Category Holy Cow

Introducing Plex Home

11.20.14 304 Comments

Well, it’s been a little while since we brought you the previous Most Requested Plex Feature Ever (trailers and extras), and as it turns out in the intervening months a new contender has taken the crown. Luckily, we never stop working to bring you, our community of loyal Plexians, the features that matter most. Sometimes it takes a little longer than we’d like, but we’re big believers in doing things right. Like a fine wine, we’ve had this one aging…


Plex and VIZIO!

10.15.14 381 Comments

If you’re following along at home, with a bucket full of coconut-oil popcorn (delicious! healthy!), you probably saw our recent announcement where we unveiled a new direction for Plex in the living room. Beautiful library browsing and new and exciting content discovery features all wrapped up in a pair of brand new apps that feel perfectly at home on the big screen. But what if you’re not a gamer, or have no plans to add an Xbox to your personal media arsenal…


Plex on the Xbox One and Xbox 360!

10.05.14 461 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…


Frankly my trailer, I don’t give a playlist

07.31.14 325 Comments

I can’t even tell you how much pleasure it gives me to sit down and write this post. Why, you might ask? Because today we’re bringing you two of the most highly requested features we’ve had, ever. If you look at the Plex Pass feature voting forum, you’ll see the #1 requested feature is trailers. And today, dear reader, you shall have trailers. But it doesn’t end there. It’s like Christmas in July! (That’s exceptional even in the southern hemisphere, right?)…


Plex is available on Amazon’s new Fire TV!

04.02.14 206 Comments

[Just to note, the Amazon App Store sale has now ended.] If you’ve been using Plex for a while, you know it’s our goal—nay, our passion, our healthy obsession—to make it available everywhere. It’s your media, and we want you to be able to access it wherever you are, on whatever device happens to be in your hand or in your living room. We’re thus extremely happy to announce that Plex is available on Amazon’s awesome new Fire TV at…


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…


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…


Introducing Cloud Sync (beta)

10.24.13 286 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…


Plex Media Server 0.9.8 ~ A giant step towards 1.0

06.04.13 293 Comments

It’s been a long road to v1.0 for the Plex Media Server, and the fact that we’re not there yet shows all the big plans we have for it. To all of you who have been here from the start, thanks for sticking with us; to all the recent arrivals, welcome! (Of course, one could also argue that when engineering is allowed to pick version numbers, they asymptotically approach 1.0, and when marketing gets to pick, you hit v20.0 in…