Plex Media Server allows you to share the media content photos, music, video and recorded TV from selected folders on the host computer as well as any network shares, but that’s not all. It also lets you tap into online content too, allowing your clients to access internet-hosted media like YouTube, NetFlix and more through the same interface. These are served via the use of special Plex PMS Plug-ins, some of which are included with the main download, while others are available for separate download and install.
[advt]Your library can be organized according to four types of content: TV shows, movies, pictures and music. Select which folders – network shares as well as folders – to make accessible, and they’ll be made available to your clients, complete with metadata that helps identify the content being played, including artist bios for music and movie descriptions for video.
Plex is very much a Mac-only solution, albeit one where you can now use a Windows PC to serve your Macs and portable devices.