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Plex media app is coming to the Xbox One

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Cord cutters who are fans of Xbox One have reason to rejoice. Microsoft has approved a new app for media platform Plex that’s coming to the game console, according to an independent developer who posted the news in the Plex forums yesterday.

Plex helps you organize and access digital media from your computer (or elsewhere) on another screen without a ton of legwork — such as downloading a codex library to play most video file formats. The platform already has apps for some of the Xbox One’s media-device competitors, including Roku, Chromecast, and even the new Amazon Fire TV.

The move comes after Microsoft’s announcement of 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 might 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.

More about the companies and people from this article:

Microsoft Corporation is a public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through ... read more »

Plex Systems is a cloud ERP technology company. To be precise, we’re the only manufacturing cloud that delivers plant floor-focused ERP to manufacturers. Our cloud is an online ERP platform that powers innovation – innovation based... read more »

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