Plex, Media Player and Streaming App, Is Now Free For Xbox One And PS4 Users

Organizing your GBs (even TBs) of media files is a hard task for multimedia junkies out there. You want to sort your Music, Videos, TV Shows and Movie in a media library that’s a treat to browse and breeze through.

Enter Plex, a multimedia management and streaming app that connects your media files to many other platforms as well. Be it your iTunes library on your PC or the movies collection on your USB, Plex ensures that all platforms on your home network have access to your extensive multimedia collection.

Currently Plex supports these platforms:

  • PC
  • Mac
  • Raspberry Pi 2
  • NAS (Network Attached Storage)
  • Mobile Platforms – iOS / Android / Windows Phone
  • Streaming Devices – Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV
  • Game Consoles – Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One, NVidia Shield


Why Use Plex?

Widest support for file formats

Though many platforms no longer have trouble playing an MKV file format, Plex does feature support for all major formats.

Organize Your Library with Metadata and Information

Users of media library softwares are familiar with how neatly their media can be organized and displayed by them, giving your media files an awesome look of a collection. With Plex, you get these same features for no matter which platform you are on. It even detected my carefully-tagged iTunes media library with all the playlists and album covers intact!


It Features Subtitles Support!

Fun fact. It’s 2015 and the default media player apps for current-gen consoles like Xbox One and Playstation don’t have support to display external subtitle files for your favorite movies and tv shows. Shocker right? And recently, Plex app became free for these platforms too, so this remains one of the biggest reasons to get the app running on your consoles. For more convenience, it can also fetch subtitles from pre-configured sources.

Share Content with Friends

Yes, you can even share photos and videos that are synced to your Plex Library.

There are more features to Plex, which you can find here.


How to Use Plex?

Plex requires network connectivity since it streams stuff from your local network. There’s even remote access for the power users who might be away from their PCs and media library. Depending on your connection, Plex automatically calculates the best quality for your streaming videos and other media files.

To start using Plex, head over here to download the Plex apps for your preferred platforms. You need to have Plex running on your PC/NAS with the multimedia collection in order to stream it to other connected devices. And don’t forget to have it running on your preferred platforms too.

If you ever wanted to make sense of your digital media collection and have it stream to all other devices that you have, then you owe it to yourself to try out Plex today. Let us know in the comments below how your experience goes.

Samir is the Head of Entertainment at Lens by ProPakistani. You can reach out to him at samir.ya...

  • I’ve been using Plex on my Chromecast for about a year now and it works surprisingly well. It was so good that I even shelled out $$ on the Android app (it’s free now) just to get timely updates.

    It works even better on the PS4 – probably because I’ve wired my PS4 to my router via a LAN cable instead of Wi-Fi which the Chromecast relies on.

    It’s major feature, for me, is .ass subtitle support for mkv files + a gorgeous interface.

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