If you’re like me you’ve got a LG Smart TV that didn’t come with the Plex application installed(There was a time LG did have a Plex app that came pre-installed) then you were left using DLNA to stream your Plex library and although it worked, it left a lot to be desired. Now LG Smart TV owners can rejoice as PLAYz has made its way into the LG Smart World Market for a mere $5 USD thanks to the hard work of Simon Hogan and supporters.
Before you disregard PLAYz as it’s not part of the “Official Plex App Family”, let me educate you on the hard work of Simon Hogan and why you’ll be happy to hand over the cash. Simon’s been working on this app for almost a year, it was available for free while being developed as Simon only accepted donations; BTW this isn’t Simon’s full-time job. Simon fought an epic uphill battle with LG just to get PLAYz approved in the store as seen here – Post by Simon J. Hogan.
Personally there’s a good chance that most of us would’ve given up at this point, but not Simon. After 7 months and some public assistance PLAYz is finally approved.
Our congratulations and thanks to Simon Hogan for his hard work in developing PLAYz which now is #1 in the LG Smart World Market.
BTW, there’s also word of him working on an application for LG for Media Browser as well.
How to Install:
It doesn’t get much easier than clicking on the “Smart” button on your LG TV, navigating to the Smart World section, locating PLAYz in the market and then purchasing it and installing the application. After installation is complete, run the application and it will ask you for the IP of the Plex Media Server, there is also the option to scan your network which in my case worked like a charm. Once the IP is populated, just hit save and your off and running with access to your Plex libraries.
Here are a few screenshots of the PLAYz application in action.