The developers of the popular Plex media center software for computers have released an Android app that lets you stream media from your from your computer to a mobile device. The Android app follows an iOS app which was released about half a year ago.

While the iOS version lets you use your iPhone or iPad as a remote control for your Plex media center computer, the Android app lacks this feature for now. What it does offer though, is the ability to start watching a movie on your TV and then pick up where you left off on your mobile device. Since your Plex media server is doing the heavy lifting, you can even switch between Android device,s or continue viewing on an iPad.

The Plex app also lets you view your history on any device, and if you change metadata on one device it will show up on all of your Plex devices.

In other news, Plex is now available for Windows as well as Mac computers.

The Plex Android app is available from the Android Market for $4.99.

via Engadget

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