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“Plex makes it easy to organise and manage your music, movies and other media on your PC”
Who doesn’t love a good movie, or enjoy relaxing by kicking back listening to music? Many people will have a huge media collection sitting on their computer, and knowing how to keep this organised – and how best to access it – is a problem that you’ve probably encountered. One of the best tools for the job is Plex. This incredible piece of software can be used to catalogue your entire media collection, make it easier to navigate and play back, and gives you the ability to stream your music and movies to all of your devices.
Plex can be used in a couple of ways, and at its heart is its server component. Don’t let the word ‘server’ put you off – the Plex server is simply software that you install on your PC – or on a NAS drive – and point at your media files ready for playback from other connected devices. Read on to find out more.
Server list Click here to choose which server you’d like to connect to. This menu also lets you access extra features. Media libraries Here’s where you access the various media you’ve added to Plex, as well as online content such as podcasts.