If you’re not a fan of the Apple TV, not to worry because Google has Android TV and several OEMs have come up with their own Android TV boxes, with NVIDIA being one of them with the Shield TV device. In fact if you own the Shield TV, you’ll be pleased…
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Plex has launched a new way to consume your locally-stored media content and that too in virtual reality. It has announced the launch of Plex VR on Google’s Daydream virtual reality headset today. The good news is that the base package doesnR…
Car manufacturers are great at building cars (who would’ve guessed, right?), but they aren’t that great at developing nice media control interfaces. Besides, every car manufacturer has their own take on a media interface so there’s no uniformity. Fortunately, the tech companies decided to step in a few years ago and launched extensions of their mobile operating systems for the car, namely CarPlay and Android Auto. Plex today announced its support for Android Auto. It will enable seamless media integration in the car.
There are plenty of new cars out there that come with support for Android Auto right off the production line. There are also many third-party units available with Android Auto support.
Plex for Android Auto is going to make accessing your music in the car easier as it seamlessly integrated with the car’s display. The interface is simplified and the touch areas are larger so as to minimize distractions. All users need to get up and running is Android Auto and the new Plex for Android app.
They can then interact with Plex for Android Auto using the app on their phone, Google Voice, or the car’s dashboard. Any car infotainment system that supports Android Auto will be able to run Plex for Android Auto. The Android Auto interface for the app can also be used on an Android smartphone or tablet.
Plex says that the Android Auto support will be rolled out to everyone in the next few days.
Plex today announced that it’s bringing its Live TV service to Roku. It already has support for Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV. Support for Roku’s devices was missing, it was hard to miss that fact initially. The wait ends for Roku device owners soon as the Plex Live TV service is finally going to be released for this platform.
Users will require a Plex Pass to access the Live TV service. Plex has confirmed today that a beta release of the service is out now for Roku and that it’s planning to release it to all Plex Pass subscribers in about a week from now.
Plex Pass subscribers who have the Roku preview channel installed will be able to use Roku to watch free HDTV digital broadcast channels. The channels will also include local news and sports.
Users will have the ability to fast-forward, pause or rewind using time-shifting. All they need for this is a Plex Pass subscription and a digital antenna-tuner to enjoy their favorite shows and more.
The Plex Pass subscription costs $4.99 per month. It’s much less than the base price of many over-the-top TV streaming services, but then again, subscribers are limited to the channels they can get from their digital antenna.
Plex has launched a new service today called Plex News. It’s calling it the “perfect complement to your media library.” Plex News will bring streaming news clips from some of the most trusted news sources on the planet. The clips will be presented beautifully alongside users’ own media. Plex will enable users to personalize their news feed so that the feed news what sort of news the user is most likely going to be interested in.
The idea behind this new service is to provide balanced news coverage from a variety of reliable sources so that users can keep an eye on what’s going on in the world as they binge on their favorite TV shows and movies.
It’s going to be sourcing news from more than 190 global publisher partners which include the likes of CNN, Euronews, Financial Times, and local news sources as well. Regional content for many other countries will be included too and new sources will be added down the line. Plex has confirmed today that Plex News is going to be rolling out to all users over the next two days. The rollout will start with Plex Pass subscribers.
The service is supported on NVIDIA Shield, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, iOS, and Android. Other platforms will soon get this service as well. While the content itself is free, do keep in mind that this service is ad-supported, so you’ll see ads while browsing through the news as well.
Plex Cloud was launched in September last year. The feature allows Plex users to store their media content in the cloud instead of having to configure the server on a local computer or a NAS setup. The feature has been in beta since then but it’s now exiting that stage. Plex has announced that Plex Cloud is now available to all of its Plex Pass subscribers.
Plex Cloud will enable users to access their movies, TV shows, pictures, and more across all of their devices regardless of where they might be. However, this privilege does come at a price.
Subscribers first have to pay $4.99 per month or $39.99 per annum for a Plex Pass subscription. They also have to provide a cloud storage account where all of the content will be stored. The Plex Cloud service currently has support for Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive.
Given that all of these services provide 10-15GB of cloud storage for free, that’s not going to be enough since most media content tends to be quite hefty these days so chances are you will have to pay up for additional cloud storage as well and that cost depends on your preferred provider.
Nevertheless, this remains a very good option for those who want to have access to their media content at all times without having to go through the hassle of setting up a Plex server.
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Plex is widely known as the streaming media app that enables users to easily organize their media content and stream it to all of their devices. It’s now branching into the world of streaming video. The company today announced that it has acquired Watchup, a streaming news service. The company says that this is an important milestone for Plex in its mission to become the go-to standard for discovering, enjoying, and sharing media on all devices.
Watchup takes a slightly different approach to the news business. It provides users with a personalized experience which aggregates hundreds of the top news sources from across the globe, enabling users to build their own personalized newscasts from local, national, and international news sources based on their preferences. Watchup has more than 150 publishing partners which include the likes of CNN, CBS, Hearst Television, and others.
“Adding a trusted and reliable news experience into Plex, so that people can choose and organize the news they care about along with the other content they care about, is a natural next step for us,” said Keith Valory, CEO of Plex, while also revealing that more than ten million people across the globe use Plex to organize all of their media content.
Watchup is now easily accessible via Plex. The company didn’t confirm the financial terms of this acquisition.
Plex Cloud enables Plex users to play media they have saved in a cloud storage service. When it was first announced, Plex said that Amazon Cloud Drive was the first storage service that this feature supported. It’s also the first service that it’s dropping support for. Plex Amazon Cloud Drive support is going to end come December 31st.
What this means is that Amazon Cloud Drive users will no longer be able to stream movies or music directly to Plex. They will not be able to do this come December 31st.
Plex decided to make this decision as it was unable to resolve the issues that it was facing with integration Amazon Cloud Drive with Plex Cloud. It says that the challenges associated with this “have proven insurmountable at this time.”
The company adds that while the Plex Cloud team has been working hard to address the issues, it has been unable to properly integrated Amazon Cloud Drive with Plex Cloud. This is why it has been decided to remove Amazon Cloud Drive as a storage option for Plex Cloud “for the foreseeable future.”
Those who signed up for Amazon Cloud Drive after Plex Cloud was originally announced, they still have time to cancel in the 90 day free trial period if they don’t need it for anything else. Those who want to continue using Plex Cloud can opt for other services that work just fine with it, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive.