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Introducing our brand new website

12.29.13 89 Comments

Wow, what a year it’s been for us. Between new core features (multiuser, now playing, companion remote, media index files, Cloud Sync), tons of performance and stability enhancements, new platforms (Drobo 5N, FreeBSD, various other NAS devices) and apps (Chromecast, Windows Phone 8, new Android app, new Google TV app, Plex Home Theater), we’ve been incredibly busy in 2013! (It’s also been an incredible year for the thriving third party Plex ecosystem, with the introduction of RasPlex for the Raspberry Pi,…


Plex Companion for Roku, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8

12.20.13 44 Comments

Working harder than the elves at the North Pole (although with a higher blood eggnog content), we’ve pushed updates in the last few days to our Roku, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8 applications to add support for Plex Companion. What is Plex Companion, exactly? It’s what we call the magic that allows you to fling media between Plex-enabled devices, like from a Windows 8 Phone to a Roku, or from an iPhone/Android phone to the Chromecast plugged into your TV. It also turns…


Plex for Windows Phone 8

12.15.13 55 Comments

Ho, ho, ho! Christmas is just around the bend and we’re full of presents! As you all know, we’re big fans of Microsoft’s modern née Metro platform, and have been for a while. We shipped the original version of the Windows Phone 7 Plex app nearly two years ago, and we’re back today with a brand new app for Windows Phone 8, based on Plex for Windows 8. As if all this weren’t joy-inspiring enough, we’re also happy to let…


Bitcasa joins our Cloud Sync line-up!

12.13.13 50 Comments

Back in October, we announced Cloud Sync, a Plex Pass feature which allows you to sync your media to cloud storage providers such as Box, DropBox and Google Drive. Many of you asked us to include Bitcasa, and we heard you loud and clear! So as of today, you can now use Bitcasa to Cloud Sync. Not only that, through January 31, 2014, Plex users receive 20% off of the annual Premium Plan (regularly $99/year) by creating a new Bitcasa account…


Plex on the Chromecast! It’s Official.

12.06.13 296 Comments

Do you remember where you were when Google announced the Chromecast? I do. I was in our online chatroom hanging with the Plex crew when the news broke. We realized immediately that the diminutive little dongle and Plex would be a match made in heaven. We simply couldn’t imagine an easier (or cheaper) way to fling your media onto every big screen in the house. The entire team ran off to buy Chromecasts immediately, and soon we were shipping extras to our…


Plex for iOS updated for iOS 7!

12.03.13 395 Comments

[NOTE: We’ve submitted a new release to the store which fixes quite a few bugs which were unfortunately present in the 3.3 release. We’re really sorry about that!] We’re pleased to bring you a brand new release of the iOS app today! Most notably you’ll see we’ve updated the icon, splash screen, and the UI for iOS 7. Baby steps, mind you, we have lots more user interface improvements coming, but at least Plex will look nicely at home on…


Thanksgiving Sale!

11.24.13 35 Comments

We know this time of year can be a hectic one for those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving. Lots of traveling, cooking, and turkey hunting (or tofu, although tofu doesn’t put up much of a fight). In order to try to make your week a more pleasant one, we’ve reduced the prices on our iOS, Android, and Windows apps [Windows is in the process of price-adjusting] by 60%, down to just $1.99. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with…


Plex Home Theater 1.0 released!

11.23.13 252 Comments

If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ll know that we’ve been working hard for the last 11 months on the next major release of our flagship media center software, Plex Home Theater. We’ve released 15 versions for our PlexPass members during this time, and we’re excited that we’ve finally reached the point where it’s ready for the world! If you’re interested in all the detailed changes along the way, feel free to read the release thread, but let’s…


Introducing Cloud Sync (beta)

10.24.13 287 Comments

As many of you know, we announced Plex Sync almost a year ago. Since then, users have synced (literally!) hundreds of terabytes of media to their iOS and Android devices, and we’ve heard stories from people using it to make their plane trips less boring, vacations more fun, and long commutes more palatable. There are other scenarios, however, for which sync alone doesn’t help. Even though space on mobile devices is growing, our phones and tablets might not have a lot of…


A massive bookmarklet upgrade

10.18.13 64 Comments

Unless you’ve been living under a Plex-shaped rock, you know about our awesome bookmarklet that you can use to queue up videos all over the web. Once queued, you can view them on any of our Plex apps. Your myPlex account even gives you a custom email address you can use to send a link to a page with a video. It’s that easy. We’ve spent some time enhancing the bookmarklet, and we’re finally ready to share the work with you. For…