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How to Stream 1080p and 4K Content on Now TV with Plex
If you are a Now TV user who wants to enjoy high-quality streaming of your favorite movies and shows, you might be interested in using Plex as a media server. Plex is a popular software that lets you organize and stream your personal media collection across different devices, including Now TV. Plex also allows you to access content from other sources, such as podcasts, live TV, and online channels. In this article, we will show you how to install and configure Plex on your Now TV box, and how to optimize your Plex settings to stream 1080p and 4K content.
What You Need
A Now TV box or stick that supports the latest version of the Now TV app. Older models of Now TV devices may not be compatible with Plex or may have limited functionality. You can check the compatibility of your device [here].
A Plex account. You can sign up for free [here].
A Plex server. This is a computer or a network-attached storage (NAS) device that runs the Plex Media Server software and stores your media files. You can download the Plex Media Server for free [here].
A fast and stable internet connection. Streaming 1080p and 4K content requires a lot of bandwidth, so make sure your internet speed is sufficient and your Wi-Fi signal is strong. You can test your internet speed [here].
How to Install Plex on Now TV
Installing Plex on your Now TV device is easy and takes only a few minutes. Follow these steps:
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On your Now TV remote, press the Home button.
Go to Settings > System > Developer Options.
Enable Developer Mode by entering the code "plex" on your remote.
Note down the IP address of your Now TV device that appears on the screen.
On a computer or a smartphone, open a web browser and enter the IP address of your Now TV device in the address bar.
You will see a web page that asks you to install an app on your Now TV device. Enter "plex" in the App ID field and click Install.
Wait for the installation to complete. You will see a confirmation message on your web browser and on your Now TV device.
Press the Home button on your Now TV remote and go to My Apps. You will see the Plex app icon among your apps.
How to Configure Plex on Now TV
After installing Plex on your Now TV device, you need to link it to your Plex account and connect it to your Plex server. Follow these steps:
On your Now TV remote, launch the Plex app from My Apps.
You will see a code on the screen. Note it down.
On a computer or a smartphone, open a web browser and go to [plex.tv/link].
Sign in with your Plex account and enter the code from your Now TV device.
You will see a confirmation message on your web browser and on your Now TV device.
Your Now TV device is now linked to your Plex account and ready to stream content from your Plex server.
How to Optimize Your Plex Settings for 1080p and 4K Streaming
To stream 1080p and 4K content on your Now TV device with Plex, you need to adjust some settings in the Plex app. These settings will affect how Plex transcodes and delivers the video quality to your device. Transcoding is the process of converting one video format or resolution to another, which may result in lower quality or performance issues. To avoid transcoding as much as possible, you want to enable direct play or direct stream modes, which will play the original video file without any conversion. However, this also depends on the compatibility of your video file with your Now TV device, as well as the speed of your internet connection. Here are some tips on how to optimize your Plex settings for 1080p and 4K streaming:
Open the Plex app on your Now TV device and go to Settings > Video.
Set the Local Quality and Remote Quality to Original or Maximum. This will tell Plex to stream the highest possible quality from your Plex server, whether it is on the same network or a remote location. However, if you experience buffering or stuttering, you may need to lower these settings to match your internet speed.
Set the Direct Play and Direct Stream modes to Auto or Enabled. This will tell Plex to play the original video file without transcoding, if possible. However, if your video file is not compatible with your Now TV device, Plex will still transcode it to a playable format.
Set the Allow Direct Stream option to Enabled. This will tell Plex to stream the original video file without transcoding, but with some minor changes such as subtitles or audio tracks. This option may improve the performance and quality of some video files.
For more detailed instructions on how to optimize your Plex settings for different devices, you can refer to this [guide].
Plex is a great way to stream your personal media collection on your Now TV device, as well as access other content from various sources. By following the steps in this article, you can install and configure Plex on your Now TV device, and optimize your Plex settings to stream 1080p and 4K content. However, keep in mind that streaming high-quality content requires a fast and stable internet connection, and a compatible video file format. If you encounter any issues with Plex on your Now TV device, you can check the [Plex support page] for troubleshooting tips.