Plex Announces 'Plex Home' Bringing Support for Managed Users, Fast User Switching, More

Plex Announces 'Plex Home' Bringing Support for Managed Users, Fast User Switching, More

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Plex has announced a new 'Plex Home' feature for active Plex Pass users that brings support for managed users, fast user switching, PIN codes, restricted content, and more.

Plex Home allows you to set up a group of users that all use Plex together. For instance, there might be a family of users (parents and children) that all use Plex on various devices connected to the same Plex Media Server in their house.

Plex Announces 'Plex Home' Bringing Support for Managed Users, Fast User Switching, More

Here's a look at some of the new features:

Managed Users
The administrator for a Plex Home has the ability to create Managed Users within that home. These are often used by parents to create an account for their children, for instance.

Fast User Switching
Being in a Plex Home allows you to quickly switch between members of the Home in supported Plex Apps. For supported Apps, you can quickly switch between Home members without having to manually sign out and back in to the App.

Currently supported Plex Apps:
● Plex for Roku (pending release by Roku; can use the PlexTest channel in the meantime)
● Plex Home Theater
● Plex Web App

Protect via PIN code
Members of a Plex Home can have a PIN code set on their account. When set, it means that the code must be entered when switching to that account in a supported Plex App. For instance, parents may wish to put a PIN on their account so that their children can't switch to the parent account.

Restrict Access to Content
While not technically a feature of Plex Home itself, you can set restrictions on members of the Home. Restrictions allow you to more finely control access to content you share. You can choose whether or not the friend is able to sync shared content. You can also select specific content ratings from your Library to share as well as content that you've set with a specific Label.

Plex Pass Benefits
Members of a Plex Home receive most benefits of a Plex Pass subscription. This means that members of the Home—whether a Managed User or a regular Plex Account—can make use of Plex Pass features based on the admin's Plex Media Server. For example, once the admin account of the Plex Home signs in to a Plex App to activate it, it's possible to quickly switch to any other member of that Plex Home. This can be used to provide members of the Home free access to certain (supported) Plex Apps that a subscription brings, for instance.

To get access to Plex Home, download the latest v0.9.11.4 Plex Media Server release (or if you’re on Windows or OS X, you can use the auto-update mechanism inside server settings)

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Plex Announces 'Plex Home' Bringing Support for Managed Users, Fast User Switching, More
smate333 - November 24, 2014 at 4:47pm
THANK YOU!
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