Plex Gains HDR Support on Apple TV, Face ID/Touch ID Support on iOS

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Plex today announced a few updates for its Apple TV and iOS apps, adding notable new features that are worth highlighting.

The ‌Apple TV‌ app now supports HDR video playback, and Plex Pass subscribers can get early access to HDR through the Settings > Advanced section of the app.

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According to Plex, HDR support provides sharper video output, better performance, and improved subtitle support.

On iOS devices, the Plex update allows users to log in with either Face ID or Touch ID as an alternative to requiring a passcode for a locked Plex library.

Plex has added new TIDAL features as well, allowing Plex iOS and web app users to listen to 30 second clips from the TIDAL library for the purpose of searching for and sampling songs even without a TIDAL account. Artist TV, a feature for subscribers, is now also available on the web, Smart VS, the PS4, and the Plex Media Player.

Plex for iOS and ‌Apple TV‌ can be downloaded from the App Store for free. A Plex Pass is priced at $5 per month and unlocks extra features including HDR. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

chrisdazzo Avatar
18 months ago
Good to be a Plex Pass Lifetime subscriber - best $75 I ever spent - suppose I've been using these features with the experimental player for a while now. Cool beans!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Westside guy Avatar
18 months ago
Plex is so much better than the native "TV" and "Computers" apps on tvOS, at least for streaming your own media.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jasheeky Avatar
18 months ago
I prefer Infuse, but I recall playing back UHD remuxes with HDR already with Plex
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nutmac Avatar
18 months ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/07/17/plex-adds-hdr-support-and-face-id/')
According to Plex, HDR support provides sharper video output, better performance, and improved subtitle support.

I am pretty sure HDR does none of those things. It should improve color gamut, improve dynamic range, etc.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Plutonius Avatar
18 months ago

According to Plex, HDR support provides sharper video output, better performance, and improved subtitle support.

That is true for live TV but, for those of us who use PLEX as a digital library, I imagine that it's totally dependent on how the video was ripped.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
McScooby Avatar
18 months ago

How easy was it to set up your 2018 Mac Mini for the Infuse as the server?

Do you have links to a guide that you followed on how you did it?

I heard Infuse plays better than Plex and it does not require much hardware unlike Plex, is this true based on your usage and your experience?

Infuse isn't a server, it's just feeds from Plex library / wherever you point it at ie. hard drive etc, & all meta is then downloaded on device. It doesn't go on the mac mini, it is an :apple:TV / iOS app. Just download the app on iOS / :apple:TV, enter your Plex credentials and jobs's a good 'un!:)
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