Plex app launches on Xbox One

The Plex app is now available on Xbox One, allowing you to stream media from your computer to your console.

Available now as a free download for Xbox One, there’s also an Xbox 360 version in the works. However, currently the Plex service on Xbox One is only available to those with a Plex Pass subscription.

Plex Pass is $4.99 (£3.10) a month or $39.99 (£24.88) a year and offers you myriad advantages aside from Xbox One support for the streaming service, most notably offline viewing on mobile devices.

Apparently a one-time payment version of the app that will run without a subscription will also be made available at a later date for Xbox One and Xbox 360. However, there’s no word on how much that will be or when it will arrive.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Plex, it’s a media server service that comes with a range of software and apps for mobile devices.

You download the free server on your Windows, Mac or Linux PC and then install the app on your Xbox One, iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV or even smart TV devices.

There’s even a few NAS drives supported by Plex too.

After that, Plex keeps all of your PC’s media organised, including video, photo and music content (but nothing from the likes of Google Play, iTunes or Netflix).

For Xbox One users, a Plex account means you can play videos of various file formats streamed from your PC, including MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV and DIVX.

There’s also an Xbox One update coming later this month that will allow Media Player DLNA and MKV support.

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