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This article was published on June 8, 2015

Plex will now serve your music and movies over HTTPS

Plex will now serve your music and movies over HTTPS
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Plex, the media server that makes it easy to stream your own content, has today announced big news: it’ll now automatically encrypt your streams over HTTPS.

A partnership with DigiCert will provide users with security certificates in what the company is calling the largest implementation of certificates ever.

Each user’s server receives its own individual security certificate automatically, provided the ‘secure communications’ option is enabled on their Plex install.

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A green lock will appear next to your server once it’s set up properly, so you can be sure it’s secure.Implementing security certificates means that nobody can snoop on what you’re doing when you’re using Plex. Best of all, the HTTPS option is free to use.

Once you upgrade to the latest Plex server, you’ll be able to securely stream movies, music and other content to Android, Roku, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone devices as well as the Web App and Home Theater app.

iOS is conspicuously absent, for now, along with the new Xbox One app.

It’s not easy being green: Secure communication arrives! [Plex Blog]

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