Automated Home's favourite Media Centre, Plex has today announced a version for user of the Android operating system. The $4.99 app is available now and brings many of the features from the iOS version to a host of new phones and tablets. Read on for all the details…
"San Francisco, CA – February 16, 2011 – Plex (www.plexapp.com), a leading three-screen media center (PC, TV and mobile) provider, today announced the availability of Plex for Android mobile devices. Plex is the only truly comprehensive media solution that spans personal, commercial and online content, designed to simplify and improve the way people experience media across a range of connected devices. Plex’s Android application allows users to consume all of their Plex media server content on their Android device, providing many of the features already available via Plex’s popular iOS application.
Plex’s downloadable media center lets users view and organize all their personal and local media – movies, TV shows, videos, music, pictures and more. In addition, a rich variety of streaming content is available from online sources around the globe, such as Netflix, Revision3, YouTube, CNN, PBS and over 200 others in one place, using a standard interface. Android users will now be able to browse and consume media from multiple sources in a simple-to-use and intuitive way, ensuring that even novice users will easily be able to access their favorite content.
“Current media center technologies tend to be focused on a single device for managing and consuming content. Plex enables and encourages users to access their media in a unified fashion across a range of devices and multiple form factors. We started Plex in order to fill a need – making access to digital media fun and simple,” said Cayce Ullman, CEO and co-founder, Plex. “Releasing the Android app is a crucial step to expanding the availability of the Plex platform to users worldwide via their existing devices.”
Using Plex’s open framework, third-party developers and content owners have the ability to develop Plex Channels, which can be available to Plex users across all devices. Currently, there are over 200 channels available through Plex’s service, including iTunes, Netflix, CNN, Revision3, YouTube, and many others.
The Android application is available for $4.99. Users need to download the Mac media center or the server application for Windows (both free of charge) to deliver content to the mobile applications. The company also offers a fully featured mobile application for Apple iOS users and will be embedded in 2011 LG SmartTV™ enabled HDTVs, available in stores in early 2011. For more information, please visit www.plexapp.com."