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  • Plex can now play local video files on Android, no media server required

    Plex can now play local video files on Android, no media server required

    Personal media player software maker Plex says it’s now easier for mobile users on Android to play any video file saved on their device within its app. The move will enable it to better challenge VLC, an app users have historically turned to in order play a wider variety of video file formats. The new feature is entering a public beta today, and will support local playback of a number… Read More

  • Nvidia’s Shield just became an even better Plex box with Live TV

    Nvidia’s Shield just became an even better Plex box with Live TV

    Media streaming app Plex has been around (and great) since before set-top streaming boxes were even properly a thing, but on Thursday it added Live TV integration and DVR capabilities, which make it even more useful. Nvidia is doing everything it can to make its Shield streaming Android TV box the best Plex partner around, too, and a new version of the Shield software adds support not only… Read More

  • Plex becomes a low-cost, DIY streaming TV service

    Plex becomes a low-cost, DIY streaming TV service

    Plex is doubling down on its support for capturing over-the-air signals from digital antennas this morning, with the announcement that it will now not only let users record TV programs, it will also allow them to watch live TV. The result is a low-cost, do-it-yourself version of a live TV streaming service – a popular new category in the streaming market, which offers a pay-TV live… Read More

  • Plex’s hardware-free media server, Plex Cloud, opens to all

    Plex’s hardware-free media server, Plex Cloud, opens to all

    After a couple of stops and starts — and some concerns — media player software maker Plex is opening its online service known as Plex Cloud to all paying Plex users. The service, which was first introduced into private beta in September, eliminates the need for an always-on PC or other network-attached piece of hardware in order to use the Plex media player software for… Read More

  • Plex users can now play their movies, TV shows and music just by asking Alexa

    Plex users can now play their movies, TV shows and music just by asking Alexa

    Plex is getting voice-activated. The popular media player software maker just launched voice control through a new Plex Skill for Alexa-powered devices. That means you can ask Alexa via your connected Echo speaker, Fire tablet or Fire TV to play your favorite content from your Plex media library, without having to use a remote control. For example, you could say, “Alexa, ask Plex to… Read More

  • Plex acquires Watchup to bring streaming news to its media app

    Plex acquires Watchup to bring streaming news to its media app

    In recent months, streaming media app Plex has expanded its focus from offering tools to organize and stream your home media collection of photos, TV shows and movies, to more directly targeting cord cutters. Related to these efforts, the company has now made its first acquisition, with a deal to bring in the news video service Watchup to its platform. Founded by a former journalist… Read More

  • Amazon isn’t playing nice with Plex’s new cloud service

    Amazon isn’t playing nice with Plex’s new cloud service

    Media server software Plex, which helps you organize your own library of movies, TV shows, photos, and music, is now making it easier to access the content you’ve saved on other cloud storage services with an expansion of its Plex Cloud service. The company has added support for online services Google Drive, Dropbox, and Microsoft’s OneDrive – meaning you can stream… Read More

  • Plex partners with Amazon to launch a hardware-free media server, Plex Cloud

    Plex partners with Amazon to launch a hardware-free media server, Plex Cloud

    You no longer need an always-on PC or any other network-attached hardware in order to use Plex’s media player. The popular service, which allows you to watch TV and movies from your own collection, including those you’ve recorded via an attached digital antenna, is making itself more accessible to mainstream users via a new online option, called Plex Cloud. Instead of installing… Read More

  • Plex goes after cord cutters with new DVR feature

    Plex goes after cord cutters with new DVR feature

    Plex, a popular personal media player system that lets you stream from your own library, including music, photos, TV and movies, across devices, is today rolling out DVR functionality. The software will now allow you to watch and record their favorite programs, by pairing Plex with any digital antenna and an HDHomeRun digital tuner. This allows you to use Plex to watch TV on any device… Read More