The Plex team completely redesigned the Plex interface. They have now introduced a Web Interface and integrated it into the Media Manager into a new beautiful interface.
They announced they would have a web-client a while ago, but it would only be available to people with a PlexPass. They said it would be coming to everyone PlexPass or not soon. And now it is, it’s available to everyone. It’s been around for a couple of weeks now but I wanted to try it out before posting about it.
I am very impressed with it. Every function you may need is right there. The web player just works you click a video in your library and the video loads in HD. All they need now is a download button so I can download the file to the computer I’m working on. It should be able to download the original file or an trans-coded version.
I recently got the PlexPass mainly because it Plex is an amazing peace of software. It’s my favorite media manager. They have a client for just about every platform, It just works. I also love the remote they have included into the mobile applications.
About a week ago I had my laptop connected to a projector in the living room. The Lid was shut and no keyboard and mouse was connected. I needed a way to control the Plex Client so I could pause the Movie without disturbing the computer. I remembered I saw a remote button on the iPhone client so I opened the app and clicked remote. Right away I was presented with all the functions of the remote. The strange thing was it didn’t ask for any connection info or anything. I didn’t think it would work but I tried it anyway. I pushed to pause button and the movie on the screen paused. I was amazed and Plex just got better than it was before. Built in remote functions on the mobile clients that just work. No configuration needed.