The venerable Plex Media Server was updated earlier this week, bringing DLNA support out of beta and officially into the stable release of the software for the first time. With the update, Mac users with DLNA devices, such as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, can natively access and stream media content from their Macs without the need for additional hardware.
Plex is free software originally based on the XBox Media Center (XBMC) project. First released exclusively on OS X about three years ago, the software has evolved and branched out to iOS, Android, Windows, and Linux.
Like iTunes and Apple TV, Plex allows users to playback their movies, television shows, music, and pictures on their televisions or portable devices. Unlike iTunes and Apple TV, however, Plex is fully customizable and supports just about every format of video and audio.
The addition of DLNA support gives the software even greater flexibility as DLNA-capable devices, including game consoles, Blu-ray players, and televisions, can now instantly access content served via Plex.
The latest version of Plex Media Server is available now from the Plex website.