Plex for Chromecast

release-announcements
chromecast

#1

Release notes for the Chromecast application.


#2

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.

#3

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.

#4

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.

#5

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.

#6

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

#7

3.25.0

NEW:

  • Improve 4k support on the Chromecast Ultra

FIXES:

  • High-bitrate videos cast from Android use original quality

#8

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

#9

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

#10

3.46.0

FIXES:

  • Fixed unnecessary rendering, making all screens snappier
  • Fixed device name in Now Playing view

#11

3.47.0

FIXES:

  • Fix photo and background transitions to be a little smoother
  • Fixed partially-scrolled summaries when navigating between pre-plays

#12

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


#13

3.51.0

FIXED:

  • Fixed support for HLS plugins

#14

3.52.0

FIXED:

  • Fixed playback with subtitles freezing when streaming from some servers

#15

3.54.0

ADDED:

  • Added error codes to error screen

FIXED:

  • Fixed incorrectly displaying playback quality when casting media from Android

#16

3.64.1

ADDED:

  • Added podcast playback support
  • Added noise filter to reduce banding artifacts on blurred artwork