July 31, 2014

Plex update adds Chromecast support for audio streaming and content mirroring

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Despite offering limited compatibility support for audio streaming, Chromecast has been a hit amongst Android users, and now Plex has just announced an update to its media player system that enhances Chromecast support.

Users of the Plex Android App are now able to play music and push photos via the Chromecast to your TV. In fact, anything in your Plex library can be pushed over to the Chromecast, and even audio transcoding is supported.

Plex has also been updated for content mirroring so when you’re browsing your library on your device, extra information is pushed to the Chromecast.

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Not only this, but Plex also promises better streaming of media to the Chromecast. It promises to stream 1080p content without the need for transcoding, which means your streamed media now looks better than ever.

You’ll need the latest version of the Plex App, and also obviously a Chromecast, and you’ll be good to go. Let us know what you think of the update and added support in the comments section below.

[Via Plex]