Plex Media Server

Plex The Plex Media Server is a backend application to help you manage and stream media to almost any network connected device. The Plex app has been integrated to ClearOS's 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.

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.

To learn more about Plex and Plex Pass, click here.


This app is a free download. You can install using the ClearOS Marketplace or via CLI:

yum install app-plex


You must be running ClearOS version 6 or later to download and install this app.


Is Plex free?

Yes. The app is free for ClearOS, as is the underlying Plex platform that powers it. Plex has a premium subscription service called Plex Pass that provides additional features. You can learn more about Plex Pass here.