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Plex announces Web Shows, offering unlimited on-demand streaming of diverse curated content

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Plex continues its attempts to become our one-stop shop for all things media. Following the addition of podcasts and news, the company is now announcing Web Shows, a section of curated content for you to watch from various creators and sources. In a world where there's more stuff than ever, Plex wants to help combat the discoverability problem that many people have.

When it launches, Plex Web Shows will feature a variety of options from a host of different topics, from cooking to fashion to science.

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Plex announces Web Shows, offering unlimited on-demand streaming of diverse curated content was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Plex announces Web Shows, offering unlimited on-demand streaming of diverse curated content

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Plex continues its attempts to become our one-stop shop for all things media. Following the addition of podcasts and news, the company is now announcing Web Shows, a section of curated content for you to watch from various creators and sources. In a world where there's more stuff than ever, Plex wants to help combat the discoverability problem that many people have.

When it launches, Plex Web Shows will feature a variety of options from a host of different topics, from cooking to fashion to science.

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Plex announces Web Shows, offering unlimited on-demand streaming of diverse curated content was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Plex Cloud will shut down on November 30th

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

It can be inconvenient to keep all your media stored locally, and there are plenty of cloud services that will save a few terabytes of data for a low monthly fee. Plex Cloud was designed to take advantage of that, offering a cloud-based server connection to stream your media. However, after pausing sign-ups earlier this year, Plex has announced the end of the service on November 30th.

According to Plex, it paused Plex Cloud sign-ups in February so it could investigate ways to make the service cost-efficient without sacrificing the user experience.

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Plex Cloud will shut down on November 30th was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Plex podcasts get offline support, OPML imports, and more

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Plex announced podcast support a few months ago, but some admittedly basic features were missing. In Plex's defense, podcasts were still in beta. Today, podcasts leave beta and get some of those basic (and vital) features.

Here's the full changelog for the new update.

  • [Mobile] Android Auto support for Podcasts.
  • [Mobile] Podcasts: improve artwork.
  • [Mobile] Now you can download podcasts, including immediate download of episodes or set up automatic download for shows.
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Plex podcasts get offline support, OPML imports, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Plex podcasts get offline support, OPML imports, and more

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Plex announced podcast support a few months ago, but some admittedly basic features were missing. In Plex's defense, podcasts were still in beta. Today, podcasts leave beta and get some of those basic (and vital) features.

Here's the full changelog for the new update.

  • [Mobile] Android Auto support for Podcasts.
  • [Mobile] Podcasts: improve artwork.
  • [Mobile] Now you can download podcasts, including immediate download of episodes or set up automatic download for shows.
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Plex podcasts get offline support, OPML imports, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Last day to enter] Giveaway: 2 lucky winners will get a lifetime Plex Pass and a 2TB WD My Cloud NAS plus free Plex Pass trials for everyone else [Global]

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Two Android Police readers are about to get the ultimate home and mobile media setup thanks to our friends at Plex. Each winner will receive a lifetime Plex Pass (a $120 value) as well as a 2TB WD My Cloud Home ($159 value) to store your content and provide the server hardware. If you aren't so lucky, they have been kind enough to offer 30-day free trials for Plex Pass for everyone else, too.

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[Update: Last day to enter] Giveaway: 2 lucky winners will get a lifetime Plex Pass and a 2TB WD My Cloud NAS plus free Plex Pass trials for everyone else [Global] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Giveaway: 2 lucky winners will get a lifetime Plex Pass and a 2TB WD My Cloud NAS plus free Plex Pass trials for everyone else [Global]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Two Android Police readers are about to get the ultimate home and mobile media setup thanks to our friends at Plex. Each winner will receive a lifetime Plex Pass (a $120 value) as well as a 2TB WD My Cloud Home ($159 value) to store your content and provide the server hardware. If you aren't so lucky, they have been kind enough to offer 30-day free trials for Plex Pass for everyone else, too.

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Giveaway: 2 lucky winners will get a lifetime Plex Pass and a 2TB WD My Cloud NAS plus free Plex Pass trials for everyone else [Global] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Plex for Android v7.0 adds podcasts, customizable home screen, and more

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Plex is already adept at cataloging and streaming your media collection, but the platform has also branched out a bit with content like live TV and news. Now, Plex is getting support for podcasts in the v7.0 update. That's not all—this update also includes a customizable home screen, easier navigation, and more.

Plex has a full blog post about the changes, but here's a quick rundown.

  • Customizable Home Screen
  • Easier Top-level Navigation
  • Effortlessly Cross Server Boundaries
  • Podcasts

As soon as you open the new Plex app, you'll notice things are different.

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Plex for Android v7.0 adds podcasts, customizable home screen, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Plex comes to Samsung Gear VR

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

There's a shortage of video designed for virtual reality, but you can still enjoy content intended for the flat screen in VR. There are VR apps for Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and more. Now, you can add Plex to the list. The new app should be live in the Oculus store right this minute.

Like other Plex apps, this one connects to your Plex server to stream content. Don't have a Plex server?

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Plex comes to Samsung Gear VR was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Plex v6.15 adds on-device audio transcoding, local streaming to Chromecast, and more

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

On the heels of a new Chromecast UI rolling out to everyone, Plex is starting a staged rollout of a new version of the Android app. This one comes with a few significant changes that make your smartphone more capable for playback and streaming. You can finally do some on-the-fly transcoding from Android, and local files work with casting.

The new update is v6.15, and here's the full changelog.

WHATS NEW:
  • Local Playback: support for Plex Companion and Chromecast, including on-device audio transcoding.
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Plex v6.15 adds on-device audio transcoding, local streaming to Chromecast, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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