Google’s new streaming device, “Chromecast with Google TV,” comes up with tons of apps pre-loaded in its Play Store. To watch the personal media files anywhere, Google TV lets you install the Plex app. By installing this app on your Google TV, you can stream the media files you stored locally on your PC. For this, you need to set up a Plex Media Server on your Windows or Mac PC. Apart from streaming local media, you can access Plex Pass to watch Live TV, Movies, VOD, etc., from other servers or by adding plugins.

Plex Pass offers three different subscription plans:

  • Monthly – $4.99
  • Annual – $39.99
  • Lifetime – $119.99

Note – You don’t need Plex Pass to stream the local files.

Setup Plex Server on Windows, Mac, Linux

As we mentioned earlier, you need to set up a Plex Media Server on your desktop to sync the personal files. Head to the official website of the Plex and download the server installation file on your desktop. Install the server and set it up on your PC. Now, upload the files (audio, video & pictures) to your server to watch them on your Google TV. If you don’t know how to set up the server and upload the files, refer the guides provided on the official site. Note down the login credentials that you used to set up the Plex Media Server.

Install Plex Media Player on Chromecast with Google TV

[1] Connect, set up, and turn on your Chromecast with the Google TV device.

[2] On the home screen, click on Search.

Plex on Chromecast with Google TV

[3] Search or say Plex using the Google voice remote.

[4] Choose the Plex app from the suggestions and click on Install.

[5] Once installed, click on Open to launch the application.

[6] Now you have successfully installed Plex on Google TV.

Plex on Chromecast with Google TV

How to Setup Plex Media Player on Google TV

[1] Launch the Plex app that you installed.

[2] Click on Sign in and make a note of the activation code that appears on the screen.

Sign in

[3] Now, open any browser on your smartphone or PC and go to plex.tv/link. Sign in with the user account that you used to set up the Plex Media Server.

[4] Enter the activation code in the required field and click on Link.

Link

[5] The app will be linked automatically with your Plex account, and a confirmation message will appear on the screen.

Plex on Chromecast with Google TV

[6] Plex app will ask you to sign up for Plex Pass. Choose the package that you want and go through the payment process. If you don’t want Plex Pass, click NOT NOW and stream your personal media files.

Plex on Chromecast with Google TV

Apart from installing the Plex app, you can cast Plex contents from your smartphone or PC to your Google TV. If you don’t want to use Plex, try other media centers like Stremio, Emby, Kodi, and more.