The Ultimate Guide to Installing Plex TV on Firestick – 2021 Edition
Plex is the perfect way to watch your favourite shows on any device, anywhere. Plex lets you set up a server and then stream all your media – photos, music, home videos, movies, TV shows and more – from that server to other devices in your house. If you’re looking for a way to install Plex TV on a firestick or smart tv so that you can enjoy it at home or away from home then this guide has everything you need!
What is Plex Tv on Firestick?
Plex Tv is a new app from Plex that lets you watch your favourite TV shows and movies on the big screen, with access to live news, sports and more. It’s just like having cable at home—but without all those pesky contracts or expensive satellite dishes. Once installed on your Amazon Firestick device (or any smart tv), Plex Tv will work with any HDMI-compatible TV.
With Plex, you can put thousands of internet channels on your big screen and enjoy them like their live TV. You’ll have access to anything from news networks (CNN), favourites shows (The Office) or even movies that are still playing in theatres!
How to Install Plex TV on Firestick
Step 1. Open your firestick device and scroll up. Click on the search bar or magnifying icon
Step 2. Type Plex and click on the plex icon when it comes up.
Step 3. Select Get and wait for the installation to complete.
Step 4. Click on Apps centre and then select Plex Tv. Select Allow and then Ok.
Features of Plex TV
TV Shows – Watch all your favourite episodes of the latest seasons, plus binge on entire past seasons to catch up. The app is home to many popular shows from HBO, Showtime and others such as Dexter®, Billions™, Game of Thrones® and more.
Music Videos – Kick back with music videos featuring some of your favourite artists and singers, from Justin Bieber to Jason Mraz.
Movies – Stream all your movie favourites (including the latest hits) whenever you want with Plex TV’s extensive library of HD films just waiting for you to watch on-demand in one app. Animated features, action movies, comedy classics—it’s all here!
Plex TV has more than just movies and music videos. Watch the latest episodes of your favourite HBO, Showtime and other shows on-demand right from Plex TV with no additional subscriptions or fees! Plus get access to hundreds of hours worth of children’s programming in Plex Kids—perfect for a family living room experience where everyone can enjoy their favourites together.
If you’re a sports fanatic, scroll down to find out how Plex TV can keep up with all your favourite teams in one convenient place. It’s never been easier to follow all the action and get game-time updates during an away game!
Plus, Plex TV also added some great new features like Audio Ducking for background music (coming soon) and support for Alexa devices, so voice commands can control Plex TV.
Why do I Need Plex TV on my Firestick Device?
Plex TV on Firestick offers access to live news, sports and more—with no contracts or expensive satellite dishes.
With Plex Tv installed on your Amazon Firestick device (or any smart tv), you’ll have access to thousands of internet channels that work with any HDMI-compatible TV. You can enjoy everything from movie favourites still playing in theatres to live sports—completely commercial-free.
Accessing Plex TV on your Firestick device is easy and takes just a few minutes of setup time. First, you’ll need an internet connection (cable or wifi) for the Firestick device itself—this can be done by connecting with an ethernet cable or through wireless wi-fi. You’ll also need a Plex Tv account, which you can get for free by creating a new one from your computer.
The next step is getting the Plex app downloaded to your Firestick device and then installing the Plex channel—this takes just seconds on any smart tv with an HDMI connection.
Is it Legal to Use Plex Tv?
This is a common question that new Plex users have, and the answer is yes.
You’ll need to create a free account on my.plexapp.com (or use your Facebook or Google login) to start watching commercial-free content from any device anywhere with an internet connection—and it’s all 100% legal!
Is it Safe to Use Plex TV?
Plex is a 100% safe app that doesn’t contain any viruses, malware or spyware.
There’s also an extensive collection of content available for streaming with no commercial interruptions and Plex apps are compatible across all devices from Android to Apple TV (Apple TV users need the latest tvOS).
How Much Does it Cost?
The good news is that there’s no charge to download the app and start watching today—it does require a Plex Premium account, but this will get you access to all of your favourite movies and TV shows.
A Plex Pass subscription costs $120/year for unlimited content on how many devices you want at once (but keep in mind that it’s not unlimited across devices) or you can purchase a Plex Pass for $59.99/year. You also have the option to get a monthly subscription of $14.99, which is much more expensive than paying annually but might be worth it if your budget doesn’t allow for the annual pass.
Where do I Sign up for Plex Pass?
To sign up, you can go to the website and click on “Get Started,” or if you want a wider range of options, download the app from Amazon. If you install it through your browser and then launch it while signed in with your account information, that will auto-link all devices running Plex Media Server.
Alternatively, you can use the app on your phone or tablet to purchase a Plex Pass. The cost is $14.99 monthly and $59.99 yearly subscriptions available through Apple’s App Store and Google Play store respectively. You’ll have to sign up with an email address in order to verify that it’s a legitimate install.
The app will show you a code – this is your “Registration Code” for the Plex Pass. Simply enter it into the input field on the website and click to activate your account, which should be linked automatically at that point. Now we configure our Firestick so it’s ready to run plex media server software.
Plex TV Not Working: Clear Cache
Go to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Apps. Find Plex Media Server, then select it and click “Force Stop.” Next, go back to one page on your device’s settings menu and tap the cogwheel in the upper-right corner of the screen. From there, you’ll be able to disable notifications from Plex for this device.
Back on the Manage Installed Apps page, find Plex Media Server again and select it to open up more options; you’ll need them later. Next click “Clear Data” to erase any data from your device that may be associated with Plex (such as metadata), then tap “OK.”
On the next screen, select both Downloaded Program Files as well as Media Databases before tapping Clear Data.
Now return to the main Settings menu (Settings > General) and scroll down a little way until you see Applications followed by System Apps. From here, you’ll need to select the first option, Manage Installed Apps and click Enable Plex TV.
Pros of Plex TV
- A multitude of channels, which can be installed for free on any device
- User-friendly interface.
- Fast playback
- High Definition Video Quality
- Syncing: your content will sync across all your devices.
- No interruption of service when the power goes out, as long as you’re connected to a router or mobile hotspot.
- Parental control
Cons of Plex TV
- Plex content and channel support are not available in all countries. Visit plex.tv/link to see what’s currently supported where you live. (Examples: United Kingdom, Canada, France) .- There are some issues in the service: Some channels do not work on certain devices. For example, BBC iPlayer will only play to a Chromecast (not an Apple TV) and Netflix does not stream offline
- A Plex Pass subscription is required for some content features such as viewing personal media from other accounts or using mobile apps outside of your home network
- Plex Pass is also needed for features like Plex Mix, which automatically mixes your personal media to create an easy-to-watch playlist of all the photos and videos on your devices.
How to Set Up Plex TV
Sign up for a Plex account: Using your email or Facebook login details. After login in or signing up, you are required to purchase a plan. scroll down on the Plex tv interface and choose any plan according to your budget.
Signing Up For A Free Trial Of The Plex Pass Subscription.
A paid subscription called “Plex Pass” is required to use some of the features that are discussed in this guide. You can avoid paying by using other solutions such as Emby or Kodi.
Importance of Using Plex TV on Firestick with A VPN
If you live outside of the US, using a VPN to watch content from other countries is near-impossible without one.
VPNs encrypt your data and reroute it through another country so that Netflix thinks you are in that country. For example, if you use an American server with a UK IP address then when you try to watch British TV, you will be able to do so using a VPN. You can also use a VPN for security purposes and unblock content from countries like China or Russia.
Features of a VPN While Streaming with Plex TV:
A VPN is software that you install on your system, usually a browser or another app. You connect to the server location of choice and it encrypts all data between your device and the VPN server. Your IP address will be masked so that other people are not able to see what country you are in when connecting to public Wi-Fi.
Using Plex Tv with a VPN also allows you to access content that may be blocked in your geographical location, such as watching BBC broadcasts from the US.
Plex TV Alternatives
Stremio is a free and open-source media player that can be installed on your Firestick. It has integrated Plex TV functionality so you are able to stream content from the Stremio library as well as other sources like pirate bay, youtube, or even plex servers themselves.
Emby is a free and open-source media player that also has Plex TV functionality. It supports accessing content from third-party providers like pirate bay, youtube, or even plex servers itself in addition to its own library of content.
A popular alternative to both Stremio and Emby as well as other media players is Kodi. It can be installed on your Firestick and provides Plex TV functionality as well, though it does not have integrated support for watching content from third-party providers like pirate bay or youtube in addition to its own library of content.
Media Port is a media player for the Firestick that installs on your system and lets you watch videos from third-party providers like pirate bay or youtube.