In an effort to become your one-stop-shop for media playback, Plex has updated its Android client with the option to play any video file saved locally; meaning you no longer need to route content through a media server.
The feature works in a similar way to VLC, automatically fetching all of the videos stored on your handset and indexing them in a list. However, unlike its competitor, Plex won’t remember where you left off when you exit a video.
It’s a neat feature, but I’m not sure I’ll use it
I’ve been a frequent Plex user since January, so I’m pretty pleased with today’s news, even though I can’t see myself using the feature. After all, what’s the point of having Plex if you don’t store all of your files on a server?