Plex launches a brand new Media Software App for Mac and Windows

Plex launches a brand new Media Software App for Mac and Windows

Plex launches a brand new desktop application ‘Plex’ for Mac and Windows, replacing the earlier Plex Media Player . Also, the company will remove its existing Windows Store app & end support for traditional home theater PC setup.

Plex found that most users will have an equal or even better experience with a streaming device and its new players. “It marks the end of an era for us, and we’d be lying if we said it wasn’t a little bittersweet,” the company wrote in a blog post about the change. The company also noted that the new Apple TV and Android players support nearly all the same formats and that Plex’s app for streaming devices has come a long way in recent years.

“Modern streaming devices don’t need as much care and feeding as computers. They don’t need to sleep (much), they use a tiny amount of …and they don’t require nearly as much effort to get up and running. They have remotes that work wonderfully out of the box (no more fiddly custom key mappings!) In short, they’re designed for the environment in which you’re using them, and it shows,” the company explained.

The new Plex desktop app includes all the capabilities of Plex Media Player along with support for offline access. Previously called “Sync,” this feature has been renamed to “Downloads,” and lets you take your media with you. Similar support for offline media will come to Plex’s apps, too, at a later date, the company said. To use the Downloads feature, you will need a Plex Pass subscription. But otherwise, the new desktop app is free.

The company will continue to update the Plex Media Player software until January 2020, to allow time for everyone to make the transition.

Credits: https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/15/media-software-plex-launches-a-new-desktop-app-for-mac-and-windows/

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