September 26, 2016

Plex teams up with Amazon to launch Plex Cloud

The company claims that you no longer need an always-on PC or any other network-attached hardware in order to use its media player

Earlier today, Plex launched a cloud-based version of its media server, Plex Cloud, on the Amazon platform. The company says that this will bring its media server software to the cloud.

The company claims that users will no longer need to install Plex software on a local device as the Plex Cloud eliminates the need to run the Plex Media Server on a computer or Networked Attached Storage (NAS). However, it requires a subscription to Amazon Drive and a Plex Pass.

Plex Cloud is said to function just like a regular Plex Media Server and is currently in Beta. Plex say that this product provides users with access to their media from a broad range of devices, however not all of its features are available in today’s beta release. Some of the missing capabilities include Camera Upload and Offline Sync, which will be added in the future.

Other features missing in Plex Cloud include DLNA support, Cloud Sync, Media Optimizer, and the newly launched Plex DVR. The company points out that Plex Cloud is not a copy of the local Plex server. However, as of today, Plex doesn’t mention any type of media migration tool.

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