Category Really, dawg?

Plex Music Goes to Eleven!

04.30.15 318 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

12.17.14 166 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!

10.15.14 129 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!

10.05.14 483 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!

08.11.14 101 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”…


Frankly my trailer, I don’t give a playlist

07.31.14 337 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?)…


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

03.13.14 191 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,…


Chromecast enhancements! Shared sync! More! OMG!

02.24.14 112 Comments

Hope you all had a great weekend! We have some exciting updates for you this morning, so without further ado, let’s jump into them. Grab your (full fat) latte! Updated Media Server We’ve been hard at work on the 0.9.9 series of the media server, as we (asymptotically) approach the big One Dot Oh. We’ve added scheduled tasks, partial scanning, support for more platforms, made it faster in many ways, and fixed a ton of bugs. You can read all…


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 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…