Plex to stream free, ad-supported videos from Warner Brothers (Update: And Lionsgate)

Plex provides tools to organize your media collection and set up your own streaming solution for playing your videos on a smart TV or streaming over the internet when you’re away from home. Among other things, the software provides a pretty interface for watching pirated content downloaded from the internet or DVD and Blu-ray videos […]

Plex launches new desktop app, exits the Windows Store and kills HTPC support (updated)

Plex began its life more than a decade ago as media center software for folks that wanted to plug their PC or Mac into a TV. Since then, Plex has evolved into tool that you can use to organize and play your personal media or online video whether you’re using a computer, smartphone, tablet, game […]

LibreELEC 9.0 released: Linux distro built around Kodi media center

Popular media center software Kodi is an open source, cross-platform application for music, movies, photos, online media, and other content. The software runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, but if you have a device that you pretty much only want to use for Kodi, there’s LibreELEC — a GNU/Linux-based operating system designed to put Kodi […]

Kodi 18 “Leia” released (cross-platform, open source media center)

The developers of the popular Kodi media center application have released version 18. As usual, Kodi is available as a free download for all supported platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. Among other things, Kodi 18 “Leia” adds support for external DRM handlers (allowing you to stream some protected content), integration with game […]

Kodi 18 “Leia” release candidate is available (media center software)

Kodi is a popular, open source media center application that runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. It’s been nearly two years since the last stable update, but now Kodi 18 “Leia” is almost ready to go. The first release candidate was pushed out this week, and it’s available for download for all supported […]

Plex adds support for “Web Shows” to its media center software

Plex recently announced that it’s ending support for plugins and cloud synchronization as well as cloud servers. But the company is also adding new features to its media center application, including support for searching for subtitles from within the app. And now Plex has revealed a new beta feature – Web Shows. The new feature lets you […]

Plex pulls the plug on plugins (and cloud sync), adds online subtitle search

Media center software Plex is adding a few new features… and taking some away. Plex is a client and server system that lets you stream your personal media collection to multiple devices. For instance, you can set up a server on your PC or NAS and use it to stream your music, movies, and photos […]

Kodi media center now available for the Xbox One (coming full circle)

Kodi is a popular, open source application that turns a PC, an Android device, or many other gadgets into a full fledged media center with a TV-friendly user interface for accessing music, movies, photos, and more. It got its start many years ago as a project designed to turn the original Xbox game console into […]

Plugin brings Netflix to Kodi Media Center (unofficially, but without breaking DRM)

There are plenty of ways to stream Netflix to a TV. You can use Netflix apps for media streaming devices from Roku, Apple, Google, Amazon, and others. Or you can run an HDMI cable from a TV to your computer and use the Netflix website or Windows app. But if you’ve already got a home […]