How does PS4 perform as a Plex/media streamer?

Discussion in 'Console Gaming & Acc.' started by euskalzabe, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. euskalzabe

    euskalzabe Limp Gawd

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    I hope this is the most appropriate place to post this. I've had a 2nd gen Apple TV, 1st gen Fire TV Stick and now a 2nd gen one. I'm considering getting a PS4 slim, as there's a good 6/7 games I'd like to play AND it seems like it would be a stronger Plex/Netflix player than the 2nd gen Fire TV stick. It is very hard to find consoles compared to dedicated player devices though, what I find doesn't really answer my questions on the PS4 performance.

    So, can anyone here illuminate what sort of performance I can expect from PS4 when playing local Plex files and Netflix? I'm guessing it'd be better than the little TV stick, but I find no evidence. If the performance is better/faster, then I would buy it now. If it's not, and I were just buying it for the games, I'd probably wait until black friday this fall.

    Any information/opinions would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Ragenrok

    Ragenrok 2[H]4U

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    It works great, my only complaint is you can't bitstream atmos tracks from your server and it has no ir receiver for universal remotes like my Xbox does. In its defence my Xbox one wouldn't either, but beyond that it works great for plex YouTube and Netflix.

    If you need atmos playback that's not off a bluray look at an htpc
     
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  3. euskalzabe

    euskalzabe Limp Gawd

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    I don't have dolby atmos, so no worries on that front. Thanks for your help!