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Let it snow…lyrics for all your music!

12.23.15 89 Comments

Ahh, late December. Snow falls softly past frosted windows, a fire crackles in the hearth, and in the kitchen, someone is making a spiced alcoholic drink with lots of whipped cream. Unless you live in Hawaii, like I do, laid up with some form of Hawaiian Ebola, shivering in our unseasonably cold 65F (18C!) evenings. Or if you live in Australia like some of our team, you might be heading to the beach—marsupial presumably in tow—to escape the insane heat wave.…


Introducing the Plex Media Player

10.20.15 382 Comments

We have something really special to share with you today. We’re incredibly proud to be taking the wraps off the future of premium media consumption in Plex. We’ve had a crack team working for the better part of a year on an app we’ve built from the ground up to deliver the absolute highest quality media browsing and playback experience. It represents an exciting new direction for us in lots of ways, and we call it the Plex Media Player. Because, well,…


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

06.04.15 234 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: Now on Sega Genesis! Just Kidding, PS3 and PS4

12.17.14 173 Comments

Just over two months ago, we launched Plex for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 with great fanfare and a bevy of Barkley photos. And much rejoicing. The very next day, Mr. lm_92 (presumably his dad worked for Texas Instruments) created a feature request in the Plex Pass member forum asking for a Plex app for the PlayStation®4. Since then, his request has been voted on almost one thousand times, and rocketed to become the number one request. Ever. We…


Playlists come to Android!

12.12.14 53 Comments

Dear Android users, Well, iOS has had playlists long enough for those goatee-wearing, grass-fed lard eating hipsters to get quite smug about it, so we’ve decided it was finally time to show them how damn pretty it could look on Android. Feast your eyes on the loveliness in these screenshots, read all the release details in this forum post, and make sure to show your cousin at Christmas dinner. You know, the cousin with the iPhone 6+ who rolls her…


The Nexus Player is coming!

10.15.14 131 Comments

The battle for the best media streaming device is definitely heating up, and today Google is upping the ante by announcing their own TV device, the Nexus Player, running the gorgeous new Android TV interface. We’ve been working closely with Google since before the platform was announced back in April, and we’ve continued to hone our app to ensure that it feels at home on Android TV, and that you get to enjoy the world class Plex experience that you…


Plex on the Xbox One and Xbox 360!

10.05.14 528 Comments

If you’ve been around for a while, you know how much we love bringing the awesome Plex experience to a brand new platform. Whether that means working hard to run on existing devices like the Roku, or working more closely with a partner like Google to bring you a world class Android TV app, we’re always looking for new and cool ways to make sure you can access your media wherever you are on your favorite device. Well today, we’re super excited to announce…


Chromecast free for everyone, and great new features for iOS!

03.13.14 193 Comments

Lo! We bring you good tidings, fair Plexians! You’ve been very patient, and we’re thrilled to announce that Chromecast support is now free for everyone! All you have to do is update to the new releases of our iOS and Android apps, and you can enjoy the absolute best local media app for Chromecast. (And of course, a giant thank you to all the Plex Pass members who supported us during the preview period. You all rock. Namaste.) Seriously, though,…


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 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…