Plex Home Theater is a straightforward and reliable application geared toward users who need to play a wide range of video, audio and picture files, play and share online videos, as well as access shared media from your friends’ libraries.
In order to ensure the best experience, the application displays a wizard that guides you throughout the entire process of determining basic audio settings and accessing your account.
After that, you can easily organize media into customized libraries, retrieve metadata from the Internet and change the application’s theme according to your needs.
However, you need to make sure that your computers meets all the requirements, otherwise the application won’t work properly and you will not be able to view, access and organize media files.
Since it works with Plex Media Server, you need to log into your account then easily organize your libraries into sections, organized by type. What’s more, you can access media from a variety of sites then add videos to your queue using a web browser be it Firefox, Opera or Internet Explorer.
Still, Plex Home Theater runs in full screen, so if you are performing other activities, you will have to switch back and forth between the application and your desktop. A drawback of the utility is that you can’t use the mouse buttons, however, you can navigate through channels and libraries using the keyboard arrows.
The ‘Channel Directory’ section enables you to view the most popular videos from various online streaming websites such as Vimeo, YouTube and CNN, to name a few. Also, you can search for photos, games, music and videos by accessing the ‘Media Types’ category.
From the ‘TV Shows’ section, you can view all your favorite shows and search them by genre, collection, year, folder or content rating. Moreover, you can search for episodes and view related information with ease.
Considering all of the above, Plex Home Theater comes with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media such as TV shows, episodes, most recent video and audio files and updated images.