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Plex for Windows

Plex is a client-server media player system and software suite comprising of two components: Plex Media Player and Plex Media Server. Plex helps you to bring all your favorite media’s in a single place, making it beautiful and easy to enjoy. It organizes your pictures, videos & music and streams them to all of your Plex installed devices. In this article, we will broadly explain how to set up a Plex media server and Plex media player on windows PC. Before that, Check out this article to know everything about Plex app.

Difference between Plex Media Server and Plex Media Player

Plex Media Server is a software that you need to install on the computer or NAS (Network attached storage) devices where you have stored all the media contents that you want to stream.

Plex Media Player is a software that you need to install on the devices (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Smart TV & more) where you want to stream all the contents that you are stored on the Plex Media Server.

Related: How to Setup Plex on Mac?

How to install Plex App on Windows?

The installation process of Plex app on Windows PC/Laptop is of two stages:

How to Setup Plex Media Server on Windows PC/Laptop?

(Note: Before installing the Plex Media Server, make sure to create a Plex account).

Step 1: Download Plex Media Server on your PC/laptop which runs on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10.

Step 2: Once the downloading of installation file was finished, double click and ran the installer file.

Step 3: Tap “Install” to start the installation process.

Plex Media Server on Windows PC

Step 4: Wait for Plex Media Server to get installed on your Windows PC/laptop.

Plex Media Server on Windows PC

Step 5: Once the installation was finished, Tap “Launch.”

Plex Media Server on Windows PC

Step 6: The setup wizard will take you to the default browser, where you need to enter the login details of your Plex account.

Plex Media Server on Windows PC

Step 7: Tap “Got it.

Plex Media Server on Windows PC

Step 8: Enter the name for your library and then click “Next.”

(Note: Make sure to tick the box “Allow me to access my media outside my home”).

Plex Media Server on Windows PC

Step 9: Tap “Add Library” to add media’s on your server.

Plex Media Server on Windows PC

Step 10: Select the media (Movies, TV Shows, Music, Photos & Other Shows) that you want to add to your library.

Plex Media Server on Windows PC

Step 11: Then name the folder for your media.

Plex Media Server on Windows PC

Step 12: Tap “Browser for Media Folder” to add files from your PC.

Plex Media Server on Windows PC

Step 13: After adding your media files, Tap “Add Library.”

Plex Media Server on Windows PC

Step 14: Tap “Next.”

Plex Media Server on Windows PC

Step 15: Then tap “Done” to finish the setup process of Plex Media Server on your Windows PC/laptop.

Plex Media Server on Windows PC

That’s it. You have installed Plex Media Server on your Windows PC/laptop successfully. You can upload your favourite media’s on Plex media server to access them whenever and wherever you want.

How to Setup Plex Media Player on Windows PC/Laptop?

Download Plex Media player on the computer where you have installed Plex Media server to store your media files. You can also download Plex Media Player on other computer or another devices to access the media files that you are stored in the Plex server running computer.

Step 1: Download Plex Media Player on your PC/laptop which runs on Windows 10, 8.1, 8 & 7.

(Note: You can use also other devices like Mac, Android mobiles, iOS devices, Chromecast, Kodi, Apple TV, Android TV, and Roku to access the files that you are stored in your Plex Media Server. The setup process of Plex Media Player in other devices is more or less similar to the setup process on Windows).

Step 2: Once the downloading was finished, double click and ran the installer file.

Step 3: Tap “Install” to start the installation process.

Plex Media Player on Windows PC/Laptop

Step 4: Then wait for Plex Media Player to get installed on your PC.

Plex Media Player on Windows PC/Laptop

Step 5: Tap “Launch” to open the Plex app.

Plex Media Player on Windows PC/Laptop

Step 6: Tap “Sign in.”

Plex Media Player on Windows PC/Laptop

Step 7: The setup wizard will take you to the default browser, where you need to enter your Plex account login details. Enter the login details and click “Sign in.”

Plex Media Player on Windows PC/Laptop

Step 8: Once the sign-in was completed, close the browser.

Plex Media Player on Windows PC/Laptop

Step 9: Open Plex Media Player and your account will be synced automatically.

Plex Media Player on Windows PC/Laptop

That’s it. You have successfully set up the Plex Media Player on Windows PC/laptop. You can also install the Plex Media Player on other devices like Android, iOS, Mac and much more to access the files that you are stored on Plex Media Server.

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Final Thoughts:

This is how you can set up Plex Media Server and Plex Media player on your Windows PC/laptop. You can subscribe for Plex Pass to get additional features like Premium Music, Premium Photos, Movies, Live TV, Offline Sync, Parental Controls, Plex Perks and more. Further queries about how to install Plex on Windows PC/laptop, please comment below.

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