For those home streamers with a vast library of video, music, and photos, you will want to grab the all new Plex for Windows 10. The app update just went live in the Store and is bumped to version 3.0.31. Although the mobile version is still at 8.1, it too will be updated in the coming weeks for Windows 10 Mobile proper.
Plex for Windows 10 is re-written for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and brings with it some new advantages, including better UI scaling and a more modern look. Here is what's new in Plex for Windows 10!
Plex for Windows 10
- Native Windows 10 app built from the ground up to take advantage of Microsoft's new Universal Windows Platform.
- New UI A completely redesigned beautiful UI, which works and looks great across any device and screen size.
- Hubs and discovery!
- Continuum (on mobile)
For those who are not familiar Plex is a free service (Plex.tv) that lets you stream media from your home PC or NAS setup to any other digital device at home and abroad. Plex is renowned for its flexibility as it is available on every major platform as well at its easy to setup and use design. The idea is simple as it lets you run a server app on your PC that has access to your media library. Family members can then log in and stream the content to their device including on the Xbox One.
If you have not tried Plex now is a good time to do. The new Windows 10 app has been in development for a few months now after some exhaustive beta testing meaning it should be fantastic out the gate. Let us know what you think in comments and why you like to use Plex!
We'll keep you posted on when the Mobile version of Plex goes live later this summer. For now, Windows 10 Mobile users can continue to use the app built for Windows Phone 8.1.
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