What are the supported platforms for Plex Media Player?

While Plex Media Player should work on a range of desktop and embedded platforms, below are the recommended platform configurations to enjoy a great Plex experience.

Desktop Platforms


Plex Media Player will run on almost any mid-range Windows computer that also offers an OpenGL-compatible graphics card, such as Intel HD Graphics.

  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.4 GHz or higher
  • At least 2GB RAM
  • Windows 7 SP1 or later (64-bit)
  • OpenGL compatible graphics card

Note: If you experience visual artifacts or display related issues, please ensure you are using the latest available graphics card driver.

Related Page: Graphics Card Drivers > AMD
Related Page: Graphics Card Drivers > Intel
Related Page: Graphics Card Drivers > NVIDIA

Mac OS X

Plex Media Player will feel right at home on your Mac OS X computer. It even supports retina displays.

  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.4 GHz
  • At least 2GB RAM
  • Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 or later (64-bit)

Embedded Platforms

Raspberry Pi 2

Plex Media Player provides great support for the Raspberry Pi 2. Due to the nature of the device, it's a great low-cost alternative to buying a Mac or building a Windows based system to run Plex Media Player. Our hardware recommendation to ensure the best experience:

  • 8GB Class 10 SD Card
  • 2A power adapter

Note: Plex Media Player does not support the Raspberry Pi 1 due to both performance and resource limitations.

Related Page: RaspberryPi.org > What is a Raspberry Pi?

Generic 64-bit x86 System (x86_64)

The Intel NUC (DN2820FYKH or better) or Asus Chromebox are a great place to start if you want an "appliance"-like Plex Media Player that is powerful, yet compact and hassle free.

Regardless of the computer or device you choose to run the Embedded image on, here are a few of the recommended system requirements.

  • Intel Celeron (2955U) 1.4Ghz CPU or higher (64-bit)
  • At least 2GB of RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics or better