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How to Download and Install Plex on Chromebook



Plex on Chromebook

Plex is a popular and free media server that lets you store, organize and stream your media files with ease. It uses a client-server setup to organize the media files. The Plex Media Server will let you store media files on Windows, Mac, Linux, and other NAS devices. On the other hand, Plex Client apps let you access the media files that are stored on the server. Users can also purchase Plex Pass to access advanced features like Live TV, Premium Music, Offline Sync, Premium Photos, Plex Perks, and much more. In this article, we will show how to install Plex on Chromebook.

Running on Chrome OS, Chromebooks are designed to utilize online web applications and cloud storage. By installing Plex, you can experience a newer level of streaming on your Chromebook.

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Setting up Plex Media Server

Before accessing the Plex client app on your Chromebook, you need to set up Plex Media Server on NAS devices. Plex Server is the place where you can save all your media files (audios, videos, images & other files). Here are the installing guides to set up Plex Media Server on

Note: After installing Plex Media Server, you need to enable Remote access to access the media files on Plex client apps.

Plex on Chromebook Device

Most Chromebook devices have a built-in Google Play Store app. It means you can download the Plex app with ease. Chromebook users who don’t have Google Play Store access can use Plex on their Chromebook by using Plex Web (the desktop version of Plex). Here are the two ways that let you access Plex on Chrome OS devices:

  • Using the Google Play Store
  • Using Plex Web

How to Download Plex on Chromebook using Google Play Store

Quick Guide: Launch Google Play Store >> Search Plex >> Install >> Login with account details

This method is applicable for Chromebook devices having Android support, and it is similar to downloading apps on Android mobiles and tablets.

Get Plex app from Google Play Store on Chromebook

#1: Launch the Google Play Store app and navigate to the search bar.

#2: Type Plex and hit the search icon.

#3: From the search results, select the official Plex app.

#4: Select Install to download the app.

#5: Within a few minutes, the Plex app will be installed on your Chromebook device.

#6: Launch the app and configure your login credentials.

#7: That’s it. Now you can access and stream all your favorite media files that you stored on the Plex Media Server.

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How to Access Plex on Chromebook using Plex Web

This method is applicable to all Chromebook devices and it is the easiest method to use Plex.

#1: Launch Google Chrome on your Chromebook.

#2: Enter the Plex web URL: and press the Enter button.

#3: Now, select your login method and configure your login details.

login with the Plex account to stream Plex on Chromebook

(Note: Login with the same credentials that you used to set up Plex Media Server)

#4: After configuring your login details, you will be re-directed to the Plex interface. Now you can access all the media files that are stored on the Plex media server.

If the Plex server is not working, check whether you have entered the correct login credential. Also, make sure to connect with a stable internet connection. For more help, you can contact Plex Customer support.

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Is Chromebook compatible with the Zoom app?

Yes, you can use Zoom on your Chromebook device.

Can I download movies on Plex to stream offline?

You can download the videos to stream Plex without an internet connection.

What are the other best media players available for Chromebook?

VLC Media Player, MX Player, Kodi, and GOM player are the best video player for Google Chromebook.

Can I stream DirecTV Stream on Chromebook?

Yes, you can watch DirecTV Stream on your Chromebook.

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