Plex is a media player that streams over 200+ live TV Channels, Movies, Series, and on-demand videos. By installing this app on your Google TV, you can stream the media files you stored locally on your PC or mobile. 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 also allows you to download movies offline and stream them anytime with its unlimited DVR storage. Let us see two different methods to stream Plex on Google TV.

Subscription Plans for Plex

If you like to access all the content you can upgrade to the next level. 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 on Google TV

In order to set up Plex on Google TV, you have to follow the three important steps mentioned below.

  • Set up Plex Server on PC
  • Install Plex Media Player on TV
  • Set up Plex app on Google TV

How to 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.

[1] Head to the official website of the Plex and download the server installation file on your desktop.

[2] Install the server and set it up on your PC.

[3] Now, upload the files (audio, video & pictures) to your server to watch them on your Google TV.

[4] If you don’t know how to set up the server and upload the files, refer to the guides provided on the official site.

[5] Note down the login credentials that you used to set up the Plex Media Server.

How to 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 your 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.

Alternate Method to Stream Plex on Google TV

You can stream Plex TV on Google TV using the casting feature from your smartphone.

[1] Connect your phone and Google TV with the same internet connection.

[2] Open the Google Play Store and App Store on your Android/ iOS device.

[3] Install and launch the Plex app from the respective store.

[4] Login with your account details and click on the Cast icon.

cast Plex on Google TV

[5] Select your Google TV device to connect.

[6] Start streaming your Plex on your TV device.

cast Plex on Google TV

FAQ

Is Plex TV free?

Yes, Plex is completely free to access.

How to fix Plex not working on Google TV?

Make sure to connect your phone with a stable internet connection and try again.

Does Chromecast with Google TV support Dolby Atmos?

No, Google does not support Dolby Atmos or a true passthrough.

Can you install Plex on Chromecast with Google TV?

Yes, you can install Plex on Google TV natively from the Google Play Store.

Is the Plex app safe to use?

Yes, the Plex app is legal and safe to use.