Plex Media Server connects your Plex clients to all of your local and online media. The combination of centralized library management, online content streaming, and transcoding functionality provides flexibility and ease of use. Plex Media Server runs on your Mac, PC, or compatible NAS device and serves your media to all of your Plex customers, including Plex-enabled mobile devices and Smart TVs.
Plex Media Server Features:
Make your media beautiful
Plex gives you a simple interface to organize all your media: your movie and TV collection, your music library, and all your home photos and 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 what movies and shows you are 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. Do you have multiple televisions 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.
Playlists for endless entertainment
Create your own music or video playlists for every occasion, including smart playlists based on genre, collection, and more. You can even import existing iTunes playlists, smart playlists, ratings, track counts, and other details! Playlists are available on iOS and in the web app, but the Plex team is working hard to bring them to all platforms.
The best friend of your big screen
Plex frees you from viewing on a single screen. With Plex Companion, you can cast great content from your phone to your TV. Keep watching that movie on your tablet when you go 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.
Share your media with friends and family
Effortlessly share media with friends, so everyone can 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 each one gets their own view in your library.
Access your favorite online content
Plex channels provide access to numerous sources of online content, such as 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 on Plex’s gorgeous interface.
World-class DLNA compatibility built into
Plex makes your media beautiful on thousands of DLNA certified devices like the PS3, Xbox 360 and WDTV Live devices without the need to install dedicated apps. Take advantage of the power of the most sophisticated DLNA server available to almost effortlessly stream almost any format to your device, right out of the box.
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.
Note: Plex Pass is required to use sync, add users to your home, view trailers and other extras, upload content from their mobile devices, use Gracenote Music Magic.