Plex Home brings parental controls, better sharing, and managed accounts

Plex Home has arrived to deliver new features allowing users to have better control over sharing and their media in a multi-member family household. Users can now choose who they want to share their media content with and create separate user profiles for different members of their family — something that is enabled as a result of Plex moving server management to the web app.

So we set out to make Plex a better place for families with fine-grained access controls by moving all the server management inside the web app, and allowing you to easily specify the exact content ratings accessible by all your friends and family.

Additionally, with more control over sharing, you can share albums or selected songs with specified members.

Another really important part of being in a home with multiple family members is that creating accounts should be really easy, especially for the younger ones in your household, who may not even have an email address of their own yet. So we've added managed users, which are incredibly simple to create, and don't require a unique username, email address, or password.

There's also fast switching between different user accounts as well as integrated PIN support.

Lastly, Plex is opening up its Plex Pass so everyone in your Plex Home will have access to it, not just the main Plex Pass account holder.

To experience Plex Home, be sure to download the latest version of the Plex Media Center. Then, use one of the apps with Plex Home support to stream to a connected device such as your Chromecast or Fire TV. Plex says that it will be rolling out the new features to all of its apps soon.

Source: Plex