Plex Home Theater is a comprehensive software solution for transforming your plain old PC into a fully featured Home Theater PC. With incredibly easy to use interface and appealing design, you will instantly gain access to your multimedia content like never before. Plex can reproduce a wide variety of video, audio, and image files that are hosted on your local storage, but it also has full support for all the most popular online streaming services.
Plex Home Theater is a straightforward and reliable application geared toward users who need to play a wide range of video, audio, and picture files, play, and share online videos, as well as access, shared media from your friends’ libraries.
In order to ensure the best experience, the application displays a wizard that guides you throughout the entire process of determining basic audio settings and accessing your account.
After that, you can easily organize media into customized libraries, retrieve metadata from the Internet, and change the application’s theme according to your needs.
However, you need to make sure that your computers meet all the requirements, otherwise, the application won’t work properly and you will not be able to view, access, and organize media files.
Since it works with Plex Media Server, you need to log into your account then easily organize your libraries into sections, organized by type. What’s more, you can access media from a variety of sites then add videos to your queue using a web browser be it Firefox, Opera or Internet Explorer.
Still, Plex Home Theater runs in full screen, so if you are performing other activities, you will have to switch back and forth between the application and your desktop. A drawback of the utility is that you can’t use the mouse buttons, however, you can navigate through channels and libraries using the keyboard arrows.
The ‘Channel Directory’ section enables you to view the most popular videos from various online streaming websites such as Vimeo, YouTube, and CNN, to name a few. Also, you can search for photos, games, music, and videos by accessing the ‘Media Types’ category.
Good home theater experience could not be achieved without a fully streamlined interface that allows everyone to easily browse multimedia that is located both on their local storage, network drives, and streamed via the web. Plex excels in this area, fully supporting a full-screen interface that can be easily manipulated via mouse or via IR remote controller. The main categories of the site enable you to easily access TV shows, Movies, Video/Music/Picture channels, Shared Content, your own playlists, and great search engine. The entire app has a very strong visual component.
One of the central features of Plex is its support for user-created libraries. All your content can be sorted into specific categories, enabling you to always know where you can find your media. Don’t be afraid if you have a lot of old and uncategorized data, because all the media you own will be inspected and their metadata will be downloaded automatically. With Plex and its stunning visual interface, your multimedia experience will become incredibly easy.
From the ‘TV Shows’ section, you can view all your favorite shows and search them by genre, collection, year, folder, or content rating. Moreover, you can search for episodes and view related information with ease.
System Requirements of Plex Home Theater
|Operating System||Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7/8/10|
|Processor||An Intel Core 2 Duo processor or equivalent|
|Memory||At least 2GB of RAM, 4GB recommended|
|DirectX||Direct X 9.0c compatible graphics card|
|Flash Player||FLASH PLAYER|
|Requirements||PLEX MEDIA SERVER|
|Software Name||Plex Home Theater Software For Windows V 188.8.131.5235|
|File Size||74.9 MB|
|Languages||English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, German, Japanese|
Considering all of the above, Plex Home Theater comes with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media such as TV shows, episodes, most recent video, and audio files, and updated images.
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