PLEX for Roku Now Available via Private Channel

Hate the fact that Roku is not DLNA/UPnP compatible out of the box? Well, we do too. Luckily for everyone, PLEX, the biggest competitor to Boxee and the favorite media center solution for many Mac enthusiasts, has just announced that PLEX is now available to Roku users via its private channel selection. Essentially, you launch PLEX on Roku and it communicates with your PLEX media server — running either on OS X or Windows (soon Linux) — to display all content available for playback over the network. Currently PLEX for Roku (Beta) supports only video (with direct streaming — no transcoding needed in most cases), but photo and music streaming is planned next. As you’ll see from the screen captures, PLEX’s integration with Roku’s native UI is superb — and no jailbreaking is required as with the Apple TV 2.

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