Previously only available to iOS devices, the popular media server application Plex is now coming to Android as noted in a press release from Plex today.  As it is now, a lot of Plex remote control apps already exist in the Android Market but having a dedicated app built by the originators is almost always going to be better in most cases. However, this isn't one of those cases. While the Plex app will allow you to stream items from your Mac or PC to your device over WiFi, or 3G it does not allow for you to remotely control those said files. Plex is building it into the next release but it's not there as of yet.

One other component missing from this release is the optimization for Tablets but that will come in due time. One awesome thing about Plex is their plug-in support as well. As the Android app gains popularity, we'll begin to see plug-ins created for a number of services. For example as it is now, the Mac and PC versions can tap into Netflix, Hulu and even direct web content to offer it all to you on your mobile device. Keep in mind though, Plex does cost $4.99 in the Android Market, which might be a turn off for some. You can hit the break for the download or head on over to the source link for more details. [Plex]

 
There are 5 comments

briankurtz79 says:

2nd!

Clak says:

Correction, they don't have the PC version of the desktop completed yet.

youareme7 says:

Unfortunately the PC version is still "coming soon". Could be a sweet way to stream netflix to our Android phones though since they're evidently too lazy to build an app that is usable on all devices. Limiting the app to only OMAP hardware just seems like a cop-out to me.

E_man says:

Where did you see OMAP only? I see it nowhere. Some comments even specify working with non-omap devices. I'd try it, but no windows client kills it.

habanero says:

There are 32 and 64 bit versions for Windows now ready for download.