Media software program developer Plex has released two new projects immediately from its internal R&D group, Plex Labs. One is an updated take on the classic Winamp participant it calls Plexamp, and another is a dedicated app for Plex server administration. The projects are supposed to appeal largely to Plex power customers who take full advantage of Plex’s software program suite, which has grown over time from being solely a home media solution to a one-stop store for everything from live TV to streaming audio.
The first of the new apps, Plexamp, is definitely a revamp of the primary Plex Labs project launched. In December 2017, Plex launched its own music player, whose name Plexamp was a nod to the Winamp participant it aimed to replace. The venture, like others from Plex Labs, was built by Plex workers in their spare time.
The objective with the original Plexamp was to offer a small desktop participant that could deal with any music format. The app lets users use media keys for playing, pausing and skipping tracks and it worked offline when the Plex server ran on their laptop. It additionally offered visualizations to accompany their music that pulled from the album art.
While the unique app running on Mac or Windows, the brand new release works throughout five platforms, now including iOS, Android, and Linux.
The app itself has been completely revamped, as well — rewritten from scratch.