Cupertino announced at the “Hey Siri” event that the future of television lies in apps, and an insanely popular media streaming developer agrees. Plex has officially announced that its iOS app will be extended to the Apple TV, according to iDownloadBlog. The co-founder of Plex, Scott Olechowski, said, “We are very excited to have a crack at bringing our users Apple TV. It’s been a long requested platform and we are excited to work on it.”
“The future of television is apps.” We second that! Anxiously awaiting @APPLEOFFIClAL tvOS developer beta info! Who wants Plex on Apple TV??
— Plex (@plexapp) September 9, 2015
The new Apple TV will support Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 via HDMI, which is an improvement over the predecessor’s Dolby Digital 5.1 support, and apps like Plex should be able to capitalize on the enhanced audio.
Currently, the iPhone and iPad edition of Plex enables users to organize all of their video, music, television and photo collections in a centralized location, streaming them to their screens using the iOS app and a free Plex Media Server running on their Mac or Windows PC.
Plex says it is “anxiously awaiting the tvOS developer beta info, so we can finally dig in.” Whether or not Plex will support Apple TV’s universal search feature is still up in the air, though, as Olechowski didn’t reveal that information.
Plex is an awesome media streaming app, with immense potential for Apple TV. I’m glad to see the developers are already beginning to work on it, and I hope it won’t take long for the first version to hit Apple TV’s App Store when the device ships in late October.
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