BetaNews: Plex releases media server app Dash, and Plexamp player for Windows, mobile, macOS and Linux

BetaNews: Plex releases media server app Dash, and Plexamp player for Windows, mobile, macOS and Linux. “If the phrase ‘it really whips the llama’s ass’ means anything to you, you clearly remember the heady days of WinAmp. Now media server and management company Plex has come up with its own take on the classic software. Called — slightly uninspiringly — Plexamp, the player is available for iOS, Android, macOS, Windows and Linux. The company has also released a new app for managing Plex media servers: Plex Dash. This is great news for Plex users, but there’s a slight catch in both cases.”

TorrentFreak: Plex Slammed By Huge Copyright Coalition For Not Policing Pirates

TorrentFreak: Plex Slammed By Huge Copyright Coalition For Not Policing Pirates. “Plex has become the latest neutral technology to get slammed for not doing enough to prevent movie and TV show piracy. According to pro-copyright lobby group CreativeFuture, which represents more than 560 companies and organizations, Plex – like Kodi – is a ‘dangerous digital media player’ that has joined the ranks of ‘internet heavyweights who refuse to take responsibility for the criminal behavior on their platforms.’”

TechCrunch: Media streamer Plex to add subscription channels, rentals and more

TechCrunch: Media streamer Plex to add subscription channels, rentals and more. “While the company will continue to develop and expand its ad-supported product, it’s also looking ahead to what comes next. And that includes adding subscription video, a transactional marketplace for rentals and purchases, and a way to launch streaming content Plex can’t host — like the shows and movies available on mainstream streaming services.”

TechCrunch: Plex launches a free, ad-supported streaming service in over 200 countries

TechCrunch: Plex launches a free, ad-supported streaming service in over 200 countries. “Plex today is launching its own ad-supported streaming service, a rival to The Roku Channel, Tubi, Crackle, Vudu’s Movies on Us, and others that offer a way to stream movies and TV for free without a subscription. The service will feature several thousand movies and shows from studios like MGM, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, Lionsgate, and Legendary — deals which were previously announced leading up to today’s launch.”