Plex Media Player
Plex Media Player
2.46.0.1031-6dc7c723

3.6

Plex Media Player free download for Mac

Plex Media Player

2.46.0.1031-6dc7c723
03 December 2019

Complete media playback solution.

Overview

Note: Plex Home Theater is deprecated and no longer in development. We have focused our efforts on the newer Plex Media Player app instead and recommend moving to that app.

Plex Media Player is the go-to app for Home Theater PCs (HTPCs) connected to big screen TVs. Your collection of videos, music, and photos never looked so good!

  • The ultimate home theater experience - Your HTPC running Plex Media Player gives you the best possible playback experience on a dizzying array of configurations. From PCs to Raspberry Pis to Mac Minis, Plex Media Player is the most powerful, sophisticated way to play media in your home theater. Simple and intuitive controls give you the cleanest, most theater-like viewing experience. Power users and media junkies rejoice!
  • Easy to search and browse - Plex Media Player has powerful live search capabilities that allow you to quickly find that movie, show, or song you are looking for. Plex also provides helpful suggestions when you don’t really know what you want.
  • Plays anything, anywhere - Plex Media Player gives you both a beautiful HTPC experience and a slick desktop media player experience. Whether you are home or away, you can easily play any file type with the world’s most powerful playback engine. It’s the ultimate media player!

Plex Media Player comes as a free app, with an option to upgrade to a Premium plan.

What's new in Plex Media Player

Version 2.46.0.1031-6dc7c723:
  • Minor fixes

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Mcr
05 September 2019

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Plex Media Player for Mac and Windows will be deprecated (discontinued) in Jan 2020. As of last month, a new BRANCH for Mac and Windows desktop was released, simply named "Plex" (not Plex Media Player). The Plex app for Mac requires 10.12 (Sierra) or higher. The version numbering for Plex Mac and Windows starts over at 1.x. Plex MEDIA PLAYER for Mac and Windows continues on version numbering 2.4.x up to whatever the last version is that is released in JAn 2020. Plex gives an explanation for all of this on their blog site, the main point that people are complaining about is Plex is moving away from the HTPC (Home Theater PC) model to a model where every receiving device is a streaming device, i.e. receives a steam via IP, as opposed to a direct play device. Here is the link to the blog with Plex's explanation for this decision https://www.plex.tv/blog/desktop-af/. If you wish to continue download the Plex Media Player until it is discontinued, it can be reached here https://forums.plex.tv/t/plex-media-player/120475/80. Henceforth, going to the Plex site and navigating to the Download section will only give you access to the newer Plex app replacement.
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Version 2.41.0.1010-286e05db
Mcr
05 September 2019
Plex Media Player for Mac and Windows will be deprecated (discontinued) in Jan 2020. As of last month, a new BRANCH for Mac and Windows desktop was released, simply named "Plex" (not Plex Media Player). The Plex app for Mac requires 10.12 (Sierra) or higher. The version numbering for Plex Mac and Windows starts over at 1.x. Plex MEDIA PLAYER for Mac and Windows continues on version numbering 2.4.x up to whatever the last version is that is released in JAn 2020. Plex gives an explanation for all of this on their blog site, the main point that people are complaining about is Plex is moving away from the HTPC (Home Theater PC) model to a model where every receiving device is a streaming device, i.e. receives a steam via IP, as opposed to a direct play device. Here is the link to the blog with Plex's explanation for this decision https://www.plex.tv/blog/desktop-af/. If you wish to continue download the Plex Media Player until it is discontinued, it can be reached here https://forums.plex.tv/t/plex-media-player/120475/80. Henceforth, going to the Plex site and navigating to the Download section will only give you access to the newer Plex app replacement.
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Version 2.41.0.1010-286e05db
1 answer(s)
Mcr
Mcr
26 September 2019
UPDATE Sept 26: After TREMENDOUS backlash from users, Plex has reversed the decision to discontinue Plex Media Player for Mac and Windows. Company has now stated it will develop in parallel both the older Plex Media Player with HTPC capabilities (i.e. direct hookup to a TV), and the new branch of Plex Apps that focus on streaming content via IP to all devices.us on streaming to devices
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Version 2.42.0.1013-712b8c6f
Lhutz
31 May 2019
Almost four years later, Plex Media Player is still missing 70% of the features of the original Plex Home Theater client (and its community-driven fork OpenPHT). Fortunately, OpenPHT works very well with Plex Meda Server, but it is a shame that for the original purpose of the application, to watch movies and TV shows on your Mac, the user experience is significantly worse than it was 5 years ago if you stick with the official Mac client.
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Version 2.34.0.983-edb7fbf7
Jay-Goldman
15 December 2018
Plex no longer works properly. No telephone support to correct problem. Forums did not correct issues.
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Version 2.24.0.924-63fcaa8e
Mcr
09 October 2018
Note that on the Plex website, the requirements for Plex Media Player (client) states Yosemite 10.10 or higher, not 10.9 as shown on this page. Plex Media SERVER requirements are 10.9 or later.
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Version 2.20.0.909-46413dd1
JohnF1664
28 August 2018
It never let me down!
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Version 2.17.0.890-7d18e33d
::mile::
26 August 2018
I've been using PLEX for years now and it has always been feature-rich and reliable, the devs are constantly improving the user experience and for a regular home theater user I don't think there are any better (user-friendly) solutions out there. Since there is always room for improvement I wanted got give it four stars but after seeing a bunch of moronic half-star "reviews" I'll just up it to five.
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Version 2.17.0.890-7d18e33d
higherterrain-com
13 August 2018
Let us know when you're finished fixing everything. With what you just fixed it looks like it is still in alpha or beta and not ready for primetime.
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Version 2.16.0.885-f2338b5e
2 answer(s)
Gazman
Gazman
24 August 2018
That has got be the most asinine reason I've ever seen for giving a half-star rating. Oh my gosh, a software developer is trying to fix bugs and inconstancies in their code! Even Apple's software updates (not upgrades) are usually around fixing bugs and inconsistencies.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
21 September 2018
Why? It works perfectly.
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RogerKatz
27 July 2018
MacUpdate's Download link provides the old version 2.13...... I was able to get the current version (2.15.....) via https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/#plex-app
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Version 2.15.0.882-8b488458
Wts
25 July 2018
downloaded the Mac version for my iMac . went thru a painful registration process of installation and at the end of that journey there is a subscription fee required . did i download the wrong app although there was no information or explanation at the Plex web site .
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Version 2.15.0.882-8b488458
3 answer(s)
Mcr
Mcr
09 August 2018
subscription fee is not required to run the player on a Mac or Windows. You do need to register, along with the plex server you are running, if only so they are able to 'find' each other on a network, but subscription is not required for the desktop computer versions. A subscription is required for mobile clients (iPhone, iPad, etc), or if you want multiple users/sign ins on a client (desktop or mobile). Why would you want multiple users on a client? Well if you have kids, they would have their own login that only provided media playback suitable for them, while your login might contain R rated or sensitive movies. Another benefit of subscription is you can access your Plex library remotely, like if you are on vacation and want to watch a movie on your iPad in the hotel, thats in your Plex server library running at home.

I have Plex Server running on a Windows 10 PC, I can watch my content on a Mac using Mac player, a Windows Pc using Windows player, or through my Roku box on my TV using Roku Plex app. All without subscriptions or fees, never paid a dime.
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::mile::
::mile::
26 August 2018
Maybe you should have just left a comment instead of leaving a half-star review just because of your own confusion.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
21 September 2018
"Painful registration process of installation"? Are you a nitwit?
Just unzip it and drag the damn thing to your application folder!
No subscription is required. You do need the Plex Media Server installed... Maybe get a grown up to help you next time!
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ashishcompuiting
20 July 2018
love it
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Version 2.14.1.880-301a4b6c
1 answer(s)
WetNet
WetNet
25 July 2018
Why?
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