Plex have released an updated Plex Media Service. adds a multi user mode so you can restrict access to certain content for users. There is a new Now Playing control room where you can see what content is being watched from your server and there is a new media indexer.

In this update there is HTTPS support, DLNA fixes and lots of other updates. You can find the download links and more details on the Plex Blog.

Multi-user mode. All the users you share media with (inside and outside the house) get their own view of it (e.g. On Deck, view history) , and can select custom audio/subtitles. You can use it with children to restrict their access to certain parts of your library (this is only the first baby step towards parental controls). This feature is PlexPass only.

Now Playing: A “control room” for your server, where you can see what everyone is watching. If you enable media index files, you can even see a super cool animation of fading thumbnails. This feature is also PlexPass only.

Media Index Files: This option indexes your media and allows for graphical seeking. The Roku and Android apps make use of it. Also PlexPass only. Might make lesser computers cry while it’s actually indexing the files.

HTTPS support: The media server listens on port 32443 for HTTPS connections.

Prettier photo albums: We now auto-select a “cover” photo for your photo albums.

DLNA fixes: There have been a large number of fixes to DLNA. It’s mo betta.

Other random goodness: Tons of fixes. Copious performance improvements.

Drobo 5N support: Got one of these beautiful new devices? Get your Plex on

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  1. I have recently started using plex, and its totally great. The reason that i originally downloaded it is because it has integration to my (LG) TVl which incidently is the worst interface. The IOS and Android apps are great – if you sign up for PlexPass you can sync (ie download) your media for offline viewing… There is a DVBlink plugin for Plex, and although you can play the liverecorded TV the metadata isnt great – hopefully this will come through soon. The best thing about plex in general though – is “it just works”.

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