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Plex Adds Podcasts and Customization Options

Dave Parrack 31-05-2018

Plex has released new versions of its mobile apps for Android and iOS. The update is an attempt to redesign the way the Plex apps are structured, but the two most noticeable changes are new ways to personalize Plex, and support for podcasts.


Plex makes it easy to consume your movies, TV shows, music, and photos. However, until now, podcasts have been noticeable by their absence. Now, Plex is adding support for podcasts The 15 Best True Story Podcasts for Real Crazy Stories Here are the best true story podcasts with real crazy stories that'll make your own life look dull by comparison. Read More , and improving the Plex apps in a number of other ways as well.

Plex Podcasts and Personalization

As outlined on the Plex Blog, Plex now supports “the incredibly rich and diverse body of content that is Podcasts”. You can make use of the feature for free and without the need to even set up a Plex Media Server. So there’s really no excuse.

You can search for a podcast, browse by genre, or just listen to what’s popular. Once you find a podcast you like you can add it to “My Podcasts” on your homescreen. Podcasts are available on iOS, Android, Roku, and Plex Web, with support for other platforms to follow.

As well as podcasts, Plex is also giving you more control over the app, with a fully customizable homescreen. This lets you reorder or remove whole sections until you get the Plex app just the way you want it.


Plex has also added tabs to the bottom of the screen allowing you to quickly switch between media types. And these are customizable too. Lastly, you can now customize the default source for each media type, allowing you to pull from a range of different servers.

Download: Plex for Android and iOS

Start Listening to Podcasts

It’s actually rather surprising it has taken Plex this long to start supporting podcasts. This is, after all, a medium millions of people now enjoy. Still, if you’re a Plex user who hasn’t yet got into podcasts now is as good a time as any to do so.

If you’re new to the world of media servers and media players, our guide to Plex Your Guide To Plex - The Awesome Media Center If you have a lot of locally-saved movies and TV shows, you need to install Plex. And this is the only guide to getting started with Plex you'll ever need to read. Read More should help you get your head around it all. And if you already know the basics you should read our recommendations of Plex plugins for power users The 10 Best Plex Plugins for Power Users You don't need addons to use Plex. But power users may want to get more out of it and these Plex plugins will help. Read More .

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  1. likefunbutnot
    June 6, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    This is finally a useful feature for Plex, after a huge number of misfires. Of course, Plex doesn't seem to have a way to sync with other podcasting apps, so its ability to work with the tools I already use make it a less appealing way to get started, but in my investigation it is at least better than other podcast players that are exposed through Amazon devices.

  2. David Govorko
    May 31, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    I have connected my smart tv to the internet via Actiontec powerline adapter for streaming purposes for over two years now. It has worked well until recently. I can stream with no problem for hours and then my connection begins to act up. It stops streaming briefly or altogether. I'll try different things to re connect (unplug and replug the adapters, reboot the router etc.) Sometimes that will get me reconnected. However sometimes I'll turn off my tv for a while and then turn it on again a little later and I'm connected again. Do the adapters wear out? Any advice?