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, the 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.