The Windows version of Plex has just been updated and the biggest change seems to be the app is now free. The app used to cot £3.49 but is now free with in-app purchases to activate “additional features”, the free version is limited to one minute of video or music playback so it is not that useful but at least you can give it a try to make sure it works for you. To use the app this is a one off purchase fee (which I can’t find the exact amount yet) or a Plex pass from £3.99 per month.

Other changes include you can now browse and cast your local video and photo content to a remote player. There is a server selection options in the main screen or you can use Ctrl+Shift+S to move between servers. You can find the app in the Windows Store and you can get the server from

With Plex you can stream media stored on your Plex server to their Android, Roku, iOS and Windows apps as well as there being a browser based UI.


– App is now free – with certain usage restrictions, and an in-app purchase to activate additional features
– Browse and cast your local video and photo content to any remote player
– (Single Server) Add a server selector to the main screen
– (Single Server) Use c to cycle between available servers

– (Home) Show home user account picture even if offline
– (Home) Allow the syncing user to delete the cache, even if a restricted user
– (UI) Fix messed up keyboard tab order
– (UI) Replace “It’s lonely in here” message
– Check bitrate for Direct Play when deciding playback strategy
– A number of user-reported crashes

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