Plex allows you to stream video, audio, and photo from your Plex server to any other Plex compatible devices. Plex is unlike a traditional streaming platform. i.e., it hosts content by default and can be accessed with or without subscriptions. You can add over 150+ channels that is available as a plugin on Plex. It has a growing collection of DVR, live TV, series, web shows, news, etc. While it is a multi-platform app, let’s see how to install Plex on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in this session.

Plex Pricing

With basic features, Plex is free for all its users. But in access to Premium Plex Pass, you get access to several other premium features on Plex.

  • Monthly Plan – $4.99/month
  • Annual Plan – $39.99/year
  • Lifetime Subscription – $119.99

How to Install and Sign up for Plex on Xbox One/Xbox 360

[1] Launch Microsoft Store on your Xbox One or Xbox 360 console.

Xbox Store

[2] Click on the Search option from the Microsoft Store.

Click Search

[3] Enter Plex in the search bar and choose the Plex app from the suggestion list.

Plex on Xbox One

[4] Click on Get to start installing Plex on your Xbox.

Click Get button

Tip: Own a Firestick? Check out the steps to install Plex on Firestick

[5] Click on Open to launch Plex after installation.

[6] Tap on Sign in to log in with your Plex account.

[7] Make a note of the 4 character code that appears on the screen.

[8] Open any browser on your smartphone or PC.

[9] Visit from your web browser.

[10] Log in with your Plex account (if not already logged in).

[11] Enter the 4 character code as shown on your Xbox device.

Enter Activation Code

[12] Click on the Link button to connect to the Plex app with your Plex account.

Related: How to Install Kodi on Xbox Consoles

How to Use Plex on Xbox 360/Xbox One

If you want to access Plex on Xbox, you should enable DLNA. However, it isn’t enabled by default as that of the PlayStation device. To enable DLNA, you need to create a DLNA profile on your PC and Xbox 360/Xbox One.

To create a Profile folder under the Plex folder, navigate to the location as given below.

On Windows

D:\Program Files\Plex\Resources\Profiles


C:\Program Files (x86)\Plex\Plex Media Server\Resources\Profiles

On Mac

~/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Profiles

Further, you should add an XML profile for Xbox One. Since the procedure requires technical knowledge, you shall better refer to James Mackenzie’s XML profile to create the DLNA media profile.


Hope this article helps you with installing and accessing Plex on your Xbox One and Xbox 30 device. With this, you can stream any media from your PC or cloud from anywhere on your Plex app. If you have any queries, shoot them down in the comments section.