I think, there is a very large group of Plex fans and many of them are sad because of the abandoned Plex for kodi add-on.
It would be a great opportunity for OSMC as well to get more enthusiastic users to the current community if there would be such (optional) out-of-the-box GUI available that would offer the similar user experience.
What do you think? Do you see any chance for such a functionality?
I would happily pay some money as well for such extra function in a form of subscription or one-time pass to have an up-to-date solution.
The Plex for Kodi add-on in Kodi’s repo has been updated and works. Additionally there is a thread over on Plex’s forum where there is someone who is making additional updates and posting links to those. These add-ons don’t have the most current style or full feature sets of the apps they offer, but this is something that Plex has made a conscious decision about. It would probably be more productive adding your voice on their forum asking for them to bring it up to date as they are a private company making closed source software. They eventually listened to the desktop app people after letting that one go to the weeds didn’t they?
I got your point. As far as I know there have been efforts to bring official support back to this add-on, without success. I still use it. Besides the occuring issues that prevent the addon to work with the latest updates, there is no optimisation so it gets ‘rustie’. At least this is how I feel.
Jellyfin is still supported and you can look to Mezzmo as another option, which has both native Kodi integration and a browser based GUI for viewing your library in the same addon. It is fully supported. I author the addon, if there are any questions.
Understood. One nice thing with the Mezzmo Kodi addon is that it supports Kodi 18-21 with seamless upgrades and you can run mixed versions of the Kodi clients all at the same time (I have Kodi 18 - 21 running in my test environment) and they all share and sync data. My goal with it is to minimize the time you spend managing your Kodi clients. Right now it is close to 0 touch.