Plex, which is by far my favorite Media Center/Home Theater app, is now officially available for a range of Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players. While you still need to install the Plex Media Server app somewhere, you can install a native client on your Samsung device, straight from the Samsung app store. If your TV is from 2010-2011 and has a Smart Hub, you should be able to install it. A list of all the compatible devices is available here.
I have been using Plex to manage my media library for years now and they’ve been making some remarkable improvements to it in the last few months. The most notable addition lately has been the DLNA feature, which enables DLNA compatible devices to access the Plex Media Server without any configuration.
I’ve been using the TV client too for little over a year now when it was available directly from the developer. Back then, you’d have to log in using a “developer” account, and synchronize with a server’s IP for installing/updating it. So it’s great to have it finally land on the app store. If you have used the Plex Laika client, the interface is very similar to it, so you’ll feel right at home.
With this, I think I have the perfect Media Center setup in my house. The Plex Media Server runs on my Mac and indexes all my Movies, TV Shows, General Videos, Videos I “Save for Later” to Plex, etc. I have Plex client apps running on my Mac, iPhone, iPad, Galaxy Nexus and of course, my Samsung TV.