After landing on the PlayStation 3 and 4 in mid-December for users in Europe and Asia, Plex for PlayStation is now available in the U.S. The popular personal media management hub’s PlayStation app became available in North and South America on Tuesday.
The impact at you home: Plex Inc. didn’t have any extra information to add to its latest announcement of Plex for PlayStation. That should mean the previously mentioned restrictions still apply. Plex for PS works only with video from your library—music, photos, and Plex channel functionality are still to come. You also must have Plex Pass, the $5 per month premium subscription add-on to use the Plex PlayStation app. The app will be available for purchase at a later date for non-Plex Pass subscribers, the company says.
With the rollout to North America, Plex now covers the two major consoles—PlayStation and Xbox—on both the latest and previous generations. Plex rolled out Xbox One and Xbox 360 apps in October, and followed with the initial global rollout on PlayStation two months later.
At a time when streaming services for video and music are becoming more popular by the day, Plex is certainly working hard for those still growing their collection of downloaded and ripped media.
In addition to the console apps announced in recent months, Plex released Home in November. Plex Home offers improved sharing controls, fast user switching, and will offer Plex app sharing in the coming months.
In the second-half of 2014, Plex also rolled out Plex apps for Vizio smart TVs and Android TV.