Plex is an application useful to set up and manage your own media center, and connecting several devices within your network (or outside of it) to your home server, to stream media and enjoy your content wherever you are. In this regard it is similar to Emby, and you could compare both to find out their strong and weak points against each other. In this article we tell you about the changes introduced on the Plex Server 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 releases. [Read: Plex vs Emby: A Comprehensive Comparison]
Plex lets you install channels, in order for you to be able to get interesting content. You can also enjoy your media library collection, and there are options to do it even if you are not at home. Some of the channels let you listen to music from independent artists around the world, such as the Plex SoundCloud Channel. Others let you look at live TV streams; this is the case of the Plex FilmOn Channel.
What’s New in Plex Server 1.1.2 and 1.1.1 Releases?
These Plex Server releases are available for Plex Pass members and contain various improvements over the previous Plex Server version 1.1.0. There were some security fixes included, as well as some bugfixes improving subtitle auto selection, metadata grabbing from TVDB, stability and other things. You can see the complete list of changes on Plex Server 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 below.
New in Plex Server 1.1.1 release
- (Web) Updated Plex Web to 2.7.10
- (Security) “Networks allowed without auth” preference now also works when server is signed in.
- (Security) “Networks allowed without auth” preference can be used with IP addresses, as well as netmask filters.
- (Network) Browsers denied access to the server’s root path are now redirected to Plex Web. (#5100)
Best Plex Client Devices
- NVIDIA SHIELD TV Streaming Media Player 2nd Gen - $199.99
- Amazon Fire TV Box 2nd Gen - $99.99
- Roku 4 Streaming Media Player (4400R) 4K UHD - $123.99
- Google Chromecast 2 - $33.98
- Intel Compute Stick CS125 Computer with Intel Atom x5 - $129.99
Fixes in Plex Server 1.1.1 release
- (Subtitles) Subtitle auto selection didn’t quite match the specification. (#4565)
- (Relay) Issues starting relay on certain NAS devices. (#5126)
- (Metadata) Show theme music wasn’t downloaded when using third party TVDB DVD order agent. (#5159)
- (Metadata) Occasional issues getting metadata from TVDB. (#5199)
- (Shows) Fixed viewing seasons with the unwatched filter enabled on older and third party clients. (#5182)
- (Thumbnails) Failures running scheduled task for thumbnail generation. (#5195)
- (Extras) Cloud trailers might not be downloaded on startup on faster systems. (#5188)
- (Channels) Only offer iTunes, iPhoto, and Aperture channel preferences on supported platforms. (#5157)
- (Windows) Disable iTunes channel by default. (#5157)
- (Windows) Issues loading Plex Web on IE11 (#5181)
- (OS X) Fix auto-update not working in some cases. (#5212)
- (Now Playing) Issues with play queues containing mixed photos and videos. (#5164)
- Some rare server crashes. (#4951)
Fixes in Plex Server 1.1.2 release
- (Security) Devices authorized with the “networks allowed without auth” preference were unable to render images and play media when the server was signed in.
- (OS X) Fix issue with automatic updates. (Upgrades from 1.1.0 and 1.1.1 will require manual installation.)
You can read more about these changes in the Plex Official Forum. If you’re interested in finding out a good device to stream from your Plex server, you could take a look at the best Plex client devices and see if any of them suit your needs.
Install or upgrade Plex Server
You can follow the instructions in our guide to install Plex Server on Windows, if you use that operating system. Alternatively, stay tuned for more guides to install Plex in other devices such as Plex server on NVIDIA SHIELD. Enjoy managing and streaming your media with Plex Server!