Plex update adds free Chromecast support, automatic photo uploads and more

By Cody Lee on Mar 13, 2014

Good news for Plex users this afternoon. The popular streaming media platform has updated its iOS client, bringing the app to version 3.4. The update brings about a number of changes, including free Chromecast support, as well as support for play queues & shuffle support.

While the Plex app previously supported Google’s Chromecast digital media player, the feature required a [paid] Plex Pass subscription. But now, it’s available to everyone for free, allowing all users to stream videos, photos and music from their iOS devices to their television sets…

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Plex app updated with new look for iOS 7

By Sébastien Page on Dec 4, 2013

Plex for iOS has been updated with an all new design taking cues from iOS 7. As expected, translucency, new buttons and icons are at the heart of this update, which doesn’t really bring anything new in terms of features, besides a new player for music and videos and the ability to detect URLs on the clipboard for quick queuing to myPlex.

This update also brings the usual performance and stability improvements that are to be expected.

The app is a free upgrade for existing users. For everybody else, it is available in the App Store for $4.99.

 

New hack brings Plex back to the Apple TV

By Sébastien Page on Aug 28, 2013

We have some good news following our yesterday’s report that PlexConnect, the hack that allows you to run Plex on a non jailbroken Apple TV had been disabled in the device’s recent update. As it turns out, you can still run PlexConnect on your Apple TV, although it might not be as straightforward as it once was.

Developer Paul Kehrer has written a fairly detailed tutorial explaining how to run PlexConnect on your Apple TV. The hack still poses as Apple TV’s Trailers app in order to accomplish the install… Read More

 

Bad news: this morning’s Apple TV update broke PlexConnect hack

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 27, 2013

Apple this morning has issued an update making its popular $99 Apple TV gadget a whole lot more useful by enabling an additional five content channels: 24/7 music video streaming via Vevo TV, in addition to on-demand and live video feeds from Weather Channel, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Smithsonian Channel.

While not a software update per se – new icons automatically appear on your Home screen upon firing up the set-top box without requiring any intervention on the user’s part – something has changed because it’s broken PlexConnect, a popular hack that fools Apple’s Trailers app into streaming media files stored on your computer, no jailbreak required… Read More

 

Plex iOS app is just $1.99, for a limited time only

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 26, 2013

My home theater setup depends on the Plex Mac/iOS apps for hassle-free access to both local media stored on my Mac and networked drives and to a variety of online media sources.

While the Mac client is provided free of charge, the universal iPhone and iPad app costs five bucks a pop so many users instead opt for some of the plentiful free alternative solutions offered on the App Store.

That’s too bad because Plex comes with a bunch of premium features and is capable of rendering literally any obscure media file type I throw at it. If you’ve been sitting on the fence, Plex has just sweetened the deal by dropping the iOS app to $1.99… Read More

 

New hack allows you to run Plex on Apple TV without jailbreaking

By Cody Lee on Jun 5, 2013

Good news third-gen Apple TV owners! A new hack has surfaced for the popular set-top box that doesn’t require a jailbreak. As most of you know, the ATV3 hasn’t been jailbroken since its release last year, and there’s no word on when or if it will happen.

The hack, referred to as ‘PlexConnect,’ essentially allows you to run Plex media center software on your Apple TV, enabling you to playback various types of content from your local network on your big screen. And all it takes is a single settings change… Read More

 

How to Install Plex on the Apple TV For Free

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 6, 2012

Plex is a simple way to access both local media stored on your PC or networked drives, along with online media on a variety of devices.

There are Plex apps for the Mac, PC, iOS, and even Android devices. Being the ubiquitous app that it is, it’s not surprising that it runs on a jailbroken Apple TV.

Inside we’ll show you how to install Plex on your jailbroken Apple TV for free… Read More