plex for android

A few days ago we reported that a completely redesigned of Plex for Android was in the works. Now a beta of the reworked app is available, if you’re a PlexPass subscriber, anyway.

Unlike the less-than-attractive version of Plex that is currently for sale in the Play Store, the new app has a look that complies with the Android User Interface Guidelines. In addition to the new look, the Plex beta has a bunch of new features. Undoubtedly, the coolest of the lot is the ability to act as a media server. For a more in-depth look at some of the features in action, check out the promo video below.

Unlike the standard Plex app, which sells for $4.99, Plex for PlexPass is a free download in the Google Play Store. Remember though, unless you’re a PlexPass subscriber, the app will do you no good. Want to check it out? Hit the Google Play Store link in the sources section below for the download.

There is no word on when the new Plex app will become available for non-subscribers, but we’ll be sure to let you know.

Have you used the new Plex beta? What do you think of it?

Kristofer Wouk
Kristofer Wouk is a tech writer, gadget reviewer, blogger, and whatever it's called when someone makes videos. In his free time, he likes to make music, read and write short fiction.