If you’ve got a lot of movie and TV files floating around your computer you’re doing a disservice to your free time by not installing Plex. It’s a gamechanger app that lets you instantly stream all your media to any phone, computer, or TV in your vicinity. Originally an offshoot of the popular XBMC (now Kodi) media player, Plex operates as a server that delivers your content, be it downloaded TV shows, ripped DVDs of movies, or old family videos, to clients that operate on every single device that plugs into your TV or has a screen. It’s simple to use, available on everything, and ridiculously handy for people with large media libraries.
But Plex, has had one significant problem that has kept it firmly on the fringes of popular streaming software. Most of the content on Plex servers doesn’t come from legally ripped DVDs. It comes from the internet, sourced from torrents and Usenet newsgroups.