T he Plex Media Server is a backend application to help you manage and stream media to almost any network connected device. With Plex Live TV and DVR, you can even record your favorite free HDTV digital broadcasts - including local new and sports.
This app has been integrated to ClearOS' Network Map app that allows you to restrict when users/devices on the LAN can access the media server - a useful feature if you allow guests on your network but do not want them to automatically have access to your family photos, music etc.
"Really awesome that ClearOS has Plex Media Server as an app" (MvL)
Smart phones, iPhones, Windows and Mac desktops have dedicated client applications to stream or display media from your server. Linux desktops can stream the media via an HTML5 browser.
Most game consoles like the PS3 are also able to automatically find the service and be used to playback via your television.