Plex: Cut your cable TV cord

Plex gives you instant access to your media collections—your home videos, photos, music, TV shows, and movies—so you can quickly find and stream what you want to any device, any time.

Platforms include Macs, PCs, smartphones, tablets, Xbox and PlayStation gaming consoles, Smart TVs, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Nvidia Shield, and more. Whether it’s your movie and TV collection or your music library, Plex makes your media look beautiful by automatically adding movie posters, plot summaries, cover art, and descriptions. Plex also allows you to share it all with your friends and family

Features

Make your media beautiful: Plex gives you one simple interface to organize all of your media: your movie and TV collection, your music library, and all of your photos and home videos. Plex enriches your media library by adding descriptions, plot summaries, posters, and album covers. Enjoy your media on every TV in the house or on any mobile device on the go.

Plex keeps track of your media: Recently added content is presented front and center so you can instantly see what’s new. Plex also knows which movies and shows you’re watching, so you can easily pick up where you left off or play the next episode.

Available on most devices: Run Plex Media Server on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer and stream to your iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, or Windows 8.1 device. Have multiple TVs in your house? No problem, Plex also works on Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Google TV, Xbox, PlayStation, VIZIO, and many late-model smart TVs. Plex is even available on most network-attached storage devices.

Your big screen’s best friend: Plex liberates you from single-screen viewing. With Plex Companion, you can fling great content from your phone to your TV. Keep watching that movie on your tablet when you head to bed. Pause an episode when the phone rings, skip a track you’ve heard too many times or just find out more about what you’re watching with the world’s best remote control.

Share your media with friends and family: Effortlessly share media among friends, so you can all discover and enjoy even more content together. Exchange precious memories with distant family members by sharing your vacation photos and home videos. Now, you can also see what your friends are streaming from your collection as everyone gets their own view into your library.

Access your favorite online content: Plex Channels provide access to numerous sources of online content, like TED Talks, Vimeo, Revision 3, and more. No matter what your interests are, you’ll be able to find something great to watch or recommend to your friends, all presented in Plex’s gorgeous interface.

Save it now, watch it later: Easily save online videos from your favorite sites to watch later, even on the big screen. Or share the experience by recommending videos to a friend.

World class DLNA support built right in: Plex makes your media beautiful on thousands of DLNA certified devices like the PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and WDTV Live devices without the need to install dedicated apps. Harness the power of the most sophisticated DLNA server available to effortlessly stream nearly any format to your device, right out of the box.

Access Premium Features with a Plex Pass: Everything you need to experience the best of Plex. Your subscription gives you exclusive premium features and early access to new ones.

Monthly $4.99 | Yearly $39.99 | Lifetime $149.99

With a Plex Pass, you can

Manage what’s being watched on Plex: Control the media that your friends and family can access, both in and out of the home. Plex Home allows you to create customized, managed accounts, and restrict content those users can access. Restrict based on content ratings, or share specific items. Buy one Plex Pass for your home and share benefits like free apps.

Automatically upload your photos: Now, photos from your phone or tablet can be wirelessly synced to Plex automatically thanks to Camera Upload. It’s a new Plex Pass feature that makes sharing special snaps with family and friends easy, lets you stream photos to different screens, and allows you to free up space on your mobile device.

Access movie trailers, interviews, and other extras: Automatically get access to high quality online trailers and extras for the movies you have in your Plex library. Also, our new Cinema Trailers feature lets you start off your movie with a few trailers for movies from your library or from new and upcoming releases. Don’t worry, if you already have extras in your library, Plex will make those look great as well.

Reach your media even when offline with Plex Sync: Cruising at 30,000 feet, sailing across the Atlantic, or just taking the subway to work – even when you’re offline, Plex Sync has you covered. Simply tell Plex what you want to take with you on your phone or tablet and we’ll take care of the rest, keeping your content up to date and presenting it with the same beautiful interface. Plex Sync is available exclusively to our Plex Pass subscribers.

Stream directly from the cloud: Cloud Sync automatically optimizes the media you choose and uploads it to places like Dropbox, Google Drive, Bitcasa and Box. It’s like having a media server that’s always on. Cloud Sync is available exclusively to our Plex Pass subscribers.

Early access to new apps and features: Plex Pass subscribers are also granted early access to new apps, like the Xbox and Playstation apps, and new features as they become available.

The brains behind the whole operation is the Plex Media Server, their free software that makes the magic happen. Once you have downloaded it onto your computer or NAS device, it gets to work scanning and indexing all of your media, making it look beautiful and intuitively organized in your Plex library, and getting it ready for streaming.

IMAGE SOURCE: Plex
IMAGE SOURCE: Plex

Ready to start streaming

You'll be up and running with Plex after just 3 easy steps.

  1. Sign up & download: Sign up for your free account and download the Plex Media Server software, the central brain that organizes all of your media.
  2. Add your media: Plex recognizes just about any kind of video, music, or photo format and displays all of your content in an easy-to-navigate interface.
  3. Stream to your favorite devices: Install Plex apps on any of your devices so you can enjoy your beautifully organized media wherever you are.
Download Plex Media Server hereThe central, most important piece of Plex, this free software organizes your media and makes it possible to stream it to all your devices.
Get Plex Apps hereApps on your favorite phones, tablets, streaming devices, gaming consoles, and smart TVs take the media your Plex Media Server has beautified and gives you access on any device.

 


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