Irvine, CA—WD, a Western Digital company, expanded its apps offerings by introducing the Plex media server app. The app can be downloaded to and deployed on WD’s My Cloud NAS external drive series to organize photos, video and music from personal media libraries and stream them to TVs, streaming boxes and mobile devices.
For photo enthusiasts and snapshooters, photos from a mobile phone or tablet can be wirelessly synced to Plex automatically via “camera upload.” The new Plex Pass feature enables users to stream their photos to different screens for easy sharing and to free up space on the mobile devices.
“WD is committed to a robust application ecosystem for our customers, and Plex is a key example of our vision,” said Sven Rathjen, vice president and general manager, WD networked content solutions. “With today’s addition of the Plex app, the My Cloud NAS series will now be a one-stop shop to not only store and protect your most precious content but to organize and stream that content to all your devices as well.”
To further the app capabilities on its My Cloud drive lineup, WD is equipping the series with an array of Plex features, providing one interface to organize all personal media. Features include stream-supported file formats directly from a personal My Cloud (My Cloud Mirror, My Cloud EX2/EX4, My Cloud EX2100/EX4100 and My Cloud DL2100/4100) to any Plex app. In addition, DLNA support is built into the app to enable the easy sharing of media among family and friends.
Not only does Plex organize a user’s complete photo, video, movie, TV show and music collections, it streams them to a Mac, PC, smartphone, tablet, Xbox, PlayStation, smart TV, Roku, Chromecast and soon TiVo. Plex will also automatically add movie posters, plot summaries, cover art and descriptions to enrich the media.
Plex Pass subcriptions are $4.99 a month, $39.99 a year or $149.99 for a lifetime plan. wd.com