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Plex for iOS v2.1

12.03.11 30 Comments

We’ve also been hard at work this month on the new release of Plex for iOS. The most exciting change in this new version is support for myPlex-only configuration. Previous versions required a media server to be present, but no more! You can watch videos out of your queue and play shared content by simply signing into your myPlex account. Of course, Flash and Silverlight video still requires a media server to transcode, but thanks in no small part to…


Plex Media Center v9.5.2 ~ Smoked Wild Boar Edition

11.28.11 88 Comments

There are lots of goodies in this release, but never before have I felt that one small image had the potential to bring such great joy to our users as this one: That’s right, our good friend Ryan took a break from saving people’s lives to add refresh rate switching. On TVs that support it, this means perfect 24p playback with nary a shudder, judder, or stutter. I have an old Sony TV set and it works great, taking under…


Plex Media Server v0.9.5.2 ~ Tofurky Edition

11.28.11 30 Comments

It’s been just a short month since our last major release, and we’re back with a bunch of bug-fixes and enhancements that taste great, yet contain no tryptophan, no side of mushy mashed potatoes, nor any boring conversation from Aunt Millie. We hope all our US users had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Since it has moved to shipping separately, the Plex Media Server is now a much better standalone application, with support for autoupdate and starting at login. NEW: Sparkle…


Email videos to your myPlex Queue

11.20.11 11 Comments

Hello again, myPlexians! (myPlexers? myPlexites? Hmm…) Andre here again, back from working hard in the myPlex fields with a juicy harvest. As part of our ongoing efforts to make adding videos to your queue as easy as possible, we have set up a newer, friendlier way. Every myPlex queue now has an email address. To find out what your queue’s email address is, just visit the queue help page. The email address on that page is unique, and adds videos…


myPlex Queue API How-to

11.12.11 20 Comments

Hi Guys! André here, taking a break from working on myPlex to give you an update on how it’s going. Since we launched almost two weeks ago, myPlex has gotten off to a very rousing start. Sophisticated and good-looking Plex users (that’s all of you) have been queueing videos from all over the internet to watch later in one of the many Plex clients. Enterprising Plex users have even created Chrome and Safari extensions to allow queueing videos directly. Those…


Inverse Goldilocks

11.02.11 22 Comments

I know it’s been a rather busy week here at Plex, but we have one more exciting bit of news for you that we wanted to share. As you know, we really like giving you a choice of platforms and devices on which to enjoy your media, and we’re adding a new one to the list today: Google TV. As you all know, unless you’ve been living under a tech rock, Google is pushing out Google TV 2.0 with support…


State of the release

10.31.11 63 Comments

It’s been about 24 hours since the release, although it seems longer than that because we haven’t gotten much sleep with all the excitement. First and foremost, a massive THANK YOU to everyone for your overwhelmingly positive response to this new release. It’s been an amazing experience for us to finally see this release take wings after being in development for so long. You’ve already queued thousands of items in your myPlex Queues, and one of you even wrote a…


Plex v0.9.5 – Brave New World

10.29.11 80 Comments

OK, I know why you’re here. You want the new releases, and you want them now. Well, you’re in the right place. Note that as part of the release process, we’ve added new forums (for myPlex, and the new “Laika” client). There is also an amazing amount of documentation on the new release. There are a lot of new moving parts, so we’re sure there may be a few rough edges. Please let us know about them, and we’ll get…


Laika Revealed

10.28.11 112 Comments

In yesterday’s post, we unveiled myPlex, and today we want to talk about the other pieces of the software included in the release. This is, by far, the biggest release we’ve ever attempted. Besides the brand new cloud-based features, we have major new releases of the desktop client, the media server, the iOS client, and the Android client. So if we’ve been a bit quiet lately, it’s only been because we’ve been working so hard. Without further ado, let’s explore the…


Introducing myPlex

10.28.11 93 Comments

So a few months ago, we were all sitting around at Plex World Headquarters, in that fourth story corner office with the long mahogany conference desk and wraparound window that was just starting to let in a magnificent sunset. The new Roku was hooked up to the flatscreen, running Angry Birds, and I was trying to get a handle on the controller. For some reason I kept launching the birds backwards, and after a particularly violent swing, I knocked over…