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Plex on the new Apple TV!

11.02.15 677 Comments

Note: The Plex app requires the new fourth generation Apple TV, as Apple does not make the app store available on older models of the device. There truly isn’t any other platform we’ve wanted to be on for as long as we have the Apple TV. Today’s the day, and we’re celebrating. The app is free in the app store for everyone, and requires the latest media server (note: you may need to download and install the very latest server manually for…


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…


Welcome to the new Plex forums!

07.11.15 78 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!

07.07.15 389 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!

06.04.15 236 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!

04.30.15 386 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…


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…


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…


New trailers features!

08.11.14 107 Comments

Well, it looks like you love having trailers in Plex! Thanks so much for all the kind words and great feedback. We’re thrilled to bring you some most excellent enhancements, less than two weeks after our original launch of the feature. Let’s dive in and explore the new stuff! First of all, we’ve massively improved our algorithm for picking appropriate and related trailers when using Cinema Trailers. We now take content rating into account for both library and “new and upcoming”…