Plex has announced today that it will soon be possible to use an NVIDIA Shield Android TV box as a full Plex media server, it’s going to be a great addition to devices that can be used as Plex media servers, these include network attached storage devices, PCs, and Macs. Using the Shield for this purpose is going to make things much easier as setting up this device is easy and it doesn’t take up a lot of space, meaning that it can easily be tucked underneath the TV.
Plex has only confirmed today that this is going to happen, the update itself is going to arrive by the end of this month. No new hardware is going to be required to use this device as a Plex media server.
NVIDIA Shield is a very capable box. The pro version offers 500GB storage and it has support for 4K video at 60 frames-per-second. It’s even possible to stream multiple media simultaneously.
The Shield will double as the perfect Plex media server all while being a powerful box that runs Android TV and provides users will all of the functionality that Google’s Android platform for the TV offers.
Plex is working on some final touches with the team at NVIDIA, support for the box is scheduled to arrive with the next firmware update that NVIDIA is going to release by the end of this month. At that point, the Plex app will be updated with support for the media server.