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Plex for Kodi addon is now free for everyone

Plex for Kodi addon is now free for everyone

This past December, Plex announced an addon that would bring the best it has to offer to Kodi users, enabling the latter to access their Plex server via a device running Kodi. That was great news, but only for those who use Plex often enough to justify buying a Plex Pass. That has quietly changed, as now the Plex for Kodi plugin is available to anyone and everyone, and it is free.

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Plex DVR exits beta alongside new live TV time shift feature

Plex DVR exits beta alongside new live TV time shift feature

Plex recently launched some key features for cord-cutters, making its software an attractive option for those who don't want cable but do have an over-the-air TV antenna. The company first introduced the DVR feature, though as a beta, that allows users with a Plex Pass to record their favorite shows from their OTA antenna. That feature has now exited beta, and it has been joined by a vital feature that improves the TV-watching experience: time shifting content.

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Plex Live TV gives cord-cutters their cheap streaming fix

Plex Live TV gives cord-cutters their cheap streaming fix

Plex is adding Live TV support, adding the ability to stream content worldwide to iOS and Android devices. The system joins Plex DVR, the company's TV recording service, that has already won the hearts of cord-cutters looking to escape their monthly cable bill. Now, they'll be able to stream what's being broadcast live.

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Plex Cloud service goes live for all Plex Pass subscribers

Plex Cloud service goes live for all Plex Pass subscribers

Back in September, Plex announced a new service called Plex Cloud, a way to store media files in the cloud rather than on their own hard drive. The feature has its appeal, mostly the easy expansion of cloud storage relative to the huge amounts of time it takes to upgrade and backup 1TB+ hard drives at home. Plex Cloud has thus far only been available to some users as a beta, but it is now available to all Plex Pass holders, the company has revealed.

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Amazon’s Alexa can now control your Plex media server

Amazon’s Alexa can now control your Plex media server

The AI battle over your living room is getting a tad more intense. At CES 2017, NVIDIA surprised its fans by becoming the first, and so far only, gaming and multimedia device to integrate Google Assistant and Google Home into its functionality. Though that future has yet to arrive, Amazon and Plex are bringing their own future to the present. Now anyone with an Amazon Echo, or actually any device where Alexa resides, can now enjoy hands free control of the popular Plex media server, bringing the smart home of the future to your living room today.

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Plex looks to boost content offerings with Watchup acquisition

Plex looks to boost content offerings with Watchup acquisition

Now that Plex has become the go-to software for a lot of cord cutters out there, we're seeing it delve deeper into the content business. Its latest play for content is its acquisition of Watchup, which was just announced today. Watchup is a streaming service that's centered around delivering news videos from a bunch of different sources, and it should help Plex users solve the problem of staying up-to-date on world news without a cable subscription.

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Simple guide to making (and sharing) a Plex streaming movie library

Simple guide to making (and sharing) a Plex streaming movie library

Plex enables anyone to create their own streaming movie (and TV show and music...) library, and even share that library with friends and relatives. Setting the entire thing up can be daunting at first glance, though, if you're not familiar with the software and how it works. The benefits are worth the effort in the end, and so we've written up this simple, complete how-to guide taking you from start to finish.

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Plex Cloud is dropping Amazon Drive support soon

Plex Cloud is dropping Amazon Drive support soon

Plex recently announced a feature that makes life easier for some users: Plex Cloud, a way to access and stream content stored on a cloud service. Amazon Drive was named as one of the cloud storage options for Plex Cloud (the only one initially), but troubles soon started for the company. Unfortunately, those troubles have proven too much to handle, and so Plex is dropping Amazon Drive support entirely.

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Plex on Kodi addon is now open for Plex Pass beta testers

Plex on Kodi addon is now open for Plex Pass beta testers

Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds? Plex and Kodi definitely aren’t saying so. Kodi, formerly XBMC, is one of the world’s most popular, open source multimedia center that can run on anything that has a processor powerful enough to play media. Plex, on the other hand, is one of the most known media server and client systems around. Together, the two are bringing a complete multimedia solution that can run on anywhere Kodi can and access media from any Plex server.

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Plex Media Player goes free, Kodi plug-in announced

Plex Media Player goes free, Kodi plug-in announced

Of the many home media center solutions, Plex is perhaps one of the most popular. But like many such solutions, not everything is free to use. As of today, however, at least one more thing that’s available for free. The Plex Media Player, once available only to paying Plex Pass users, has been liberated from the confines of pay wall. But more than that, Plex gave the app a makeover to make it usable on a desktop or laptop with a keyboard and mouse.

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Netgear’s Nighthawk X10 claims to be ‘world’s fastest router’

Netgear’s Nighthawk X10 claims to be ‘world’s fastest router’

Netgear has introduced its new Nighthawk X10 router today, and it sounds about as premium as you can get. The company is saying that not only is the Nighthawk X10 the world's fastest router, but it's also the first geared toward media streaming. Make no mistake, those hefty claims translate to a high asking price, with Netgear pricing the Nighthawk X10 at $499.99.

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Plex Cloud launched for Media Server lovers without hardware

Plex Cloud launched for Media Server lovers without hardware

Now for those users that like the idea of using Plex Media Server but don't want the hassle of actually hosting the server themselves, the company has expanded. Plex has launched Plex Cloud, taking the approach other cloud storage companies have worked with and turning it on its head. While other cloud storage groups have launched their storage first, then their organizational tools, the Plex crew have been creating and refining their organizational software for while now - approximately 8.7-years, at this point.

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