With the release of the 4th generation Apple TV, there have been many important upgrades in terms of a new remote, Siri functionality, games, and app availability.
So Apple TV users take note, there a very important and ingenious app that is now available for your 4th generation Apple TV: Its name is Plex.
A bit of history on Plex: Plex began back in 2007, which was (ironically) the same year that the Apple TV first launched. The original Apple TV didn’t support any apps, and Plex was still launching, so it wasn’t until the 2nd generation Apple TV debuted that the Plex app made its appearance. This was possible through a jailbroken Apple TV, which in turn could run a bare minimum third party Plex app. Now, with an App Store on the 4th generation Apple TV, Plex is a fully-fledged official app that is clean, crisp, user-friendly, and really cool.
If you have never heard of Plex before, you are in for a real treat. Plex acts as a media server that brings all of your locally stored movies, TV shows, music and photos right onto your Apple TV for your viewing pleasure. Not only that, but the app syncs up with the web to bring you information like trailers, Rotten Tomatoes ratings, and more. It makes for an all-inclusive media experience.
One of the best functions of Plex is that it allows you to pick up on your movies, shows, and more from where you left off, on any device. This means that you can watch from any device that is tied back to the Plex Media server through client instances. But Plex also brings your photos, songs, playlists, and other media to your Apple TV in a friendly, elegant interface.
Plex was previously available on other devices such as the iPad, iPhone, Roku, Google TV, and a host of other devices. It was first released for the Apple TV this month. The app is available in the App Store for free, and requires a Plex Media Server setup either locally or on a remote network. Full app functionality can be unlocked with a Plex Pass paid subscription.