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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Cord-Cutting Bundle With Lifetime Plex Pass, TV Tuner and Antenna From Plex

Friday June 29, 2018 11:01 am PDT by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Plex to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a cord-cutting bundle that includes a lifetime Plex Pass, a TV tuner, and an antenna. Plex, for those unfamiliar with it, is an all-in-one media hub that organizes your entire library of content, from TV shows and movies to music and photos, plus it offers free access to news, support for Podcasts,...
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Plex Announces Live TV Grid View Coming Soon to tvOS and iOS Apps

Wednesday June 13, 2018 8:36 am PDT by
Media hub company Plex this week revealed a new way for its customers to navigate Plex's Live TV service, through a more traditional grid-based user interface. Launching first in Plex's web browser, the new grid view organizes live TV programs by channels and the time of day, much like classic cable TV guides. While the program guide is only available on the web for now, Plex confirmed in a s...

Plex Launches a New Podcasts Beta, Revamps Mobile Apps

Wednesday May 30, 2018 6:00 am PDT by
Plex today announced the launch of Plex Podcasts, a feature that's designed to provide Plex users with an intuitive, customizable podcasts experience on any iOS device or Mac with no subscription or media server required. According to Plex, the new Podcasts feature offers cross-platform playback, so you can begin a podcast on one device, such as your Apple TV, and then pick it up later on...
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Plex Launches Miniaturized Music App for Mac and Windows Called 'Plexamp'

Tuesday December 19, 2017 5:10 am PST by
This week Plex announced Plex Labs, a new internal section of the company that focuses on sharing in-depth Medium posts, community ideas, and passion projects created by Plex engineers. The first such project is called "Plexamp," a macOS and Windows app that pulls from your existing Plex music library and accumulates it all into one miniaturized interface (via The Next Web). The...

Plex Launches 'Plex News' With Free Content From 190 Providers

Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:23 am PDT by
Plex today announced the launch of Plex News, a new personalized streaming news service that's available to Plex users. Plex News includes national, international, and local news from 190 providers like CBS News, CNN, A+J, IGN, Cheddar, Financial Times, Mic, and more. Plex News is a free service and it does not require a Plex Pass or other subscription fee, but it is supported by ads. Over...
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Plex Launches Live TV Support for Apple TV App

Wednesday August 2, 2017 6:40 am PDT by
Two months after rolling out Plex Live TV to iOS and Android TV devices, Plex today announced that its live streaming TV feature is now available for users on Apple TV. In addition, on any app where Plex Live TV is available, Plex Pass users will be able to use a new "Time Shift" feature, meaning they can scrub back and forth through any live broadcast, as well as pause it. We’re...
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Plex Rolls Out Live TV Support for Over-The-Air Channels Within iOS App

Thursday June 1, 2017 6:56 am PDT by
Plex will today begin integrating a live television feature into its popular video streaming and personal media application for iOS and Android TV, allowing Plex subscribers to stream live TV on their smartphones wherever they are located. The company said that live TV is supported only under the Plex Pass subscription tier, which starts at $4.99/month. To use Plex Live TV, users will have to...

'Plex Cloud' for Accessing Media Anywhere is Now Available to All Plex Pass Users

Thursday March 9, 2017 9:16 am PST by
Plex today announced that its new Plex Cloud service has officially launched, making it available to all Plex Pass users. Plex Cloud has been in beta testing since September of 2016, but is now ready for a wider release. Plex Cloud is designed to allow Plex users to store their media in the cloud so that it's accessible from anywhere without the need to set up a local server. Using a...
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Plex Acquires Watchup to Bring Curated News Videos Into Streaming Media App

Tuesday January 31, 2017 5:51 am PST by
Streaming media application Plex today announced its acquisition of Watchup, a free app that offers viewers a collection of local, national, and world news videos from 160 trusted news sources that they can further personalize by liking and disliking each news story (via TechCrunch). Watchup originally began as an iPad app back in 2012, and since launched apps on iOS, Apple Watch, Apple TV,...
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Plex Media Player for Mac Now a Free Download for All Users

Thursday December 1, 2016 3:02 am PST by
Media management service Plex has announced that its Plex Media Player app is now free to everyone. Previously only available to Pass subscribers, the Plex app for Mac is a home theater-style media browser and player for content stored in personal media libraries. Plex Media Player (which is distinct from the Plex Media Server client app) now features a fullscreen desktop interface where it...

Plex Debuts New 'Plex Cloud' Beta Service for Accessing Media Anywhere

Monday September 26, 2016 11:35 am PDT by
Plex today announced the debut of a new Plex Cloud service, which is designed to allow Plex users to store their media in the cloud so it's accessible anywhere without the need to set up a local server. Amazon Drive allows users to create an always-on Plex Media Server that can stream any media content to any device with Plex installed in 60 seconds or less. As with a local server, media is...
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Plex Announces DVR Recording Feature for 'Plex Pass' Subscribers

Thursday September 1, 2016 6:50 am PDT by
Personal media collection app Plex today announced a new bonus for users subscribed to its "Plex Pass" service, introducing a DVR function that can record shows on free digital broadcast channels. The company calls DVR an expansion of its footprint in streaming media, and hopes it makes the premium tiers more enticing for its customers who might be unsure of upgrading from the free service. To ...

Sonos App Now Supports Streaming Music From Plex

Wednesday July 20, 2016 1:49 pm PDT by
Plex and Sonos today announced a new partnership that will see Sonos' speakers supporting Plex music playback through the Sonos Controller app. Starting this afternoon, Sonos users can access their full Plex music libraries and discover new music via Plex using the Sonos app. For Plex customers who have a Plex Pass for premium Plex features, music collections are automatically organized by...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Lifetime Plex Pass

Friday February 5, 2016 10:26 am PST by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Plex to offer one MacRumors reader a chance to win a lifetime Plex Pass that provides access to all of Plex's premium features. Plex is a media server and personal content library for TV shows, music, movies, and photos. It's designed to organize personal media collections, allowing videos and music to be streamed to TVs, iOS devices, Macs, and...

Hands-On With the New Plex App for the Apple TV

Friday November 6, 2015 12:21 pm PST by
Earlier this week, Plex released its highly anticipated app for the tvOS App Store, making Plex officially available on the Apple TV for the first time. Given Plex's popularity, we decided to check out the new app and do a quick video overview for those who might be interested in getting a new Apple TV to use with Plex. Plex is a media server and personal library that's able to organize the...

Official Plex App Now Available for New Apple TV

Monday November 2, 2015 2:05 pm PST by
The much-anticipated Plex app for the Apple TV is available for download on the new set-top box as of today, allowing users to stream content from their computers to the Apple TV using the Plex Media Server software. First announced in September, the official Plex app was still in review when the new Apple TV launched last Friday, but it's now been approved. For those unfamiliar with Plex,...

VLC and Plex Apps Coming to New Apple TV

Monday September 14, 2015 1:20 pm PDT by
Apple's latest fourth-generation Apple TV includes a dedicated App Store, which will allow users to access many apps and features that were not previously available on the older Apple TV. Popular media streaming apps Plex and VLC, for example, are both coming to the Apple TV, with tvOS versions already in the works. The developers behind VLC announced their work on a tvOS app this morning,...
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Upcoming Plex Update to Add One-Click iTunes Library Import, New Music Features

Thursday January 8, 2015 7:44 am PST by
Plex this week announced changes to its media software that will move the service beyond its video roots. Following updates that added online movie trailers and a recommendation engine, the next version of Plex will bring several new music features that Plex Chief Product Officer Scott Olechowski says will challenge iTunes in the music department. As reported by Gigaom and PCMag, Plex users ...