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How to set up Plex on TerraMaster NAS

How to get Plex up and running on TerraMaster NAS enclosures.

Running Plex Media Server on your TerraMaster NAS enclosure is a great way to transform your home into a smart connected cinema. It takes a few minutes to download, install and set up Plex and this guide will have you enjoying your favourite content in no time.

How to install Plex Media Server

There are two methods to install Plex Media Server on a TerraMaster NAS.

  1. Download the Plex Server package. (Choose “TerraMaster” under “NAS”.)
  2. Connect to your TerraMaster NAS.
  3. Open up Applications.
  4. Go to Settings > Install application manually and click “Browse.”
  5. Locate the Plex Server download.
  6. Click “Apply.”
  7. Launch Plex and enter your credentials.

Automatic

  1. Connect to your TerraMaster NAS.
  2. Launch Applications.
  3. Search for “Plex”.
  4. Click Install.
  5. Double-click the Plex icon on the TOS desktop.
  6. Check Enable Plex Media Server and click Apply.
  7. Launch Plex and enter your credentials.

Best TerraMaster NAS for Plex

TerraMaster F4-421

TerraMaster F4-421

The F4-421 is TerraMaster’s most powerful four-bay NAS with an Intel quad-core processor, upgradable RAM, and 1Gb LAN connections.


Seagate IronWolf

Seagate IronWolf

I’m a big fan of Seagate’s IronWolf series of NAS hard drives. If you’re serious about storage, the Pro range offers a few advanced extras.

Plex Pass

You can use Plex for free. But to take full advantage of streaming capabilities with transcoding for advanced playback, you’ll want to consider the optional Plex Pass.

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