Reuse an old Mac to stream movies on your network with Plex
One way to make use of a spare Mac is to turn it into a server for home entertainment purposes. Here's how to set up Plex Media Server in macOS.
Owners of an old Intel-based Mac who've replaced it with an Apple Silicon version may be wondering to themselves what to do with their left-over hardware. If it's not possible to pass it on to another family member or sell it on, it could still be useful as a media server.While the entertainment world is moving to a streaming-centric existence with services like Netflix, Disney+, and Apple TV+, not everything will be available to view on those services. You may have content on disc that simply isn't available via a streaming service, or is available but you don't want to pay twice to own the movie.