Plex has released a major update to its apps, adding new customization features and podcast support.
“Plex has always given you the ability to customize your library, but today we’re rolling out an update for iOS and Android that gives you even more control over your overall experience,” an announcement to the Plex blog reads. “The philosophy behind this redesign focuses on a reimagining of the way the Plex apps are structured. It elevates some important decisions and deemphasizes some less important ones.”
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New features include:
Customizable home screen. The Plex home screen is now fully customizable: You can reorder or remove any of the sections (Recently Added, On Deck, and so on). And you can add new sections, even across different servers.
Simpler navigation. There are now tabs at the bottom of the app so you can more easily navigate between media types (Movies, TV, Music, and so on). And, yes, they are fully customizable too.
Podcast support. Plex now natively supports podcasts in beta on iOS, Android, Roku, and the web. This includes rich search and discovery functionality, a My Podcasts interface, and more. And Plex has updated the player experience in its web and mobile apps to include variable speed playback, which is useful for podcasts in particular.