Plex adds Chromecast support for all users

March 13, 2014

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Plex fans, rejoice! Chromecast is now free to use for everyone on the service. In a blog post, Plex has announced they’ve made Chromecast avaialble to all members. Previously available to just Plex Pass members, Chromecast is now open to all.

Plex was essentially testing Chromecast with a select group of Plex Pass members. With that trial period, they got some feedback to help launch Chromecast to all members, but it doesn’t stop there. Plex has worked in a pretty cool tweak to their offering that sets it just a bit apart.

We can now see info on the media we’re browsing for, right on our TV screen via Chromecast. The media has a quick overview of what you’re about to watch, and even who’s starring in it. Rather than simply cast the movie onto your screen, Plex will give a well-rounded experience. Pretty neat, right?

We’ve long been fans of Plex, and Chromecast for all users is a pretty big deal. Plex is fast taking the place of Amazon, which is still not supporting Android proper or Chromecast. To get the new features, just be sure to update the Plex app on your device, and Chromecast your day away. If it’s not there yet, don’t worry — it’s rolling out over the next day or so.

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  • Mark Hildebrand

    Just got the email from Plex announcing Plex for Android with Chromecast is now available to all, not just Plex Pass subscribers. This is false. The app still requires Plex Pass. Hopefully it will “roll out” over the next few days. The folks at Plex should not announce this until it IS available to all. I’m calling foul!