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Plex on Roku: How to Install and Use [A Complete Guide]

Access your locally stored movies, TV shows and music on your Roku device.

Plex is the easiest way to access audio, images, videos and other media stored on your computer or NAS on any other computer or Plex compatible device. The following guide will show you the steps to add Plex Channel on Roku. With the help of this app, you can stream the media files that are stored on your Plex Media Server computer remotely on your Roku over the internet. You can also allow your friends to access your files from their Roku devices. Along with streaming the personal media files, you can also stream other media files by adding plugins, apps on Plex along with Plex Pass.


The setup works all Roku models including Roku Express, Roku Ultra, Roku Stick, etc.

Install Plex Roku Channel

Installing the Roku channel on Plex is very simple. You can download the Channel directly from the Roku channel store.

Step 1: Launch the Roku device and ensure that it is connected to the internet.

Step 2: Navigate to the Streaming Channels section and search for the Plex app using the Search menu.

Step 3: Select the Plex app by clicking its logo.

Step 4: Click Add Channel to the install the app.

Step 5: Wait for the Plex app to install on your Roku.

Plex on Roku supports Direct Play which lets you stream contents in the original bitrate.

Setting up the Plex Channel

In order to watch the media contents, you need to activate the Plex Channel on your Roku.

Step 1: Launch a web browser on your mobile or PC and sign up for Plex account.

Step 2: If you already have a Plex account, skip step 1. Open the Plex channel on your Roku.

Step 3: Select the Sign In menu on the home screen.

Plex channel

Step 4: A four digit activation code will appear on the screen.

Activate Plex

Step 5: Now, visit on your mobile or PC browser.

Step 6: Sign in to your Plex account and enter the four-digit Plex channel activation code.

Step 7: After entering the code, the Plex will be refreshed automatically to display the media.

Plex media server

Purchase Plex Pass to Unlock Premium Features

Plex Pass is the premium version of Plex service which costs $4.99/month, $39.99/year and $119.99/lifetime. By subscribing to this service, you can unlock the following features:

  • Plex DVR
  • Live TV
  • Plex Pass Perks
  • Parental Controls
  • Mobile Sync
  • Lyrics support and much more

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