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Plex updates its Media Player, now free, and announces support for Kodi

If you are not familiar with Plex, it is a robust personal media management tool that imports (through Plex Media Server) all your movie files, series, music and photos and organizes everything in a beautiful integrated internet interface for synchronization and obtaining metadata. Yesterday, Plex announced two interesting news for its users.

Plex Media Player for Mac

The first good news of the day has to do with the media display application for Mac, the Plex Media Player. As of today, the app completely free before, it required a subscription to Plex Pass, which costs $ 5 per month. In addition, the software now brings more window-friendly navigation to the old keyboard and mouse / trackpad; the traditional interface, adapted for TVs, is still there, just put the app in full screen.

The other novelty that the project developers are adding support for Kodi (formerly XBMC), the media center developed by a community of users with followers worldwide. With this, it is now possible to import the entire Plex library to Kodi without major difficulties, combining the management capacity of the first with the infinite resources and plugins available for the second.

The new Plex Media Player for Mac is now available for download, while the iOS and Apple TV apps remain the same on the App Store, requiring, as usual, a $ 5 fee (Update: My mistake. S Plex for iOS requires payment of the fee; the Apple TV version works for free although the subscription to Plex Pass free some extra resources.) to transmit more than one minute of video (subscribers of the Plex Pass do not need to pay it).

Plex app icon: Movies, TV, Music + more

(via MacRumors)