Plex Gets An Exclusive Update For Xbox One Bringing New Features

Plex is a media streaming application for the PC, PS4, Xbox One and a whole host of Smart devices. While Plex offers functionality on majority of the platforms, it didn’t really make its debut on consoles when they launched. It took a while but Plex was finally released as a free streaming app that lets you stream your media content from your media server to consoles without any additional charges.

Recently the developer has shared their details on the next update that is being planned for the Xbox One. The update will also add a new UI to the application that sits better with the newly added dashboard which is a part of the Fall Xbox One Update.

Here are all the exciting new features coming to Plex on Xbox One.

  • Mixed Photo/Video Libraries
    Now, not only can you view all the unforgettable moments captured in your vacation photos, but you can watch the videos you took during the trip, too. All within the same library!
  • Alexa Compatibility
    Compatibility with Alexa means you can freely lose the remote into the deep abyss of couch cushions with wild abandon; just talk to her, already!
  • Better Subtitle Compatibility
    The app can now display many subtitle formats without using additional server resources. Enjoy faster playback and less whirring!
  • Xbox Gamertags
    Not sure you want everyone to know how long you’ve been playing Goat Simulator? For the internet sleuths in your life, Plex accounts are no longer tied to your Xbox gamertags. There’s no need to link accounts, and you can enjoy your newfound freedom!

The update is currently only confirmed for the Xbox One and it remains to be seen if PS4 users will also get a similar update for their consoles.

Khurram Imtiaz

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