Plex for Android version 5.0 brings new features and Android TV improvements


Plex today announced a new update for the Plex for Android app. It comes with a ton of new stuff, fixes and improvements across the board.

Join us after the break for details!

As part of version 5.0, Plex for Android is getting the company’s very own sync technology, which brings a ton of improvements to Mobile Sync. There’s now a completely redesigned sync management screen, playlists can now be synced, you can search your synced content just like you would a regular server and, finally, Plex says new incremental syncing makes operations within the app much more fast and efficient.

Additionally, Plex for Android now has the core of the Plex media server embedded within the app. This actually brings a lot of neat things to the table, such as new rich browsing, discovery, and playback features. You’ll also see some improvements to Search, such as a new user interface and improvements that make searching even faster.

That covers just the main improvements to Plex for Android. There’s a ton of other fixes and improvements to other things, such as Android TV and Fire TV. Android TV now has improvements to the seek and skip features during playback as well as a new stop button to music controls and so much more. Fire TV now has support for subscribing to Plex Pass within the application itself, too. You can find a full list of changes here.

The update is in a staged rollout, so it’ll hit everyone over the next couple of weeks. If you don’t have it on your phone yet, well, you should! Be sure to grab it from the download link below.

Download it now: Google Play

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