Plex magically organizes your media libraries and streams them to any device – including all your video, music, and photo libraries. With a Plex Pass, supported tuner, and digital antenna, you can also watch and record FREE over-the-air broadcast TV, including major networks. You can also enjoy podcasts Plus Plex News – the most balanced and comprehensive personalized video newsfeed out there.
How it Works?
- Step 1. Install the Server
Get started with the user friendly startup wizard, install Plex media server on your computer.
- Step 2. Download Apps
Plex apps are available for all of your favorite devices, mobile, computers, gaming consoles, home accessories, virtual reality, etc.
- Step 3. Enjoy your personal media
Dive in and explore your media like never before.
Plex media server & player features
– Magically organize all your personal media, photos, music, movies, shows, even DVR-ed TV, and stream it to any device in a beautiful, simple interface, and Plex adds rich descriptions, artwork, and other related information.
– Enjoy music streaming from TIDAL, including 59 million high-quality tracks and 250,000 music videos; augment your existing library or just listen to TIDAL right in Plex.
– Podcasts are here! Search for your favorites or discover new ones through personalized recommendations. Plus: 30 second skip, variable speed playback, rich discovery, and full Plex-style support for cross-device playback status (including On Deck, so you can pick back up where you left off on any device).
– Get personalized and trusted video news from over 190 global publisher partners (and growing!), including CBS, Financial Times, Euronews, and top local news sources for over 80% of markets in the US
– Cut the cord! Go premium with a Plex Pass and use Plex Live TV & DVR so you can watch and record free over-the-air HD TV, like NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX, with any supported digital antenna and tuner.
– Enjoy free features, like remote access, sharing, security, and casting, see your media beautifully enhanced with rich descriptions, artwork, ratings, and more.
– Enjoy premium features with a Plex Pass subscription: DVR & Live TV, Camera Upload, Premium Photos, Mobile Sync, Parental Controls, VIP Perks, and much more.
NOTE: Playing media from your Plex library on mobile devices is limited (one minute for music and video, watermark on photos) until the app is unlocked. For full functionality, get a Plex Pass or make a small, one-time, in-app purchase for app access. Streaming personal media requires Plex Media Server version 1.3 or higher (available for free at https://pleX.tv/ downloads) installed and running to stream to other devices. DRM-protected content, ISO disc images, and video_ts folders not supported.
Other media players alternatives
Plex is the most compatible media player with Plex media server. Except Plex, you can also use a third-party app to access Plex Media Server: