Plex Media Player is one of the applications which helps you stream all the media content. By pairing the PlayStation console with the Plex application, you can stream videos from popular streaming services. If you have purchased the Plex Pass service, you can watch live TV channels (both official and unofficial) on the PlayStation-connected TV device. In this article, we will show you how to download and install Plex on PS3 and PS4 Consoles.
Before installing the Plex Application on PS4 and PS3, you need to set up Plex Media Server on Windows, Mac, or any other NAS devices. If you’re facing any trouble while installing the Plex Media Server, then check out our guide to learn how to install Plex Media Server on Windows and Plex Media Server on Mac.
How to Install Plex on PS3 and PS4?
Before installing the Plex application, make sure to create a Plex account by visiting Plex Sign up page https://plex.tv/signup.
#1: Connect your PS4/PS3 to the TV and navigate to the PlayStation Store.
#2: Search for Plex on the search bar located at the top of the screen.
#3: From the search results, open the Plex application and tap Download to start the installation process.
#4: Wait for the Plex application to get downloaded on your device.
(Note: The downloading speed may vary depending on your internet speed)
#5: Once the installation is finished, tap Start to launch the Plex application.
Related: How to install Plex on Xbox Consoles?
How to Setup and Watch Plex on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3?
After installing the application, you need to carry out a
#1: Navigate to the TV & Video Section menu and launch the Plex application.
#2: Tap the Sign In option located on the bottom left corner of the screen.
#3: It displays an alpha-numeric code on the screen.
#4: Visit https://plex.tv/link on your PC or mobile web browser. Enter your Plex account login details and the alphanumeric code that is displayed on the TV.
#5: Tap Link to connect your PlayStation console to the Plex account.
#6: After tapping the Link button, you will get a notification stating that “App Linked”
#7: That’s it. You have successfully installed and set up the Plex media player on the PlayStation consoles. Now play your favorite movie or TV show and enjoy streaming on the bigger screens.
(Note: Some of the media content in the Plex application are geo-locked and you must need Plex VPN service to access those contents. We recommend you to use either PrivateVPN or ExpressVPN to unblock the geo-restricted content along with hiding your real identity)
With these few simple steps, you would have easily installed Plex on PS4 and PS3. With Plex, on your PlayStation, you can use your device for both gaming and watching movies. After installing the app, you can browse the number of channels to stream all your favorite media.
Related: How to install and Set up Plex on FireStick?
If your PlayStation console freezes and crashes, clear the unwanted cache files on the app. Try to uninstall and reinstall the app and connect with a stable network. If the trouble persists then it may due to a server problem in the Plex app. To confirm this contact Plex customer support.
Yes, you can Chromecast on both the gaming consoles using an Android smartphone with Google Cast Extension.
Yes, you can get the Plex app directly from the PlayStation Store on your PS5 console.
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