By Jason Snell
May 30, 2020 9:40 AM PT
Service Station: Plex Pass
I am my own streaming service. I have converted a large portion of my collection of movies and TV shows that once lived on Blu-Rays and DVDs into files that live on my Mac mini server, which I can watch via the Plex app on any of my devices. I have instant access to stuff that doesn’t appear on any existing streaming service, which is awfully convenient. I fully admit that the Plex lifestyle isn’t for everyone, but it’s been a great way to get some of my favorite stuff out of a big plastic bin of DVDs.
After setting Plex up in my house, I discovered that the Plex Pass service added a whole new dimension to my library: mobile sync. For the last couple of years, I’ve been taking a few minutes before trips to download movies and TV shows to my iPad to watch while I’m traveling.…