Posted Tue Sep 27, 2016 at 02:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Plex Media Server support is heading to the cloud!
Plex has announced the arrival of Plex Cloud, allowing users to enjoy fully featured media server support through the cloud using Amazon Drive storage. The premium service is now available as a beta program to a limited number of Plex Pass users.
Plex Cloud lets customers store and access their Plex media collections without a traditional always-on computer or NAS device. Instead, users can simply store their videos, photos, music, and other content through the cloud using an Amazon Drive account. Plex users can then run an always-on Plex Media Server through the cloud, allowing them to easily stream and access their Amazon Drive media remotely on all their Plex enabled devices.
Here's a full rundown of key features per the Plex blog:
- Plex in 60 Seconds: Plex Cloud eliminates the need to run your own local Plex Media Server and manage an always-on computer or NAS. With the simplified setup and no hardware or network challenges, you’ll be streaming quicker than ever!
- Storage with Peace of Mind: Let Amazon worry about nasty stuff like power failure, corruption, and data loss. It turns out they’re pretty good at that stuff!
- Unlimited Storage, Radical Performance: Add as many files as you like to your unlimited Amazon Drive and stream anywhere! Forget about your glacial home upload bandwidth and give your data cap some room to breathe. Plex Apps let you quickly view, organize, and share things when you need to, no matter where you are.
- Hang on to your $$$'s: No more costly hardware to buy and maintain! You can store and play as much as you want for just a few bucks a month!
Unlimited Amazon Drive storage currently costs $60 per year. Plex Pass users can sign up for the Plex Cloud beta here.
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