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Adding and Sharing with a Serverless Friend

kristifarinellikristifarinelli Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Hi all!

 

I've been enjoying my PMS setup for a couple of months now and I'd love to share my library with my parents. I currently share with a friend who has his own PMS setup and that works great between us.

 

I created a myPlex account for my dad, but I can't seem to figure out how to add him as a friend and share my library without him having a server and access to Plex/Web.

 

Any suggestions or guidance?

 

Thanks in advance!

Comments

  • OrionshockOrionshock Posts: 3,322Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    When you click on the link under my.plexapp.com/servers for "Shared with X other People" you'll get the option to put in someone's PlexID or Email Address and it should work from there. Same thing with friends.

  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360Members ✭✭✭
    edited April 2013
    kristifarinelli wrote on April 11 2013, 1:25 AM: »

    Hi all!

    I've been enjoying my PMS setup for a couple of months now and I'd love to share my library with my parents. I currently share with a friend who has his own PMS setup and that works great between us.

    I created a myPlex account for my dad, but I can't seem to figure out how to add him as a friend and share my library without him having a server and access to Plex/Web.

    Any suggestions or guidance?

    Thanks in advance!

    for him to access your server he can go to

    my.plexapp.com/servers

    click on your server and select Plex/Web

    once he has done this the first time, he can simply bookmark the URL it gives him.

  • kristifarinellikristifarinelli Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Thank you! I had missed those sharing settings somehow. Successfully shared  :rolleyes:

  • jrivellijrivelli Posts: 15Members, Plex Pass

    I have done this and when my brother opens his share it is all blank and after minutes nothing loads. Is there something else to be enabled?

  • ScottbeeScottbee Posts: 59Members, Plex Pass

    If your friend can't see anything other than an empty Queue when he logs in, he'll have to:

    1. Sign in to myPlex
    2. Click his username on the top right
    3. Click Servers
    4. Under "shared with me", click your friend's server's name
    5. Click Launch

    The libraries should now show up in the app.

  • jrivellijrivelli Posts: 15Members, Plex Pass
    Scottbee wrote on January 4 2014, 6:03 PM: »

    If your friend can't see anything other than an empty Queue when he logs in, he'll have to:

    1. Sign in to myPlex
    2. Click his username on the top right
    3. Click Servers
    4. Under "shared with me", click your friend's server's name
    5. Click Launch

    The libraries should now show up in the app.

    That is exactly how he gets there and the blank queues shows up when it launches

  • v1sperv1sper Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass

    Bump. Same issue as jrivelli. Anyone know how to fix this?

  • MovieFan.PlexMovieFan.Plex Posts: 11,937Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Confirm you have tried the following:

    1 - go to plex.tv from the location you want to access the server from

    2 - log in with username of the person that is receiving the shared data

    3 - click on server at the top right

    4 - find the name of the server that is being shared, click on the name

    5 - it should say checking, then eventually say online, offline, or unavailable

    6 - it need to say online

    7 - click on the launch button at the top right

    8 - the server name from #3 earlier should now be listed on the left side

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