For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Plex to offer one MacRumors reader a chance to win a lifetime Plex Pass that provides access to all of Plex's premium features.

Plex is a media server and personal content library for TV shows, music, movies, and photos. It's designed to organize personal media collections, allowing videos and music to be streamed to TVs, iOS devices, Macs, and more, both locally and remotely. With Plex, you can download the media server to your Mac, store your content in a folder, and then stream it directly to an iOS device or the new Apple TV via the Plex app.

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Plex is especially useful for those of you with a fourth-generation Apple TV, which is the first Apple TV to officially support the Plex service. Check out our walkthrough of how it works below:


Plex is free to use, but unlocking all of its features requires the Plex Pass, priced at $4.99 per month, $39.99 per year, or $149.99 for a lifetime. A Plex Pass includes access to Gracenote Music Magic and Vevo Music Videos, both of which enhance your music collection through playlist creation and added music videos.

It also enables Mobile Sync features, Plex Home for managed accounts, and Cloud Syncing options to sync content from the Plex Media Server to a cloud storage provider. Other Plex Pass features include Camera Upload, access to Trailers, and early access to new Plex apps.

One MacRumors reader will win a lifetime Plex Pass through our giveaway. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prizes.

You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

The contest will run from today (February 5) at 11:15 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:15 a.m. Pacific Time on February 12. The winner will be chosen randomly on February 12 and will be contacted by email. The winner has 48 hours to respond a before a new winner is chosen.

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Top Rated Comments

superberg Avatar
68 months ago
I picked up a Lifetime PlexPass back when they were $75. Best purchase I've made in a long time. It's still worth it, even at twice the price. I use Plex almost every day, and the media syncing is fantastic for when I'm going to be out of reasonably-priced data range (ie, flying, rural areas, etc).
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
VeryVito Avatar
68 months ago
I picked up a Lifetime PlexPass back when they were $75. Best purchase I've made in a long time. It's still worth it, even at twice the price. I use Plex almost every day, and the media syncing is fantastic for when I'm going to be out of reasonably-priced data range (ie, flying, rural areas, etc).
I could not agree more. I've been a lifetime PlexPass member for a couple years now, and there is not a single day when I'm not thankful for the purchase. I bought it before I really even knew what I'd do with it, but over the last several months, Plex has become the star of my home-entertainment universe. Combine it with the new Apple TV, and it's simply amazing. (Not a shill; just a big fan!)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
William Gates Avatar
68 months ago
I picked up a Lifetime PlexPass back when they were $75. Best purchase I've made in a long time. It's still worth it, even at twice the price. I use Plex almost every day, and the media syncing is fantastic for when I'm going to be out of reasonably-priced data range (ie, flying, rural areas, etc).
It's almost criminal how much better of a media server it is over iTunes. The wireless syncing is incredible. Don't even have to wake up the computer to do it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
msephton Avatar
68 months ago
So this is working out well for them. Not.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gav2k Avatar
68 months ago
I guess, but you could build a considerably better NAS for a lot less than the asking price of the Qnap.
100% agree but for your average consumer the qnap takes away a lot of the mess
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DogHouseDub Avatar
68 months ago
What do you guys use as Plex Media Servers? Plex looks great, but the thought of having to maintain a decently-spec'd computer or NAS is off-putting. With Infuse on Apple TV, I can just keep everything on my Wi-Fi hard drive and not have to worry about leaving my MacBook running as a server.
Mine is hosted on an old plastic Mac Mini (circa 2008). Never a problem! The media server app is very efficient.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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