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

06.04.15 159 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!

04.30.15 364 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

04.16.15 165 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…


Major updates to our Android app!

03.27.15 111 Comments

It’s been a few months since we last visited with Android, and we’d like to let you know about a major new release we just made. That’s right, our app has turned the big 4.0 (or 4.0.1, counting a few bug-fixes)! Long out of nappies, it won’t be long before it’s doing bong hits out of a dorm room. We’re quite taken with Android’s Material design, so you’ll see lots of beautiful new design upgrades inside the mobile app, and a…


Brand New Plex App on the Platform of the People

02.24.15 213 Comments

As you all know, we’ve been working tirelessly to bring Plex to every last screen on the planet. Like, tirelessly. As in not resting. And honestly, we thought we were doing pretty well, until we were playing beer pong with Dennis Rodman (long story), and he let slip that North Korea was working on a secret new TV set—the Eong Teoli—and was shopping around for a media app. One long flight to Pyongyang later (the Macadamia nuts were both amazing and…


Plex for PS3™ and PS4™ now available in North and South America!

01.20.15 115 Comments

We hope you had a great holiday season and either played in the snow (maybe you went skiing! sledded down a snowy road! went snowmobiling with a billionaire’s daughter while dodging gunfire!) or (dear southern hemisphere) had a great time at the beach (maybe you surfed! made a sand castle! punched a shark in the face!) Anyway, you’ve been very patient, and we’re thrilled to be able to let you know that Plex for PlayStation® is now available in North and South America.…


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

12.17.14 167 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 42 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…


Introducing Plex Home

11.20.14 307 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!

10.15.14 417 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…