Step by Step Guide to installing Plex on a NowTV Box

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  1. mccltd

    mccltd New Member

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    Question is can I activated more than one on one account
     
  2. Nimrod

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    You can connect up to 4 devices 'officially' to your NowTV account.
    However if you wanted to do more, I'm unsure if once you unregistered the device on the NowTV site if the NowTV box will continue to function or request you to re-login.

    Keep in mind, this limit is for the actual service, not that your be using the nowtv service once you have Plex running :)
     
  3. Franwade01

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    Hi I have been using the plex service for months now. Everything was going fine up untill the other day when files stop playing just a bit before the end. It comes up with the same message as if I have shut my pc down while watching. Also this is only happening on one box - the box I registered for the beta test of the new menu system from now tv (which they updated a couple of days ago). This message is more of a heads up really its not a major problem for me as I have 3 boxes now but its a possibility that when they roll out the beta as a full update we could all be in the du du
     
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    Can you try Rarflix and let us know if that works for you? https://digiex.net/guides-reviews/g...lling-plex-nowtv-box-post69972.html#post69972

    Could be the case that the last free version of Plex for Roku doesn't work on the latest menu system for NowTV, which if thats the case then we may all have to switch to the free RarFlix.
     
  5. Franwade01

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    Hi yes that was what I tried next and it works fine ljunkie has saved the day.
     
  6. Franwade01

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    How to disable updates


    I now live in fear of the dreaded updates can anyone give me step by step instructions on how to disable them. I believe it has something to do with blocking ports on your router.
     
  7. Nimrod

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    Instructions will be different for every router, but you effectively want to block:

    windsor.sw.roku.com (72.3.235.78).

    Then the box will not receive any further updates.
     
  8. DoubleARon1878

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    mac problem


    Can anyone help me with what should be a very simple problem, when i download the pled file from above and try to use the developer mode of the now tv box and click choose file when i go to the file its already unzipped and i can't get around this, i am pretty sure this is because i'm using a mac, please help?
     
  9. Nimrod

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    The guide was made on a Mac, the solution is not to open the zip file otherwise the default zip handler on Mac just unzips it to a folder. If your browser is doing it automatically, try something like Chrome.
    Then once downloaded feed the .zip straight into the NowTV box.
     
  10. xzKinGzxBuRnzx

    xzKinGzxBuRnzx The Feature Man

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    You could also just open up the Safari preferences and uncheck 'open safe files after downloading'. To get here simply open up Safari and press this key combo ⌘, or command + comma
     
  11. Stravius

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    Hi I've just got a NOWTV box and was able to follow the guide up until installing the zip file where i get the below message

    Not sure what to do with it now
     
  12. Nimrod

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    The zip file we're hosting on the Guide here is: Plex2.6.9-Roku.zip (405.7 KB)
    The error message your receiving is the zip is to big at 1759480 bytes, which is 1718 KB. That's 1312.3 KB more than the zip file we put up here.

    Look's like you are selecting the wrong zip file, or not using the one we provided. Either that or something on your PC is adding something to the zip which is really worrying.

    Hope this helps.
     
  13. Brian Millar

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    Hi, I am a new member. name is Brian and i live in Daventry.
    Am having a problem installing NowTV box. followed all of Nimrod's instructions and it went well until it came to find my wireless router. 3 times it has failed to find it. and each time it asks if i have typed the password in correctly. each time checked ok. but still cannot find my router. any help please.
     
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    NowTV Wifi not connecting fix.


    I had this same issue. The fix I tried:

    Press the following buttons in quick succession:
    • Home. (x5)
    • Fast Forward.
    • Play.
    • Rewind.
    • Play.
    • Fast Forward.
    You should now see a screen called "Platform Secret Screen". Select "Disable Network Pings". Hit back and try connecting to your wifi again.

    If this helps, Please let me know :) if it doesnt, Maybe its worth posting on this forum:
    http://community.nowtv.com/t5/NOW-TV-Box/bd-p/NOWTVBox

     
  15. Stetay

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    Hi can someone help me please.
    Just had the now tv box to install plex, I follow the steps as above but when I select the zip file the install it just sits there as does nothing.
    iv tried all the zip files above and nothing happens.
    i don't unzip the file I just select the zip file and it shows next to the install button. But nothing happens when press install
    Any help please
     
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    sorry all sorted. works on chrome safari stopping it.
     
  17. balldee1

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    Hi Guys,
    Am following Digiex guide to install Plex on Now TV, but when I try to access server 192.168.1.7 it requires authentication and a user name and password. This is not mentioned in your guide. Can anyone help please?
     
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  18. Ian DeGama

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    Hi, Thanks for this guide. I just received a Now TV box and was very disappointed to discover that you need to give SKY a CC number to get past the registration steps. So, I came here and successfully got the Plex-NowTV zip file loaded However, it still sits there demanding my details (user/password on Box) as I have not filled in CC details on the Now TV website.

    According tothis guide, after installing I should get the box to show Plex, is that correct? If so what am I missing here please?

    Thanks
     
  19. akariz

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    xbmc

    hi all;

    just google searching for "how to install xbmc on now tv box" and saw this tread.

    has any1 changed this to xbmc or install this application?

    have this nowtv box since july 2014 and never used it, so was woundering if this is possible since Plex seems alike xbmc?

    thx in advance

    akariz
     
  20. InsaneNutter

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    It's not currently possible to install XBMC on a now TV box, Plex is a good alternative depending on what exactly you wish to do with XBMC.

    Plex wins on library / device management, XBMC wins hands down for plugins, pvr support and skins.
     

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