Synology: Best Plex Alternatives

Synology Best Plex Alternatives

Did you know that you can install the latest version of Plex for your Synology NAS device directly from the official Plex website? Not only that, but a Docker version for your Synology NAS is also available for Plex. Synology has also had a version of Plex in beta for months in its Package Center, however I do not recommend using it because it’s already outdated, even if it’s in beta. If you like Plex-like systems, then you’ll surely want to know about the best three Plex alternatives.


A first excellent alternative to Plex is undoubtedly Emby. Emby is a media server designed to organize, play, and stream audio and video to a variety of devices. You have two alternatives for installing Emby on your Synology NAS. The first is through Docker and the second is without Docker.


A second excellent alternative to Plex is called Jellyfin. Jellyfin is a suite of multimedia applications designed to organize, manage, and share digital media files to networked devices. You can install Jellyfin on your Synology NAS device by following my Jellyfin Docker guide.


The third alternative to Plex is Synology Video Station. Synology Video Station helps you manage all the movies, TV shows, and home videos on your Synology NAS. Moreover, it can stream videos to various devices like computers, smartphones, media players, and TVs, to provide you with a non-stop, fun watching experience. Video Station lets you manage and watch your video collection movies, TV shows, home videos, and TV recordings with intuitive convenience. It provides instant watching by streaming videos to your computers, AirPlay devices, iOS/Android devices, Windows 10 tablets/laptops, Apple TVs, Android TVs, and more. What’s more, Synology Video Station can enrich your videos with posters and subtitles from the Internet, and create a watch-list or favorites list for quick access. You can install Synology Video Station via Synology Package Center. Here is my brief introduction of Synology Video Station in conjunction with my RS422+. Remember that, thanks to Weemple Video Station Validator, you can validate your movie metadata associations in Synology Video Station.

This post was updated on Tuesday / September 27th, 2022 at 1:43 AM