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Update: Plex for PS3 and PS4 Now Available in the US

Posted by Jim Tanous on January 20, 2015
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Update [January 20, 2015]: Sony has just announced that the Plex app for PS3 and PS4 is rolling out to U.S. users today. Plex Pass users can grab the apps from the PlayStation Store.

Original story published December 17, 2014

Well, that’s good timing. Just after publishing our Plex lovefest late Tuesday, the Plex development team announced today the limited launch of the official Plex client for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The app mirrors the look and feel of its Xbox counterpart, and is limited initially to Plex Pass members. Plex for PS3 and PS4 is currently available on the PlayStation Store for users in Europe and most of Asia, with a U.S. launch coming just as soon as Plex can work out the details with Sony.

As with the Plex app for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, this first version offers limited functionality, with the ability to only play video content from a user’s Plex Media Server library. Music and photo support will be added via a future update, as will the ability for non-Plex Pass members to purchase the app.

Note: To clarify the Plex Pass requirement, all users will be able to see and download the app from the PlayStation store, but only those with a Plex account linked to an active Plex Pass will be able to use the app once downloaded. This is the same setup that Plex uses for apps on other platforms that are currently limited to Plex Pass members. The Plex team reports that non-Plex Pass users will be able to use the app in the future, presumably via a separate paid download (the current Plex for PlayStation app is free).

The Plex team says that PlayStation support was the number one requested feature ever, as voted on by members of the Plex forums. Users interested in format support can check out the Plex for PlayStation FAQ.

One thought on “Update: Plex for PS3 and PS4 Now Available in the US”

nolemite says:
“Music and photo support will be added via a future update, as will the ability for non-Plex Pass members to purchase the app” Does this mean that the app will initially only be usable to plex pass members?
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TekRevue says:
Yes. If it works like Plex apps on other platforms that are limited to Plex Pass members, then you’ll be able to download and launch the app, but it won’t do anything unless you log in with a Plex account that has an active Plex Pass membership.

I’ll update the article to clarify that. Thanks!

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