The days of using PlayStation as a gaming console are gone. More than a gaming console, PlayStation is used as an intermediate to stream the HD videos. Among many apps, Plex Media Player is one of the applications which helps you stream all the media content. By paring PlayStation console with the Plex application, you can stream videos from popular streaming services. If you have purchased 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 PlayStation Consoles.
To know more about Plex, check out What is Plex? Is it Legal to use?
Before installing the Plex Application on PS4 and PS3, you need to setup 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?
Just follow the below-mentioned step by step procedure to download the Plex application on PlayStation consoles. Before installing Plex application, make sure to create a Plex account by visiting 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 which located on 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 Plex application to get downloaded on your device.
(Note: The downloading speed may vary depending on your internet speed)
Related: How to install Plex on Xbox Consoles?
#5: Once the installation is finished, tap Start to launch the Plex application.
How to Setup and Watch Plex on PS4 and PS3?
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 Sign In option which located on the bottom left corner of the screen.
#3: A alpha-numeric code will be displayed 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 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 an notification stating that “App Linked”
#7: That’s it. You have successfully installed and set up 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 contents 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 contents 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 favourite media’s.
Thank you for reading this article. If you’re facing trouble while following this installation guide, don’t hesitate to comment below. We are happy to help you.
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