Plex, the personal media collection service that allows you to stream your movie, music, and photo collections from anywhere, received integration with Amazon’s Alexa today. Thanks to new voice controls through an Echo, Echo Dot, or other Alexa-supported device, your Plex experience is ready to step into the future.
To get setup, you’ll need to enable the Plex skill, which you can do through the Amazon Alexa app on your phone. Once done, you can then ask Alexa to open Plex and get to streaming. (more…)
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…)
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…)
An update is rolling out for Plex over on Google Play, bringing tons of Material Design upgrades inside. Once you start it up, the overall UI will look and operate a bit smoother, including upgraded media preview screens. (more…)
Plex announced a server breach yesterday, one which allowed a hacker to access its forum and blog server. Through this breach, the hacker could access IP addresses of users, private messages, email addresses, and encrypted forum passwords. (more…)
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 Music was never the best option for those who have a massive tunes library, but thanks to an impressive update that just went live, that may have just changed. According to the Plex team, they have been fiddling away for the past 6 months on this Plex Music update, bringing enhanced features, plus new features altogether. (more…)
The folks over at Plex pushed an update to the official application on Google Play this week, bringing an updated user interface, as well as a brand new pricing structure for those who are new to the service. Existing members, don’t worry, your pricing and account are not being affected. (more…)