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Plex Media Center bridges the gap between your Mac/Windows and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media. Plex can play a wide range of video, audio and photo formats as well as online streaming audio and video. The real power of Plex is found in its library features: Organize your media into versatile libraries, automatically retrieve metadata from the Internet, and display your libraries using one of the visually stunning skins. Plex Premium Pass costs $5/month.

Free software/Trialware
OS:Windows Mac Linux
Released:Dec 18,2018
File size:76.7MB
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Latest version (December 18, 2018)


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Download Plex Media Server Windows  [76.7MB]  [Win]

Download Plex Media Server Mac 64-bit  [ca 76.7MB]  [Mac64]

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Plex Media Server is now available to everyone.

Plex Media Server is now available to Plex Pass users in the Beta update channel


(Web) Updated to 3.77.4
(DVR) New DVR scheduler

(DLNA) DLNA clients would not report timeline states for Now Playing (#9347)
(DVR) Donít return an error message when shutting down a live TV session in a normal way (#9277)
(DVR) Fixed bug that prevented scheduling of recordings with HD only setting. (#9226)
(DVR) Properly parse episode number from dd_progid field in XMLTV data (#9419)
(DVR) Revert timeout changes, should help with timeouts during tune startup (#9473,
(HTTP) Enabling IPv6 support could prevent IPv4 connections from being accepted on some FreeBSD systems (#9405)
(Radio) Only expose Discovery Radio if there is a linked TIDAL account (#9428)
(Relay) The relay service may not function when server support for IPv6 is enabled on some systems (#9399)
(SSDP) Better checking for invalid IP addresses in location field of SSDP XML
(Streaming Brain) More exact accounting of bandwidth buckets to reduce bandwidth going unused (#9273)
(Subtitles) Some subtitles could not be downloaded by shared users (#9323)
(Subtitles) Subtitles aquired by the OpenSubtitle agent could cause playback failures on Nvidia SHIELD
Improve robustness when routers fail to respond to port-mapping refresh requests in time (#9107)
The server could crash when using network interface aliases on macOS (#9344; rdar://46083980)

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I have been using Plex on a Windows Home Server 2011 with over 20Tb. of storage for a couple of years and I absolutely LOVE it. I have ripped a bunch of movies and TV shows and put on it (my 20TB is almost half full). It works flawlessly with my Iphone,Ipad, and cable boxes (which are Tivo. When I buy a new movie I rip it and put it on there.

Review by n8tvm on Feb 1, 2018 Version: PlexPass OS: Other Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10

It amazes me how people bash Plex. I assure anyone that came across this link that negative reviews of Plex are due to a lack of patience. Configuring your Plex server does take some time and patience but it is great once you're done. A friend of mine recommended it after I placed my TBs of media on a Synology NAS and using Synology's Media server that is actually pretty good.
The ease of Plex to share outside of your network cannot be topped. Plex has allowed me to share my videos with around 10 friends/family around the country with an excellent simple user interface on almost any device that you can think of. The devices that connect to my servers are Roku (sticks/boxes), Androids (phones/tablets), Google Nexus, Amazing Fires(stick/tablets), iPhones/iPads/AppleTV, PS4, 360 and a good web interface (and AWESOME Chrome app. Plex works great with Chromecast, including subtitles.
Why would you use an app that still is still Java-based? I already hate that Synology will not update their interface to stop requiring Java. Some people have much simpler needs and like Kodi, Emby, MediaPortal, Infuse and apparently this Serviio but I recommend giving Plex another try (especially if you share your content).
Personally I have learned so much about codecs, containers , subtitles, etc.

Review by sundi712 on May 29, 2016 Version: 2.6.1 OS: Other Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10

Plex is fine except for the bug that keeps ffmpeg running even when no transcoding is required and it hogs your CPU. Serviio is much better if you put more value on speed and simplicity and don't need a lot of metadata.

Review by rogeroo on Jan 12, 2016 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

This tool allows you to stream your movies, home movies, pictures, music, and even live tv providing you have an HD Homerun.

It streams to computers, android, apple, roku, playstation and Xbox.

Quality of streaming is limited only by the original resolution of the source and bandwidth on both sides.

A little tedious to set up but once done, it is a fantastic server system for your media.

Review by Eyedoctor2 on Oct 8, 2015 Version: OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

I tried a previous version and it was very slow starting videos due to waiting while it transcoded. Perhaps there were profiles that would allow it to skip transcoding but I didn't see any in the menus. Also I noticed Plex wants media files to have names in a specific format. I had no interest in renaming all my media. Serviio was much faster for me so I uninstalled Plex and went back to using Serviio.

I now tried the updated version I got the following error message "A problem has been detected with a core component of Plex. Please visit the forums". So with the newer version I couldn't get it to work at all. The program may be good once they get the bugs out. Of all the DLNA servers I've tried Serviio works the most reliably.

Review by danzeb on Jan 4, 2013 Version: OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 5/10

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