Plex media app is coming to the Xbox One
Cord cutters who are fans of Microsoft’s Xbox One have reason to rejoice. A new app for media platform Plex has been approved by the company, according to an independent developer who posted the news in the Plex forums yesterday.
Plex is a platform that helps you organize and access digital media from your computer (or elsewhere) to another screen without a ton of legwork — (such as downloading a library of codex to play most video file formats). It already has apps for some of the Xbox One’s media device competitors, such as Roku, Chromecast, and even the new Amazon Fire TV.
The move comes after Microsoft’s announcement for an independent developer program called ID@Xbox, that initially seemed to target indie games rather than apps. However, developer Tyson Edwards said Microsoft has approved his work on a Plex app through the program, which could mean more third-party Xbox One apps could be on the way, too.
As for the Plex app, Edwards said he couldn’t give a timetable for when it would be available.