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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?)…


Plex on the brand new Android TV!

06.25.14 76 Comments

No doubt you’ve been glued to the interwebs, watching the Google I/O keynote. Is the next version of Android named Lollipop, Lickable Lemur, or Limoncello? I’m honestly not sure, because I’m writing this the night before. But what I do know is that an awesome new platform has launched: Android TV. Now if there’s a new way to get content on your TV, we try our hardest to be there from the start, and we’re super happy to let you…


Camera Upload for Android and Windows Phone, and Sync for Windows 8

05.13.14 64 Comments

We have have been quiet for a little while, but rest assured, we’re working hard around the clock to bring you much media awesomeness (Literally! Our engineering team is spread over almost every time zone there is!) Today, we’re happy to let you know that Camera Upload (our popular Plex Pass feature for automatically uploading photos from your device right to your Plex library) is now available for our Windows Phone 8 and Android apps.     As if that weren’t…


Plex is available on Amazon’s new Fire TV!

04.02.14 218 Comments

[Just to note, the Amazon App Store sale has now ended.] If you’ve been using Plex for a while, you know it’s our goal—nay, our passion, our healthy obsession—to make it available everywhere. It’s your media, and we want you to be able to access it wherever you are, on whatever device happens to be in your hand or in your living room. We’re thus extremely happy to announce that Plex is available on Amazon’s awesome new Fire TV at…


Welcoming Plex Sync to Windows Phone!

03.29.14 43 Comments

We’re excited to announce that Plex Sync is available today on Plex for Windows Phone 8. Have a look at the screenshots below, we think it’s the most beautiful version of sync yet! Plex Pass subscribers can now sync videos, music and photos to Windows Phone 8 devices for offline playback. Hopefully this will improve your next commute, business trip, or vacation!  


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…


Plex Companion for Roku, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8

12.20.13 44 Comments

Working harder than the elves at the North Pole (although with a higher blood eggnog content), we’ve pushed updates in the last few days to our Roku, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8 applications to add support for Plex Companion. What is Plex Companion, exactly? It’s what we call the magic that allows you to fling media between Plex-enabled devices, like from a Windows 8 Phone to a Roku, or from an iPhone/Android phone to the Chromecast plugged into your TV. It also turns…


Plex for Windows Phone 8

12.15.13 55 Comments

Ho, ho, ho! Christmas is just around the bend and we’re full of presents! As you all know, we’re big fans of Microsoft’s modern née Metro platform, and have been for a while. We shipped the original version of the Windows Phone 7 Plex app nearly two years ago, and we’re back today with a brand new app for Windows Phone 8, based on Plex for Windows 8. As if all this weren’t joy-inspiring enough, we’re also happy to let…