Plex 1.1 for iOS improves stream and adds Airplay support

Plex 1.1 for iOS improves stream and adds Airplay support

The Plex for iOS has had a major rewrite that is going to make it a really useful app. Plex for iOS enables you to browse and play video, music and photos form a Plex Media Server installed on a Mac or PC. It works over your local network or over even 3G which a bit for port forwarding.

The new version fixes some of the initial problems and has a much better look and feel, improves the streaming performance and quality and has TV output either by a cable or experimental Airplay support. The app is available via the app store for $4.99 / £2.99 and you can get the server from http://www.plexapp.com/

 

What’s New in Version 1.1

We’re very happy to bring you a MAJOR new update, with many awesome new features.
• Greatly improved look and feel, enhancements for iPad, beautiful grid views.
• Subtitle and audio stream selection. Support for SSA, SRT, and SMI subtitles.
• Direct Streaming and Direct Play support (more info here: http://bit.ly/f88EcX). Your media starts playing faster and looks better.
• TV out support! Watch your media on the big screen.
• Unified channels view for plug-in management.
• Multi-part media playback.
• Universal search, for finding media across all your media servers and on the Internet.
• Extended quality settings for transcoding up to 8Mbps.
• AirPlay (experimental). NOTE: There are known issues with AirPlay, especially when resuming videos over AirPlay. If you’d still like to use it, please enable in the Advanced Settings area.
• Local image caching, for faster browsing, especially over 3G.
• Enhanced iPad remote control with volume buttons, and landscape support.
• Headphone button can be used to play/pause.
• Disable autocorrect and use number keyboard for host entry.
• Much faster startup.
• Photo browser displays thumb instead of default image.
• Helvetica!
• Even more cowbell, in the form of lots of crashes, memory leaks and other minor issues fixed.

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