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Picked up a Google Chromecast but disappointed how few apps actually support it yet? Your worries are over, my friend, now that the latest Plex for iOS update has arrived and is ready to make that Chromecast sing.
Plex announced Thursday that its support for the Google Chromecast dongle is no longer exclusive to paid PlexPlass subscribers with the latest Plex for iOS update now available from the App Store.
That means all Plex for iOS users can cast their video, music and photos to the big screen using Google's $35 HDMI dongle, complete with content mirroring that displays all of the media details in their full glory on your HDTV, much in the same way they do from dedicated (and more expensive) Plex channels such as Roku.
But it doesn't end with Chromecast support: The update also enables music shuffling for users that prefer to keep their vast collection in their own personal Plex Media Server cloud. Music shuffling and play queues are also available on Plex/Web, and its creators promise "full-blown playlists" support is also on the way.
Last but not least, PlexPass members also get a little something new with the introduction of Camera Upload, a feature many users have become familiar with on cloud-based photo and storage services. Toggle the feature on, and now your iOS 7 device will automatically push the photos and videos from your Camera Roll onto an album of your choosing, safely backed up to your Plex library.
Check out the embedded video below for a peek at the new Camera Upload feature, then head to the App Store to download the update.
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