You know how when you hear new news the old new news just becomes old news? Well, I’m about to tell you some new news that makes the old new news old news. Clear as mud? If not, good… Welcome to the
twilightRoku2 zone. Because what used to be true, is no longer true, thanks to the new news that makes the old new news just plain old news. Ok, I’m done. That’s just fun to say.
In one of my previous articles, Hacking the Roku2 – A Media Streaming Band Aid, I told you that with the Roku2 there is “…no native app or channel for streaming your local content (media stored on your personal computer).” Well, I’m now hear to tell you that that is some old news. There is now an official Plex channel on the Roku2! I know, how crazy – I can hear the screams of approval and excitement from the streets!
You’ll still need to set Plex up as a media server on your computer, but trust me, that is much easier than it sounds. The Plex software makes installation and setup a cinch. All you basically do is install the Plex software using the installer you can download from their website, and then point the software to the directories where you store your video, photos and even music. That’s right, the latest Plex App available in the Roku Channel Store not only includes support for playing your music and watching your photos, but it even comes with an upgraded easier to use interface. The Roku2 is getting better and better with time.
If you’re interested in picking yourself up a Roku2, you’ve got to check out Amazon’s great prices.