Plex is Rolling Out Updates Its Apple TV & iOS App With New Features




Today Plex announced that they are rolling an update to their Plex app on iOS and the Apple TV. This new update brings the ability to offer a split screen option on the iPad and Hi-Quality Playback to the Apple TV to name a few of the new features.

Here is everything that was added to the Plex app today:

Refined iOS Controls:

  • Added a custom volume change indicator, so you’re not distracted by full controls popping over the video when changing the volume.
  • Polished video player controls to make them more intuitive and elegant, moved some of the secondary buttons (like repeat and shuffle) deeper into the menu in order to free up more space, and improved overall discoverability of playback modifiers in the music player. So now it’s super easy to play super slow, or wicked fast, as well as to repeat, shuffle, shorten silence, and more.
  • For iPad users, Plex has now enabled split screen and slide over support for everyone – this means you can check your calendar while watching videos, etc.

Apple TV Audio Updates:

In December, Plex announced its enhanced audio player to its mobile platform via Plexamp. Now some of those features are on Apple TV.

  • Hi-Quality Playback – Direct play of streamed FLAC, ALAC, MP3, AAC, APE and MPC. Floating point processing pipeline. For low-bandwidth scenarios, Plex offers best-in-class transcodes
  • Gapless – Seamless transitions between tracks without dropping a beat
  • Soft pauses – Gentle fade out/in when you’re pausing.
  • Advanced Hybrid Caching – The upgraded player not only caches the entire current track to disk, but will read ahead the entire next track as well, to ensure continuous playback even across network transitions and glitches. The cache also stores recently played tracks so you can avoid cellular usage when possible. See the details here in the release notes

Hopefully, these new Plex features will roll out to more devices soon.

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