Plex Adds a Pair of New Apps from its Plex Labs Program




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This week, Plex is introducing a pair of apps — one to make playing media more enjoyable, and the other to make server management easier. And the company says both should available to Plex Pass members now.

First up is Plexamp v3, an update to the company’s highly stylized media player. Some of the highlights include a new design aimed at making it easier to find content in your library, a Mix Builder to create custom radio stations, and better offline functionality to guard against drops in internet connection.

“We wanted to use the application as a playground, if you will, to explore our libraries, discover new music, and have fun, all inside a beautifully crafted interface,” Elan Feingold, Plex CTO and co-founder, said in a post describing the new update.

Plexamp is currently available on iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux and, again, you’ll need to be a Plex Pass member to take advantage of the new app.

Meanwhile, the company bills its new Plex Dash app as a mobile-focused way to maintain and control your Plex Media Server. The idea is to give mobile users a sleeker alternative to logging into the web app version of the Plex Media Server. Among the highlights are the ability to monitor playback, artwork editing support, and extensive server administration tools.

At the moment, it’s available to Plex Pass users on iOS and Android.

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