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Plex Home Theater 1.0 released!

11.23.13 240 Comments

If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ll know that we’ve been working hard for the last 11 months on the next major release of our flagship media center software, Plex Home Theater. We’ve released 15 versions for our PlexPass members during this time, and we’re excited that we’ve finally reached the point where it’s ready for the world! If you’re interested in all the detailed changes along the way, feel free to read the release thread, but let’s…


The New Plex for Android released for everyone!

05.25.13 92 Comments

(Sorry we’ve been quiet for a while. No reason other than being incredibly busy on the next bunch of stuff for you. It’ll be a busy couple of weeks…) Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, we’ve been working hard on a brand new  Plex app for Android. Redesigned from the ground up, it’s fast, smooth, and beautiful. If you’ve been feeling jealous of your friends on iOS, they’re about to regret the day they made fun of…


Release updates – Plex Media Server, Plex for Win8 and Plex/Web

02.05.13 96 Comments

Ah, the inexorable march of progress. We have three more releases to talk about today, with lots of goodies. And if you’re getting bored of hearing about the media server, Win8 app, and Plex/Web, you’re in for a treat, because the next blog post is going to be about something new, and very exciting. Promise. That’s not to say that these updates themselves aren’t exciting. We’ve been doing  a lot of work on the next-generation transcoder in the media server…


Two trinities make a half-dozen

01.13.13 93 Comments

Can you tell this is going to be a great year for everything Plex? Not two weeks into 2013 and we have another three releases for you. First up, let’s have a look at a really cool new feature in the Plex/Web release that you all should already have, thanks to the magic of auto-update. As many of you already know, PlexSync is cloud and server-based, and thanks to that, you can now queue up media to be converted for…


A trinity of releases

01.02.13 85 Comments

Happy New Year! We hope you had a festive and safe celebration. I personally spent the minutes before midnight in fear, as our neighborhood apparently considers launching illegal fireworks as the island equivalent of having the greenest lawn or largest snowblower. Explosions which sounded like mortars shook the house, and rockets clearly on par with the best commercial fireworks shot overhead, one nearly setting a palm tree on fire. Add the staccato of long chains of firecrackers and clouds of…


PlexPass updates

12.19.12 116 Comments

They say on the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog. That’s true, until you hire one as your CFO. That’s right, Barkley has come on to help us out over Christmas, and with his inspired direction, we have a few PlexPass updates to share. You’ve been kind enough to have shared some great feedback over the past couple of weeks, and we’d like to go over some changes we hope will address many of the questions people have had. First of…


A Plex/Web Update

11.16.12 91 Comments

About 10 weeks ago, we did something a little different: We released a new Plex web app into the hands of our PlexPass members. The app wasn’t finished by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a giant step towards replacing the aging and slow Plex web manager (and the aging and slow Cocoa manager on OS X), and a giant leap into the future, where you could access, organize, and play all of your media from anywhere in…


Part 2: Introducing PlexPass

08.28.12 266 Comments

(If you haven’t already, get the latest media server we released in Part 1) I just went back and checked, and the first entry on this blog was written over four and a half years ago. Has it really been that long? We were just barely getting video playback working, and there was no media server, iOS app (heck, there wasn’t even an App Store for iPhones yet!) or any of the other parts that make Plex what it is today. Over…


Welcoming Plex on Samsung

08.03.12 134 Comments

There’s really nothing that makes us happier than Plex being made available on more devices (well, except maybe a nice cold micro-brew on a hot summer day). We love our Roku channel, Plex comes on every LG Smart TV sold, and an increasing number of DLNA devices can talk to our server as well. We’re happy to officially announce that you can now get Plex on your Samsung TV or Blu-ray player! Most 2010 and 2011 models with Smart Hub…