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Plex Starts Playing Nice With Kodi

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A new plug-in allows customers to enjoy the best of two worlds-- the Plex media server gets an official add-on for the Kodi media player, bringing the two XBMC off-shoots together.

Plex media playerBack in 2002, there was Xbox Media Player, a self explanatory piece of software for the original Xbox. Eventually it was dubbed XBMC, before the developers settled for the Kodi name. Plex is also the result of XBMC, but while Kodi remains a media player Plex grew into a powerful and user-friendly media server solution able to access media from anywhere in the world.

Plex is available for just about any device out there, be it Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Roku, Xbox and a range of smart TVs. Now it is also available for Kodi via aforementioned add-on, combining the Plex server UI with the customisable Kodi media player. It offers a range of major features, including server discovery, user switching and library browsing, with more to be added in the future.

Getting the Plex add-on requires a Plex Pass subscription. The developer also has something for non-subscribers, as the Plex Media Player app is available for the grand price of free, no subscription required. In addition the player has received some updates, with support for 4K video and HD audio audio, as well some mpv playback improvements.

Go Plex Media Player is Now Ambidextrous and Free for All... Kodi? Who Said That?