Plex, one of the best ways to store and stream your legally acquired movies and tv shows, has a pair of new apps for Plex Pass subscribers. If you store music on your server, Plexamp gives you a beautiful interface to play your tunes. And the second app, Plex Dash, lets you manage your server from your phone. No local webpage required.
Plex is great for many things, especially curating your movies, tv shows, and music. That it gives you easy access to movie art, theme songs, and captions, really makes your collection look like a professional streaming network.
But managing the server isn’t the best experience. To work with your server, you have to pull up a browser, navigate to a local webpage, and use an interface that’s technically functional but not pretty. It’s worse if you’re using a smartphone browser.
And that’s what makes Plex Dash exciting. It’s an app for your phone built for the express purpose of managing your Plex server. You can manage the artwork attached to your shows, check out your play history, and, most importantly, scan for new media and fix incorrect matches.
Fixing incorrect Plex matches from the browser is a lesson in frustration. Easy access from a smartphone app should make a huge difference. If you’re a Plex Pass subscriber, you can download it on Android and iOS today.
If, however, your tastes are more musical, Plex has you covered with the newly revamped Plexamp. The company released the first version of Plexamp years ago but then neglected to update it.
As it turns out, that’s because Plex decided to rebuild the app from scratch. The newly released version is the culmination of 110 beta versions, and includes a host of new features. Now music artwork is reformatted to look good when you’re browsing and when you’re listening to a song.
You also get recent playlists, offline mode, mix builders, and search functions.
Like Plex Dash, Plexamp requires a Plex Pass subscription. You can download it iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux today.