Plex has updated both their iOS and desktop applications, bringing a whole suite of enhancements to the XBMC-based media center application. The team has released an incredibly awesome feature called myPlex, which allows users who have a dedicated Plex media server to stream music, movies and TV shows directly to their iOS device over the internet. From the myPlex website, it is possible to “share” a server with friends so they can access the media from anywhere—as long as there is a strong WiFi connection. Sure beats the heck out of syncing mp4s through iTunes.
What’s New in Version 2.0
Everything has changed. Except the icon.
You will love the new iOS application. It starts faster, connects faster, resumes faster, and is much more stable than the last version. Here is a list of the most visible changes:
- myPlex support.
- All-new home screen.
- Alphabet indexing for quickly browsing through large media collections (yay!)
- Subtitle scaling.
- Audio boost for videos.
- Internationalized to French, Swedish, German and Korean, with many thanks to our translators. (Want to help us localize it more? Visit this link in Firefox, and we’ll incorporate for the next release. Klingon, please!)
- Much faster and more reliable connections to servers.
- Caching improvements, images cached between WiFi and 3G.
- Remember last filter (e.g. Recently Added) for each section.
- Display album art/track name on lock screen (iOS5).
- Support for photos via Plex Media Manager.
- Lots of other minor improvements all over the application.
As I hope you can see, this is an absolutely massive release. We’ve brought huge improvements to every area of our media platform. We really hope you’ll enjoy them!