Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Plex Web shows and podcasts bite the dust

I enjoy using my Plex server for watching local content, and am still slowly checking out the new Discover feature, a content aggregator that works with a whole slew of apps and services.

In all of that, I totally missed that Plex did away with Web shows and podcasts.

As part of our ongoing effort to make sure we’re spending our time and energy in ways that best serve our awesome user community, we’ve made the decision to end support for Podcasts and Web Shows within Plex. We recognize this decision will impact several of you greatly, and we apologize for the inconvenience it will cause. You can continue to access these features within Plex until Friday, April 15th, 2022, at which point they will no longer be available.

Honestly, I didn't notice. I never used them. And that's the problem. Most users were like me. Whether or not they removed them from the menu, I don't know. I always did when I set up an app on a device, so they didn't junk up my interface.

They didn't disappear from my interface, because I had removed them already. And if it wasn't for my reading an article on The Streaming Advisor the other day, it would have been quite some time before I noticed.

If you lost a couple of features from Plex that you liked, then I'm to blame for the disruption in your Streaming Life. Well, one of those to blame. There are a lot of us to blame. And while I understand the decision by Plex to drop a seldom used feature, I know what it's like to lose a feature you enjoy. I'm sure there are alternatives, and perhaps even some that Plex will be able to integrate into the Discover feature. We can keep our fingers crossed.

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