“I’ve been living with two media streamers in my living room for the last five years,” Thomas Ricker reports for The Verge. But now that Plex is in the app store for the new Apple TV I can finally consolidate around a single device that streams all my favorite media regardless of origin.”
“Previously, I owned a WD TV media streamer to play stuff I downloaded off the internet. It’s like a Roku but with an uglier UI made by the cowboys at Western Digital,” Ricker reports. “I also owned a third generation Apple TV, initially purchased to assuage my professional curiosity with AirPlay. Over time, the Apple TV became my family’s lean-back source for Netflix, YouTube, and then live NFL action thanks to the Game Pass channel.”
“As of today, the WD is gone — replaced by a fourth generation Apple TV running Plex, no jailbreak or hacking required,” Ricker reports. “And that should worry the incumbents for whom media streaming has never been just a hobby.”
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