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Plex for Android gets a highly requested feature

by Josh Levenson | June 15, 2017June 15, 2017 1:30 pm PST

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?


Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...