Plex has a fresh out of the plastic new application for Windows and Mac that offers a streamlined method to download the things you need to watch and tune in to offline. The component was recently called Sync, however, it’s presently called Downloads – a much more clear term. Your downloads should begin quicker and with a solitary snap, while Plex’ll offer more clear feedback on your download progress. Be that as it may, the server proprietor still needs a Plex Pass to empower offline media access. This easier, increasingly solid component (as Plex depicts it) should advance toward the administration’s mobile applications later on.
The desktop application utilizes Plex’s redone UI, including the navigation sidebar. It additionally offers a similar server and library management alternatives as in the Plex web application.
In the meantime, Plex is rolling out some different improvements to its desktop support. For a certain something, it’s killing the old Windows application by expelling it from the store starting today. In January, it’ll quit refreshing Plex Media Player. Because of that, Plex is eliminating support for home theater PC arrangements.
“The long-term plan is for the new desktop app to replace Plex Media Player as our only desktop solution. The new desktop app is notably lacking TV mode, which means that we’re going to stop supporting the traditional HTPC setup (using a desktop computer connected to your TV or home theater) with this app,” the team wrote in a blog post. “It marks the end of an era for us, and we’d be lying if we said it wasn’t a little bittersweet.”
Plex said it decided subsequent to checking how individuals utilized the application and asserted “most of you will have an equal (if not better) experience with a streaming device and our new players.” It included that casting gadgets such a role as Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, and Apple TV utilize considerably less power than HTPC arrangements and are commonly easier to utilize.
The part of the bargain may come as a hit to clients who watch films through a PC snared to a projector, especially since Plex even used to position itself as a successor to Microsoft’s relinquished Windows Media Center.