Like millions of users around the world, I’m utterly in love with Plex. It helps keep all my movies and TV shows in perfect order. It can match metadata, download subtitles, find the appropriate artwork, and a whole lot more. Even the free version is so good, there’s no reason to keep using Kodi.
But there is one downside: the social aspect of watching content. Because of the ease with which I can rent or buy new movies and TV shows on services like iTunes, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store, I never go to the cinema anymore.
If you’re like me, you’re missing out on the collective experience of enjoying a gripping movie with lots of other people. Well, not anymore. Step forward Plex Together.
What Is Plex Together?
Plex Together lets you watch content at the same time as your family or friends. It’ll sync up your apps so you’re experiencing exactly the same footage at the same time. It really is the next best thing to going to the movie theater.
To get started, click the Get Started link on the Plex Together website and enter your login details. If you want to be the host, you’ll need to create a room and invite other people to join you.
As host, you have control of the content being played — if you pause the footage, it will pause for everyone.
Best of all, the app can source content from any Plex Media Server contented to the room. You’re essentially joining all your libraries together to create one super repository.
Have you used Plex Together? Which features do you like the most? What’s still missing? You can let us know your opinions in the comments below.