Everyone's other favorite spinoff from the XBMC family tree has some major news this week, as
Plex


has released a Media Center app for Android that mirrors most of the functions already available for iOS devices. Available now on the Android Market for $4.99, it brings local and streaming media to the phone over WiFi, or 3G from a Mac (and now, Windows PC) running the server software, but users will have to wait a few weeks for an upgrade adding remote functions (or use any of the 3rd party apps already on the Market.) With plugins for apps like
Netflix


, Hulu and BBC iPlayer it's a formidable competitor in the mediastreamer market out of the gate; throw in support for PCs plus
integration into LG's 2011 HDTVs and Blu-ray players


and we're ready to pick Plex as the platform to keep an eye on this year. Check out the details in the press release after the break, we'll toss in a link to the Windows server once we find it / it's posted. (Update: The link is down there but it's still delivering a dmg instead of an exe, we've been told it should be up later this afternoon. Thanks, Chris!)

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