Skip to content

Plex Launches ‘Modern Layout’ Update

Plex Launches ‘Modern Layout’ Update | String cutters

X

Disclosure of the advertiser

Most of the streaming service offers that appear on cordcuttersnews.com are from companies who may also provide compensation to our site. This allows us to support our site and continue to provide you with the most recent entertainment and streaming content. Our team takes pride in providing objective news, reviews, opinions and other related content to educate our readers so you can make informed decisions. Please see our Advertising Policy page for more information.

Skip to content

Disclosure of the advertiser

Plex has rolled out an update to its UI for the Apple TV and Roku apps. Plex calls this a “modern layout” with customizable features.

In a blog post, Plex explained that the goal was to best present the content using the illustrations in each title, offer additional information about the titles, and have a layout that would allow each user. make the best use of the platform in the way that suits them. So, in addition to the new modern layout, you can choose to enable or disable certain features and aspects of the design over which you will have more control.

If you’re using a Roku or Apple TV (more to follow shortly), you can now visit the Settings> Experience section of supported TV apps and see the options.

Here are the changes that Plex described for the update:

  • Content layout:
    This setting controls the layout used to display your content. Okay, so before you say “No, duh!” ”, This setting also controls whether“ inline metadata ”is displayed on the home screen and the poster is displayed on detail pages.
    • Modern (default): Displays artwork and title details “inline” on some screens when the focus is on a poster. This layout also prefers background artwork to posters on the title detail pages.
    • Classic: No inline metadata is displayed, displays title and additional information below posters and prefers posters to illustrations on detail pages.
  • Context of the application / home:
    This setting allows the user to select the basic background of the application (ie the background used for the home screen, settings, etc.).
    • Artwork colors (default): Applies the colors of the current title artwork to the background and gracefully (hopefully!) transition the color field as the title selection changes.
    • Nothing: Displays the application’s default background (dark gradient).
  • Background Details:
    This setting controls the background displayed on item detail pages.
    • Artwork colors (default): Uses the title artwork colors in the background of the title detail pages.
    • Faded art: Displays a full screen, faded version of the background artwork on detail pages.
    • Nothing: The application’s default background is used for detail pages (dark gradient).