Plex app for Chromecast gets update, adds music and photos


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For those of you with a Google Chromecast streaming TV device, the Plex app was a nice way to stream video from your computer or mobile phone.

After this week's update, there is much more file type support and it'll also automatically transcode music files that aren't natively supported.

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For Android mobile phone users, you can now mirror a movie to play on the Chromecast connected to a TV. iOS support for mirroring is said to be coming soon.

The Plex app was launched in 2010, and originally appeared on the Roku. Since its addition to the Google Chromecast app market, it has gone through many updates adding more capability and streamlined features for better user experience.