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Plex Cloud: Now Available to all Plex Pass Subscribers!

March 9, 2017 177 Comments

It’s been an incredible ride these last few months, with the Cloud team working across four continents to get things finalized for our public launch. Plex Cloud is the easiest way to get started with your own Plex server in seconds, and given the response we’ve seen (and the massive pool of people requesting invites to our beta program), we’re thrilled to announce that all Plex Pass users can now take advantage of this amazing service.

The amount of technology behind this launch is quite awesome. It’s definitely not a trivial thing to take the best media server on the planet and make it work seamlessly as a scalable cloud service, load-balanced and clustered across multiple geographic regions. It turns out a lot can go wrong. Sometimes the hamsters that powered our innovative cloud transcoder got tired, hopped off their wheels, and went looking for alfalfa. On more than one occasion, our elaborate system of smoke signals that we use to communicate between regions was taken out by solar flares and more exotic threats like a light drizzle. Suffice to say that the Cloud team has been iterating rapidly, pushing dozens of updates throughout the beta, radiation hardening our hamsters, issuing Plex-chevron-emblazoned ponchos to our official smoke signalers, and managing to add support for Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive (personal) as cloud storage options along the way.

Believe it or not, we unveiled Plex Pass almost five years ago. Since then we’ve worked tirelessly to make sure our subscribers have gotten their money’s worth, and Plex Cloud represents another giant addition to the Plex Pass package. If you’re already a member, go ahead and check out Plex Cloud today. If you’ve been waiting to free your media with a zero-maintenance, always-on, cloud-based media server, now’s the time to subscribe!

Here’s a photo of clouds:
A photo of clouds
Here’s a photo of Barkley staring at clouds:
A photo of Barkley staring at clouds