Though some of you might be familiar with this concept. I have implemented a media streaming system directly to Tv and Sound/Music system. The main idea is for central server or media at finger tips.

Who might want this :

People with large amounts of Movies in their Database and cannot copy everytime to a USB to Tv

  • People with Large music collection and would like to have control or stream over their music system
  • People who wants to cast any video from youtube to your Big-screen.
  • For those who are looking to a integrated TV-MUSICSYSTEM-PC(MEDIA)-YOUTUBE – one central idea sort of theme. Any media any device – streaming
  • Who are complete freaks like Me.
  • Below are my images for plex and Chromecast

plex1 plex2

Requirements :

 One Laptop or a old computer which can store all your data

Google Chromecast – costs around 3k

Plex Media Server software – Free of cost from plex.tv

Plex App on your mobile device – 4$

HDMI Port , WIFI Router

Installation Instructions :

Plex – Normal Windows software – Follow instruction and add your media accordingly. Below is a sample screenshot of mine , once installed clients will join automatically.

Chromecast – Simple Follow on screen instructions once you connect to your TV.

Advantage :

Media will now be in Central computer on Plex-Server for the entire home. Any one can access data without having to copy entire data onto their personal device. Note however this cannot be accessed once you go out of your network.

Chromecast

http://www.google.co.in/chrome/devices/chromecast/#cc-promo

What is Chromecast?

Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use an Android phone, tablet, iPhone®, iPad®, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook to cast your favorite entertainment and apps right to the big screen.

chromecast

 

Plex :

www.plex.tv

Plex organizes all of your personal media, wherever you keep it, so you can enjoy it on any device.

 Let me know if you have implemented any other ways.

 

Regards

Rakesh M

 

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