• Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

Plex Media Server

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.12.4.1192
  • Total Downloads:
    64,736
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 22, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

+

Plex Media Server is a complete solution for streaming media from your computer to your TV or various mobile devices in your home. In order to use this program, you have to install the app for each device you want to stream to. But once that's done, you can enjoy smooth streaming of just about anything.

Pros

Multiple sources: This app can play media from a variety of different sources. For instance, you can add folders and files already on your computer, or you can stream programing through the various channels that come with the service. These include Apple Movie Trailers, The Colbert Report, Live Music Archive, PBS, Pitchfork TV, Plex Podcast, SoundCloud, and more.

Efficient streaming: The streaming function works smoothly. Once you have everything set up, it all works just as you'd expect it to, no matter what kind of devices you've added.

Cons

Setup time: It does take some time to set up this app in order to take full advantage of all its features. In addition to selecting all of the media files you want to add and picking out channels to download, you also need to install the app on each device you want to stream to. And while the main Windows app is free, the apps for other devices start at $4.99 each.

Bottom Line

Plex Media Server is a nice solution for all of your media streaming needs. It lets you watch what you want, when you want, and where you want. It's a good option to try, especially if you have multiple people in your household who often want to watch different things on different devices.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 11

5 stars

"We tried several and love this one"

March 27, 2015  |  By TheDarkHalo

 |  Version: Plex Media Server 0.9.11.4

Pros

Sorts and catalogs movies and tv series together like a champ. Pulls synopsis and preview pics from the web flawlessly. I have not had the crashing problem others have mentioned. Stable as a rock.

Cons

My only complaint is you can't use the mouse, only arrow keys and it sometimes takes quite a while to update the library when you have added something new.

Summary

We have a dedicated desktop style compute connected to the tv and installed Plex Media Server on it. We had tried several others prior with pretty ugly results. This one has a very easy to use and polished interface. I'm surprised it's free. There is a 'Pro' version but I don't know what extra features you would get.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

4 stars

"Once time consuming/confusing setup is done its awesome"

January 15, 2015  |  By tbossert2677

 |  Version: Plex Media Server 0.9.11.4

Pros

Streams all media (movies and songs) to your various devices (ipads, ipods, xbox, roku, or anyone else that has the app). Back up all your media digitally and eliminate the need to keep a physical copy of anything.

Cons

Setup is extremely confusing and time consuming. App for apple products is $4.99 (free on Roku and Xbox). Must have a dedicated computer on at all times to use it (where all your media is stored).

Summary

Excellent alternative to Vudu or other disc to digital services. Stream movies anywhere (if you can figure out how).

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

2 stars

"not working on XP"

January 05, 2015

 |  Version: Plex Media Server 0.9.11.4

Pros

great software
Visualisation amazing
Brings the library to life

Cons

fails to load on XP

Summary

Loading on XP is a real issue. Been following the forums but still not working. A real shame

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (0)   (2)  

5 stars

"Perfect Media Server"

October 23, 2014  |  By sidbrown210

 |  Version: Plex Media Server 0.9.9.12

Pros

I'm not sure how others have set this up, but this works perfectly on EVERY device I have at home - ipad, Roku, iphone, PCs, even TV.

Cons

It has very specific NAS specs and they're a little pricey but it's worth the investment.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"Quite a waste of time"

September 01, 2014  |  By jimhightower

 |  Version: Plex Media Server 0.9.9.12

Pros

There don't seem to be any.

Cons

Difficult setup for anyone except software/network media experts.

Summary

Installed Plex Media Server on Mac and had to spend several hours figuring out why I couldn't see any media from my laptop. Realized I had to research their forum for help and posted there. I finally figured out it was my local firewall settings that prohibited me from seeing anything on the Plex on Roku. BUT, now the problem is that PLEX will not playback any Videos from my iTunes library. The customer support, FAQ's and the FORUM are completely useless. Add to that the basic user interface is not very friendly and folders are difficult to understand. At least I didn't waste any money on a premium subscription. Don't waste your time on this useless app.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"WARNING! WARNING! AVOID RECENT VERSIONS"

June 29, 2014  |  By Real_Home_User

 |  Version: Plex Media Server 0.9.9.7

Pros

Used to work great. Lots of people loved the old version.

Cons

New versions cause various BSOD errors due to memory leaks. If you want your system to not crash, AVOID THIS PROGRAM!!!

Summary

Used to be a good product, but is terribly unstable since the "rewrite" in 2013.
AVOID!
AVOID!
AVOID!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (1)  

5 stars

"Wouldn't use anything else!"

June 10, 2014  |  By crimTM

 |  Version: Plex Media Server 0.9.9.7

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

NONE!!!!!!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (2)  

5 stars

"Organized my Media!"

June 10, 2014  |  By lattecowboy

 |  Version: Plex Media Server 0.9.9.7

Pros

I can now easily access and stream all of my media to my iPhone, Windows tablet and my son's Android phone.

Cons

Not the easiest to set up.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (1)  

2 stars

"Plex Breaking Bad"

April 27, 2014  |  By TechSimplicity

 |  Version: Plex Media Server 0.9.9.7

Pros

Convenience
Simple remote control
Good User Interface

Cons

Breaking bad appears as 3 separate TV shows with different numbers of seasons in each, I have tried to refresh over and over to no avail. Sometimes the voice doesn't synchronize with the vision. The pausing dialog always obscures what it is you want to see ie the reason you are pausing. It crashes more frequently than the old DC 10s.

Summary

Loved it initially and now frustrated by the problems I mentioned in the cons.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1)   (0)  

1 stars

"upgrade has rendered plex un-usable, crashes frequently"

April 08, 2014  |  By david146--2008

 |  Version: Plex Media Server 0.9.9.7

Pros

I have been using the server software for a year now its always impressed - still a very slick interface and great for sharing with friends.

Cons

doesn't update like before - e.g. greys anatomy season 10 - new episodes are treated as brand new tv series rather than new episodes of existing series/seasons.

crashes every 10 minutes and needs restarting - rendering it practically useless unless you are prepared to remote connect to your server and restart it.

Summary

If they could solve the crashing and updating issues it would go back to being a five star product.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (2)   (0)  

Results 1–10 of 11

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Plex Media Server
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
General
Publisher Plexapp
Publisher web site http://www.plexapp.com/
Release Date July 22, 2015
Date Added July 22, 2015
Version 0.9.12.4.1192
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Direct X 9.0c
Download Information
File Size 86.28MB
File Name Plex-Media-Server-0.9.1204.1192-9a47d21-en-US.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 64,736
Downloads Last Week 443
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Plex Media Server

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK