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5 stars out of 5
· 9/10/2015
EMBY is amazing!!!

Emby is a great app. I have used it for awhile now and since media browser it has just been getting better and better. I have had very little issue with the server or client on any device. The only problems I have ever had were always live tv related. Still not perfect, but could be my setup. Not sure, but usually works.

4 stars out of 5
· 8/26/2015
Good alternative to Plex

I'm a pretty new user to Emby, but it was recommended and I knew it when it was Media Browser. There isn't a bigger Plex fan than me and it's awesome when it works. However the constant timing out of their media server made my media unavailable when I was away from home. The install of Emby was very easy. It is much better than when I tried Media Browser. It's features are much the same, but not LiveTV is coming. The pricing structure is also close as well as the platforms it's available upon. Best of all. It stays connected so I can actually use my media. I'll likely use both, but a good effort on behalf of Emby.

4 stars out of 5
· 8/26/2015
So much potential!!!

It gets better everyday. Live TV takes a long time to load and is very slow, but this is what WMC users are looking for as a replacement. So easy to set up and run with improved features everyday. Just switched from the NPVR to the included live tv to use with cable card network tuner and it works, but with 500 cable channels is slow to load and even slower to pull up the guide. I removed a ton of channels from Schedules Direct down to 150 channels, but they are all still showing up in Emby. I'm rooting for you and try every day. As soon as it's all working I will upgrade to Windows 10 on 4 of my HTPCs to reveal to the rest of the family! Again so much potential!!

5 stars out of 5
· 8/18/2015
New update beats Plex by far.

I switched from Plex, who seemed to have forgotten about their Windows 8.1/10 app. Emby has shown them up big time, I'm really loving it. Plus it's *actually* open source!

1 stars out of 5
· 9/25/2015
crash since lastupdate

Netflix had the same issue the other day and they fixed it it has omething to do with a windows.api its in the event log

5 stars out of 5
· 7/6/2015
EmBy rocks

This is a great app for the modern Windows experience with the best media solution out there! Always improving and adding new features and provides a very neat interface for all your media.

2 stars out of 5
· 2/21/2015
Sync added, top swipe down library access gone!

Latest update brings sync functionality, great feature for offline viewing or slow internet connections. Top swipe down menu to access the library has been removed and only the home and remote buttons remain. I cannot access my music library since the default display of the music library from the main menu on the home screen is to list all songs which crashes and closes the app. Please add option to display sectional like new additions, album artists, albums and genre for Music library.

2 stars out of 5
· 4/27/2014
not the best

i regret buying this it is very difficult to get this app to work even wrote to the developer no answer and was hoping to stream web pages other than my own media in which can be done via windows media server really a waste of five dollars here without refunds.

5 stars out of 5
· 4/12/2014
Being a longtime user of Media Browser

Media Browser as an organizational tool and now server backend is an incredibly efficient and intuitive way to manage your media libraries. If you have a large library of mixed formats, Media Browser provides a much smoother and better integrated base app in comparison to products like XMBC/Plex. You'll need the server components (available free on their site) but once setup, this is the system to have.

5 stars out of 5
· 4/4/2014
I LOVE Media Browser!!!

I started using Media Browser 3 Theater on my Windows 7 PC last week. Soon after installing it, I realized there was also an app for Surface. Awesome! Unlike the iPhone app though, this one costs money. Don't let that deter you from buying though! This would be a remarkable app at twice the price. My dual-band N router is easily able to stream my entire HD movie collection to the Surface at the 1080p - 7.5 Mbps and 720p - 10 Mbps quality settings with zero buffering. When I try using the 1080p - 15 Mbps quality setting though, the film stops to buffer *just* enough to be annoying. I can stream to my iPod touch and other computers from Media Browser at 12-20 Mbps with no problem whatsoever. So I'm not sure if this is an app problem or a problem with the Surface's hardware. Either way, I'm still giving the app 5 stars because the quality is great even at 7.5 Mbps. I'd recommend incorporating more streaming quality options into future updates, similar to those offered in the iOS app.

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  • Browse your media
  • Stream videos to your device
  • Stream music to your device
  • Remote control other Emby players (like Emby Theater)
  • Supports PlayTo
  • LiveTile
  • Two different layouts
  • Subtitles, just bring up the appbar during playback to change subtitles
  • Audiotracks, just bring up the appbar during playback to change audiotrack

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This update include: Emby rebranding Win10 native MKV support Win10 native Flac support LiveTV Guide LiveTV bugfixes Support for VideoBackdrops

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