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Plex will add dozens of free MGM movies by the end of the year

Plex will add dozens of free MGM movies by the end of the year

Plex has announced a new deal with MGM that will bring more free movies to its app. The announcement follows a similar deal revealed earlier this year with Warner Bros, underscoring the company's effort to become more than just a home entertainment software solution. Plex says its users will get access to 'dozens' of movies under this deal and that they'll arrive on the platform before the end of the year.

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Plex will add free streaming movies under new Warner Bros deal

Plex will add free streaming movies under new Warner Bros deal

Plex, the company behind the free home media server software by the same name, has penned a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution that'll bring free ad-supported content to the platform. The TV shows and movies will be made available to stream through the Plex app starting later this year, according to the company, which has steadily expanded the platform to aggregate freely available content.

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Plex’s new desktop app snubs Microsoft Store

Plex’s new desktop app snubs Microsoft Store

When Microsoft launched its own app store back in the Windows 8 and Windows RT days, it was criticized for being a practical ghost town. It has admittedly grown these days but it seems it's on the verge of shrinking again. Some developers seem to be advocating for Progressive Web Apps or PWAs, whether or not they are on the Store. The latest one to jump ship is Plex who just announced its shiny new desktop app while also announcing the death of its Windows Store app.

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Plex just made it easier to find new content on your favorite servers

Plex just made it easier to find new content on your favorite servers

Entertainment server software Plex has just received an update that makes it easier to find new content added to servers, the company has announced. The update brings server alerts to the company's mobile apps, making it easier for users to find out when new videos, images, and audio files are added to a server. The alerts arrive in the form of push notifications on mobile.

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Plex Android update brings PiP, video preloading and new viewing modes

Plex Android update brings PiP, video preloading and new viewing modes

Home entertainment software company Plex has pushed out an update for its Android app, adding a number of new features in addition to improved scrubbing capabilities. The update revolves around the Android mobile player and marks the public arrival of features previously launched under beta. Joining the new features is an overall UI update that mirrors the music interface.

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Plex improves Apple TV music experience and refines iOS controls

Plex improves Apple TV music experience and refines iOS controls

Plex on Apple TV has been updated with new audio features that makes it far more appealing to audiophiles and other discerning music lovers. With the new software version comes support for direct playback of high-quality audio, including FLAC and AAC, as well as gapless transitions, soft pauses, and more. As well, Plex has refined some controls on iOS and previewed its new Web desktop and TV designs.

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Plex expands TIDAL features with Artist TV music video streaming

Plex expands TIDAL features with Artist TV music video streaming

Home media center software Plex has been updated with new features related to the music streaming service TIDAL, which arrived on the platform back in November. Under the support, TIDAL subscribers and Plex Pass holders can stream the service's entire music catalog from within the Plex app, something that has been expanded to include Artist TV, which apparently enables users to directly play music videos.

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Plex gets sleek new UI with improved navigation on Roku, Apple TV

Plex gets sleek new UI with improved navigation on Roku, Apple TV

Home media server software company Plex is rolling out its sleek new user interface on Roku and Apple TV, the company has announced. The UI brings a new television navigation experience that was designed to offer a 'unified, consistent experience' on all the devices and platforms that Plex supports.

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Plex integrates TIDAL and offers subscriptions on the cheap

Plex integrates TIDAL and offers subscriptions on the cheap

Today, Plex announced a somewhat surprising team up with TIDAL. Beginning today, Plex users can sign up for a subscription for TIDAL and integrate music from the service with their own Plex library. Plex is even offering TIDAL subscriptions at a discount as well, which might just be the most exciting part of this whole promotion.

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Plex adds Web Shows feature to stream free online content

Plex adds Web Shows feature to stream free online content

Plex is again expanding its support for streaming content found on the Web, this time announcing the addition of Web Shows. As the name suggests, this new beta feature provides users with access to streaming videos from partners, the content itself being limited only to high-quality productions. The new feature joins the relatively new Podcasts and News options.

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Plex is getting rid of Watch Later, Cloud Sync, and plugins

Plex is getting rid of Watch Later, Cloud Sync, and plugins

Home entertainment software Plex, which enables anyone to create their own video server, is getting rid of more features. The company likens this to housekeeping, explaining that some features need to go for various reasons. Most users won't cry over two of the losses, as the company says they were seldom used. However, there's one big change that already has some fans complaining.

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Plex Cloud service will be shuttered on November 30

Plex Cloud service will be shuttered on November 30

Plex has decided to shutter its cloud server option due to ongoing technical difficulties, the company has revealed. It's disappointing news for users who had frequently requested a cloud option, which enabled subscribers to use a cloud storage account filled with content rather than a local drive.

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