Plex

Plex is currently only offered on the Whatbox HDD plans and SSD plans, and these installation instructions will only work on those plans.

About

Plex organizes all of your video, music, and photo collections, and gives you instant access to them on all of your devices. See plex.tv for more information.

Installation

Visit your Settings page and enable Plex, and then follow the instructions.

Note: You need to have a Plex.tv account. You can sign up here.

Configuration

Base configuration is almost entirely automatic. For creating libraries see the Plex.tv support article.

Please note that DLNA and "Enable local network discovery (GDM)" are disabled by default, and should remain disabled to improve the security of Plex in a multi-user and data center environments.

Plex guides and support can be accessed at the Plex Support page. Once Plex has been installed and requires authentication to access Whatbox staff will be able to provide minimal assistance with its usage.

Upgrading

Visit your Settings page and select Update. Your Plex Media Server will be updated to the latest version of the release channel that you have specified in Plex's configuration.

Third party programs

  • Plex Requests - simple automated way for Plex users to request new content
  • Ombi - web application that automatically gives your shared Plex users the ability to request content
  • Tautulli (formerly PlexPy) - web application for monitoring, analytics and notifications for Plex Media Server
  • Plex WebTools - plugin for Plex Media Server that allows installation of extra modules including subtitle management.