Plex Introduces Personal Music and Server Management

Media software company Plex launches two new offerings - Plexamp and Plex Dash, under its R&D wing Plex Labs. 
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Media software company Plex launches two new offerings – Plexamp and Plex Dash, under its R&D wing Plex Labs. 

As per the recent reports, media software maker Plex has launched two new offerings under its R&D wing Plex Labs. The company was originally founded in 2009 and provides online video streaming services to customers. In its recent update, Plex has introduced two new offerings – Plexamp and Plex Dash. While Plexamp is being positioned as the go-to destination for listening to music, the latter is a mobile server management tool. 

Plexamp

Plexamp was previously a Plex Labs desktop app, that, unfortunately, did not materialize. It allowed users to use media keys for playing, pausing and skipping tracks. That was compatible with only Mac and Windows However, the recent one is built using React Native, curated to run on all platforms – including iOS, Android and Linux. It is powered by an audio player library called TREBLE on top of a low-level commercial audio engine. It is equipped with advanced features like gapless playback, high-quality resampling, soft transitions, and pre-caching. Through this latest launch, it has also brought about a number of improvements to its Plex media server download facilities. You can know more about Plexamp, its specifications, and features on this official medium post. 

Plex Dash

Plex Dash is a mobile and tablet app, that lets you monitor your personal plex media server, and even surf all your playbacks across multiple servers. Moreover, using this Plex app allows you to edit your artwork, scan for new media, fix incorrect matches, check on server resource usage, change library settings, view real-time server graphs, access media details and view server logs live.

Note: Both Plexapp and PLex Dash are paid services, and users will be required to buy the Plex Pass in order to use any of these. 

Plex was originally a home media solution back in 2017. But over the years it has emerged as a one-stop solution for Plex live TV as well as audio streaming. It even launched a dedicated Plex TV link a few years ago. In 2017, it launched the first version of Plexamp as a competitor to Winamp, but now with the latest Plexamp version as well as the Plex Dash application, it is fair to say that the company has made its way up quite impressively in this space. 

As of today, Plex claims to have as many as 15 million users. However, only a small percentage of them are paid, subscribers. With the latest launch of two brand new offerings, it is well on the path to amassing more paid users and establish its footprint in the highly competitive online video streaming sector. 

 

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