Plex is an incredibly popular way to organize, share, and stream all of your personal media. While the Plex app for Android is robust and perfect for streaming video content, the music player leaves a bit to be desired. Now there’s Plexamp, a new app from the company that’s just for music.
Plexamp is currently on the Google Play Store. The app has been in beta for over a year, so it’s safe to use and packed with useful features.
If you don’t use Plex or have a Plex Pass subscription, the app won’t work for you yet. The app is designed to integrate with your existing Plex Media Server and is still in development, so it will likely be a while before people without a Plex Pass can use it. Considering it acts like a traditional music player for local files on your Android phone and can also incorporate music from the Tidal streaming service, the app could be useful for all sorts of music listeners. For now, though, you’ll have to be a die-hard Plex to give it a shot.
Plexamp: What does it offer?
Predictably, Plexamp will play your music files, but that’s hardly exciting. What’s cool about this new app is how much customization power you have, both on the overall look of the app and the quality of your music.
Above you will see screenshots of the various settings adjustments you can make in the app. Notice how the UI background coloring changes with the album art of the song you’re playing, which is a nice touch. Also note that the player never disappears, no matter what page you are on. It’s this attention to detail that really makes Plexamp shine.
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One of Plexamp’s coolest features is Sweet Fades, which acts as an AI DJ for your playlists. It automatically fades out at the end of the current track and the start of the next track so there’s never a gap between songs.
There are a lot of cool features in Plexamp, but since it’s a brand new release, more features are likely in development. Try it for yourself by downloading it below!