Around two years ago, Plex announced what was then a novel idea: The company had partnered with Amazon to launch a cloud-based storage solution called Plex Cloud, letting people who didn’t feel like setting up a home server effectively run a media server in the cloud. Now the era of Plex Cloud is coming to an end, as the service will shut down on November 30.
This news doesn’t exactly come as a complete surprise, as Plex Cloud has been plagued by technical issues for quite some time now. Despite Amazon being the first cloud storage service Plex Cloud supported — and in our own time trying it out, it worked fairly well — the service stopped working with Amazon Cloud Drive in late 2016. In February 2018, the service stopped letting users create new servers entirely. The company even hinted at the possible end of
After November 30, users will no longer be able to access any of their Plex Cloud servers. The content itself will remain in place on whatever cloud storage service you chose to use if you were using the service, so you won’t lose any of your files, you just won’t be able to access them via
“We hold ourselves to a high standard, and unfortunately, after a lot of investigation and thought, we haven’t found a solution capable of delivering a truly first class Plex experience to
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