Plex Stories October 20

expiredCut the cord w/ the HDHomeRun Connect Duo + 6 months of Plex Live TV/DVR: $85 (30% off)

Today only, as a part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy is offering the SiliconDust HDHomeRun Connect Duo with 6-months of Plex Live TV/DVR for $84.98 shipped. That’s about $35 off the going rate when the Connect Duo and Plex subscription are bought individually and is within $5 of the lowest price we have tracked. This bundle lets you cut your cable while still providing access to live TV and DVR, leaving you with little to no reason to keep paying for it. Rated 4.3/5 stars. If you would love to dive in but don’t know where to get started, have a look at our cord cutting guide.

Plex Stories October 9

Cord cutting certainly has its perks. but ditching your monthly cable subscription does have its downsides too. Missing news, sports, and other live content makes taking the plunge a difficult task for some. That’s where HDHomeRun comes in. When paired with Plex and an OTA antenna, you’ll be able to enjoy everything from your favorite shows to live football and more. Head below for an in-depth walkthrough on how to get started.

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Plex Stories August 24

expiredBuy any Amazon Echo from Best Buy and score 6 months of Plex Pass for FREE ($30 value)

Best Buy is currently offering six months of Plex’s premium subscription services for free when you purchase an Amazon Echo. Each month typically runs you $5, with today’s offer saving you a total of $30. I’ve been a subscriber for over a year now and can’t recommend the service enough. Upgrading to Plex Pass gets you Live TV, DVR, offline media sync and more. Note: this offer is only available for new subscribers.

Plex Stories July 7

expiredSave 25% on a 6-month Plex Live TV & DVR Subscription, today only at Best Buy for $15

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy offers a 6-month subscription to Plex Live TV and DVR for $14.99 digitally delivered. Regularly $20, this is a rare discount on Plex’s Live TV and DVR service. You can use this with just over-the-air channels, or in companion with your cable TV provider. Check the Plex website for more details on channels supported.

Plex Stories May 10

For managing your home media library, Plex has long been one of the best options on the market. While it originally focused on taming your extensive collection of movies and tv shows, Plex has more recently shifted to cover your music library as well. And just yesterday, announced several new features and enhancements to managing and playing your tunes a little more convenient.

Headlining the new release are several new features, including updated Sonos playback, Android Auto support, new music discovery methods and more.

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Plex Stories April 13, 2016

expiredQNAP 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS w/ DLNA & PLEX: $139 shipped (Reg. $179)

Newegg Flash offers the QNAP TS-231 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS w/ DLNA and PLEX for $178.99. Adding coupon code NEFPRFT40 at checkout drops the price to $139 shipped. That’s good for $121 off the original listing, down $40 from most online retailers including Amazon, within a few dollars of the all-time low price and the best available. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Features include:

  • Build a private cloud-based notebook and share with friends and colleagues with the Notes Station and Qnotes mobile app
  • Organize & manage files and backup tasks in one centralized location
  • Synchronize files between computers, laptops, and mobile devices
  • Archive, manage, enjoy and share media collections with the dedicated Photo Station, Video Station and Music Station apps
  • Enjoy family videos, movies, music, and photos on your TV with DLNA and AirPlay streaming
  • Transcode videos offline and enjoy smooth video streaming even when your network connection is restricted

Plex Stories February 11, 2016

QNAP 4-Bay Personal Cloud NAS w/ AirPlay, HDMI & Plex: $354 shipped (Orig. $480)

Newegg Flash has the QNAP Diskless System 4-Bay Personal Cloud NAS with HDMI output, DLNA, AirPlay and PLEX Support (TS-451-US) for $354 shipped. That’s $126 below the original price, $55 under Amazon and the best price we can find by $46. The only time we have seen it go for less was a one day sale on Black Friday last year at $340. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 175 Amazon customers.

Plex Stories February 11, 2015

expiredQNAP 4-Bay Cloud NAS w/ HDMI, AirPlay and PLEX $350 shipped (Reg. $500+)

Newegg Flash offers the QNAP (TS-451) 4-Bay Personal Cloud NAS with HDMI, AirPlay and PLEX for 349.99 shipped. Note: You may have to scroll down slightly on the page to see the deal. This is a savings of at least $150 off the regular price, $203 better than Amazon and the lowest that we’ve seen it go for. The QNAP TS-451 is rated 4.4/5 stars by 28 Amazon customers thus far.

Features of this NAS include a 4-bay storage system with room for up to 72TB of 3.5-inch hard drives, the ability to transcode HD videos on the fly to AirPlay or Plex and 4 USB ports. Additionally, it has 4GB of RAM and a dual-core Intel 2.41GHz processor. Full details on the TS-451 after the break.

Fill your NAS up with some WD Red 2TB 3.5-inch internal hard drives for $89.99 shipped with coupon code EMCANKK23 applied at checkout. These highly-rated drives are designed specifically for NAS storage systems and come with a three-year warranty.

Plex Stories January 21, 2015

The popular Plex media app, which organizes your movies, TV shows, music, photos and more across a growing number of platforms, is ready to launch on Sony’s home consoles. By way of the official PlayStation blog, Sony announced that it is making Plex available on PS3 and PS4 as of yesterday.

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Plex Stories January 12, 2015

expiredQNAP 2-Bay 2.41GHz Dual Core Personal Cloud NAS w/ AirPlay and Plex $257 shipped (Reg. $350+)

Newegg has the QNAP TS-251-US 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS for $334.99, but using code JANSAV2 will drop your total down to $256.99 shipped. That’s more than $143 under the original listing, $78 below Amazon (and the average selling price), and the best price we’ve seen it go for.

This model packs an Intel Celeron 2.41GHz processor with 4 USB ports and HDMI out allowing users to stream stored content directly from the cloud. Along with full media content support, users also have access to DLNA, AirPlay and Plex options.

Powered by the advanced QTS operating system, the TS-251 performs as an easy-to-use yet powerful NAS for data backup, file synchronization, remote access, home entertainment, and is ideal for users to build a personal cloud to access their data easily.

It has received a 4.7/5 star rating from 24 customers on Amazon. You might also want to check out some of the 2-bay options from Synology (which come in at under $200 in some cases) and be sure to look into our favorite NAS drives courtesy of WD’s Red line.

More from QNAP:

HIGH PERFORMANCE

Powered by a new 22nm 64-bit dual-core Intel® Celeron® 2.41GHz processor with 1GB energy-efficient DDR3L RAM (upgradable up to 8GB), coupled with the support of dual LAN ports and HDMI connectivity, the NAS is a powerful home NAS with supreme value and great performance to deliver up to 220MB/s read & write speeds. The NAS can also automatically increase the processor’s clock rate from 2.41GHz to 2.58GHz when needed for CPU-intensive tasks. The NAS’s fast encryption and decryption performance provides transfer speeds of up to 68MB/s with AES-256 bit volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive personal data stored in the NAS. When installed with the latest dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi network card, the NAS can offer remarkably high speeds for transferring large amount of files and streaming bandwidth-consuming multimedia.

QTS – SIMPLE AND EFFICIENT

Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, system operations of the NAS are smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater operating efficiency.

EASILY BUILD YOUR PERSONAL CLOUD AND ACCESS ANYWHERE

QNAP’s myQNAPcloud provides an always-connected infrastructure for business and home users to build their private or personal cloud with ease. Through any web browser or the free mobile app the NAS becomes your personal cloud so you are always connected to your data. Take advantage of the myQNAPcloud service, which allows you to remotely access your NAS wherever you are. Instantly stream or share your multimedia contents and share them with your friends.

REAL-TIME & OFFLINE HD VIDEO TRANSCODING

The NAS delivers superior real-time Full HD video transcoding to convert your videos to formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. It allows for up to 5 devices to simultaneously view different videos stored on the NAS with on-the-fly hardware accelerated transcoding. The NAS allows you to enjoy instant videos on multiple devices – even those that lack computing power or have limited file format support – without the need for complicated and time-consuming file conversion.

With the benefit of offline transcoding, if you can only connect to an Internet connection with limited/restricted bandwidth, you can still enjoy smooth videos by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution to play the videos via File Station, Video Station, or the Qfile app for iOS & Android without affecting the NAS’s performance running other applications. This also allows more people to play videos via streaming. The NAS also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.

Plex Stories December 24, 2014

expiredUp to $220 worth of paid Android apps for free: Plex, Terraria, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, djay 2, Fleksy, many more

Starting now through December 26th, the Amazon App Store is offering what it’s calling the “largest Free App of the Day bundle ever.” While we have certainly seen Android sales rivaling today’s in the past, there are over $220 worth of paid apps for free available including the #1 Best Selling Entertainment App on Amazon, Plex. It is regularly listed at $5 and has received a 4+ star rating from over 30,000 reviewers on Google Play and Amazon combined.

Other notable freebies in the sale include: Terraria (Reg. $5), Five Nights at Freddy’s (Reg. $3), Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Reg. $3), djay 2 (Reg. $3), Age of Zombies: Season 2 (Reg. $1), Angry Birds Space (Ad-Free) (Reg. $1), Fleksy Keyboard (Reg. $2) and many more.

Amazon is also offering up to 30% off Amazon Coins (which can be used for future app/in-app purchases), and you’ll find more game deals still live in our latest roundup.

Plex Stories November 26, 2014

The best Black Friday iOS deals: Dark Knight Rises, Infinity Blade, Rayman, Mega Man, Plex, many more

With so many Black Friday deals popping up this week, we thought it would be helpful to organize a list of the most popular iOS game/app discounts into one place. Most of the discounts below will be available through Cyber Monday and into next week, but be sure to check back as we will be adding more notable price drops as they happen.

And remember, you can save 15% on future app purchases with these discounted iTunes gift cards from Staples (use code: 35458 in the cart).

iOS Universal: The Dark Knight Rises$1 (Reg. $7) – 4 stars from 6,490 Ratings iOS Universal: Infinity Blade Trilogy Sale: $10 (Reg. $20) – 4+ stars from around 500K Ratings iOS Universal: MEGA MAN X: $1 (Reg. $5) – 4.5 stars from 2,127 Ratings iOS Universal: Plex: $2 (Reg. $5) – 4.5 stars 11,497 Ratings iOS Universal: Rayman Jungle Run: $1 (Reg. $3) – 4.5 stars from 24,539 Ratings iOS Universal: Gangstar Vegas: $1 (Reg. $3) – 4 stars from 6,589 Ratings iOS Universal: Deemo: $1 (Reg. $2) – 4.5 stars from 8,816 Ratings iOS Universal: BADLAND: $1 (Reg. $4) – 4.5 stars from 18,904 Ratings iOS Universal: 9mm: $1 (Reg. $7) – 4.5 stars from 4,228 Ratings iOS Universal: République: $2 (Reg. $5)4.5 stars from 6,194 Ratings

iOS Universal: Clear Day – Weather HD (formerly): $2 (Reg. $4) – 4 stars from 20,619 Ratings iOS Universal: Calendars 5: $3 (Reg. $7) – 4.5 stars from 5,307 Ratings iOS Universal: Printer Pro: $5 (Reg. $7) – 4.5 stars from 11,068 Ratings iOS Universal: Ultimate Productivity Bundle by Readdle: $12 (Reg. $32)

iOS Universal: W.E.L.D.E.R.: FREE (Reg. $3) – 4.5 stars from 18,408 Ratings iOS Universal: Over: FREE (Reg. $2) – 4.5 stars from 6,346 Ratings iOS Universal: Assassin’s Creed Pirates: FREE (Reg. $5) – 4.5 stars from 9869 Ratings

iPhone: Toy Defense 2FREE (Reg. $2) – 4.5 stars from 3,283 Ratings iPhone: Toy DefenseFREE (Reg. $2) – 4.5 stars from 34,364 Ratings iPhone: TurboScan: FREE (Reg. $3) –5 stars from 16,134 Ratings

iPhone: Real Racing 2: $1 (Reg. $5) – 4.5 stars from 18,783 Ratings iPhone: Blek: $1 (Reg. $3) – 4.5 stars from 13,353 Ratings iPhone: Doodle God™: $1 (Reg. $2) – 4.5 stars from 35,077 Ratings iPhone: Blek: $1 (Reg. $3) – 4.5 stars from 13,353 Ratings iPhone: Animoog for iPhone$2 (Reg. $5) – 4.5 stars from 13,353 Ratings iPad: Toy Defense HDFREE (Reg. $5) – 4.5 stars from 12,253 Ratings iPad: Toy Defense 2 HDFREE (Reg. $5) – 4.5 stars from 2,596 Ratings iPhone: Star Walk – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide: $1 (Reg. $3) – 4.5 stars from 8,606 Ratings iPhone: FX Photo Studio – photo editor, filters, effects, …: $1 (Reg. $3) – 4 stars from 12,107 Ratings

iPad: Real Racing 2 HD: $1 (Reg. $7) – 4.5 stars from 15,228 Ratings iPad: Blueprint 3D HD: $1 (Reg. $2) – 4.5 stars from 9,031 Ratings iPad: Osmos for iPad: $1 (Reg. $5) – 4.5 stars from 23,956 Ratings iPad: Animoog$5 (Reg. $30) – 4.5 stars from 1,666 Ratings

Stay locked to our Black Friday coverage all week long and head over to our daily roundups for all the best game/app deals.

Plex Stories November 24, 2014

expiredGames/Apps: Plex media app for iOS/Android $2 (Reg. $5), Ski on Neon & Over go free, more iOS freebies

Update (11/24 3:00pm): 

In today’s best game/app deals, the Plex media app for iOS and Android is available for $1.99 today on both platforms down from the usual $5. Combining both platforms, the app has received a 4+ star rating from nearly 40,000 reviewers.

Head below for the rest of today’s iOS deals including Ski On Neon for FREE (Reg. $3, 4 stars from 26,690 Ratings), Over for FREE (Reg. $2, 4.5 stars from 6,346 Ratings), Heads Up! for FREE (Reg. $1) and many more:

Ongoing game deals:

Plex Stories October 30, 2014

expiredOver $115 worth of paid Android apps for free: Plex, Sonic The Hedgehog 4, Plants vs. Zombies, Fruit Ninja, more

The Amazon App Store is offering a wide selection of popular apps for free today. In total, there is about $115 worth of paid content available for nothing. One of our top picks from the sale is the personal media manager app Plex (Reg. $4.99). It is the store’s #1 Best Selling Entertainment App, and is rarely discounted.

Plex organizes all of your personal media, wherever you keep it, so you can enjoy it on any device. With Plex, you can easily stream your videos, music, photos and home movies to your Android phone or tablet from your home computer running Plex Media Server (available for free at https://plex.tv).

Other notable freebies in the sale include Fruit Ninja (Reg. $1), Plants vs. Zombies for Android and Kindle (Reg. $1), Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I (Reg. $3), World of Goo (Reg. $5), plus many more. This sale will run from now through Saturday, November 1st.

Be sure to head over to our daily game round-ups for more discounts across every platform.

Plex Stories July 14, 2014

expiredGames/Apps: Plex for iOS/Android $2 (Reg. $5), Dark Souls 2 $30, 12 month PlayStation Plus $40, iOS freebies, more

Updates:

In today’s best game/app deals, the highly rated Plex for iOS drops to $2 (Reg. $5). It has received a 4.5 stars from 10587 Ratings and is matching the lowest price we’ve seen for it on iOS.

Amazon has Dark Souls 2 on Xbox 360 and PS3 for $30 shipped (Reg. $40), BioShock Infinite is down to $15 from $30 on last gen consoles and Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition is $25 (Reg. $40) on both the 360 and PS3 today (eithin $5 of lowest).

Best Buy is offering Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for $20 down from $30, 12-Month PlayStation Plus memberships for $40 shipped (Reg. $50) and a “Buy One  Pre-Owned Game, Get 40% Off a Second” promo on Xbox One and PS4 titles (you can see the list of eligible titles here).

Be sure to head below for today’s top iOS deals including Water Photo Reflection for FREE (Reg. $2),  Print n Share for $5 (Reg. $8), Versagram -(Snow Fall Over Photos For Instagram Direct) for FREE (Reg. $1) and Clear Day – (Formerly Weather HD) on Mac drops to $1 (Reg. $3).

In case you missed it over the weekend, Target is offering 15% off (+5% for REDcard holders) on any electronics including gaming items and IGN launched this month’s free game with OTTTD.

Plex Stories April 2, 2014

The Amazon Appstore for Android has dropped the price of Plex, the popular media server software, down to just $0.99. As a pricing comparison, it carries a list price of $4.99, which both Google Play and the iTunes App Store are currently charging. It could be a coincidence, but it’s worth noting that this discounted rate popped up on the Amazon App Store on the same day its set to unveil its long-awaited streaming media player. Plex recently added Chromecast support for all iOS and Android users. There’s no word on when this promotion will end so get downloading!

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Plex Stories February 10, 2014

Update 2: Microsoft Store is offering a 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership for $40 (Reg. $60) right now.

Update 1: Amazon is offering the multi Game of the Year Award-winning The Last of Us for $30 (Reg. $60), coming within $2 of the lowest we’ve seen.

In today’s best game/app deals, we have a number of solid iOS discounts including BADLAND and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed at 50% off, Plex drops from $5 to $2, the popular Line Birds goes free, and both Virtua Tennis Challenge and Crazy Taxi have dipped from $5 to $1. PC gamers can grab Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for $15 (Reg. $30), which matches the lowest we’ve seen a boxed copy go for.

Next up, BestBuy is offering a Playstation Plus membership for $50 with a $10 PSN credit right now. PS Plus members got Metro Last Light, Remember Me and Payday 2 among others for free this month.

Head below for today’s iOS discounts and freebies:

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