Rather than submit a starred review of an app I haven't tried in a few months, I thought I'd leave some comments to see if someone could set me straight. I started using Plex when Apple removed Front Row (I still don't get Apple's decision on that, BTW, it was useful for me). It was a reasonable solution as far as I was concerned. Then a few years ago things started going wrong. The first problem I had and still have every time I install Plex is that it messes up the Apple remote functionality. What I liked about Front Row and the earlier Plex was that I could sit down and scroll through the menu with my remote, but once this problem started up, sometimes the volume would go up or iTunes would start playing music or the remote simply wouldn't function.
On the Plex forums, people recommended some Apple Remote app, the name of which I can't remember, but that just made things more complicated. I just want to sit down and watch something. I don't want to waste time programing a remote that I use at most once a week.
On top of that, I had decided to keep some shows outside of iTunes. However, Plex uses some arcane method of storing and naming files that is not quite XBMC, so my shows were recognized as all kinds of strange things, but almost never what they were. In the end, I gave up. Although the shows were recognized properly in XBMC, I really did not like that app.
Also, streaming functions were always breaking. Netflix and The Daily Show, the only things I watched on Plex, would work for a week, break for a month. It was a cycle I grew tired of.
In the end, what this comes down to is that I don't want to spend time messing about with an app for TV and film. I want it to work when I open it, like Front Row did and Plex used to. I am not serious about TV and Film and rarely have time to watch anything anyway, so to me it seems unreasonable for an app to ask me to invest more time working out how to use than I will ever spend using it.