expired 25% off Lifetime Plex Pass for $119.99 (Was $159.99)

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25% discount off Plex Lifetime Pass - 2 day offer

Haven't seen a generic code for Plex since 2017 so if you were thinking about it, might be worth jumping on now (or you could hold out for the unique code for the "old school" Plex price in true OzBargainer fashion).

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  • +1 vote

    Only for new subscribers not existing

  • +2 votes

    I was offered 37% off and paid $99.99 three weeks ago with a unique code. It was so unpredictable and unexpected.

  • +2 votes

    Remember when it used to cost $75? Ahh those were the days..

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      I bought the lifetime pass on release for $75. I just realised I've been using it for about 7 years now, so I've definitely got my money's worth.

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    25% off
    Working for my old account.
    Been waiting for a long time to get a code to bring it closer to a reasonable price so finally bit the bullet.

  • +1 vote

    I've been waiting for a year for this. The reason I want plex pass is to allow hardware transcoding of hevc on my DS918+.

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      Have you noticed any quality differences between hardware and software transcoding?

      I only ever transcoder anime that's already in h264 and hardware looks worse to me (using a Xeon 1265Lv2).

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        Sorry only just had a quick play. During hevc playback CPU is at about 20% instead of 95% or so. Not sure about a quality drop because I haven't really had a good test yet.

  • +3 votes

    For some reason I'm not sure of or the wisdom behind it, I could never see the advantages of plex pass. Tried it in the past, but what's the point of using it?

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      only major one i see is the reason DrJ55 mentions with hardware transcoding

    • +1 vote

      For me its the hardware transcoding, most stuff moving to hevc.
      And access through the android app on tablet/phone. It is restricted to 1 min playtime without premium.

      No need for premium if you run it through a tv with plex app or say apple tv (most that i have seen have no playing restrictions)

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      Syncing is probably the biggest one I guess. Also if you manage a lot of users being able to stop individual streams

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        Never understood wanting to stop streams.

        If your users are doing something wrong, tell them off for it or remove access.

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          My use-case is that some of my users just have their account on their main TV, so it could be any number of people watching. Rather than messaging 5 people to try and figure out who's using it, I can just stop the stream with a message on the screen for whoever's watching.

          Sometimes they're not doing something wrong, maybe all my bandwidth is being used up and I need to use it for half an hour. Don't want to wait for someone to see a facebook message to be able to take control of my own server.

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            @snoopydoop: Curious, what do you mean "i need to use it", can't they watch at the same time?

            My suggestion is to simply limit the max quality they can watch in your plex settings (if you have plex pass)

            Most people think 480p looks fine, so if thats your maximum, so be it.

            Also the streaming brain stuff should manage things to some degree. You can also make sure your users are using a client that supports auto quality.

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              @samfisher5986: For instance, if I'm trying to stream a 4K movie at another location, it uses up all my uploading bandwidth at my server location, so I can't have others streaming.
              Or if I need to do a big video upload for work, I need to use my whole up bandwidth to get it up asap.

              My set-up can't really handle more than 3 people transcoding lower than 4mbps 720p from 15mbps 1080p videos, so getting everyone to transcode usually ends up limiting the system more than my up bandwidth does if they're just direct playing. Otherwise getting them to stream at a low quality would be perfect.

              I know the solution to this is having a low quality 720p version for internet streaming, but got a fairly large library and don't really want to use my storage space on that.

              I'm not really stopping them from streaming too often, but on the odd occasion I've needed to stop them it's just been nice having control over my own server.

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      Kids use it on the iPad (1 minute limit otherwise), Plex pass is worth it, also mobile sync is useful for long trips without internet access.

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    I got a lifetime pass when it was $100 last time, never used it and have since switched to Emby.

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      How do you feel Emby compares to Plex?
      I use Plex for remote and local streaming and honestly can't fault it. What made you switch?

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        Plex's reliance on all devices calling home for authentication. Whilst Emby is starting to get a bit like this, I didn't want to get stuck if internet goes out. I don't have a reliable connection in my residence.

        • +2 votes

          FYI, you can allow certain IP addresses to access without auth, show advanced settings then under network>List of IP addresses and networks that are allowed without auth

          adding 192.168.xx.0/24 allows your whole network (first 3 numbers of your IP then .0/24 at the end)

          Yes, this is less secure than just having local auth, but not really in-secure if you trust everyone on your network.

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        I prefer the way Emby sorts through videos and how much easier it is to manipulative the metadata.
        The problem I had with Emby is that the few times I had it finally set up, it would start to bog down and eventually kept crashing.
        Not sure why and didn't bother looking into it, just went back to Plex.
        This was on an N54L

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      from what i can gather emby has similar permium pay for features thing, as forskin (classic name) asked what made you swap over?

  • +1 vote

    Wish i could purchase this with my Google Play credit from Google rewards 😔

  • +1 vote

    Please no one buy this to 'support the devs'

    I see this often and it's stupid because they care not for you or the buggy apps you use.

    However if you need a feature that plex pass offers then this may be decent for you

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      Support the devs if you want podcasts, web shows and other useless features.

      Having said that I got lifetime but only because I was selected for the big discount.

  • +1 vote

    Geez this is some bullshit.

    I've been using plex for a number of years now and purchased a few monthly passes along the way and not once have I ever received a discount offer of any variety.

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    We need to pressure plex to extend discounts to existing users. Something as simple as contacting them for a discount reminding them you are a loyal customer and reminding them we can always just jump ship to emby.

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    This has been the best $120 investment in my sanity.

    Kodi = months of trying to sort out bugs and issues.
    Plex = 15minutes to set up library, DVR, Loungeroom setup, tablet setup, phone setups, and I dont have to think about it any more.

    Beyond legendary!