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Let it snow…lyrics for all your music!

12.23.15 62 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!

11.02.15 624 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…


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…


Our shiny new iOS app!

08.10.15 429 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

07.16.15 183 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…


Welcome to the new Plex forums!

07.11.15 78 Comments

Do any of you remember college finals week? That hellacious end to every semester where you had to abandon your regular schedule of beer pong and start learning to solve differential equations? To this day, I still have recurring nightmares where I have a final in the morning but — for no apparent reason — I’ve never attended the class. Clearly I digress, but that’s what this last week has felt like. After learning that the vulnerability exploited in our…


Oh yeah, a great update for the Xbox One app!

07.07.15 384 Comments

OK, we have some great news today. Finally, FINALLY, we have a massive Xbox One update for you. Seriously, who knew that getting an update into the store was harder than killing ice zombies by beating them over the head with an original Xbox console? We’ll keep this short and sweet, so you can spend your time enjoying the update, so here’s what’s new: Music Support Finally, your Xbox One will sing. I mean, not literally, like you in the shower…


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

06.04.15 222 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!

04.30.15 381 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…