Bring the theater to your home
Plex is an entertainment hub for Mac, that brings all your photos, music and videos together. It’s convenient, sophisticated, and bursting with extra features.
A rich multimedia experience
Plex is the ultimate home theatre for Mac users who want to add a special touch to their viewing experience.
Re-imagine your entertainment with Plex, a smarter way to view all your favorite media.
Upload your photos and videos into the software, and let Plex turn it into a snazzy slideshow. Relive your favorite memories over and over, with a digital album at your fingertips.
Did someone say movie night? This program turns into your very own cinema, as well. The extra plugins include online streaming software such as Hulu and CNET. Time to watch your favorite shows on the big screen, in the comfort of your home. And if you run out of things to watch, Plex will offer some suggestions based on what you’ve already watched. There’s no need to download a separate video streaming service. You can do it all with one software, and it gives you the same useful features.
Harness your DJ skills with Plex. The software has support for iTunes, so you just have to import your favorite playlists and songs. Plex will play on any Mac device and has a great interface to create that perfect ambiance. You don’t need to man the tunes all night, either. Plex curates its own playlists based on what you’ve already listened to. Pretty neat, right?
The software is let down slightly by a couple of things. Firstly, you can only control it via the keyboard or the Mac remote. This is because it’s designed for bigger screens, and it shouldn’t really cause much inconvenience.
There is also the issue of setting up and configuring the multimedia house. It can be tricky working out all the options and how to utilize the features. But there is a manual to help you out. And once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll be amazed by the cool things you can do with Plex.
Where can you run this program?
This particular version is only available on macOS devices such as Apple TV. But the software can be downloaded on Windows and Linux as well.
Is there a better alternative?
No, you won’t find anything as creative and well-designed as Plex. If you don’t need all the extra features, try Windows Media player for a similar streaming experience.
Plex is a useful media house for all your entertainment needs. It works as a video streamer, music player and photo viewer in one. Its tools and plugins are impressive.
Should you download it?
Yes. Plex is the entertainment service you didn’t know you needed. It performs the functionality of various other programs combined.
- Great interface
- Free to use
- View all multimedia in one place
- Add extra plugins
- Can only be controlled with keyboard or remote
- Unresponsive at times
- Overwhelming to learn