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Viewing or streaming media content from your computer on your iOS device using Plex

The Plex app allows you to view or stream your favorite media files such as movies, music and photos from your computer right on your iOS device over your wireless network.  This article will discuss how you can view or stream your media content from your computer on your iOS device using the Plex app.
Before you can view or stream your digital media files on your iOS device through the Plex app, ensure the following:
  • Your iOS device and your computer are connected to the same network.
  • The Plex Media Server is installed and running on your computer.  To learn how to do this on your Windows® computer, click hereFor Mac® computers, click here.
Step 1:
On your iOS device, open the Plex User-added image app.
Step 2:
Once the Plex app is launched, it will automatically detect the Plex Media Server running on your computer, then it will display the media files recently added to your Plex Media Server.
User-added image
Step 3:
Select the file you want to view or stream by tapping on it.  It will direct you to the file's Pre-play screen.  Tap the Play User-added image button to view or stream your media file.

NOTE:  If you select a photo, it will open it on the viewer at once without going to the Pre-play screen.
QUICK TIP:  You can view your other media files by tapping User-added image on bottom of the page, then choosing the category.
You should now be able to view or stream the file you selected from your computer.
Improve media content streaming to your HDTV with a Wireless-AC Router
With the popularity of throughput-intensive Internet activities such as high definition video streaming, there has been an increasing demand for wireless network devices with better performance and greater reach.  The 802.11ac or the 5th Generation Wi-Fi® Standard has been designed to meet such needs.
This technology is available on the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC1750, EA6500.  This dual-band router is ideal for media-centric applications such as streaming video, gaming, and Voice over Internet Phone (VoIP).  To know more about this device, click on the link below:

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