Those of you who have been paying careful attention may have noticed that releases of Plex for Android and Google TV went live yesterday morning. We think you’ll find that this release (version 188.8.131.52) offers a nice little kick to performance as well as being generally better behaved – yep, this is a performance and stability release.
Plex for Android just got a bit faster…
Is your seatbelt buckled? Without further ado here’s what to expect out of this release:
NEW a number of optimizations and performance improvements around especially around page and image load times.
FIX an issue where loading dialog was not being dismissed properly.
FIX connection and reconnection logic to cope with failure to connect issues, network outages and transient network issues.
FIX to allow the audio player to seek backwards.
FIX eliminate progress indicators and option to resume audio.
FIX duration was sometimes not being calculated correctly.
FIX quit followed by a quick start no longer closes immediately on those nimble enough to have noticed this.
FIX don’t reload/rerender the home screen every time. Feel free to push the nifty refresh button in the upper left corner of the app to your heart’s content!
FIX a number of field reported crash conditions. Thanks for keeping those reports coming!
Extras for Google TV
In addition to the above there are a number of things worth mentioning that are particular to Plex for the Google TV which was also released today:
NEW Support for Plex Remote controls. You can now use Plex for Android or Plex for iOS to control Plex on your Google TV!
NEW Media Info is now displayed at top of screen when playback controls are visible.
NEW Network logging (off by default) – which we may someday ask you to turn on if you run into an tricky issue when using Plex for Google TV.
FIX An issue where Plex was failing to fall back to transcode (from Direct Play) in some situations.
FIX Seek bar doesn’t jump around anymore.
FIX An issue where Channels list was getting lost on reload.
FIX Scrobble only once.
FIX Reporting progress too often when connected to wifi and talking to remote server.
FIX Flush Cache and Reset Defaults moved out of options menu onto preference screen.
FIX Removed unnecessary logging
The next version of Plex for Android will no longer offer support for Donut (Android version 1.6). If you’re one of the 17 customers this impacts please, please, PLEEEASE consider upgrading your Android device!
We’d like to extend a special thank you to the unspoken heroes of every Plex release on Android and Google TV: the Plex for Android Alpha Test Team. They are capable of leaping small buildings and do more than you’ll ever know to make every release better.
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As always we hope you enjoy! Come talk to us if you find any issues!13 comments