We know that Plex has said in the past that they are interested in creating a Chromecast app, or at least supporting Chromecast. But so far we haven’t seen anything from them in regards to an app. Which is probably because the SDK for Chromecast is not out yet. But it should be out later this month. So what’s the big deal with Plex? Well it’s a app/media server, that allows you to post all your music, videos, and pictures and stream them remotely. They already have an app for Android phones, tablets and Google TV, which was on sale over the weekend. It’s also quite easy to set up.
However, some digging by the folks over on Reddit discovered that Plex is hard at work to bring support to the Chromecast. As you can see in the image below, there’s even an .xml file under ‘Profiles’ that’s labeled “Chromecast.xml”. So hopefully it gets whitelisted by Google really soon. Chromecast is already a great device that has been selling like crazy, and I’m sure once it gets even more apps, it’ll be flying off the shelves, especially at $35.
I’m definitely going to be picking up a few Chromecasts for Christmas in the coming weeks. It should cover just about everyone on my list. The best thing about the Chromecast is that it’s super easy to install and set up, that it’s even a great gift for my parents, who aren’t as good with technology as I am. And at $35 (along with a $6 Play Movie Rental), it makes it a no-brainer and a much better option than a Google TV set top box which ranges around $50-100, depening on the one you pick up. Chromecast support for Plex will probably roll out to Plex Pass Subscribers first, but we’re going to keep an eye out on this one, as it’s something we all want on Chromecast.
What other apps would you love to see on Chromecast? Let us know in the comments below.