Plex + TIDAL sitting on PC, S.T.R.E.A.M.I.N.G.
Plex is still aiming to be everything to everyone, in a good way. To those ends they’re adding support for the music streaming service TIDAL (many of you Sprint folk have this included with your plans,) and if not you can grab a 30-day trial here to see if it’s something you want.
As a note, Plex runs on more than just a PC, my 5yo is just to the age of taunting people and bleh…
Plex will also recommend new releases that you might like based on your library, TIDAL videos (I did not know these existed,) and generally continue being pretty awesome.
If you’re holding off on TIDAL because you created that master playlist on another service, they have a playlist porter. If you’re not at all interested in TIDAL, you still might want to check out some of the things that Plex can do with music, podcasts, flacs, etc as they are pretty impressive features that I didn’t know existed.
You can read the Plex press release in bloggy form here.
*The only thing not mentioned here (according to pre-coffee Paul,) is whether the streaming requires your server to be on (TIDAL -> your server -> you,) or whether the guy on the couch in the picture is (TIDAL -> Plex app -> you). Important because bandwidth and requirement to keep a server on. I’m emailing the PR peeps to let me know on that on.
*Your Plex server is not required to be running to access TIDAL, podcasts, web shows, and news according to the incredibly quick responding PR contact I have for Plex.
But yeah, get Plex, it’s wonderful. If you like it, buy a Plex pass, it’s pretty great generally.