Plex for Windows 10 PC adds new Cortana features with latest update

The Plex media home streaming app for Windows 10 PCs has received an update. The new version has some additional features and improvements, including some extra support for Cortana.

Here's the full list of what's new and improved in the Plex 3.0.43 version:

  • (Home) Redesign of account picker screen (#1724)
  • (Home) Lock account when account picker is opened (#1757)
  • (Cortana) Playing and shuffling libraries and playlists is now supported
  • Blur background art on synced content for better readability - available on Windows 10 Anniversary Update (#1774)

There's also a list of bug fixes in this update:

  • (Video) Revert transcoding of media with multi-channel AC-3 audio (previously causing stuttering), since it introduced issues for other users (#1767)
  • (Video) Force transcoding of HEVC files with REXT profile, since it causes the video player to crash if used as-is
  • (Video) App crashes when updating system transport controls and the media doesn't have a subtitle
  • (UI) A bunch of minor tweaks to UI (#1768)
  • (Playlists) Fix breadcrumb on playlist page (#1768)
  • (Music) Restore volume at startup (#1775)
  • (Cortana) Various bug fixes and performance improvements (#1712)
  • Fix crash when navigating to album by folder

In addition, Plex pushed out another new version, 3.0.45, today that fixed one additional bug:

  • Fix crash after sign in on Windows 10 November Update builds

We are still waiting for Plex to release its promised Windows 10 Mobile version. There's no word on when it will be available.

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John Callaham