“With the arrival of the fourth-generation Apple TV, I found myself trying out the Plex media server, and I realized that using Plex is one of the best ways to watch media on the Apple TV,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Macworld.
“You can install the Plex server software on a variety of devices: your Mac, a PC, a NAS (network attached storage device), and more,” McElhearn writes. “It’s advantageous that Plex’s server be always on, so you can start watching your movies and TV shows without having to boot your Mac. If you have a large media collection, you may want to use a Mac as a dedicated device to run Plex.”
McElhearn writes, “The Mac mini is a perfect candidate for this. Plex doesn’t need a lot of horsepower to manage and stream your media, unless it transcodes video.”
How to set it up in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Plus, you can use that Plex-ified Mac for your Time Machine backups and other things. Very useful!