plex cloud beta supports google drive onedrive dropbox
Plex added support for Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox to its Plex Cloud service on Friday. Plex

Plex added support for Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox to its Plex Cloud service Friday. This will make it easier for users to rely on their existing cloud storage providers for cloud-based Plex experience.

Plex app allows users to stream local media collections to any of their mobile or TV-connected devices. Until recently, users were required to run a special server application on a dedicated device, which forced them to always leave their home PC running or a network-attached storage (NAS) drive or similar device with support for Plex.

Plex introduced a beta for its cloud media server in September, which allowed users to store all of their media on Amazon’s Cloud Drive.

However, the startup invited only a limited number of users to the beta test of Plex Cloud.

The company recently acknowledged on Reddit that “we have run into technical challenges with the Amazon Drive integration,” and said it’s “working hard to resolve the issues.” According to most of the comments on the Plex forums, the problem seems to be that Plex Media devices won’t sync with Amazon’s Web Services. Users who paid for Amazon Cloud subscription for Plex Cloud are concerned the retail giant is limiting their access to Plex.

Though most users who have tried Google Drive say it’s working. Plex is available on smartphones, PCs, consoles, smart TVs and most streaming boxes. If you want to try the Plex Cloud service in beta, you’ll need an invitation, plus you’ll need a Plex Pass.

Plex Cloud doesn’t support all of the functionality of a full-featured Plex server. Automatic photo uploads aren’t supported yet, and support for Plex’s recently-launched DVR isn’t included.