Plex Media Server Is Dropping Old Windows PCs and Macs

Plex permits you to host your individual assortment of films, TV episodes, and music to stream on all of your different units, and even share your library with family and friends. Nonetheless, Plex Media Server is about to drop assist for outdated Home windows PCs and Macs.

Plex Media Server is the appliance that streams a media assortment to different units, and normally runs on a NAS, devoted residence server, or different system that’s left at all times working and related to a house community. The server software works on a variety of {hardware} and working methods, however Plex is now ending assist for variations of Home windows older than Home windows 10 model 1607, in addition to macOS variations older than 10.13 Excessive Sierra.

The primary model to drop the older working methods can be Plex Media Server 1.32, which is deliberate for launch on April 10, 2023. The change signifies that Plex gained’t assist server PCs nonetheless working Home windows 7 or 8 (together with 8.1), in addition to some outdated Macs that won’t be capable of run newer variations of macOS. Plex isn’t alone in dropping outdated Home windows variations — Microsoft ended prolonged updates for each 7 and eight earlier this yr, across the identical time as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge each ended assist.

Plex mentioned in a discussion board announcement, “Whereas older variations of the Server could proceed to run in these now-unsupported environments in the interim, we encourage everybody to improve their methods to not less than Home windows 10 (model 1607) or macOS 10.13 (Excessive Sierra) to make sure that each your working system and Plex Media Server proceed to obtain important safety and have enhancements shifting ahead.”

The excellent news is that you could nonetheless watch Plex content material on an outdated PC. You shouldn’t be utilizing Home windows 7 or 8 in any respect, as a result of Microsoft isn’t fixing safety vulnerabilities on these variations anymore, however streaming Plex content material ought to nonetheless work by the net app. Firefox is the one main net browser nonetheless supporting Home windows 7 and eight, so ideally it is best to not less than be utilizing that. Firefox additionally nonetheless works on macOS variations as early as macOS 10.12.

In case you have a house server nonetheless working an outdated working system, you’ll need to migrate to a more moderen Home windows launch or change to Linux to maintain up with Plex updates.

Supply: Plex Boards