Plex launches his new app macOS

Plex has extensively reviewed its software for macOS and Windows. Plex Media Player becomes Plex short, we find the functions of its predecessor in an interface that copy/paste the one that we know about tvOS, the box to streaming and on the web.



The main novelty, apart from the interface, it is the support of the downloading of content for offline reading. Like mobile apps, several conditions must be met : the owner of the server, Plex needs to have purchased a Plex Pass, the Media Server must be running the version 1.16.3, and the two software (Plex Media Server and the client Plex) must be connected to the account Plex.



Plex Media Player, which had been launched in October 2015 in replacement of Plex Home Theater, will leave its place to the app Plex. The editor is not loose, however, not everything at once : the software, that you can always download it, will continue to receive updates until January 2020. But it is clearly entered a period of transition : the users are invited to switch to Plex for short.



The application Plex abandons the support of the configuration of the HTPC (the TV mode) that allowed you to use the computer connected to the tv or a home cinema system. The ” end of an era , “explain the developers that this decision has been a difficult one. But they indicate that the enclosures of the streaming current and the apps tvOS and Android devices are almost as powerful and versatile, and they are made for this purpose.


The developers of Plex take advantage of the opportunity for a large household : the Windows application that was distributed on the Microsoft Store disappears. It is replaced by the new app desktop download it directly from their site.

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