Plex Releases Media Center Application for Android; Reaches Largest Growing Mobile MarketBy Plex, PRNE
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Plex Enables Android Users to Easily Turn Mobile Devices into a Portable Media Center
SAN FRANCISCO, February 16, 2011 - Plex (www.plexapp.com), a leading three-screen media center (PC,
TV and mobile) provider, today announced the availability of Plex for Android
mobile devices. Plex is the only truly comprehensive media solution that
spans personal, commercial and online content, designed to simplify and
improve the way people experience media across a range of connected devices.
Plex's Android application allows users to consume all of their Plex media
server content on their Android device, providing many of the features
already available via Plex's popular iOS application.
Plex's downloadable media center lets users view and organize all their
personal and local media - movies, TV shows, videos, music, pictures and
more. In addition, a rich variety of streaming content is available from
online sources around the globe, such as Netflix, Revision3, YouTube, CNN,
PBS and over 200 others in one place, using a standard interface. Android
users will now be able to browse and consume media from multiple sources in a
simple-to-use and intuitive way, ensuring that even novice users will easily
be able to access their favorite content.
"Current media center technologies tend to be focused on a single device
for managing and consuming content. Plex enables and encourages users to
access their media in a unified fashion across a range of devices and
multiple form factors. We started Plex in order to fill a need - making
access to digital media fun and simple," said Cayce Ullman, CEO and
co-founder, Plex. "Releasing the Android app is a crucial step to expanding
the availability of the Plex platform to users worldwide via their existing
Using Plex's open framework, third-party developers and content owners
have the ability to develop Plex Channels, which can be available to Plex
users across all devices. Currently, there are over 200 channels available
through Plex's service, including iTunes, Netflix, CNN, Revision3, YouTube,
and many others.
The Android application is available for $4.99. Users need to download
the Mac media center or the server application for Windows (both free of
charge) to deliver content to the mobile applications. The company also
offers a fully featured mobile application for Apple iOS users and will be
embedded in 2011 LG SmartTV(TM) enabled HDTVs, available in stores in early
2011. For more information, please visit www.plexapp.com.
For screenshots and images of Plex on Android, go to:
Plex was founded in 2009 by technology veterans looking to fulfill the
promise of a seamless digital media lifestyle. Plex Media Center, the
flagship product, is an easy-to-use software solution that allows consumers
to access and consume digital media from a wide variety of sources on one
open platform. The Plex platform also enables content providers to make their
content easily available across a range of devices. For more information,
please visit www.plexapp.com.
More information for developers can be found at dev.plexapp.com.
Paul Brady, Intersect Communications for Plex, +1-646-491-2777, paul at intersectcom.com
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