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Plex for Chromecast

ericmatthysericmatthys Plex EmployeeMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 3,222 Plex Employee

Release notes for the Chromecast application.

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  • ericmatthysericmatthys Plex Employee Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 3,222 Plex Employee
    edited December 2016

    2.6.2

    The updated app will automatically load the next time you use Plex with Chromecast.

    NEW:

    • 4k and HEVC on capable devices with built-in Chromecast support (2016 Vizio TVs and the Nvidia Shield)

    FIXES:

    • Massively improved start up time, which should fix occasional timeouts when casting from Chrome.
    • Fixed issues with Watch Later and Recommended videos.
    • Fixed performance issue after the post play timer is displayed multiple times.
  • ericmatthysericmatthys Plex Employee Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 3,222 Plex Employee
    edited December 2016

    2.10.2

    The updated app will automatically load the next time you use Plex with Chromecast.

    NEW:

    • Added support for playback of AC3 and EAC3 audio without transcoding on compatible devices.

    FIXES:

    • Fixed casting of Plex Cloud server items from Android and iOS.
    • Fixed a couple playback issues to better support upcoming Plex Media Server features.
  • ericmatthysericmatthys Plex Employee Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 3,222 Plex Employee
    edited December 2016

    2.10.3

    The updated app will automatically load the next time you use Plex with Chromecast.

    NEW:

    • (none)

    FIXES:

    • Fixed local secure connections being considered wan instead of lan.
  • ericmatthysericmatthys Plex Employee Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 3,222 Plex Employee
    edited December 2016

    2.12.2

    The updated app will automatically load the next time you use Plex with Chromecast.

    NEW:

    • (none)

    FIXES:

    • Fixed repeated buffering when playing videos with SRT subtitles.
  • kay.onekay.one Plex Engineer Vancouver, CanadaMembers, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 331 Plex Ninja

    2.12.3

    NEW:

    • Removed support for multi-channel AAC codec

    FIXES:

    • Fixed issue where some videos would fail to resume and would play from the beginning
    • Fixed issue where casting videos would fail if subtitles were enabled
  • duncanbeeversduncanbeevers Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 71 Plex Employee

    3.25.0

    NEW:

    • Improve 4k support on the Chromecast Ultra

    FIXES:

    • High-bitrate videos cast from Android use original quality
  • Dom CDom C Plex Employee Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 1,232 Plex Employee

    3.43.0

    NEW:

    • Rewritten the app to use the same technology as the web application
    • New UI for players and preplays
    • Better support for 4k playback
    • Better support for NVIDIA SHIELD and other Cast devices
    • Support for mixed photo/video playback
    • Lower memory footprint for CC Audio
    • Update subtitle support
    • Rotten Tomato and IMDB critic ratings
  • duncanbeeversduncanbeevers Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 71 Plex Employee
    edited March 30

    3.45.0

    NEW:

    • Added user/critic ratings for movies and TV shows
    • Added new flat Rotten Tomato icons

    FIXES:

    • Fixed some poor truncatio
    • Fixed overzealous clipping of mirrored item descriptions
    • Fixed casting camera roll from iOS
    • Fixed automatic media version playback
    • Fixed ignoring of initial quality and when changing play queue item
  • duncanbeeversduncanbeevers Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 71 Plex Employee

    3.46.0

    FIXES:

    • Fixed unnecessary rendering, making all screens snappier
    • Fixed device name in Now Playing view
  • duncanbeeversduncanbeevers Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 71 Plex Employee

    3.47.0

    FIXES:

    • Fix photo and background transitions to be a little smoother
    • Fixed partially-scrolled summaries when navigating between pre-plays
  • duncanbeeversduncanbeevers Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 71 Plex Employee

    3.50.1

    NEW:

    • Added tv, movie, and music details
    • Add automatic fallback to transcode if direct playing music fails
    • Added short rewind when switching from a local player to Chromecast
    • Added support for repeat-all and repeat-one1
    • Added ability to force Chromecast to allow multi-channel surround sound whether or not the device reports support1

    FIXED:

    • Fixed smooth scrolling for summaries

    1 requires updated clients; see client release notes to see when feature is supported

  • duncanbeeversduncanbeevers Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 71 Plex Employee

    3.51.0

    FIXED:

    • Fixed support for HLS plugins
  • duncanbeeversduncanbeevers Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 71 Plex Employee

    3.52.0

    FIXED:

    • Fixed playback with subtitles freezing when streaming from some servers
  • duncanbeeversduncanbeevers Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 71 Plex Employee

    3.54.0

    ADDED:

    • Added error codes to error screen

    FIXED:

    • Fixed incorrectly displaying playback quality when casting media from Android
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