Plex is a popular media server app used to manage both local and online storage. In Plex, you can also get to watch live TV channels. It has 20,000+ movies, series, TV shows, and other content for streaming. With Plex, you will get two types of services. Media Player and Media Server. You can install the Plex Media Server on your PCs to manage your servers. You can install the Plex Media Player app on your Samsung Smart TV and other devices to access your media library.
Plex provides 180+ live TV channels for streaming, and it also includes top TV channels such as CBS, Newsy, Euronews, Financial Times, and more. Recently, Plex changed its logo. The new logo looks more classy and casual.
The Plex streaming app has a paid subscription and it is known as Plex Pass. You can get the Plex Pass in three different ways.
- $4.99 per month
- $39.99 for one year
- $119.99 for a lifetime.
Plex on Samsung Smart TV
You can install the Plex Media Player app on Samsung Smart TVs that are manufactured from 2016 and above models. Another limitation is that you can’t get the Plex app on Samsung TV in China and Iran. Check the list of Plex-supported devices in the Plex support forum.
How to Download Plex App on Samsung Smart TV
(1). Turn on the Samsung Smart TV and set up the internet connection.
(2). Press the Smart Hub button on the remote and click the Apps on the home screen.
(3). Choose the Search option and look for the Plex app in the Smart Hub.
(4). Select Install to install the Plex on the Samsung Smart TV.
(5). Click Open to launch the Plex app and select Sign In.
(6). It provides an Activation Code on the TV screen.
(7). Visit the Plex Activation website.
(8). Sign in to your account and enter the Activation Code.
(9). Click the Link button to activate the Plex app and go back to the Plex app on the TV.
(10). Choose the content to stream on the Samsung Smart TV.
How to Update Plex on Samsung Smart TV
If you are using the older version of the Plex app on your Samsung TV, you will have some performance and playback issues. To resolve the issues, you need to update all the apps on your Samsung TV.
(1). Open the Smart Hub store on your Samsung TV.
(2). Go to the Featured menu to get all the apps installed on your Samsung TV.
(3). Now, hold the Enter button to open the Options menu.
(4). Choose the Update Apps option.
(5). Select the Plex app and click the Update button to update the app on your Samsung TV.
(6). If you want, you can also enable the Auto Update to update apps automatically on your Samsung TV. Go to the Options menu and turn on Auto Update.
How to AirPlay Plex on Samsung Smart TV
The latest versions of the Samsung Smart TV model are equipped with the AirPlay feature. With the AirPlay support on Samsung Smart TV, you can cast content from your iPhone. To do so,
(1). Install the Plex app from the App Store on your iPhone or iPad.
(2). Then, connect both your iPhone or iPad and Samsung Smart TV to the same WiFi connection.
(3). Open the Plex app on your iPhone or iPad and play any video content.
(4). Tap the AirPlay icon on the Playback screen.
(5). On the list of devices, choose your Samsung Smart TV.
(6). Now, the video content will appear on the Samsung TV.
Alternative Method to Use Plex App on Samsung Smart TV
You can watch the Plex on your TV from the smartphone app. SmartThings is the Samsung app for screen mirroring the phone screen to the Samsung Smart TV and you can stream the Plex app.
(1). Ensure that the Samsung Smart TV and the smartphone are connected to the same WiFi network.
(2). Go to the Google Play Store and install the SmartThings app.
(3). Launch the SmartThings app on the smartphone and choose Add Device option.
(4). Select the Samsung Smart TV and type the PIN to connect the smart TV.
(5). Download the Plex app on the smartphone from the Google Play Store.
(6). Open the Plex app and log in to your Plex account.
(7). Select the content to stream on the Samsung Smart TV.
Plex is a complete app to provide the best streaming experience for the entire family. It has a quick locating search function for faster access to the desired content. In case of any issues with the Plex app, check out our guide on the Plex app not working on Samsung Smart TV.
The latest version of the Plex app available for Samsung Smart TV is v9.6
You can stream your server’s media content on Plex for free. To get on-demand and live TV channels, you need to get the Plex Pass.