Stream videos and other media to your PS4 and Xbox One using PLEX

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Sony’s Playstation 4 isn’t exactly known for its media features. The PS3 was used by many users to watch movies and stream other media, the PS4 however doesn’t support DLNA and has lackluster Blu-ray Playback. Sony will most likely patch in better media functionality in a future update but what can users do right now to stream their favorite content locally? The answer lies in the power of HTML 5 and a neat little program called PLEX.

The Xbox One is a bit better as it does support DLNA but you’ll have to send files to your Xbox One to play them instead of the console being able to browse through your local files. This process in my opinion is just not worth the extra hassle so using PLEX is much better. Microsoft did announce that they would be patching in MKV support sometime down the line, but till then PLEX is the best option.

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Streaming videos locally will require a PC with decent hardware if you plan on viewing 1080p videos, I recommend a dual core processor on the minimum. PLEX is the program we’ll be using to stream media to your PS4, it basically converts video into HTML 5 like the videos we watch on YouTube. The media is then viewable directly on the PS4′s web browser which luckily supports HTML 5. Along with being able to access media locally, PLEX also allows access to various video channels similar to Netflix.

PLEX not only supports Videos, but all other formats as well including pictures and music. The program works on any device that supports HTML5, so the following tutorial is not just for the Xbox One and PS4 but will allow your other devices to view media easily as well.

Read on for the full tutorial.

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  • NexX

    works GREAT .. thanks

  • 4sp3nd4rk

    Don’t know why Sony does things like that. MiCoSoft already gave Plex folks his version of Plex Player and why sony is so backwards on that matters making users run it via browser?? Other wonderful thing is the lock of almost every bluetooth device that could be used as headsets or phones on their console (PS4). Ok, I know someone will shout, u can plug it on the controller, but the aim of a bluetooth headset is to use it without any cable, even if this is just for chat feature.

  • Azazel

    Yeah mine didnt work too, timed out. So you replace 32400 with your own port, so in my case 16399 and web with the name of your system yeah. Any other way and it crashed and says not supported. This way it tries to connect, but times out. HELP

    • http://gearnuke.com/ Danial Arshad Khan

      The 32400 port is the one used by PLEX, only the URL before that needs to be of your PC. Also what crashes? PLEX? If so what error does it give? Please provide some more details so I can help you out.

  • Benny Gay

    This does not work on the Xbox One! MKV especially doesn’t work. It will say “This Browser DOES NOT support video Streaming.” Was this just for SEO for you? I have sent a Google and Bing block request for this topic because what you posted is not worth people’s time.

  • David

    Didn’t work on my x1 or ps4 said not supported

    • http://gearnuke.com/ Danial Arshad Khan

      Mind sharing some more details? Where did it say that?

      • Benny Gay

        Idiot

    • Ha.

      I bet he tried doing plex app onto ps4 and got confused lolololol

  • andy

    I learned about this a while back on another artcile on N4G back in early July. It was actually what got me introduced to Plex and it is indeed epic the way it goes out and gets all the posters and info about your media. And the streaming to PS4 works ace in the browser too.

  • Moreno

    Good info! Does it plays 5.1 audio that way? DTS etc

    • http://gearnuke.com/ Danial Arshad Khan

      It does!