Plex on Xbox One gets updated, Xbox Smartglass, music support, and more

Plex on Xbox One gets updated, Xbox Smartglass, music support, and more

The Plex app on Xbox One got a giant update, likely in preparation for Windows 10. The app has added a bunch of new features, including:

  • Music Support – Access and play your own music, in snapped mode or in the background on the home screen.
  • Playlists – use all your video and music playlists. You can shuffle songs by your favorite artist, or watch your favorite season of Rescue Me.
  • SmartGlass support – Control and see what’s playing on your Xbox One from your own SmartGlass-capable Windows device.
  • Cinema Trailers & Extras – Watch movies like you would in a movie theater, with upcoming movie trailers before you watch your movies. Plus you’ll get access to extras like music videos and more.
  • Direct Play for MKV – Plex on Xbox One now has MKV video file support.
  • Navigation Shortcuts – Search through songs or TV episodes using the left or right triggers, or quickly play something using the X button.

Please keep in mind, you will still need a Plex subscription to access and use many of these new features which can run you $4.99 monthly, $39.99 yearly, or $149.99 for a lifetime Plex subscription.

In addition to these new features, the Plex app on Xbox One fixed a number of bugs and made performance upgrades in preparation of Windows 10 coming to Xbox One later this summer. There is sure to be a number of other great things in store for the Plex app for Xbox One. 

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