Interview: Plex offers users one place for all their media

Greg Burke caught up to Plex at CES 2019 to talk about the service and how it meets all the needs of media lovers across multiple servers.


Plex has made quite a name for itself as a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to offering a great media service that’s available on almost any platform out there. Our very own, Greg Burke, had a chance to catch up with the company at CES this year, where he was able to talk to them about their support for Oculus Rift, as well as their platform offerings in the future.

Greg caught up with Scott Hancock, the VP of Marketing at Plex, to talk about the server and what it has to offer media users. On top of already offering one of the best media server experiences out there, Scott also talked a little about how Plex has extended its support to virtual reality using the Oculus Rift. This allows users to experience their movies, photos, and music in a virtual environment like a movie theater, all without having to leave the comfort of their home.

I’m personally a big support of the service and have used it for a number of years now as my main media server. That being said, the company continues to expand and is always looking at new platforms to push the service to. According to Scott, Plex continues to monitor trends, which they then use to decide whether they should bring the service to that platform or not. It’s a strategy that seems to have worked quite well for the company.

Plex’s media server can easily run off of Windows, macOS and Linux compatible systems including some NAS devices, making it a service available to almost anyone looking to replace their current media service. On top of this, users looking to expand their experience can pick up the premium subscription for $5 a month, $40 a year, or even purchase a lifetime subscription for one-charge of $120.

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