The development team responsible for creating the awesome Plex Media Player have announced this week that the latest desktop application has dropped HTPC support. Although the existing Plex Media Players with HTC support will continue to receive updates until January 30th, 2020, after which no more updates will be rolled out.
“We have a brand new desktop app that we’re excited to show off! It has all the glorious player capability of Plex Media Player, plus an exciting new offline capability. We used to call it “Sync”, but now it’s just “Downloads” — a friendlier term that means it’s just a single click to take your favorite media with you, and you can find it all in one predictable place. It’s also built on a much simpler and more reliable mechanism, so downloads start quickly, and give clearer feedback along the way. It’s a bit of a sneak peek at the direction we’re headed with offline media across the board (including the mobile apps), so check it out and let us know how it works for you!”
“Plex brings together all the media that matters to you. Your personal collection will look beautiful alongside stellar streaming content. Enjoy Live TV & DVR, a growing catalogue of great web shows, news and podcasts. It’s finally possible to enjoy all the media you love in a single app, on any device, no matter where you are.”
For more details on the new Plex desktop application which is now available for macOS and Windows jump over to the official Plex Blog for or details on the removal of HTPC support and dropping the Windows Store.