After Kodi, Plex is the popular application used to stream movies, live TV, sporting events, music, pictures and many more. Unlike Kodi, you can access Plex on a large number of platforms. You can access Plex on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Firestick, Roku, PlayStation, Xbox and many more. Along with streaming online contents, you can also access your personal media files by installing the Plex media server on NAS devices. In this article, we will show how to install and activate Plex on Firestick streaming devices.
Related: How to install Kodi on Firestick?
How to Install & Setup Plex on Firestick?
The installation and setup process of Plex on Amazon Fire TV Stick is divided into three parts:
- Sign up for Plex account
- Install Plex on Firestick
- Setup Plex app on Firestick
Sign Up for Plex Account
Before installing the Plex app, you need to create a Plex account. Without the user account, you can’t access the media contents in the Plex app. You can use the web browser on your mobile or PC to create the user account.
Step 1: Launch the web browser on your mobile or PC and visit https://www.plex.tv.
(NOTE: You can also use the silk browser on your Firestick)
Step 2: Click Sign Up to create the new Plex account.
Step 3: Fill the required details (Email ID and Password) and then, click Create Account.
(NOTE: You can also use Facebook or Google credentials to create the account)
Step 4: Once you created the user account, you can purchase the Plex pass to access additional benefits like Mobile sync, Live TV & DVR, Parental Controls, Webhooks, Server Dashboard, Premium Music and many more.
(NOTE: Plex Pass service costs $4.99 USD for one month, $39.99 USD for one year and $119.99 USD for the lifetime subscription)
That’s it. You have successfully created the new Plex user account. Now, it’s time to install and setup the Plex app on your Fire TV Stick.
Install Plex on Firestick
Plex app is officially available on Amazon App store. Hence, you can download this app easily and quickly.
Step 1: Launch your Firestick.
Step 2: Navigate to the search bar and search for the Plex app.
Step 3: Plex app will appear as the first option in the search results.
Step 4: Select the Plex app and click the Get icon to download the app.
Step 5: The Plex app starts to download and install on your streaming device.
Step 6: Once installed, Open icon will appear on the screen.
Setup Plex on Firestick
Now, you need to configure the app with your Plex account to watch the media content on your Firestick connected TV.
Step 1: Launch the Plex app.
Step 2: Click the SIGN IN menu located at the bottom left corner of the screen.
Step 3: A alphanumeric code along with the activation link will appear on the screen.
Step 4: Now, open a web browser on your mobile or PC and visit https://plex.tv/link.
Step 5: Enter your login credentials and click Sign In.
Step 6: Enter the activation code displayed on the TV and then select the Link menu to activate the app.
Step 7: Once linked, you will get Account Linked confirmation on the screen.
Step 8: The Plex app in firestick will refresh automatically to display the main menu.
Related: How to install and activate Plex on Roku?
With the help of these steps, you can access the online Plex media content on your firestick with ease. You can also set up Plex Media Server on your PC or any other storage devices to access the local and offline contents. Even though FireStick has limited storage, with the help of Plex app you can access the unlimited media on firestick without worrying about the storage space.
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