There are lots of people who think Plex is an awesome service and some people who have yet to discover it. Well for those who already have Plex, it just got a little better. And for those who don’t have it, you should really think about checking it out.
Plex announced today its new Camera Upload feature, which automatically syncs photos from a smartphone or tablet to a user’s Plex Media Server, making it easier than ever to manage and share photo libraries. Users can now snap photos and rely on Plex to effortlessly integrate them into their Plex Media Server making it easier than ever to share their most up to date photos with friends and family.
With Camera Upload, photos (from a tablet or phone) are wirelessly and instantly synched to users’ Plex Media Server. Once users return to their home or business, and within WiFi range, their photos are automatically uploaded – no need to manually initiate a transfer. If the user has chosen to share photos with friends and family, they can now see the most up to date.
Plex also introduced several additional feature enhancements, including:
- Chromecast – After its early release to Plex Pass subscribers, Chromecast support is now available to all Plex users. It also has been updated to include support for music and photos, content mirroring (requires the latest iOS or Android app) and enhanced video streaming.
- Play Queues (iOS and Web) – Allows users to queue up media files for continuous playback and custom enjoyment. With Play Queues, users can shuffle tunes, start a TV series and more – plus, it remembers the queue when the app is restarted. Android and Windows support is right around the corner.
- Shared Sync – When you share media from a server you now have the ability to grant friends and family permission to sync from your server to their mobile devices for offline playback. Shared Sync for Windows is available for Plex Pass members immediately.
Plex is also working on media server upgrades, Chromecast developments and much more. Stay tuned by following @PlexApp on Twitter and our blog.