After receiving a major update this Thursday, Plex, a media streaming app has opened up Chromecast support for all users. The app earlier having a monthly subscription went free this time but only for those who have already installed it. New users have to spend a couple of bucks to get the services.
Plex developers have bundled this app with a free streaming support to Chromecast, home media server and Android applications. Eliminating any middle man, the app allow users to stream music, video and photographs which were first uploaded at the home PC with Plex Media Server program . Allowing users to shuffle music and pictures, it also has features to categorize movies on the basis of whether they have been watched or not. Queuing them in a row, it creates a complete playlist of movies.
Camera upload, which is currently available on iOS platform but is expected to be available on Android platform soon, is a feature for syncing photos from home media server, Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox and many more.
Coming with a price tag of $4.99 to both the platforms, iOS and Android, this new app debuts a Play Queue feature for playing music and videos in a continuation or by shuffling them. It also tells you which movies you have watched and how many are waiting to be played in a queue.
One more important feature its coming up with is PlayLater, which allows users to record content from various streaming services including Netflix, Hulu and HBO Go. The record saves up into the library of Plex Media Server program installed on the home PC.
Plex is a great tool for organizing your personal media across different devices and the availability to stream pictures, videos, music and movies to all your Android and iOS devices make this app stand out.This app includes almost every feature required by today’s smart handheld devices and home automation systems.