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Plex Sync has been out for over a year now, allowing users to sync multimedia from a computer to their Android devices. Yet there are two primary weaknesses inherent with this setup. One, it requires that users have a host computer running at all times, and two, target mobile devices must have enough room to hold the desired files. Now Plex is looking to alleviate this issue with the introduction of Cloud Sync, a service that will let you sync files with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and other cloud storage providers.

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With Cloud Sync, which is currently in beta, you just upload your files and stream them whenever. Users can limit how much storage space Plex is allowed to use on each provider. You can then access this content as you would in any other Plex library. Viewing progress will sync between files streamed from your host PC and those streamed from the cloud.

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Cloud Sync is a premium feature available exclusively to PlexPass subscribers. Users should give it a shot, and maybe, just maybe, that host computer will finally get to take a break.

Source: Plex

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Nathaniel Webb

    Whoa, this is huge!

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      Fixed. Much appreciated.

  • sssgadget

    Isn't there a file limit size for all the free cloud providers? How can.plex upload a 4 gig blu ray rip to Dropbox or drive?

    • Kanarico

      The media sever will convert the file before syncing based on quality settings so the file size will be smaller. I wonder if it's smart enough to detect the upload limit and split a large file into multiple parts before uploading.

      • sssgadget

        Well from this comment

        "@Marty/shinratdr ~ sorry, a premium Box subscription is required"

        there goes Box off the list. No use of free 50GB storage.

  • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

    @bertelkingjr:disqus what would really be interesting is if you could squeeze out some info on the status of working with Chromecast. Rumour had it Plex was working with Google on this, but there has been no news.

    • ddpacino

      Chromecast is already working with Plex, albeit PlexPass access only right now. I just got the lifetime pass and I use this every single day.

      • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

        I'm aware, I wrote that post 2 months ago. Prior to Chromecast being available. Thanks though.

  • copy lover

    https://next-d.copy.com?r=DQsk7Y

    we both get 5GB EXTRA, for you that means you start with 20GB.

    i'd be thankful if anyone would use my link.

  • TopXKiller

    I need that Chromecast support already :/

  • Alex Xander

    Plex CloudSync needs to add Amazon Cloud! i got space there! go go go!