Non-Plex Pass holders cheer – Plex has made its desktop-accommodating media player application for Windows and Mac totally free with the arrival of Plex Media Player 1.2.

Version 1.2 additionally presents a major new feature – when the application is keep running in windowed mode, it defaults to the web interface, permitting clients to deal with their server(s) remotely.

Plex Media Player gives Windows, Mac and embedded (counting Raspberry Pi) clients with a desktop front end for Plex’s media stage. With the release of version 1.2, the application now offers two particular user interfaces: home silver screen, and web application.


At the point when run full-screen, Plex Media Player gives the normal home cinema-friendly front end for browsing and consuming content. In any case, when clients change to windowed mode, version 1.2 now returns to the web UI to permit clients to both manage and in addition watch content.

This UI is fundamentally a wrapper for the web front end, so works in the very same way – clients can deal with all parts of their servers from the application, including and altering media, exchanging libraries and managing account settings.

Version 1.2 also include various fixes: mp2-in-mkv decoding ought to now work effectively in Windows, as does empowering sound go through on new installs. There’s also a fix for some music playback failure and Macs are presently allowed to automatically switch GPU when required.

The application, which was previously restricted to those with Plex Passes, Plex’s premium subscription, is currently totally allowed to all clients with Plex accounts and a working Plex Media Server setup. Plex has also declared general accessibility of an authority Plex add-on for Kodi.

Plex Media Player 1.2.0 is accessible now as a free download for PCs running Windows 7 or later, and Macs running OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later. An embedded version- including a Raspberry Pi construct – is also available.

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