Plex, the hugely popular media center software, has released a new beta update that adds support for Apple silicon, allowing the app to make better use of the extra performance made available by the latest M1 chips.
Those with new M1 Ultra Mac Studios will now be able to make the very best of their powerful Mac.
The new update is a Universal build, meaning that there is only one download required for both the Intel and Apple silicon Macs.
Since the introduction of the Apple M1 chip for macOS, users have asked for Plex Media Server to natively support “Apple Silicon”. The existing Mac server versions run just fine under Rosetta2, but native is always better, right? Well, here it is!!!
We present, the Plex Media Server “Universal” build for macOS. This new package includes Plex Media Server for both Intel and Apple Silicon architectures, so you don’t have to worry about what you are installing.
Those who have Apple silicon Macs and want to take the new beta for a spin can download and install it now, but you’ll need to do the installation manually. Plex says that this release will not appear as an in-app update.
It’s also worth remembering that this is still beta software, meaning that there is the potential for problems no matter what kind of Mac you are using. If you want to be sure that you won’t encounter issues, we’d suggest having fire until the non-beta version of Plex is good to go for Apple silicon machines.
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