This tutorial aims to get you acquainted with how to use Plex on your PS4 to stream IPTV channels.
Plex is a Media Server program for general users and utilizing it doesn’t demand a high level of technical knowledge compared to its other competitors. Plex allows the users to stream media content from their home network to all compatible devices.
An overview of Plex
Plex appears as a media playback system that enables the users to simply share their movies, TV series, songs, photos, and fundamentally any multimedia content that they have in storage. It utilizes a server to host all your media contents and media players to stream the contents. By installing the Plex Media Server to a PC on your personal network and adding media contents to your libraries, the server will retrieve the information concerning the library. Once that’s completed, you can connect a player App (In Plex its called Client) to the PC in the living room, your mobile, tablets, etc. By connecting these devices to your home network the Apps will instantly identify the Server and display your media contents ready to be played and streamed.
Host your Media Contents in a Central Location
In order to use Plex and make it functional, you must establish the server on a PC somewhere in your house. Without establishing a server, the Apps won’t be capable to play any media contents. That process might appear a little bit complicated, however, the advantages it gives are enormous. In our personal experience, the first time when we load up the plex, it was extraordinary and exciting to use.
Combining an App to your Plex structure is easy. First, you must install the App, start it and see it as it discovers the Plex servers on the network. The server transmits the App details about your personal media library and its ready to watch. The excellent thing about this part is that, when the server is installed correctly and is up and running, you don’t need to take any extra steps. It actually needs a few seconds to get the App identify the contents and play them.
Holding all your contents stored by a central server indicates that you have a singular place to control your media content collection. You have the ability to add new movies, or simply edit the poster picture being used for your beloved TV series. Every feature of the server is controlled via the Plex Web App. It operates in a web browser from anywhere in your house, therefore you don’t have to be at a particular place to contrive your media library. When a modification is performed, it’s instantly available to all the Apps in your house without taking any further actions.
Keep Record of What You’ve Watched
The server retains track of what you have viewed, or are in the progress of watching. Each archive has a “watched” state sign that allows you to know that you have or haven’t watched the content. Additionally, if you stopped watching in a middle of a show, it recognizes where you left off and attempts to take up from where you stopped. This feature appears on any App, not just the one you started watching the content on in the first place.