Playlists, Rotten Tomatoes and Trailers—Plex Gets a Huge Update [News]

457673_largerIt’s no secret that we are huge fans of Plex, I even erased an old laptop which now sits as a dedicated Plex Server. So when I heard an update was coming, I gripped my seat with excitement.

The Plex app for iOS got a huge update on Monday, dropping the app price to free, with a in-app purchase for the premium content. Also adding a handful of new features and visual improvement with the beautiful Media Centre.

Being a free user you can use the Plex app as a remote control for other Plex devices or view images that you have on your camera roll. Everything else is restricted for paid users, and lets be fair $4.99 or £3.99 isn’t a lot of money for what Plex can offer.

Read our detailed review of Plex here

Pro users will see a lot of new features this includes;

Playlists; allowing you to add a handful of shows to play one after another, a simple but very useful update.

Video Chapters; making jumping through a movie or tv show faster and less time jumping back and forth for a certain part.

Rotten Tomatoes; reviews are built in, so when you go to play a movie you can see the Rotten Tomatoes score right next to the movie.IMG_4847_iphone6_spacegrey_portrait

Trailers; I was a little hesitant at first but I actually really like the trailers. You can see the cinematic trailer for a movie you have by simply pressing the movie then trailer. You can also schedule trailers before a movie starts, which really makes you feel like your at the cinema rather then sat looking at your iPad.

If you are an existing Plex user this is a great update and makes Plex stand head and shoulders above other media player. If you are new to Plex this is a great way to dip your toe in the water.

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Matt Anderson

Hey, I'm Matt and I'm from a sleepy Town in the UK. When I'm not here I'm working as an IT Project Manager for a Telecoms Company, Building and enhancing applications and systems. I have a passion for making hard things easy and automating everything else. I'm a huge fan of Apple Products, I bought my first Macbook 5 years ago and never looked back. I'm a massive fitness fan, using the fitness apps on my iPhone is my guilty pleasure.

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