Plex has a massive fan base. In fact, it’s huge, mainly due to Plex’s powerful and versatile streaming media capabilities.  Doubtless you will have a few video files that are knocking about on your computer and with Plex you’ve got a reasonable chance that Plex will be able to play it.

The great thing about Plex is that you can play your video files anywhere you like.  Whether that be on your Smartphone, Roku, on your tablet, and the really interesting thing is you will now be able to play it on your Xbox. From this week if you are a Plex Pass subscriber, you will be able to access all of your Plex library on your Xbox One. Cool eh?

Plex arrives on Xbox One

Plex arrives on Xbox One

And pretty soon Xbox 360 compatibility will also be added.  I doesn’t matter if you are not a Plex Pass subscriber because you will still be able to purchase the Xbox apps for a one off fee, this could be around the $4.99 mark, but no official word has been made on pricing policy as yet.

This is the first time that Plex has been made available on a game console, well, at least as a native application anyway. I suppose you would be able to transfer your video files to your Xbox over DLNA, but this way is much simpler and cleaner.  The best thing about all of this is that thanks to Kinect support, you can control your library with voice controls or gestures from your Xbox Kinect.

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SOURCE: http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/06/plex-xbox