Plex Releases Media Streaming App

Plex, the media management software for the Mac, now has a complementary app that will stream content to an iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The universal app hit the App Store this morning and costs $4.99. Plex Media Center for Mac can play a wide range of video and audio formats as well as display photos, and can connect to online content sources as well, including Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and many more. The Plex software for the Mac is freeware and can be downloaded from Plex’s site.

While at home, the app can also act as a remote to control playback on your home theater system. To stream content to your iPhone or iPad,┬áthe Plex Media Server software be installed on the Mac where the content is stored. The app’s description notes that it’s possible to stream content over a cellular data connection while you’re away from home, but port forwarding must be configured on your router to do this.



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Plex organizes all of your video, music, and photo collections, and gives you instant access to them on all of your devices. With the free Plex Media Server software on your home computer and Plex...


Reply to anonymous

Probably not. This is likely better suited to the many who are already running Plex as their home media centre.


Okay, thanks for the answer. I see nothing this offers any more than the incessant media tagging.

Juggs Mahoney


I’ve also got Airvideo, and have Plex on my Mac. Airvideo is so easy to use and cuts through all the b.s. and works like magic. I’ve got a feeling the Plex interface is heavy on eye candy more than anything.

I’ve also already got Rowmote, which controls much more than just Plex.

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