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Plex is Rolling Out a New Desktop App

Today Plex announced a new desktop app for MacOS and Windows. This new update will bring new features in what Plex says is a “much more capable player.” So what is Plex? Plex is a media service that lets you manage your media and access content from partners like Tidal on all of your devices. Plex is also a powerful OTA DVR option for many cord cutters.

As part of this move, Plex is removing the Plex app from the Windows Store. Now you will need to download the Plex desktop app from Plex.TV.

This all comes after Plex recently announced a new updated user interface called UNO.

“UNO is our latest effort to streamline the process of searching, discovering and enjoying your content in your Plex library—no matter the type, no matter the source, no matter the format. It’s an easy, elegant, and powerful system that’s consistent no matter where and how you Plex. It gives you the ultimate control over how you navigate your collection.” Plex said in a statement on their website.

Here is how Plex describes the new user interface:

  • Fewer clicks to get where you want to go
  • More discoverable actions and sources
  • More intuitive navigation patterns
  • Complete control over your navigation – you tell Plex what you care about, they build an experience for you, and if you don’t like it, you can rearrange sources, hide sources, add or remove rows from your home screen, and more
  • Improved sidebar: a better use of screen space, let’s you see all the stuff you care about, none of the stuff you don’t, and is out of the way when you don’t need it

Have you tested out the new Plex desktop app? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

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