Plex has finally moved their Plex Cloud service out of beta which means it is now available to all Plex Pass users. Plex Cloud allows users to access their stored media files from third-party cloud services such as Microsoft’s OneDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive in addition to the traditional way of streaming media to Plex from a local network.
“The amount of technology behind this launch is quite awesome. It’s definitely not a trivial thing to take the best media server on the planet and make it work seamlessly as a scalable cloud service, load-balanced and clustered across multiple geographic regions,” the official announcement reads. “It turns out a lot can go wrong. Sometimes the hamsters that powered our innovative cloud transcoder got tired, hopped off their wheels, and went looking for alfalfa. On more than one occasion, our elaborate system of smoke signals that we use to communicate between regions was taken out by solar flares and more exotic threats like a light drizzle. Suffice to say that the Cloud team has been iterating rapidly, pushing dozens of updates throughout the beta, radiation hardening our hamsters, issuing Plex-chevron-emblazoned ponchos to our official smoke signalers, and managing to add support for Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive (personal) as cloud storage options along the way.”
Plex is free to use however the Plex Pass is a premium paid service which adds more functionality such as Plex Cloud. Free Plex apps are available on most Microsoft devices such as the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Windows phone, and Windows PC. Do you use Plex? Let us know which device you use it on and if you’re excited for Plex Cloud in the comments below.