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Music lovers rejoice! Plex Music and TIDAL have teamed up to bring users a wide variety of high quality content. Users will be able more easily discover new content, listen to personalized playlists, and enjoy better sound quality with the TIDAL on Plex subscription. TIDAL is a music streaming-service that is partly owned by Jay-Z and other musical artists. The service provides lossless audio quality, high-definition music videos, and exclusive content. Although TIDAL provides great content, many people balk at its high price tag and lack of accessibility. In the United States, the standard premium service costs $9.99 USD a month while the “HiFi” subscription rings in at $19.99. TIDAL... Read more...
Over the years, Plex has grown to become a feature-packed multimedia hub for people looking to cut the cord. From its support for news programming, live over-the-air programming with DVR support, and the usual staples like local- and internet-based streaming of music, movies and TV shows; Plex seemingly does it all. Today, however, the company has announced yet another new extension to the platform, and it's called Plex Web Shows. Currently available in beta, this free service provides unlimited on-demand programming that you can view from anywhere. Plex is quick to point out that you don't need a paid subscription or a Plex server in order to take advantage of Plex Web Shows. You'll... Read more...
This is proving to be a tough week for developers who are dealing with technical difficulties. Earlier today, we reported on Epic Games disabling the ability to capture and share Fortnite video clips on the Nintendo Switch due to "performance and stability" reasons. In 'hold my beer' fashion, Plex has one upped Epic Games by announcing it is shutting down its Plex Cloud service at the end of November. Plex Cloud launched in 2016 and brought with it support for various online services, including Amazon Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive. Users could link multiple cloud storage providers to a single account (one of each) and point their libraries to content on any of them, making it a handy... Read more...
Back in late July, Plex tiptoed into the world of virtual reality with the support for Google's Daydream VR platform via the Plex VR app. For those with a supported smartphone and a Daydream View VR headset, you could experience your movies and TV shows in immersive virtual reality -- complete with the "effect" of watching content in a drive-in theater environment. Now, Plex is extending its embrace of all things virtual reality to Gear VR headsets and the Oculus VR software platform. As it turns out, Plex likely intended to offer support for the Gear VR all along, but it was prompted to speed up its efforts due to eager beaver Plex users that were more than a bit jealous that only Daydream users... Read more...
When it comes to streaming your personal media library in your home or anywhere in the world, Plex is one of the most popular apps available to handle all of the heavy lifting. Today, Plex announced that it is expanding its reach with support for Google's Daydream VR platform. To get started, you will of course need a Daydream-capable Android smartphone along with a Daydream View VR headset. Then, using your Daydream remote control, you are able to navigate through your library and watch your movies and TV shows in immersive virtual reality. Video content can be played locally from your smartphone or from your Plex Media Server. Plex is also adding in a social component to VR viewing, allowing... Read more...
Plex has confirmed a new feature has been added to its DVR system that cord cutters will really appreciate. The new feature allows the watcher to skip over all the commercials in a TV program and sounds very similar to the Dish AutoHop feature that drew rage and legal action when it debuted back in 2012. Plex's solution to end commercials can completely remove the commercials from the recorded program. Plex TV is big for cord cutters, but it isn’t eating up all the internet bandwidth in your home. The TV content is captured by an external antenna and the content is recorded via Plex and then fed out to your devices. That means you can watch free OTA content from broadcast channels in your... Read more...
Over the summer, Plex Live TV arrived in beta form for all Plex Pass subscribers. Unlike services like YouTube TV or Sling TV, this isn't a streaming service from a content provider. Instead, Plex Pass subscribers have to hook up an over-the-air (OTA) antenna to a compatible digital tuner, after which you can access OTA content from within your home or anywhere in the world using the Plex App. When Plex Live TV first launched, it was made available for NVIDIA SHIELD TV, Android TV and iOS devices. In early August, availably was extended to the Android smartphones/tablets, and Apple TV. Today, that support expands again to include Roku streaming players. Roku is currently the #1 streaming hardware... Read more...
Plex is looking to become your one-stop-shop for all things related to digital media. Plex has already become an incredinly popular destination to organize your movies, TV shows, photos and music, and recently became a centerpiece for directing operations for your local Live TV and DVR. Now, Plex wants to leverage its acquisition of Watchup to bring you Plex News. Plex News is a personalized newsfeed that brings you video from over 190 global news publishing partners. There is even regional content, which helps bring you news from your local area. Some of the news sources that you will be able rely on include CNN, CBS News, The Street, Sky News and Financial Times. Now we should put this out... Read more...
  Plex is once again expanding its expansive list of features with the arrival of Plex Live TV — at least in beta form. Plex Live TV is immediately available to all Plex Pass subscribers, allowing customers to tap into free, over-the-air (OTA) digital broadcasts that can be accessed directly from the familiar Plex interface. Customers will first need to hook up a digital OTA tuner to their PC or NVIDIA SHIELD TV device. A wide variety of TV tuners are supported, including many models from Hauppauge, AVerMedia, and DVBLogic (more here). Once your hardware is setup, Plex will do the rest by scanning for available channels and populating your local guide information. In addition, there is full... Read more...
If you are a heavy Plex user, you will be happy to know that a rather intriguing new feature has exited beta and is now available to all Plex Pass Subscribers. Plex Cloud allows you to bypass the use of a local home server for your media storage — which likely has to run 24-7-365 to provide immediate access to your videos, photos and music — in favor of directly streaming from a cloud storage service. In this case, Plex Cloud will allow you to directly interface with your OneDrive (personal), Dropbox or Google Drive accounts. Plex Cloud previously supported Amazon Drive during the beta period, but support was dropped after December 31st. “Unfortunately, the challenges with Amazon Drive have proven... Read more...
It seems that everything these days is gaining voice control, and we're okay with that. After all, it's much easier to bark out a command to our smartphone or other electronic gadget rather than navigate through menus and apps. Well, that level of convenience is now part of Plex, the popular media player software. Plex has partnered up with Amazon by creating a Plex Skill for Alexa devices. Owners of an Alexa-enabled device (Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, Fire TV, or Fire tablet) can leverage the Plex Skill to control their media. Maybe you have a specific movie in mind. You could say, "Alexa, ask Plex to play The Big Lebowski," or whatever flick you were thinking of. And if you didn't have a specific... Read more...
  Plex has become a go-to software solution for media junkies that want to have one centralized place to organize all of their movies, TV shows and home videos. The software app has garnered millions of users thanks to its easy to user interface and support for just about every mobile, desktop, console, and media streamer platform under the sun. Today, Plex is upping its efforts to be your one-stop shop for all things media with the acquisition of Watchup streaming news service. Watchup aggregates some of the world’s most trusted news services into one place so that you can create your own customized viewing experience. Over 150 news partners are available through Watchup including CNN,... Read more...
If you’re looking to splurge on the latest and greatest wireless router out there that throws in everything but the kitchen sink, Netgear has you covered. The company just announced its flagship Nighthawk X10, which it claims is the world’s faster router. At the heart of the Nighthawk is a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, which Netgear says is the fastest available in a consumer-grade router. As you might expect, the router incorporates six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and MU-MIMO technology to enable unfettered simultaneous streaming to your gaggle of wireless devices. You’ll also find four external Active Antennas that help the Nighthawk X10 maximize range and throughout your home. The Nighthawk X10... Read more...
As we’ve detailed a number of times here at HotHardware, the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV console is a powerful media streaming and gaming device that features a beefy Tegra X1 processor and an integrated 256-core Maxwell-based GPU (check out Marco’s full review here). While we’ve seen plenty of streaming devices come to the market with potent quad-core SoCs before, none of them are packing the kind of graphics hardware and Android TV polish lurking inside the SHIELD. To that end, NVIDIA thought that it could use the standard SHIELD (16GB) and the SHIELD Pro (500GB) as a centerpiece for Plex Media Server. As you may recall, Plex is a powerful media app that lets you stream your media library to just... Read more...
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