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Jun 29 2017

News - Plex adds adaptive bitrate streaming

If you have a Plex Pass and a willness to live on the cutting edge you too can try out their new adaptive bitrate streaming feature. It is still in "preview release" so don't be surprised if there are some BETA type issues. Happy streaming Smile!

Jun 28 2017

News - Buy an NVIDIA SHIELD, get Plex Pass for free

If you've been considering picking up a SHIELD, this week is a good time to get it done. If you swing by a Best Buy before July 1 and grab one, you get six months of Plex Pass for free.

FWIW, I'm still a huge SHIELD fan. It has the all-too-rare distinction of a product that keeps getting better. Now that it has Amazon Video and all these great Plex features, it really is a no brainer if you want a streamer that rocks.

Jun 01 2017

News - Plex adds Live TV

If you have a Plex Pass you can now watch your OTA content live, anywhere you have Internet. You will, of course, need some local tuners, but it's not just HDHR devices now. There are actually quite a few, and you can even use some of the USB ones with the NVIDIA SHIELD!

Oct 19 2016

News - NETGEAR announces NIGHTHAWK X10 R9000 802.11ac/ad Wi-Fi router with Plex

If you have $500 burning a hole in your pocket, and a desperate need to be the first one on your block to have an 802.11ad Wi-Fi router with 10Gbe fiber support (?) - the newly announced NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK X10 is just the thing for you. That's not to say, it doesn't have some useful features though; like powererd TX/RX (new v. X8) anntennas and Plex support (!) built into the box. That said, I've very curious about the transcoding limitations. Anandtech is listing the SoC as one quite similar to what was in the RN212 - which works, but had some caveats attached. Either way, exciting times. For the well heeled anyway Smile. BTW, anyone know where I can find an 802.11ad Wi-Fi adapter?

Sep 26 2016

News - Plex Cloud - Hosted Plex server announced

Hosting my own Plex server isn't challenging for me, and I imagine most of our readers. But, that doesn't mean there aren't other issues like upstream bandwidth, caps, etc. that make putting your Plex server, and the associated content up in the Clouds. Storage is BYOC[loud storage provider], so that bit will need to be worked out (I also wonder how transcoding will work). Still a very neat idea. Excited to see how this plays out. If you are too, head on over to Plex and register for an invite.

Sep 01 2016

News - Plex adds DVR feature

If you're rocking a Plex Pass you can have a play with their new DVR feature. It also requires a supported Silicon Dust HDHR tuner, so if you have one of those you're ready to roll. Awesome!

Well, that is, unless you're Plex server is sitting on an NVIDIA Shield Android TV. That's unsupported at this time Sad.

As a BETA, there are a few other caveats (e.g. Copy-Once no-go). So make sure to check out the full release and forum post.

Jun 30 2016

News - Plex server for NVIDIA Shield is live

Plex announced that the NVIDIA Shield would support their server a few weeks ago, and it looks like the wait is over. Adding HWA transcode + Plex to what is shaping up to be one of the most compelling content consumption devices (e.g. HDHR DVR support), makes me wondering if maybe I ought to have one of these in my AV stack.

Dec 17 2015

News - Plex opens arms, frees consoles

If you're a PlayStation 3/4 or Xbox One PLEX aficionado, you will be pleased to learn that according to Neowin all three apps have been freed from the shackles of service fees.

Nov 24 2015

News - Plex Media Optimizer

It's not a new idea, but for those with enough of space, it is a good one. Pre-transcoding takes the real-time burden off of your system, which can make a huge difference for slower systems.

Nov 03 2015

News - Plex Comes to New Apple TV

Plex is on a tear lately. First Android TVs, and now the free app expands to the new Apple TV. Great job Plex!

There truly isn’t any other platform we’ve wanted to be on for as long as we have the Apple TV. Today’s the day, and we’re celebrating. The app is free in the app store for everyone, and requires the latest media server (note: you may need to download and install the very latest server manually for now on certain NAS devices).

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