Category Release

Seek and Plex Shall Find: Leveling up our web app

04.07.16 304 Comments

I know it’s only been a week since our last blog post, and we’ve actually spent most of that time trying to teach our cats to flush. But we do have a couple of dog owners and even some heretical non-pet-owners in our midst, and they’ve been hard at work finishing up a few most-awesome enhancements to our web app. If you haven’t noticed, we’ve been busy evolving it, and just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, this particular rev…


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.…


Plex on the new Apple TV!

11.02.15 680 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…


Introducing the Plex Media Player

10.20.15 394 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,…


A massive update for our Smart TV and PlayStation® apps!

08.27.15 193 Comments

Why hello there, dear reader! We’re back with a massive update to our big-screen app, which runs on many Smart TVs and the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The update is available on Sony, Vizio, LG, and Toshiba Smart TVs (see the complete list of supported models). Without further ado, let’s dive into the new features! Filtering and Sorting This highly requested feature lets you slice and dice your media to find exactly what you’re looking for, whether it’s movies by…


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!

08.10.15 437 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 Media Server v0.9.12.5 – a tasty update!

07.24.15 60 Comments

We haven’t blogged about a media server release in a while (even though we’ve been churning them out; check out this thread). But there’s so much good stuff in this otherwise unassuming release, we thought we’d take the time to walk through some of the changes. The release is available for Plex Pass users and will be available for the general public shortly. First of all, one of the most requested things after our giant music release was support for Last.FM…


Plex for Android’s Material Design makeover

07.16.15 185 Comments

Don’t stop me, I know what you’re thinking: How could the Android app possibly get any sexier than it already is? It’s like Ryan Gosling suddenly getting a Michelin star, or Brad Pitt being awarded a well-deserved Nobel Prize in foot massage. All completely unrealistic scenarios aside, we’ve been continuing to embrace Android’s gorgeous Material Design guidelines, and all of the media preview screens have been upgraded to look amazing on both phones and tablets small and large. There are…