Plex is already one of the most popular media server options out there, easy for all user levels to figure out and take advantage of. It is one of the most comprehensive and dependable options, and now it has gotten a lot smarter.
For advanced users who have multiple accounts logging in throughout their family and/or friends, who are looking for a little more control over what’s going on within the server, Plex now has analytics that help you dive into just that.
The new analytics give you a peek at resource usage on your system/server setup. You can view a history of CPU and RAM usage, as well as look into the history of who has been logging in, and what have they been watching. You can even dial it down to a specific item within your library to see who has been watching it, and even which devices have been used to access it.
This is part of a series of upgrades they have been making to improve on administrative features with. Some of their recent changes include bandwidth statistics, user stats, and more. All of this strengthening your knowledge of what is going on behind the scenes, who is accessing everything, and how it all affects your resources.
Additional updates have also come to the software that includes the ability to offset subtitles when they don’t seem to be lining up. You can now adjust the subtitle delay in either direction in increments of 50 ms. 50 might sound like a big number to some when playing with the delay of anything, but subtitles don’t have to perfectly align with the lips in video like audio does, making that work out just fine.
Apple users can also now enjoy playing and streaming live TV without any transcoding on their Apple devices, which improves system/server performance and better video quality.
Of course, to take advantage of these new features, you do have to be a Plex Pass user/subscriber (as noted by one of our readers below).