Plex, the official iOS companion app of the popular media server of the same name, has just received another major update.
First off, the latest update to Plex adds play queues and shuffle support. It also makes the app's Chromecast feature free for all users.
You see, when Chromecast support debuted in the app, it was initially available as a perk of having a Plex Pass subscription. But now, it's been made available as a free-for-all feature, allowing users, subscribers and non-subscribers alike, to stream their media to a Chromecast-integrated TV. What's more, Plex's Chromecast support has been expanded to cast music and photos, in addition to videos.If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here.
But perhaps the most notable addition brought by the new Plex update is automatic camera upload. Following iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, Mega, Tonido, and other file storage apps that support the feature, Plex now lets you have your iOS device's camera roll photos automatically uploaded to your media server.
Note, though, that Plex's camera upload feature requires a Plex Pass subscription. Available for $3.99 per month, $29.99 per year, or $74.99 for life, Plex Pass also features Plex Sync for offline media viewing and Cloud Sync for syncing media to the cloud, among other premium perks.
Also including some bug fixes, the new version of Plex is available now in the App Store as a free update or as a new $4.99 download. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.1.1 or later.
Released in August 2010, Plex was updated and redesigned for iOS 7 last December.