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How to setup Plex Media Server on SHIELDPlex is an application that lets you stream your media anywhere, on any device. It comes pre installed for free on SHIELD, making it both a media server and a media player. This means you can enjoy the media currently located on your SHIELD device, stream your media from SHIELD to another device, or stream your media from another server to SHIELD. Your entire media collection is presented in a rich, easy-to-navigate interface.

Just install the Plex client app on a viewing device like your phone, tablet, or PC to enjoy all your content anywhere. Here are some examples of things you can do:

  • Stream videos from the SHIELD in your living room to your phone on the train ride home from work.
  • Stream a TV show or music from the SHIELD in your living room to your tablet in bed.
  • Share photos from your San Francisco-based SHIELD with Grandma on her phone in France.
  • Stream movies from your friend’s PC in New York to your SHIELD Android TV at home in San Francisco.

How to setup Plex Media Server on SHIELDHow do I access Plex Media Server on SHIELD?

Plex Media Server on SHIELD is integrated with the Plex media player app already on SHIELD in the Apps row. Simply open the Plex app and log in. Advanced settings for Plex Media Server can be accessed from any browser at .

Why is SHIELD Android TV the best Streaming Media Player for using Plex?

How to setup Plex Media Server on NVIDIA SHIELD Android TVSHIELD isn’t just the only Streaming Media Player that’s a Plex media server; it’s also a Plex media player. This means it provides the best experience, with support for 4K Ultra HD resolution, hardware acceleration for the top media codecs, and a snappy 10-foot user interface.

SHIELD excels as a media server. It’s always on, equipped with a high-performance processor capable of 1080p video transcode, low-power, cost-effective, and located in the heart of your home. SHIELD can also accelerate your NAS with support for 1080p video transcode. Just mount your NAS to SHIELD and instantly start sharing your content anywhere.

Is Plex Media Server only available on SHIELD Pro?

No. Plex Media Server comes preinstalled on both SHIELD 16GB and SHIELD Pro 500 GB. Because SHIELD Pro has 500 GB of built-in storage for your media collection, it’s the optimal choice for your Plex Media Server.How to setup Plex Media Server on SHIELD Note that Plex recommends that you maintain sufficient free space on your internal storage for video transcoding, roughly equal to the size of the source file of the transcode (this can average around 4 to 5 GB for a full-length HD movie).

How do I get started?

Simply copy your media collection to SHIELD’s internal storage, attach a USB storage drive, or mount a NAS. To copy your media collection to SHIELD Pro’s 500 GB internal hard drive, go to Settings > Device > Storage & reset > Access SHIELD folders on PC, and turn this feature on. You’ll be presented with a username and password that you can then use on a networked PC to access SHIELD folders. Then, just drag content from your PC to SHIELD folders.

SHIELD also lets you attach either a USB hard drive or a network storage device (NAS). To attach a NAS, go to Settings > Device > Storage & reset > Network storage. Select and login to your network attached storage. To add folders from an attached NAS or USB drive to Plex, access your Plex Media Server settings from any browser at

What is Plex Pass?

The Plex Pass subscription gives you a ton of premium features, like syncing media to the cloud, syncing media to your mobile for offline access, and automatically pushing mobile photos to your Plex Media Server. Plus, there are premium music libraries, parental controls, and much more. Learn more about Plex Pass here.

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