Popular media platform Plex today announced the release of a beta version of Plex Media Server that supports the original Apple Silicon.


The new version of Plex Media Server uses the “Universal” architecture for Macs, which means it’s compatible with Apple silicon and Intel Macs. Currently, the release version of Plex Media Server is running with Rosetta 2.

Since the introduction of the Apple M1 chip for macOS, users have originally requested Plex Media Server to support “Apple Silicon”. Current Mac server versions work just fine under Rosetta2, but the original is always better, right? Well, here it is!!!

Introducing the Plex Media Server “Universal” for macOS. This new package includes Plex Media Server for both Intel and Apple Silicon architectures, so you don’t have to worry about what you’re installing.

The preview version of Plex Media Server must be installed manually and will not automatically update to newer versions, which is something to keep in mind. It can be downloaded from the Plex website.

On Apple silicon Macs, Plex users can expect improved conversion speeds, although there might not be much difference. The code will be more stable and efficient on the CPU, according to Plex developers.

(Thanks, Will!)

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