Hello guys and girls. In this guide i will show you how to get PLEX running on your PocketCHIP. I can’t imagine this not working on you standalone CHIP, but i don’t have any way to connect to my TV, so that will be up to yourself to try out.
I want to point out before we start, that this is beta software and does require a paid PLEX Pass at the moment. I don’t know if you will be able to use a free account after beta is finished.
In this guide we will install KODI on your device, and run PLEX as an add-on inside of here.
Lets get started.
First of you have to have one of the newest images with 3D support flashed on your device. If you don’t know how to go about doing that, then head over to flash.getchip.com and follow the directions
Next up we have to get KODI running.
In the terminal type:
- sudo apt update
- sudo apt install kodi
You should now have KODI running on the device. You can always access KODI by opening the terminal and type:
Site note. I would advice you to install Marshmallows pockethome to make icons on you device with links to the programs if you are doing this from a PocketCHIP. Follow this link to learn more.
Now to get PLEX running inside KODI
Download this zip file (don’t unzip it) and transfer it to your device. (I placed mine on the desktop because KODI could not find my USB stick.)
Navigate to: Settings > Add-ons > Install from zip file and then navigate to the ZIP file
Install zip from local filesystem.
Hit Esc and navigate to Videos > Addons and run Plex.
Now you just have to log in with your account, and you are good to go.
If you need any help setting this up, don’t be afraid to ask. You can also always yell me up on the slack channel at https://slofile.com/slack/chipster