Plex Media Server is a media streaming software service that allows users to stream large amounts of content seamlessly with one device. This company was developed in 2013 and has physical locations in California and Arizona. This software offers a uniquely simple interface and allows streaming of programs from Hulu, Netflix, Youtube, Playstation, Xbox, Sling TV, HBO Now, Starz Streaming, and more. Users can download apps or programs directly to the software to create a single access point for all digital entertainment. Users can also stream live news programs, sporting events, photos and videos, and music with this software system. Plex Media can be enjoyed on or offline, making it versatile to many users. It also includes a media organization system that makes file sharing a breeze. Plex Media is a free software program that needs only to be downloaded from the official website and installed on a computer or tablet. This software has been shown to greatly improve media organization and helps users to get the most out of their online media purchases. Plex Media's customer support team is available during regular business hours.
- Offline media access
- Plex Live News
- Automatic Digital Sync
- Free version available for limited risk
- Simple digital interface
- Excellent organizational standard
- File sharing is limited
- Setup process is lengthy and not practical
- Not easily integrated into gaming platforms without paid version
To use Plex Media, users simply have to visit the company's official website to download the free software. This software is compatible with most operating systems developed after 2012 including the updated versions of the Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems. After downloading and installing the software, users will be instructed to complete the initial setup of the software to integrate it successfully into the computer's hard drive. The setup process can be complicated to most users. Plex Media's software setup requires users to create individual files and folders with specified media content in order for that content to be loaded into the system. Depending on the size of the initial media transfer, setup can last for hours. After setup is complete, users have access to all of their personal and professional media data in one place. Plex Media offers two versions of the product. One version is completely free and the other is a subscription based service that costs $4.99 per month. The paid version of the software is generally more useful to those who want to stream media from gaming systems like Play Stations or Xboxes. Users streaming from subscription services would do better to use the free version, as there is no real benefit to obtaining the updated version without a gaming system. Plex Media is beneficial for users who enjoy a wide range of digital media. Since modern technology has allowed users to most people to purchase large amounts of digital media, Plex can be used by consumers of all ages. The software is easily integrated into existing software systems. The setup process is almost universally seen as an obstacle to the product's use, however. The software is a great return on investment since it offers a free version and its paid version is less than $5 per month. Plex Media's checkout process is simple and the company offers daily tech support.
Been a Plex user for YEARS and they STILL don't have sync working. Syncing is kinda the main point of Plex mobile and it simply doesn't work. Look at all the complaints about Plex sync before spending a single penny on this PoS!!! Shame really since on a local network it is fantastic.
Plex is ****. I’ve used Plex for many years and as time goes by, it gets worse and worse. The syncing doesn’t match, the lagging is atrocious and there is no official support. The trouble shooting says that it could be my network connection. My a**. I have the fastest network on record. All my other streaming works like a charm. F*** Plex. Get something better as that’s what ai’m doing now.
Used Plex for years and even paid for pass. Absolutely brilliant at organisation, display, added information etc. Trouble is with each new version it becomes worse at actually delivering the goods - THE MOVIE. Have always used Samsung tablet and had no trouble in the early years. All other players work perfectly (e.g VLC) but Plex is now totally unusable. Another great idea ruined by greed. Anyway, bye bye Plex, hello something else.