Plex media player gets new user interface and other improvements on Xbox One

If you use Plex as your primary media player on Xbox One, you’ve got a host of new improvements to look forward to. In a post titled Plexbox One X: The Emplexening, a silly reference to Microsoft’s Xbox One X, the company announced that the app will receive a new media-centric user interface that puts a focus on browsing efficiency.

Along with its new user interface comes a few other notable features that should improve everyone’s experience, like Alexa compatibility. The features are as follows:

  • Mixed Photo/Video Libraries
    Now, not only can you view all the unforgettable moments captured in your vacation photos, but you can watch the videos you took during the trip, too. All within the same library!
  • Alexa Compatibility
    Compatibility with Alexa means you can freely lose the remote into the deep abyss of couch cushions with wild abandon; just talk to her, already!
  • Better Subtitle Compatibility
    The app can now display many subtitle formats without using additional server resources. Enjoy faster playback and less whirring!
  • Xbox Gamertags
    Not sure you want everyone to know how long you’ve been playing Goat Simulator? For the internet sleuths in your life, Plex accounts are no longer tied to your Xbox gamertags. There’s no need to link accounts, and you can enjoy your newfound freedom!

The update is free now for everyone using Plex on Xbox One. It will roll out automatically over the next few days, but you can also install it manually by searching for “Plex” in the Microsoft Store.

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