Plex: Manage all your media in one place
Plex is a pretty simple application that offers excellent quality services when it comes to managing our personal media. It offers a platform to organize and access your media on all of your devices without any hassle of copying it into each of the device and managing it on each device separately. With plex you can do that with only one application which is compatible with every popular and even fairly popular devices like chrome-cast, and Amazon fire. It is available on almost every device.
All you have to do is just download the plex server to your device and upload all your media that you want it to manage universally and you are good to go.The Plex website states every step of the process very clearly and beautifully.
When you have your Plex server downloaded to your device, install it through a very simple process and get started with uploading the media files to the server and your media while be ready to share within minutes of upload. You can access all the media through a web browser that the Plex server provides you with.
So what happens with this Plex server is that it makes your device a web server. This device while be used to host all media that you want to access from anywhere in the world. But in order to do that you need to keep your serer device switched on and connected to internet at all times (or at least at the time you want to access it). What advantage this have over traditional online hosting is that you do not have to worry about uploading your content to these services, as all your content will be at the same place it always was, but now you are accessing and managing it through a web gateway and can do pretty much anything with it.
How to setup Plex
Setting up Plex server is very easy and simple. All the steps are explained in an easy to follow tutorial that is available on the official website. But we respect the fact you are here and below are the steps with which you can easily setup your plex server and host your media on the web with easy and flexibility.
Step 1: The first step that you need to do is sign up for an account on the Plex website.
Step 2: When you have your account, next thing you need to do is download the Plex server setup for the device on which you are planning to host your media, weather Windows or Mac or Linux or even the remotest of the OS you may have. Plex have a setup for it.
Step 3: After the setup is downloaded and installation is complete, download the Plex app on your mobile devices on which you want to access your hosted media, and then sync up your accounts by signing in to your plex account on all your devices.This is an important step as this will help you access your hosted media.
Step 4: The last step includes starting your hosting on the plex server and you are good to go. Now you can access your hosted media anywhere you want with the help of Plex.
And there you go, all good to host your media on Plex and access it anywhere anytime.
With all the ease that this service offers, there may probably be some downsides or some security issues that we were not able to test or find out at this point of time. But there are none reported till date.
Plex also have outstanding premium services that give you some extra perks and features you can access them by signing up for Plex Pass. Plex Pass is a way to access the premium services that the company offers.
Well on this note, I take your leave, but do tell us how you feel about the service? or at all if you will use it or not for your personal or professional purposes? Sound off in the comments below.