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Plex app for Android updated to better embrace mobile

Plex for Android is updating now with improved playback options, updated app layout and more. The full changelog looks like Plex has put some passion into the mobile app.
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December 13, 2014
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Plex is pushing out an update to their Android app that better embraces the fact that it is a mobile app, and not just a forgotten piece of an awesome media system.

Perhaps that was a little dramatic. The Plex app for Android is $4.99 in the Google Play Store and now offers a handy new large list of features, perfect for bringing your media streaming to the next level.

Plex is a free multi-part media system that allows you to setup a media server in your own home, and watch that content across your devices. The Android app has been a welcome addition to this setup, and the newest features found in version 3.7.1.286 add better playback options, new layouts and more. The full update list looks something like this:

  • Support for playlists.
  • Bigger playback notifications with a dismiss button.
  • Better category management in settings.
  • Improved Queues.
  • Different media types can now coexist, instead of separating audio from video.
  • Playback can be resumed from where you left off last.
  • Persistent through the app being closed.
  • Default setting to play unwatched TV shows and seasons.
  • Your On Deck list now has continuous playback of episodes.

As you might imagine, a smattering of bug fixes and performance improvements are along for the ride as well.

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While the overall Plex system, including server software and media players for your PC are all free, the company charges for what they call the Plex Pass, which, if nothing else, allows you to stream your content beyond the local network of your own home internet.

Plex for Android has been found for free through the Amazon app store in the past, but the $4.99 price tag in the Google Play Store is generally accepted as worth the price by those that have taken the plunge.

What do you say, are any of these features on your list of must-haves for the Plex app for Android?