Plex, the popular cross-platform media player and my go-to home theater solution, on Tuesday issued a nice refresh to its iPhone and iPad application containing support for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus screens.
Plex 3.5.2, now compatible with iOS 8, has also been updated with improved support for Google’s $35 Chromecast HDMI dongle and contains additional bug fixes.
The native display support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus isn’t just for the user interface: streamed videos will now take full advantage of that gorgeous 1080p “Retina HD” screen on the iPhone 6 Plus.
Plex is an awesome solution to your media-streaming woes.
Unlike the just-refreshed Infuse which performs re-encoding of foreign media formats to QuickTime right on the device itself, Plex requires a free Plex Media Server application running on your Mac or Windows desktop.
After you add some media files or set up your watched folders, Plex Media Server will execute encoding tasks on demand, grab metadata for your media and more.
Plex 3.5.2 changelog:
- Improved compatibility with iOS 8.
- Support for the full resolution of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
- Updated Chromecast software from Google.
- Additional minor bug fixes.
The 14.1-megabyte download requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 5.1 or later.