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We’re pleased to bring you a brand new release of the iOS app today! Most notably you’ll see we’ve updated the icon, splash screen, and the UI for iOS 7. Baby steps, mind you, we have lots more user interface improvements coming, but at least Plex will look nicely at home on iOS 7 now.
We’ll be back very shortly with more iOS news, but for now, hopefully you’ll enjoy this release!
- NEW: New look for iOS 7.
- NEW: Detect URLs on the clipboard for quick queuing to myPlex.
- NEW: Brand new video player.
- NEW: Improved music player.
- FIX: A UI hang when changing connectivity settings.
- FIX: A nasty bug where entering sections with non-latin characters could crash the app.
- FIX: Another UI hang when canceling and backing out of a library.
- FIX: Synced content could sometimes appear mistakingly in Shared Libraries.
- FIX: Synced content could become unplayable after being reconverted by the media server.
- FIX: An issue flinging some video content to iOS.
We know this time of year can be a hectic one for those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving. Lots of traveling, cooking, and turkey hunting (or tofu, although tofu doesn’t put up much of a fight).
We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family, we are incredibly thankful for our amazing community, and we’ll be back soon with more Plex treats for this holiday season…
OK, you can have a Barkley too. Or is it a lion in the tall grass, awaiting the wild turkey?
If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ll know that we’ve been working hard for the last 11 months on the next major release of our flagship media center software, Plex Home Theater. We’ve released 15 versions for our PlexPass members during this time, and we’re excited that we’ve finally reached the point where it’s ready for the world!
If you’re interested in all the detailed changes along the way, feel free to read the release thread, but let’s just say, almost every single thing about the app is improved: it’s faster, prettier, and more powerful. It plays more kinds of media, plays it more efficiently, and looks better doing it. It even has a brand new auto-update feature.
We really wanted to make sure this was a special release, because we know you’ve been waiting patiently for a while to get your hands on it. So we commissioned a beautiful new skin from the talented author of RetroPlex, who’s been one of the team for a while. Not only is it smooth, fast, and lovely, it also incorporates some enhancements we’ve made internally to finally provide the powerful server-side filtering which you’ve been enjoying in Plex/Web, Plex for iOS, and Plex for Android.
You can download Plex Home Theater here.
Without further ado, here are some screenshots.
And of course, we can’t forget about Barkley, seen here worn out after a long swim.