Plex Turorial

Nomaran

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This tutorial will guide you through Plex installation and basic configuration. It's pretty simple, just follow my steps!

Part 1. Installation.

Open your Client Area and go to the Apps tab:
client area apps.png


Find Plex application and press install. You'll see the popup:
pre install popup.png


It is IMPORTANT - you must have a Plex account before installation. If you don't have it, go to the Plex official site and register one (https://www.plex.tv). Press the Sign UP and proceed the registration. After that put correct login details into form and press install:
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After installation finished open Plex from Apps tab or from main page of your Client Area. It will ask you for login. Choose "Continue with email" and enter same login details as you entered in installation popup:
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After that you'll see introduction screen (just press Got it! button) and then advertisement about paid subscription for Plex Pass service. Just close it with cross in top right corner (or proceed for the subscription if you're interested).
After this popups, app will ask you to setup your Plex Media Server. Choose name which you like, don't forget to tick "allow access outside my house" - it'll make your server accessible to the client apps. Then press Next button:
server setup.png


Now you need to add a library.
 
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Nomaran

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Part 2. Adding a Library.

After naming the server and pressing Next you'll see Library setup window. Press Add Library:
add library1.png


Then choose the type of the library and name for it:
add library2.png


On the next screen press BROWSE FOR MEDIA FOLDER. You'll see this menu:
add library3.png


Usually all your downloads stored in folder downloads/manual so I'm choosing this folder. But if you have subfolder for movies (show, music, etc) only, choose this subfolder. Then press ADD LIBRARY - Plex will scan files in chosen folder:
add library4.png


If needed you can add more libraries (but you'll also can do it later). If you're finished press Next:
library added.png


Initial setup is done! You can go by suggested link and download client apps (https://www.plex.tv/downloads/) or just finish it by pressing Done button:
setup finished.png


CONGRATULATIONS! Now you have a working Plex Media Server!
Your next step - install client app for needed OS or mobile device and connect to your server. You can stream content from seedbox now!
 
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Knowing that this tutorial is out of date, is anyone else having success with Plex on Evoseedbox? My installed App doesn't seem to recognize that it's a server. It wants to redirect me to the Plex.tv downloads page for Plex Media Server.
 
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