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Plex Media Server v0.9.12.5 – a tasty update!

07.24.15 26 Comments

We haven’t blogged about a media server release in a while (even though we’ve been churning them out; check out this thread). But there’s so much good stuff in this otherwise unassuming release, we thought we’d take the time to walk through some of the changes. The release is available for Plex Pass users and will be available for the general public shortly. First of all, one of the most requested things after our giant music release was support for Last.FM…


Plex for Android’s Material Design makeover

07.16.15 134 Comments

Don’t stop me, I know what you’re thinking: How could the Android app possibly get any sexier than it already is? It’s like Ryan Gosling suddenly getting a Michelin star, or Brad Pitt being awarded a well-deserved Nobel Prize in foot massage. All completely unrealistic scenarios aside, we’ve been continuing to embrace Android’s gorgeous Material Design guidelines, and all of the media preview screens have been upgraded to look amazing on both phones and tablets small and large. There are…


Welcome to the new Plex forums!

07.11.15 51 Comments

Do any of you remember college finals week? That hellacious end to every semester where you had to abandon your regular schedule of beer pong and start learning to solve differential equations? To this day, I still have recurring nightmares where I have a final in the morning but — for no apparent reason — I’ve never attended the class. Clearly I digress, but that’s what this last week has felt like. After learning that the vulnerability exploited in our…


Oh yeah, a great update for the Xbox One app!

07.07.15 313 Comments

OK, we have some great news today. Finally, FINALLY, we have a massive Xbox One update for you. Seriously, who knew that getting an update into the store was harder than killing ice zombies by beating them over the head with an original Xbox console? We’ll keep this short and sweet, so you can spend your time enjoying the update, so here’s what’s new: Music Support Finally, your Xbox One will sing. I mean, not literally, like you in the shower…


It’s not easy being green: Secure communication arrives!

06.04.15 175 Comments

We’re incredibly excited to let you know that we’re teaming up with DigiCert to provide all of you with high quality SSL certificates for your media servers, at no cost to you. Your media server will now be able to communicate securely with top-grade encryption. This may not sound like a big deal, but we’re not exaggerating when we say that this will be one of the largest implementations of publicly trusted certificates, ever. When we first started our little operation…


Plex Music Goes to Eleven!

04.30.15 372 Comments

I have a confession to make. Picture Al Gore blasting air conditioning with his car windows rolled down, a cooler full of polar bear steaks in the trunk, and in the passenger seat, Tipper’s singing along to Ice Cube, with all the naughty words. It’s literally that bad. You see, for the past few years, I’ve been using iTunes for music and not Plex. Why, you might ask? Well, inertia for sure; I’ve been using iTunes for a decade. But…


Huge update for our Smart TV app

04.16.15 183 Comments

As you’ve no doubt noticed over the past few months, we’ve been greatly expanding our support for Plex across Smart TVs. If you have a Plex Pass and a fairly recent VIZIO or Sony television (or other Opera TV-based devices), odds are you can run our shiny, new Plex app on it. We’ve also recently launched on Toshiba (most 2013 and later models) and LG Smart TVs (2013 Netcast and 2014 WebOS models), and 2012 and newer Samsung fridges (OK, maybe not…


Major updates to our Android app!

03.27.15 111 Comments

It’s been a few months since we last visited with Android, and we’d like to let you know about a major new release we just made. That’s right, our app has turned the big 4.0 (or 4.0.1, counting a few bug-fixes)! Long out of nappies, it won’t be long before it’s doing bong hits out of a dorm room. We’re quite taken with Android’s Material design, so you’ll see lots of beautiful new design upgrades inside the mobile app, and a…


Brand New Plex App on the Platform of the People

02.24.15 219 Comments

As you all know, we’ve been working tirelessly to bring Plex to every last screen on the planet. Like, tirelessly. As in not resting. And honestly, we thought we were doing pretty well, until we were playing beer pong with Dennis Rodman (long story), and he let slip that North Korea was working on a secret new TV set—the Eong Teoli—and was shopping around for a media app. One long flight to Pyongyang later (the Macadamia nuts were both amazing and…


Plex for PS3™ and PS4™ now available in North and South America!

01.20.15 115 Comments

We hope you had a great holiday season and either played in the snow (maybe you went skiing! sledded down a snowy road! went snowmobiling with a billionaire’s daughter while dodging gunfire!) or (dear southern hemisphere) had a great time at the beach (maybe you surfed! made a sand castle! punched a shark in the face!) Anyway, you’ve been very patient, and we’re thrilled to be able to let you know that Plex for PlayStation® is now available in North and South America.…