Gorgeous new iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch client for Plex Media Server.
Plex users are in for another treat. 3rd party developer Frank Bauer (Ambertation) has launched KLEXi, a gorgeous, full-featured iOS client for Plex Media Server.
Frank, the talented author of KLEXi, contacted us about six months ago and expressed an interest in writing an iOS app based on our nascent API, says Elan of the Plex team. Since then, Frank has been hard at work developing this impressive product as well as reporting and fixing bugs in the Plex Media Server.
The end result fulfills some of the functionality users felt the official Plex for iOS left out–namely “download and play” where users can download (and transcode) videos to their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to play offline. Among other features are:
- External Play: Watch your videos on an external screen (Requires a VGA to UniversalDock Connector)
- Parental Controls: Restrict access (browsing and playback) for Movies and TV-Shows based on the content rating provided by the Plex Media Server (When using the parental controls, make sure everything works as expected before giving the device to your kids. You should never let kids use KLEXi unattended)
- Wake & Go: Wake up sleeping Machines in your local network
- Shake & Surprise: Shake your device while in shelf-view and KLEXi will pick a random item for you
KLEXi is available in the App Store for $5.99 USD. Want to see it in action first? Well, check out a video demo after the break.
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