Plex Home Theater 1.0 released!

11.23.13 240 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 just say, almost every single thing about the app is improved: it’s faster, prettier, and more powerful. It plays more kinds of media, plays it more efficiently, and looks better doing it. It even has a brand new auto-update feature.

We really wanted to make sure this was a special release, because we know you’ve been waiting patiently for a while to get your hands on it. So we commissioned a beautiful new skin from the talented author of RetroPlex, who’s been one of the team for a while. Not only is it smooth, fast, and lovely, it also incorporates some enhancements we’ve made internally to finally provide the powerful server-side filtering which you’ve been enjoying in Plex/Web, Plex for iOS, and Plex for Android.

You can download Plex Home Theater here.

Without further ado, here are some screenshots.

Home simple 02

Home infocard 01

Movies posters big

Movies posters big filters 02

Music thumbs artists

Photos list

Preplay movie 03

Tvshow posters seasons level

And of course, we can’t forget about Barkley, seen here worn out after a long swim.


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  • @Elan, @Martin

    Hey Elan,
    you said that it won’t be possible to show the video title of the current artwork pressing a shortcut, but what about always showing it without the need of any shortcuts?

    Thanks and keep on the excellent work!


  • +1 for MBP Retina. Pixelated. :-( Bummer.

  • The iOS app is great but PHT for Mac is the worst program I’ve ever seen on a Mac. I only want to browse by folder but PHT isn’t able to do that.

  • @Sirius: its easy…
    add the parent folder as a library (probably ‘personal media’ to prevent scanning) and give it a name
    Now browse to this new library in PHT and choose the “by folder” view
    It’s a persistent setting. Works great for kids’ stuff, downloaded standup, etc

  • Hi All,

    I have installed new version of Plex Home Theater on ubuntu14.04 LTS.When i enter into this path(opt/plexhometheater/share/XBMC/addons/skin.plex/media) i haven’t seen any png files.there is only one file that is texcture.xbt.

  • Is pleat home theater a server version too ?
    or only a client ?

    • @Xav: It is only a client.

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