Published on April 3rd, 2019 | by Kirk Hiner0
Plex UI update beta available for Apple TV
Plex—a robust app for organizing your media libraries and streaming them to any device—has received a new “big-screen interface” that’s available to Apple TV users, albeit in beta form.
The new UI—dubbed “UNO”—is the result of extensive user testing and ongoing conversation with the Plex community. The aim was to bring a unified, consistent experience to all platforms and devices, along with:
- Restoring some basic usability qualities that have suffered a bit, such as requiring fewer clicks to get where you want to go, integrating more intuitive gestures and navigation, and providing fewer distractions with things you shouldn’t have to care about.
- Providing complete control over your navigation. Tell Plex what you care about and they’ll build the experience for you.
- Making better use of screen space with a new sidebar that lets you see all the stuff you care about, and none of the stuff you don’t.
For those not familiar with Plex, in its free form, it provides access to all for your video, music, and photo libraries. But the functionality doesn’t stop there. If you subscribe to Plex Pass ($4.99/month or $39.99 for an annual subscription) and have a supported tuner, and digital antenna, you can also watch and record over-the-air broadcast TV, including major networks.
Some additional features include:
- Music streaming from TIDAL, including 59 million high-quality tracks and 250,000 music videos.
- Access to your favorites podcasts and the ability to discover new ones through personalized recommendations.
- Personalized and trusted video news from over 190 global publisher partners.
- Remote access, sharing, security, and casting.
The Plex UNO beta for Apple TV is not available in the App Store, but they provide instructions on how to obtain it. If you haven’t yet tried Plex, the current version is available for free. For more information, visit www.plex.tv.