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Plex on Xbox One

Plex is a client-server media player to store and manage all your movies, TV shows, and other media contents. Plex itself is free to use, but there is also a paid option (Plex Pass) which offers a lot more advanced features. Whether it is the free tier or paid tier, Plex represents the easiest way to stream your home media content. The major advantage of Plex application is that it is accessible on various platforms like Android, Mac, iOS, Windows, Streaming devices like Amazon Fire TV Stick and gaming consoles like Playstation & Xbox. In this article, we will explain how to download and install Plex on gaming consoles like Xbox One and Xbox 360. Everyone knows Xbox consoles provides enhanced experience on gaming. By pairing Xbox with Plex, it lets you access the media contents on the bigger screens. To learn more about Plex, check out our article on What is Plex? Is it Legal to use?

Before installing the Plex on Xbox One or Xbox 360, you need to setup Plex Media Server on the Windows, Mac or any other NAS devices. If you have trouble on installing the Plex Media Server, follow our setup guide for Plex Media Server on Windows and Plex Media Server on Mac.

How to install Plex on Xbox One and Xbox 360?

#1: Connect your Xbox console to the TV and navigate to the Microsoft Xbox Store.

#2: Navigate to the search option and search for Plex app.

#3: Open the official Plex application and tap Get to start the installation process.

Plex for Xbox 360
Plex for Xbox 360

#4: Wait till the Plex App gets installed on your Xbox device.

#5: After installing the application, tap Open to launch the application.

Related: How to install Plex on iOS devices?

How to Setup Plex on Xbox one and Xbox 360?

After the installing the Plex application, you need to link your device Xbox device to the Plex account.

#1: After launching the Plex application, tap SIGN IN and an alphanumeric code will be displayed on the TV screen.

#2: Visit https://plex.tv/link on your mobile or PC device.

#3: Enter your Plex account credentials and enter the code that displayed on the TV screen.

Plex for Xbox One
Plex for Xbox One

#4: After entering the code, tap Link to connect your Xbox Device to the Plex account.

#5: That’s it. You have successfully installed and set up Plex on Xbox consoles.

What is Plex Pass?

Plex Pass is a subscription service which lets you access the premium features of Plex Pass. By purchasing the Plex Pass service, you can access various features like Live TV, Plex Cloud, Prime Music, Prime Video, Photo Management, movie trailers, parental controls, offline sync and more. Without Plex Pass, Plex is still a highly useful application. But if you are looking for an all-in-one standalone application for entire media collection, then you have to purchase the Plex Pass service.

Why you need a VPN for Plex?

By installing Plex on Xbox One/Xbox 360, you can access various media contents on the bigger screen. Unfortunately, a lot of the media contents in the Plex application is region-locked, it means you can’t access those contents on certain countries. To avoid those issues, you must need a VPN service. It encrypts all your browser traffic along with protecting your real identity. We recommend you to use ExpressVPN or IPVanish to avoid the geo-restriction.

To Conclude:

So you have successfully downloaded and installed Plex on Xbox consoles. To expand your Plex experience, you can install third-party channels. If you are facing any trouble with installing Plex on Xbox consoles, leave a comment below.

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