Plex Media Server Wd My Cloud

Plex Media Server Wd My Cloud

Plex is a very popular media organisation and streaming software system. The media server software works on most computers and NAS devices. Meanwhile the client software, to watch the stored media remotely, is available for a great many devices including the likes of the PlayStation, Xbox, Chromecast, Apple systems, Windows, Android, various STBs and Smart TVs. Now the media server software has been made available to WD My Cloud NAS owners.

Plex Media Server Wd My Cloud

WD has announced that the Plex Media Server app will be available for its range of My Cloud NAS devices. Sven Rathjen, vice president & general manager, WD networked content solutions, said that Plex is a good example of the applications that WD likes to provide for customers. 'With today's addition of the Plex app, the My Cloud NAS series will now be a one-stop shop to not only store and protect your most precious content, but to organize and stream that content to all your devices as well,' anticipated Rathjen.

The exact WD My Cloud models supported by this first release of Plex Media Server for WD include the My Cloud Mirror, My Cloud EX2/EX4, My Cloud EX2100/EX4100 and My Cloud DL2100/DL4100. Users of these devices are told to expect; 'world class DLNA support built right in to the app,' effortless sharing of stored content to your own, family and friends' devices, and a simple interface to organise all your media.

Plex organises your computer server/NAS stored personal media in a unified 'beautiful' way, adding descriptions, plot summaries, posters, and album covers. It can organise your movies, videos, music and photos making them easy to sort and find on the devices you stream them from wherever you are. The server app is free but the unlimited client app is usually charged for in various app stores. I got my full Android Plex client free in an Amazon App Store special offer (I've seen the offer come up again since I got it).

Plex Media Server is available on many rival manufacturer NAS systems, such as those made by Synology, Netgear, QNAP, Thecus and others, so it's good that WD has caught up. It's not just good for current users, it might be important in potential purchaser buying decisions.


THAILAND, Bangkok. – May 29, 2015 – WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) company, and a world leader in storage solutions is expanding its apps offerings by introducing Plex®, an entertainment app that can now be downloaded to and deployed on the My Cloud® NAS series. Plex organizes video, music and photos from personal media libraries and streams them to smart TVs, streaming boxes and mobile devices.

Media Server in WD My Cloud NAS Drive. Re: How to connect WD My Cloud 4TB to R9000 as my Plex Media Server Would you mind to share some details of the password complexity in place - length, special characters, special leading or trailng chars (ie. You get the idea - I would love to push Netgear to remove the limitations you hit.

“WD is committed to a robust application ecosystem for our customers and Plex is a key example of our vision,” said Sven Rathjen, vice president & general manager, WD networked content solutions. “With today’s addition of the Plex app, the My Cloud NAS series will now be a one-stop shop to not only store and protect your most precious content, but to organize and stream that content to all your devices as well.”


WD is committed to furthering its apps capabilities on its My Cloud product line up. The series of products will now be equipped with an array of Plex features, including:

  • Stream supported file formats directly from your personal My Cloud (models: My Cloud Mirror, My Cloud EX2/EX4, My Cloud EX2100/EX4100 and My Cloud DL2100/4100) to any Plex app
  • World class DLNA support built right in to the app
  • Effortlessly sharing media amongst family and friends
  • One simple interface to organize all of your media

For updates on the continued expansion of app offerings on the My Cloud family of products, visit

About Plex

Plex organizes all of your video, movie, TV show, music, and photo collections so you can stream them to all of your screens. Plex allows you to stream your media to your devices, such as your Mac, PC, smartphone, tablet, Xbox, PlayStation, Smart TV, Roku, Chromecast, and soon TiVo. Whether it’s your movie and TV collection, or your music library, Plex makes your media beautiful by automatically adding movie posters, plot summaries, cover art, and descriptions. Plex also allows you to share your home video, photo, music, and movie collections with your friends and family. For more information, visit, or follow at @plexapp on Twitter or

Plex Media Server Wd My Cloud

About WD

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WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company’s website ( to access a variety of financial and investor information.

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External storage devices are part of a user’s data backup ecosystem. WD recommends users maintain multiple copies of their most important data on different online and offline platforms.

Apps, services, and other features are subject to change based on your location, software version, device model, and third party service providers.

As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.

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Western Digital, WD, My Cloud, and the WD logo are registered trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Plex is a registered trademark of Plex, Inc. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.