Plex has announced that they will be joining the VR community with the launch of Plex VR on Google Daydream, their first client-server media player system in virtual reality.
Traditionally, the Plex Media Server desktop application runs on Windows, macOS and Linux-compatibles including some types of NAS devices. But that will all change with Plex VR where mobile headset users will now be able to tune-in to the virtual media player in the virtual world.
The cool thing about it is that your friends and family will be able to join you in Plex VR. Users will be able to create their own avatars and jump into a variety of virtual environments with a big giant screen, similar to how Bigscreen VR works today.
“A few things standing in the way of making VR truly accessible to everyone have been the requirement for high-end PC hardware, the need to purchase a fancy, dedicated headset, and the determination to make the two work together that only a true nerd can understand,” said the Plex VR team. “This is why Google’s Daydream platform is so cool — you take your Android phone, strap it to your face, grab the cute little controller, and you’re off to the (virtual) races. It’s a game-changer for VR, and we were just as fired up about it as Alex, the creator of Plevr, and now the latest member of our amazing community to join us full-time in building great stuff for all of you.”