plexapp.com/getplex/ for more details.
This app costs $2.99 and you can find it here from Windows Store.