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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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Plex Podcasts exits beta with new offline mode and OPML importing

Plex Podcasts exits beta with new offline mode and OPML importing

In late May, Plex launched its own podcasting platform for iOS, Android, and Roku devices, but only as a beta. Those who were willing to test it could use the feature to access their favorite podcasts, aggregating that content with their existing movie and music libraries for a less fragmented experience. Unfortunately, the beta lacked some important features for many users, driving them to existing alternatives, but Plex is back with a couple big changes.

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Plex live TV channel guide grid view option arrives on web

Plex live TV channel guide grid view option arrives on web

Personal media server software Plex has updated its live TV interface with a new channel guide. Such a feature seems, on the surface, like it would be a simple thing to offer: it's just a page of live content. However, Plex points out that it isn't that simple, not when you factor in the DVR feature and the maker's multi-layer recording engine.

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Plex Podcasts arrive in beta on iOS, Android, and Roku

Plex Podcasts arrive in beta on iOS, Android, and Roku

Plex has been updated with support for podcasts, the company has announced. The software, which enables anyone to create their own home media server, now allows users to access podcasts on both their television and mobile devices without a subscription or separate app. The new feature is currently in beta but available to anyone with the Plex App.

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Plex News gets Xbox One support, major Android update inbound

Plex News gets Xbox One support, major Android update inbound

Plex, the popular home entertainment software, just added Plex News to its Xbox One app. With it, Xbox One owners who use Plex will have easy access to news content from a variety of providers like Reuters, Associated Press, and more. In addition, Plex recently announced an upcoming update for its Android app, one that will add local video casting to Chromecast and more.

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Plex Live TV arrives on Xbox One, plus major new features for Roku

Plex Live TV arrives on Xbox One, plus major new features for Roku

Plex just introduced its Live TV functionality on Xbox One, giving console owners access to live stations delivered over the air. It's a major update for the Xbox version of the software, and it comes with full time-shifting functionality so users can pause, rewind, and fast-forward content. That's only a taste of what all Plex has released, though, and Roku users are in a treat.

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Plex VR arrives on Daydream with co-watching and drive-in theater

Plex VR arrives on Daydream with co-watching and drive-in theater

Plex has announced support for Google's Daydream platform, enabling home media enthusiasts to access and play their personal movie collection in the privacy of a VR headset. The support follows the launch an unofficial solution for VR headset owners called "Plevr," which Plex says was impressive enough that it decided to bring about official virtual reality support.

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YoutubeAuto for Android Auto brings YouTube, even Plex to your car

YoutubeAuto for Android Auto brings YouTube, even Plex to your car

While Google has recently brought interesting new features to Android Auto, like Google Assistant and wireless pairing, there are still some things it refuses to add, more for safety than anything. Of course, that’s not going to stop some very enterprising app developers, especially those with access to an unofficial Android Auto SDK. Take for example this all too obvious YoutubeAuto app, which, funnily enough, adds more than just YouTube to your Android Auto enabled vehicle.

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Plexamp is Plex’s gorgeous replacement for Winamp

Plexamp is Plex’s gorgeous replacement for Winamp

Plex, the company behind the personal media server software by the same name, has announced the launch of Plexamp, its own replacement for the beloved, basically defunct Winamp player. Plexamp is the first result of another new Plex announcement: Plex Labs, a new "ethos," the company explains, that will bring exposure to community projects among other things. Plexamp, for its part, is a gorgeous audio player for macOS and Windows.

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Plex on Android updated with DVR time shifting and more

Plex on Android updated with DVR time shifting and more

Plex has just blessed its Android product with proper DVR functionality, including the ability to watch a show even if it is currently being recorded via a single tuner. This new functionality applies to both the mobile version of the Android app and the Android TV version. This is joined by full time shifting functionality, enabling users to do things like rewind and pause DVR content during Live TV.

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