Creating a Plex Home for your setup is easy to do.
To start, you’ll go to Settings > Users & Sharing in Plex Web App.
Create the Plex Home
You can initially create a Plex Home in a few ways:
- Create a Managed User
- Invite an existing Plex account (this option is available only to Plex Pass subscribers)
- Enable the “Guest” account
Once the user is added (and the invitation accepted, in the case of a regular Plex Account), the Home is created.
Tip!: The “Guest” account is kind of a specialized Managed User. It can be useful if you want to let someone who comes over use Plex without affecting your regular account(s). A friend who stops by, the babysitter, or similar.
Managed users can also be created from the Switch User menu by selecting Add User in web, TV, and mobile apps.
For Plex Pass admins, if you are already sharing with a user, you can add them by editing their share and clicking on the home icon on the top right.
Related Page: Creating and Managing Server Shares
Regular Plex accounts will be sent an invitation to the Home, which they can accept either via the invitation email that’s automatically sent or in Users & Sharing, when signed into their account. If they are a new friend you have also just shared with, be aware they will be sent two separate emails (for being invited to the Plex Home and for the share).
When the Home is initially being created, the user will be presented with an info window that explains some of the security changes that are made to the Plex Media Server.
When adding a home user if you do not have a PIN on your account it will suggest adding a PIN.
Keep adding members to your Home, and you’ll soon be done!
Note: Remember that setting a PIN on an account is not a replacement for good account security. A PIN should not be considered true security and is provided as a convenience to help control access when young children are involved. Do not share your account password/credentials with others and do not let others access your account.