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Plex has overhauled its iOS app, which it's also calling the poster child "for new feature support", that includes Plex Home, music features like multi-disc support and mixes and music videos and secure connections. Because it's all new, you'll need iOS 8.1 or higher, but you've got that right? Th...

August 10th 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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You probably don't think of your personal media server as a target for hackers and spies, but Plex isn't taking any chances. The company has started handing out free SSL security certificates to everyone using a media server, giving you an encrypted connection while you're picking a movie to watch...

June 8th 2015 at 6:51am 0 Comments
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After a number of leaks and hints, this week Plex and TiVo announced their products will start working together soon. Plex media server gives users a way to easily stream photos, music or video files to devices like Roku and Chromecast, and pulls content from local hard drive or the cloud all the...

May 17th 2015 at 8:01am 0 Comments
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Kaleidescape's Cinema One player has been many things to movie buffs, but "accessible" isn't one of them -- limited distribution and an emphasis on custom installs has kept it out of reach. The company is widening that scope with a redesigned Cinema One that's almost as easy to install as an off-t...

July 24th 2013 at 9:42pm 0 Comments
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With its quad-core ARM processor, the Drobo 5N is capable of much more than just storing files, and you can now grab a Plex app to help it live up to that potential. Once installed, it'll turn the NAS into a full blown media server to distribute up to 16TB of protected media to any of your Plex- o...

May 30th 2013 at 8:11am 0 Comments
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Drobo has long had an apps platform to extend the usefulness of its smart drive enclosures, but there's been limits to what it can do in the cloud and mobile spaces. The company is widening that support this week, and it's inaugurating the effort with a pair of apps for the Drobo 5N. For us, the r...

March 30th 2013 at 4:12am 0 Comments
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Plex just last month gave its Android app a big overhaul that turned it into a full-fledged media hub; it's now the iOS app's turn. A Plex for iOS 3.1 update adds the same Mobile Media Server that we saw earlier, letting an iDevice dish out both its photo albums and synced content to any other Ple...

March 22nd 2013 at 1:58pm 0 Comments
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The busy developers behind the Plex media server / client system have rung in 2013 with a slew of updates, this time targeting the company's native Windows 8 app, the Plex/Web interface and also the server software itself. On Windows 8, it's added audio/subtitle stream selection, universal search...

January 3rd 2013 at 11:20am 0 Comments