Originally Posted by bmirak
Would my simplest solution be to build a Plex Media Server? And would that really just be (for me) an HTPC which runs Plex on the Windows OS? I just want a box packed full of HDDs (I guess I don’t really need a RAID), a blu ray drive, and a network card. Rip my movies to the HDDs, load em all up in Plex, and then stream from there to a small client such as Fire Stick on each of my TVs over the network. Is it that easy? Should I just be looking for a guide to build a Plex server?
I already know how to build an HTPC, so if that’s all I need to do and add Windows and Plex, I can do that! Please let me know if I’m overlooking anything.
You don't even need Plex. FireTV's are capable of sideloading Kodi to handle the media. I have 3 FireTV's on all the TV's outside my Home Theater and are fully capable of streaming even 4K from my NAS. Slow network issues may require Plex to down grade for lower bandwidth. All my FireTV's are hard wired with Gbit network.
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