What you need to know
- Plex has announced it is removing podcast support on Friday.
- Web Shows will be moved elsewhere in the app.
- The changes kick in on Friday, April 15.
The popular media playback software Plex is ending support for podcasts later this week while it will also be moving where people need to go to find Web Shows.
Support for Web Shows will end on the same date, although Plex says that most Web Shows will still be available in the app — but in a new location.
This is of course bad news for people who listened to their podcasts via Plex, but hopefully it will allow development time to be spent elsewhere. However, it's fair to say that the podcasts portion of the Plex experience didn't change all that much since its introduction in 2018 — whether there were any developer resources ever spent on it is another matter.
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