NVIDIA SHIELD’s 3.2 Update With Plex Media Server Support, Netflix in HDR, YouTube 4K 60FPS, and More is Out!

Earlier this month, NVIDIA and Plex announced that through an incoming update to version 3.2, the SHIELD Android TV box would have the opportunity to become a Plex Media Server, all but eliminating the need for you to run a PC as your media box. That update, which also includes a number of other noteworthy features, is now available.  (more…)

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Basically Becomes a Bad Ass Plex Box in Latest Update

Today, NVIDIA and Plex announced that in the next update to SHIELD TV, which will be v3.2, your Android TV-powered set top box can basically become a Plex box or Plex media server. That’s awesome, because well, Plex hasn’t always been the easiest thing to set up and maintain on a PC, so this should help ease a number of pain points. Seriously, Plex media server on your SHIELD TV!

Not familiar with Plex? Think of it as the controlling software between all of the media you own (music, movies, pictures, etc.) that is stored on a PC and the rest of your connected life. Plex is able to blast all of your content, via Plex apps, to TVs and phones and tablets and computers and all that. That’s the simplest way I can describe it. The problem with it has always been either maintaining the connection from your PC to the web, so that you can get access to the content at any time. You tend to need a PC that is always-on, so that your content is always available. Make sense?  (more…)

Giveaway: Win 1 of 3 Lifetime Plex Passes From DL and Plex

We have partnered with Plex, the service that allows you to stream your video, music, and photo library across the web via a dedicated media server onto Android devices, to give away 3 Lifetime Plex Passes. These passes are valued at $149, granting you a lifetime membership to Plex and use of its servers.

Personally, as a big fan of Android TV and the Plex app on NVIDIA’s SHIELD, storing a few of my movies on Plex makes watching whatever I want easy. And since Plex is available on all of my Android devices, tablets included, it doesn’t matter where I am to enjoy my content. Also, if you follow Plex news, you should know that they have been rolling out new features left and right.

Want to win a Plex Pass? Let’s do it.  (more…)

Plex Pass Prices are Increasing on September 29 for New Subscribers

Plex announced this week that an increased price for a subscription to their Plex Pass service would be implemented, but if you are already signed up, don’t worry about your current price changing. However, if you sign up on or after September 29, be prepared for a slight increase in monthly and annual fees, plus an insanely large jump in price for a lifetime membership fee.  (more…)