If you have an extensive movie collection, you may want to share it with other devices on your home network. Here’s how you can use Plex to create your own mini Netflix.
Streaming services have become popular over the years, providing heaps of content to view whenever you want, all streamed over the Internet. While many people bought DVDs and Blu-rays, streaming services like Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Instant Video, and even Apple TV Plus offered content without needing to buy the physical media in the first place.
However, while streaming services can have extensive content catalogs, they are not limitless. Even if you signed up to many different streaming apps to get as much variety of content as possible, there might still be gaps in what they offer.
Some of a person’s DVD and Blu-ray collections may not even exist on any streaming service due to licensing or other legal reasons. Indeed, it may seem like a waste of money to subscribe to many streaming services if you already own a copy of the TV shows or films you want to watch, if only for the ability to watch them wherever and whenever you want.