Plex’s new desktop app packs a fresh look, streamlined downloads

The makes use of ’s remodeled consumer interface, together with the navigation sidebar. It additionally gives the similar server and library control choices as within the Plex internet .

Meanwhile, Plex is making another adjustments to its desktop make stronger. For something, it is killing the previous Windows app through putting off it from the shop as of these days. In January, it will forestall updating Plex Media Player. As a results of that, Plex is phasing out make stronger for house theater PC setups.

“The long-term plan is for the new desktop app to replace Plex Media Player as our only desktop solution. The new desktop app is notably lacking TV mode, which means that we’re going to stop supporting the traditional setup (using a desktop computer connected to your TV or ) with this app,” the crew wrote in a weblog publish. “It marks the end of an era for us, and we’d be lying if we said it wasn’t a little bittersweet.”

Plex stated it made the decision after tracking how other people used the app, and claimed “most of you will have an equal (if not better) experience with a streaming device and our new players.” It added that casting units equivalent to Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV use a lot much less electrical energy than HTPC setups and are most often more effective to make use of.

The finish of HTPC make stronger would possibly come as a blow to customers who watch motion pictures via a PC hooked as much as a projector, in particular since Plex even used to put itself as a successor to Microsoft’s deserted Windows Media Center.

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