Plex Media Center Now Supports Podcasts

Plex is adding beta support for podcasts to iOS, Android, Roku, and Plex Web today, alongside a custom home screen for mobile users.

The update means Plex, which lets you watch your movie and TV collection from anywhere, now also gives you access to your podcasts. The Plex team announced the new feature in a blog post this morning. Apparently, support for importing an OPML file is coming soon, as is variable speed playback and offline support on mobile.

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Mobile users will also be able to add and remove items from Plex’s home screen, meaning you won’t have to scroll past features you don’t use to get to the ones you do. You could, for example, show only your music and podcasts, or you could remove the music feature from the homescreen entirely and focus on TV shows from various servers.

Go ahead and update Plex on your Android and iPhone or iPad today to get access to podcasts and the custom interface.

Plex Web users will find the Podcast feature in the servers drop-down list at top-left. Podcasts are not downloaded to Plex Servers—in fact, users don’t even need a Plex server to use the feature. This might be disappointing if you were hoping to archive the entirety of your favorite shows to your server, but maybe that will come later?

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