Recommended devices and apps

While most streaming devices are reasonably competent for basic tasks such as watching content from Netflix or Amazon Prime, Plex streaming is different. Because Plex streaming puts on onus not on the server but on the client, selecting a Plex client device capable of your needs is best. Some Plex clients cannot handle specific audio streams or certain video codecs. Plus, you’ll want to look for direct play functionality.

1. NVIDIA Shield TV — Most Powerful Plex Client

2. Apple TV 4K (3nd Generation)

3. Apple TV 4K (2nd Generation)

4. PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X

5. Your PC or laptop

6. Amazon Fire TV Cube or Roku Ultra

7. Everything else.