Plex, the popular Mac-fork of the XBMC project just released version nine this week and took some time during the German IFA show to announce something else kinda big. Plex announced a new partnership with LG which will integrate the Plex HTPC software into LG’s 2011 Netcast HDTVs and Blu-ray players!
From the LG press release:
“After considering many alternative solutions, LG Electronics chose to utilize Plex’s media server platform technology as a part of its next generation NetCast™ enabled home entertainment products because of the breadth of available applications and content and the ease of developing new services,” said Hojun Nam, Director of LCD TV R&D at LG Electronics. “Plex’s capabilities offer our customers’ additional methods of displaying their content on LG’s next generation TVs and that is exciting to us.”
I’m impressed – a huge win for the Plex team!