LG to Integrate Plex Software in Netcast Connected TVs and Blu-rays
Plex announced today that the CE (Consumer Electronics) giant is to integrate Plex’s open media management platform into its Netcast™ enabled HDTVs and Blu-ray entertainment systems. Plex is the first open, three-screen media platform (PC, TV and mobile) designed to simplify and improve the way people experience digital content across the different devices. Plex’s simple-to-use and intuitive user interface allows you to search, navigate, consume, store and sync digital content from multiple platforms and devices.
Plex is compatible with leading mainstream smart mobile and handheld devices such as iPhone, ipod and iPad, a version for Android is in the pipeline and will be available soon. Plex features an easy to use user interface that allows you to access television programs, photos, videos and movies. It does not requires no additional hardware or technology knowledge to use.
According to LG’s Hojun Nam they chose Plex’s media server because of its ability to stream a wide variety of applications and content and the ease of developing new services. “Plex’s capabilities offer our customers’ additional methods of displaying their content on LG’s next generation TVs and that is exciting to us,” said Nam.
“Plex’s capabilities offer our customers’ additional methods of displaying their content on LG’s next generation TVs and that is exciting to us.”
Third-party developers and owners of content have the ability to develop Plex plug-ins, which will then be available to all Plex users across all devices. Currently, there are nearly 200 plug-ins available through Plex’s service including iTunes, Netflix, CNN, Revision3, YouTube, and many others. Plex for OS X is downloadable for free, with a Windows version to be available later this year.