Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonPlex releases major update for Android TV & Chromecast - FlatpanelsHD

Plex releases major update for Android TV & Chromecast

17 Jul 2015 | Rasmus Larsen |

Plex has released a major update for Android TV, Chromecast and Android phones. Besides a new design, Plex is adding a number of new features. Plex is also promising an update for iOS soon.

Updated for Android TV & Chromecast

Plex’s new design is based on Google's "Material Design" philosophy that was introduced as the design language for Android late last year. It is a flat modern look that does not seek to imitate the object in the real world.

On Android TV, Plex has added better filtering and sorting capabilities as well as a channel search feature. On Chromecast, Plex has added the option to adjust video quality and to change audio track and subtitles while playing a video.

Plex on Android TV
There are also a number of performance and bug fixes. We recently tested Plex on Nvidia Shield and found that support for 4K video was poor but the update does not seem to address these issues.

A big update for Apple iOS users is coming soon, says Plex.

- ”Aside to iOS: Dear iOS, we know it’s been a bit rough. Those long walks in the park and boomboxes underneath windows in the rain, well, it’s been a while. But soon, very soon, all the other mobile platforms are going to be very jealous. That’s right, we’re gonna put a ringtone on it.”

Changes in Plex 4.6:
  • Redesign preplay screens following Material Design guidelines.
  • Add the ability to filter and sort items within a library section
  • Improved format support
  • Improve playback of MP4s when using the Experimental Player.
  • Add support for multi-part video playback.
  • Add ability to change quality and audio/subtitle during playback.
  • Enable support for searching channels.

  • Latest news

    Sony A90J

    Sony's 2021 OLED TVs are now available in the US & Europe

    07 May 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
    Infuse 7

    Infuse 7 released for Apple TV, macOS & iOS with new design

    06 May 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
    Hisense 2021 TV line-up

    Hisense USA unveils its first 8K TV & 4K 'Dual-Cell' LCD TV

    06 May 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
    YouTube TV PS5

    YouTube TV lands on PS5

    06 May 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
    PS5 XSX

    PS5 and Xbox Series X likely to be in short supply until 2022

    05 May 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
    Xbox FPS Boost

    74 more Xbox Series X/S games get 60fps or 120fps boost

    04 May 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
    LG Eclair

    LG's Eclair is a new super-compact soundbar

    04 May 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
    iTunes buy button

    Apple iTunes & Amazon Prime Video facing lawsuits over 'buy' button

    30 Apr 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |