Category Holy Cow

Best Platform of the People Gets Life-Changing Update

03.31.16 48 Comments

Dear fellow Plexians, it’s been far too long. So where do we go and what do we do when you don’t hear from us for a while on the blog? Are we growing really impressive facial hair while playing with our new VR headsets? Collecting bitters for our home bars? Teaching our cats to use the toilet (minus flushing, which would obviously require opposable thumbs) [Ed: not strictly true]? Actually, none of the above. We’re generally doing two things while…


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,…


Graduation day! The Roku and Xbox 360 apps are now free for everyone!

08.25.15 183 Comments

We come bearing great news today: The all-new Roku app and the Xbox 360 apps are graduating from their Plex Pass preview period, and are now free for everyone! That’s right, the Xbox 360 app is now available to everyone, no Plex Pass required, and the Roku app, which used to cost five buckaroos and is one of the most popular Plex apps, is now completely free, along with being like ten times as awesome. Tell your friends and family! Email your…


Our shiny new iOS app!

08.10.15 436 Comments

If you’ve been following along here for a while, you’ll have noticed that we haven’t updated the iOS app in quite some time. Some suggested we turn it into glue, and others thought we should find a nice retirement home for it. Conspiracy theories abounded, but the real reasons for the long hiatus are (as expected) far more pedestrian: – We’re pretty lazy. We already have an iOS app, and it mostly works. It usually doesn’t crash. What more do you…


Plex Music Goes to Eleven!

04.30.15 386 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

04.16.15 283 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…


Introducing Plex Home

11.20.14 314 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!

10.15.14 517 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!

10.05.14 528 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…