Plex for Android is an android compatible app that has been developed as a companion to Plex media software designed for windows, Linux, Mac operating systems.
Plex enables efficient organization and management of media content from a single interface.
Plex for Android allows the Android device to act using Wi-Fi as a completely interactive remote control. It directly streams the content from the media server to device screen so as to provide a less restricted access to your media files from anywhere.
Once the Plex software is downloaded and installed on the main server device, the android device is connected to the wireless network of the server; plex app for Android installed on the device from the Google Play store automatically detects the server and connects thereby creating a smooth media interaction platform that enables the device to remotely play and manage the media.
Plex for Android has a simple, slick and user friendly interface that displays attractive thumbnails. It's well designed for smartphones as well as tablets, and it allows the media browsing in either portrait or landscape orientations.
The screen is divided into three sections. The top part of the screen displays My Library that contains movies, music, videos, etc. and folders created in the server Plex media centre.
The middle section features Channels that include web-based media content which firstly needs to be configured and arranged using the main server Plex media-centre software.
The bottom section provides a reference of most recently used files for an easy one-tap access.
It is also packed with a remote control feature that enables to control the Plex media centre on a computer or TV screen.
The app acts flawlessly in co-ordination with the main media server. There are two versions of Plex subscription, one is totally free and the other is the premium pass subscription priced at almost $5 per month. The android app acts with both versions immaculately and offers all the services rendered under the respective subscriptions. The pass subscription is to be bought at any of the Plex platforms i.e. either at the device platform or at the server media centre. It runs valid for all the devices connected to a single Plex pass subscription. There is no need to buy a separate subscription for separate devices under the same Plex network.
Full functioning version of Plex can also be acquired by making a small in-app purchase on the android device Plexapp.
Playing media with Plex app on the android device from the server media center has some limitations unless the app is fully unlocked.
|Plex for Android 188.8.131.5210 May 7, 2020||
Shuffle action doesn't show on inline toolbar for movies.
Sonos players were not listed in the "Connect to device" dialog.
|Plex for Android 184.108.40.20617 Jul 2, 2018||
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|Plex for Android 220.127.116.115-d1 Feb 22, 2017||
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Manual check for new version in Main settings (no need to restart to check for new version).
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