Posted by admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-12-2016
The Playstation 4 is a one of the best game consoles on the market today. It is a gaming powerhouse and it allows you to play Blu-Ray movies as well.
But, as powerful as this game console is, some people do not know how to fully maximize it. Did you know that the Playstation 4 can act as a media hub where you can stream media content?
In today’s article, I will talk about the two apps that will help you stream media on your Playstation 4.
The first app I will talk about is Plex. Plex is a very popular media-streaming app but there are a few things that you need to do in order to set it up. It may be a little cumbersome but the setting up process only needs to be done once and it will be smooth sailing afterward.
The very first thing you need to do is download the Plex Media Server app on your Windows or Mac computer. After that, sign up for a free account on the website.
The next thing to do is configure your Plex Media Server. It is pretty self-explanatory as the program will have all the instructions you need to do in order to set the server up.
If you’re using a router, it is best that you set a manual port instead of an automatic port set up. You have to know what port you’re using and assign that port to the program. Other than that, just follow on screen instructions.
The next thing you should do is download the Plex app on your Playstation 4. Just go to the Playstation Store and search for the Plex app. After downloading the app, it should be installed and it will be located in the TV and Video tab of your game console.
Launch the app and you will be given an alpha-numeric code. Use this code on the Plex Media Server app on your computer and you should be good to go!
You can now pair up your Playstation 4 to your Plex account and you can now use the game console to stream media content.
The other app that allows you to stream media content on your Playstation 4 is the DLNA server app. This app is already embedded in the Plex Media Streaming service and all you have to do is enable it.
Once you enable the DLNA app, it will automatically replace the Plex Media app temporarily.
For most people, they just use Plex as it is better and it offers a massive library of media content, but I am not saying that the DLNA app is bad.
Now that you know which apps you need to install to stream media content on your Playstation 4, you can now stream media from your game console.
Remember, it only takes a few minutes of your time for a lifetime of enjoyment. I hope that this article has helped you stream media content on your Playstation 4.