43 thoughts on “PLEX MEDIA SERVER COMPLETE 2020 SETUP | EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

  1. What im so confused about is i want to watch a show so i go to youtube to where i first went to plex with this link. There was the show i wanted to watch so i added it to my watch list and went to my main server and it wasnt there so i refreshed and it still wasnt there so i have no idea how to play it and i searched it but it wasnt there but it was on the other link.

  2. Hi,
    I have a mess up with plex media server , so I just want to fresh install from the begining of the plex app on my windows 10 as well as synology nas . I was already created account for the user , I did try to uninstall the plex on my synology nas from control panel package but when I opened from the windows or on the mobile android it was still all the user's account there . Please let me know how to fresh clean and start it back from the begining .
    Thank you so much !

  3. Excellent intro video! It's not too long, not too short. Narration is very clear and concise. Thank you for sharing with us!

  4. hi is there a certain way files need to be named? i added a tv program. put episode 1. but nothing appeared. only when i put s01e01 that it came up? i there a folder on plex app that just keeps the random vidoes it doesnt know?

  5. I have a question, my Plex Server is on a pi. When I check my media server status, there is a lock in a green dot.

  6. I started to cut the cord a couple years ago but got overwhelmed. I have a built PC with 4channel tuner connected to hd antenna, 3 nvidia shields, RAX 80 router, 4tb wd “cloud” storage, and still paying 200+ for dish, Amazon prime and Netflix. Great video, time to get proactive and assemble my stuff and drop dish. I had it up and going back then, but I had to convert files, transfer them to my cloud drive etc. it was easier to just keep dish. But times have changed as dish is loaded with commercials and dropping my local channels.

  7. I've set up a FreeNAS and put the plex plugin on it. How do i update the plex using the .rar they want you to download? I've gone onto the freeNAS and stopped the share, clicked on update Plex plugin, and then restarted the share. However, when i try to watch something on Plex it says i still need to update it. So, i guess i have to update it via the .rar file you download. I have the lifetime PLEX pass.

    I dont know much about servers and networking. I have built several gaming PCs and i built my own NAS, but when it comes to the software side I just watched a bunch of tutorials. I thought once i set plex up it would be one and done. Now i feel a little lost on how to update it. There has to be something i am missing.

    I hope this makes sense and someone out there knows what I need to do.

  8. Hm, was looking for something simpler. Basically, I want a streaming server on my PC with a basic setup wizard and then on the other side my iOS VLC player. But I haven't found a SIMPLE and WORKING solution, yet.

  9. Can I watch Plex video on any computer without installing client app or login. If I just have up address and I can open anywhere

  10. Do I have to login into my windows account to watch movies on my TV using plex?

    If so, do I have to give my user password to my kids so they can login into my account to watch movies on tv using plex?

    or do I have to reinstall several plex server in all user accounts on my windows so everyone in my house can watch TV?

    either way this is pretty lame.

  11. Im using a mac and downloaded the server part but after opening the app there is no option to add my content.

  12. love the video, and clicked it specfically because you explained the plex pass. Now with black friday sale, the lifetime one seems a good deal.
    However, i'm not sold, since i don't plan on using plex outside my home network. Would there be any reason to purchase a sub at all? (i don't seem to be limited locally anyhow)

  13. How can I automatically add iTunes media or libraries to plex automatically without having to download them before!??

  14. The part at 9:42 where it starts the Server setup never occurs for me. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Plex media server and the server setup part doesn't happen. It just places the Plex Media Server in the bottom righthand corner of windows and that's it. Anyone have any ideas what is going on? Its double frustrating because I used to have it working before but moved my media files to a new hard drive.

  15. I have a i5-6500 and a i5-7500T sitting around, can anyone chime in on which CPU would be better for a plex server. The i5-7500T is at a lower clock speed but requires less power and has the HD 630 integrated graphic vs the HD530 in the i5-6500. My entire collection is in 1080p (no 4K).

  16. Thank you so much for putting up this detailed tutorial. I have spent many hours cataloging my movies and shows. I found that the naming convention is indeed important in order for Plex to scrape the internet for info pertaining to our media. Also, a major problem I had at the very beginning was this: I have a separate hard drive for all of my media. I did not install an operating system on it. I did install Plex on it and just could not figure out why I could not get it setup correctly with the servers. I can't tell you how many times I installed and un-installed. Finally, I realized that the Plex software has to be installed on the C Drive where the operating system files are. I then put all of my media onto the K drive. Off and running! I could not get my issue solved by anyone on Plex Forums or any other YouTube videos, so I hope this helps someone. Lessons learned always the hard way! 🙂

  17. plex is great unless they stop suporting the os your using like windows app store or like me you have your own movies as one title and tv shows as another yet no mater how many times yopu unpin or remove the plex free movies and tv it keeps reapearing every time i start plex up on my shield tv.

    Plex is fast becomeing something i want to avoid. no xbox one aPP SO BOUT SHIELD TV PRO, NOW PLEX IS TRYING TO FORCE ME TO HAVE THEIR MENUS ON MY SO CALLED CHOISE MENU. PLEX YOU PEOPLE SUCK. sTOP FORCEING ME TO HAVE YOUR PLEX MENU ON MY OWN CHOICES.

  18. When I open plex media server I get no option to do a server setup. I am using a windows 10 laptop as a media server – any ideas what I need to do?

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