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Plex Adds Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive And Dropbox Support To Plex Cloud: Here's How To Set Things Up

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Plex has announced support for Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox on Plex Cloud.

That means users of the media player system will have a more convenient experience than before.

What Is Cloud Sync?

To start things off, Cloud Sync is the feature that lets Plex users sync their libraries' content with a cloud storage provider, and just to be clear on that, those include the likes of the aforementioned services Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox.

"[W]e're announcing new support for Google Drive, Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive! All three Cloud storage providers are available for you to use right now. We've made managing your media in the Cloud more flexible by allowing you to link multiple Cloud storage providers, so you can create libraries with content from any of them," the Plex Cloud team announced a few days ago on Reddit.

For those who don't know, Plex Cloud initially supported only Amazon Cloud Drive, but on that end, the developers said that they have "run into technical challenges with the Amazon Drive integration."

However, they did assure users that they are working on a fix to iron out the issues as soon as they can.

At any rate, adding support for new cloud storage providers is a great solution for users who aren't able to use Amazon's service anymore.

How To Set Things Up

As an added bonus of sorts, it's pretty easy to set things up, including adding and modifying the cloud storage services you want to use.

Step 1: Log in to your Plex Web account.

Step 2: In the upper right corner, click on your user icon and select Account.

Step 3: On the left of your Account page, look for Plex Cloud and click on it.

Step 4: Choose which cloud storage services you want to use or remove. For the record, the current selection consists of Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive.

After that's done, the providers you picked out should be available as file location options whenever you're adding or editing a library.

The Bottom Line

Thanks to the update, users can now access their files across cloud services and devices on Plex, and the whole issue related to Amazon's offering is now fixed.

Plex is available on PC, smartphone, smart TV, console and other devices. To try out the Plex Cloud service, users will have to register for an invitation and get a Plex Pass, which costs $5 a month or $40 a year.

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