Plex Introduces Plex VR on Google Daydream

Plex introduces a way to experience your movies and shows in virtual reality with Plex on Google Daydream. It includes interactive environments, voice chat, and a way to watch with friends.

In order to do this, you are going to need a Google Daydream ready Android phone, a Google Daydream View headset, and the Plex VR app. Launch the Plex VR app, and it will prompt you to sign in to your Plex account. Plex put together a Getting Started page with more details.

Plex VR can play back any videos on a Plex Media Server that you have access to, and any videos in common video locations (Downloads, Movies, etc.) on your Daydream-compatible phone. Subtitles are not supported for this first iteration of Plex VR. Photo and music libraries are not supported in Plex VR.

Plex VR lets you choose from three different VR environments. Two are readily accessible: Loft Apartment and The Void. The third is called Drive-In Theater, and it is only available with Plex Pass.

The Watch Together feature allows you to watch with friends. This feature is free for your first week, and then requires Plex Pass. Up to four friends can enjoy Watch Together. Participants must be Plex Friends. Plex VR lets you customize your avatar. Your friend’s avatar will appear in your Plex VR environment, seated next to you.