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The Plex Media Server is a great tool to manage content between devices. Plex app helps you stream media and content from one device to the other. To do this, you first need to install Plex Media Server on you computer / laptop from where your contents are stored. Then you can install the Plex app on iPhone / iPad and stream them anytime anywhere at ease. In this article, let us see how to download, set up and use Plex for iPad / iPhone.

You can also use the Plex web app (Plex web client) to access your Plex content on any browser on any device including iPhone / iPad.

Plex Media Server – Download and Set Up

It is necessary to set up Plex media server on your PC before you use Plex on iOS devices like iPhone/iPad. Because it is the Plex media server which stores and streams the Plex content stored on your iOS devices. So before setting up Plex for iOS, iPad/iPhone, you must install Plex on PC/Laptop/Mac.

Related: Best Plex VPNs To Stream Content in 2019 With Installation Guide

Plex Media Server for PC/Latptop – Requirements

Before you install the Plex Media Server, make sure that you PC is compatible with what you want to do with Plex.

  • Windows: Make sure that your PC is running with the latest Windows OS
  • Mac: OS X / macOS 10.9 Mavericks or newer (including Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, and Sierra)
  • Processor with Intel Core i3 (or equivalent) or faster
  • Though Plex doesn’t use much of RAM, a minimum 2 GB of RAM is recommended

How to Setup Plex Media Server on Windows PC/Laptop

Setting up Plex on Windows PC is a simple process. Plex on PC lets you take your favorite movies, videos, movie, and media wherever you go. The set up process is simple. Click the below link for the step by step guide to install Plex on PC with screenshots.

Setup Plex Media Server on Windows PC

How to Setup Plex Media Server on Mac

Follow the below link for the step by step guide to install the Plex media server with screenshots.

Setup Plex Media Server on Windows PC

How to Stream Plex to iOS devices – iPhone/iPad

After setting up Plex media server on your PC, let us see how to stream those content on your iPhone/iPad. Just follow these steps to stream Plex to your iOS devices.

Step 1: Open the App Store on your iPhone/iPad and search for Plex.

Step 2: From the results, install the Plex App by Plex Inc.

Plex For iPhone
Plex For iPhone

Step 3: Open the Plex App once the installation is complete.

Plex For iPhone
Plex For iPhone

Step 4: Sign in to your Plex account using your credentials if you already have one. If you are a new or first time user, create a Plex account using any one of the methods displayed on the screen.

Plex For iPhone
Plex For iPhone

Step 5: On the home screen of the Plex app, you will see the recommended web shows and podcasts.

Plex For iPhone
Plex For iPhone

Step 6: In the bottom bar, you can see the categories that you have synced from your Plex media server.

Plex For iPhone
Plex For iPhone

Step 7: Click any of those categories to see your content from your PC/Mac/NAS. On the top right, you will see the name of your desktop displayed.

Step 8: Click on any media item to play on your iPad/iPhone.

Plex For iPhone
Plex For iPhone

Related: How to Download and Setup Plex for Android?

To Conclude

So you have successfully set up Plex for your iOS devices. So you can hereafter take along with you your favorite movies, music, picture and other media. So you can efficiently manage your content on your iPhone/iPad using Plex.

Having issues in setting up or streaming contents using Plex, leave a comment below for us to help.

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