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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…


Happy Valentine’s Day!

02.12.14 5 Comments

[Just to note, these promotions have now ended. Hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day!] It’s that time of the year! It’s finally starting to warm up, and love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and now would be a great time to get around to ordering flowers. Or chocolate. Or bacon. Oh, and we’re running our biggest ever sale. Until Valentine’s Day, we’re offering all our mobile apps for 50% off: iOS, Android, Windows…


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…


Plex Home Theater 1.0 released!

11.23.13 252 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…


Happy April Fools’ Day!

04.01.13 32 Comments

As you all know, the first of April is the day on which people (and companies) play practical jokes. Some are quite elaborate and take quite a bit of planning, and we really think we’ve managed to take that to the next level. Just over five years ago, we got together around a white board to plan the prank, and this is what we wrote: Acquire millions of users. Rickroll them. ??? We did some more brainstorming, and decided that…


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…