Plex has announced a release date for the anticipated port to Xbox One and Xbox 360. The streaming media app will be available on the Xbox One tomorrow, October 7th, with the Xbox 360 version following shortly.
For those of you not familiar with Plex, it is a highly popular service which allows users to access their movies, TV shows, and other media on any device by installing PlexServer software on a local computer and then sharing their media library with friends who have a Plex client installed.
Plex is always expanding to work on more devices, and this is the first time that Plex will be available on a gaming console. As part of the launch, the Home Screen, Movie Libraries, and TV Libraries screen interfaces have been redesigned to better suit the Xbox dashboard interface. The initial release will also only support video formats, with photo and music support to follow.
The app will be free for Plex Pass members, and users will need to install the latest preview release of the server which will be available today. Non-pass users will be able to purchase the app for a one-time fee after the pass preview period expires.
Xbox users will certainly appreciate having another option for streaming movies and other media on their Xbox consoles alongside Netflix, Crackle, the newly launched Xbox Media Player (on Xbox One), and others.
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