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plex: Movies, TV, Music & More
Description
Stream movies and TV shows, plus 200+ channels of live TV, instantly, without a subscription. Watch live TV and movies anywhere, from any device, with plex. Streaming movies has never been easier with plex. Watch your favorite movies from Crackle, Warner Brothers, MGM, Lionsgate and more! Enjoy hundreds of free, full length movies from every genre: anime movies, children's movies, documentaries, and much more. Watch TV series you know and love or discover brand new shows with plex’s streaming services. Enjoy on demand TV channels and shows, all in one place. Watch TV anywhere, on any device, together with your friends! Watch 200+ channels of free live programming—instantly. Stream any of your favorite TV shows and channels. From food to news, sports to kids, and international content, there's something for the whole family! Watch news from over 190 global publishing partners, including CBS, Financial Times, Euronews, and top local news sources for over 80% of markets in the U.S. plex also offers a media server that organizes your personal data, lets you listen to your favorite podcasts, find new recommendations, and stream new music. Watch now: stream TV, movies and more with plex. plex FEATURES: Live TV Streaming: - Stream live TV with access to 200+ channels of free live programming - Enjoy many live channels for everyone in the family: watch kid shows, news, sports, and more - Watch the news with CBS, Financial Times, Euronews, local news channels and more Watch Movies Anywhere: - Watch movies online or offline, anytime - Stream movie favorites from your favorite studios, all for free - Full movies of all categories: children movies, anime movies, new movies and more TV On-Demand: - Stream on demand TV shows instantly - Watch TV series favorites or find something new for the whole family - Watch TV shows anywhere, on any device plex Media: - Organize your personal data, search your favorite podcasts, discover new ones, and stream music - Store all your personal media such as photos, music, movies and shows, and stream them any device Download today and start video streaming, with plex. Note: If you’ve already purchased the app on the App Store or you have a plex Pass, you do NOT need to purchase again! Your previous purchase will be automatically detected. Note: Playing media from your plex library on mobile devices is limited (one minute for music and video, watermark on photos) until the app is unlocked. For full functionality, get a plex Pass -OR- make a small, one-time, in-app purchase for app access. Streaming personal media requires plex Media Server version 1.18.3 and higher installed and running to stream to other devices. DRM-protected content, ISO disc images, and video_ts folders not supported. Some features of this app are supported by interest-based advertising, to learn more about this and your choices regarding it visit the plex Privacy Policy. The app offers (but does not require) a plex Pass In-App Purchase. plex Pass is available for the equivalent of US$4.99 charged monthly to your iTunes Account, charged yearly for the equivalent of US$39.99, or as a one-off lifetime payment for the equivalent of US$149.99. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off in your iTunes Account at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, charged at the same rate for renewals. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. See the terms of service at https://www.plex.tv/about/privacy-legal/plex-terms-of-service/
Ads that last longer than the movie fragment!
by Kevinmorrrgg on 2022/05/20 00:59
Unwatchable- 6 minutes of chopped up commercial, constantly repeating the same one. Weird and horrible
Fairly good with some issues
by DyreLogan on 2022/05/19 01:54
This app is good if you want to stream your digital library. However, there is one glaring issue that has not been fixed. The subtitles are a broken feature. What I mean by this is that when you open a movie of yours then choose to look for a subtitle, the subtitles will work for a few minutes but then stop working completely, as if it loses connection to where the subtitles are being drawn from. I am using the Apple TV 4K to view my content and Plex has not fixed this issue. I have to go back and turn choose another subtitle or activate the one I was using, which also works for a few minutes then stops, or loses connection, altogether. Hope they finally fix this glaring bug. I ONLY use Plex on my Apple TV 4K, which has the most recent update, as I’d rather enjoy it on my tv at home. I know this isn’t an Apple issue as their subtitles work just fine on everything I view. Even on other apps that use this type of subtitle feature. Fix this and the app will be better.
Bad Logo
by PhillAppReviews on 2022/05/18 15:42
Hate you new logo.
App doesn’t remember server connections
by ShhhImSleeping on 2022/05/18 02:09
Every time I open the app I have to delete and re-add my home server, extremely annoying and I’ve been dealing with it over a year. Home server shows as listed under Settings>Advanced>Server Connections, but never loads when the apps starts, I’m constantly having to re-add it each time the app restarts. Other than that, the app works and I will change my review to 5 stars if fixed.
Still Lacking Basic Functionality
by DrMemory99 on 2022/05/15 16:28
Plex is great for movies and music! Has many features you either won’t use or will use and be pleased you found them; the experience however is poor if your looking to Plex to organize and browse your photo collection; unlike the web client ; the iOS and iPadOS and TvOS has no photo slide show feature! If you have hundreds of photos you’ll need to manually swipe (thumbnail scroll view at bottom) them one by one to show off or find them. Don’t waste your time adding your photo library to this server; it’s an exercise in frustration and disappointment. This has been an AppleTV/iOs feature request for years. They keep adding Plex hosted content and the mac z as a nd windows media servers are very reliable. the player client on ios continues to be reliable but their focus seems to be sliding away from personal media sharing to becoming an alternative streaming service (ad driven) in their own right.
PLEX is AWESOME
by LLovato5 on 2022/05/15 14:35
I love all the new functionality, and love that I can watch local broadcasts on my phone. Keep it up, it’s getting even better with every update.
The best!
by Lau Ardelean on 2022/05/14 06:49
Love Plex! Great app for every kind of media. Been using it for nearly a decade now.
100% the worst way to enjoy plex
by Kl3mta3 on 2022/05/14 04:20
The iOS app is the worst app you can use to access plex. You’re better off just using safari to go to plex.tv. I’ve used place for going on 6 years now and I love it. But the iOS app is the worst. Plex gets 5 stars everywhere else but iOS here it’s 1 star. I can literally watch it in my on my stereo in my car that runs android more reliably than on the app on my 12promax. And it’s not the server. It will play flawlessly on 3 or 4 other systems and still my phone will say it’s lost connection to the server. And furthermore before you guess it could be the phone or network, well my car stereo gets it’s internet from the phone via hotspot and it runs flawlessly. But open the iOS app and I’ll get buffering, and total disconnects unless I can connect to Wi-Fi. Again if you don’t want to use plex on an iPhone, go to plex.tv do not download this app.
Payment should be tied to my Apple ID, but I am being prompted to pay again
by hellotinywonder on 2022/05/13 19:55
Same Apple ID, but now my Plex won't work on my Mac without me paying for it again, this should be an easy fix, and I hope it is, but until then, it seems to be clunky in its app form.
Where the DVR stuff go?
by tuzen on 2022/05/13 18:25
And why do I care what’s streaming elsewhere if I can’t tap into it.
Compatibility needs to be updated… iPad 7th gen is not supported
by Stonecoldkella on 2022/05/11 15:13
App Store let me download this app saying it was compatible, and I opened it…. However, when I went to play any movie at all, it told me that my CPU isn’t powerful enough… (which really makes no sense because every single streaming app other than this one works). Please update the app so it either supports the iPad 7th gen, or prevent iPad 7th gen owners from downloading it and wasting an hour of their time trying to figure out why it won’t work.
All I wanted from my lifetime plexpass…
by JonJCash on 2022/05/11 10:29
…was to save on cellular streaming. I bought a phone with plenty of space. I wanted my whole music library in my pocket for this purpose. And now your main app no longer supports downloading entire libraries. I guess I should be thankful that I can still ostensibly do it from your main app, but, if my personal experience is typical, I know why a full library download is not supported—IT DOESN’T WORK. I’ve gotten maybe a tenth of my less than 10k song library to transfer to my phone, and it’s been a tiresome process of opening the app and leaving my phone on and not letting it go to sleep. I basically no longer listen to music on long walks anymore, generally resorting to podcasts exclusively. Your replacement rollout of the sync/download feature has been, from my view, a massive disappointment.
Keeps freezing
by Ghklpo on 2022/05/10 14:16
The app keeps freezing every time I pause a playback on iPhone for a minute or so. When I come back to the phone to resume a video, it plays for 1 second and the app completely freezes. This is a very old bug lasting for over a year which is still not fixed by Plex. I have to quit the app and launch it again to keep watching. Very annoying. Reproduces every time for me. iOS is 15.4.1 on iPhone 12 Pro.
Awesome
by venito valino on 2022/05/07 05:20
Love it!
It’s a meh
by its suppur annoying on 2022/05/06 14:36
This thing ask me every five seconds when I’m trying to watch something “play back limit pay us even though you’re already subscribed to us” it’s so annoying I swear I might delete this app
Plex is the best
by Joedejong.mister horror? on 2022/05/06 14:34
The first time I downloaded the Plex app I was able to create a free account no problems with it whatsoever, and the cool thing about Plex, is that I can watch live TV channels, such as ElectricNow, and dark matter TV, and many others, I also have Plex on my Roku, and I also lots of movies on Plex as well, but one problem I’m visually impaired and whenever I go to look for a channel but I am I watch Plex on my iPad and on my iPod touch, whenever I swipe for channels or to listen to the name of the channels, it only says the name of the TV show or movie that’s on, so if you could fix that feature that would be great, and another thing too, I would love to cast plugs to my Roku express, and my Roku premier, and whenever I go to choose a device to airplay or cast to for some reason it won’t let me cast so please fix that in and that would be great, love Plex I get Plex five stars, so to the developer of Plex love the app keep bringing new features and new updates, and keep expanding
Great streaming platform
by LRedfield on 2022/05/05 18:09
I love how many choices are available with both TV shows and movies. The live TV Streaming keeps me updated from News to Reality with every thing in between.
Skips ahead
by gortex811 on 2022/05/05 17:57
I don’t really understand why no one else seems to have this issue but on my iPad when playing back a movie it will randomly skip ahead 10-30 mins or so. Does anyone else have this issue?
Unusable
by Bawitdaba1337 on 2022/05/05 13:55
Latest app update renders the app unusable with unspeakable UI lag
Pls add this
by lo,aowlsmxudhdbed on 2022/05/05 09:03
Amazing app, but I couldn’t find Rick and morty. Pls add it
#FAIL
by Little Timmy K on 2022/05/05 01:58
Could be so great. To bad there are continuous problems. Absolutely no support to help troubleshoot problems. Terrible job on what could be so great.
Can’t download or keep track of episodes
by usernametakenplox on 2022/05/04 08:44
Has a lot of issues with downloading, and even more of an issue keeping track of what’s watched. Will watch the first 4 episodes on my iPhone of a show, go to bed, wake up and it says I left off on episode 1 70%. In addition I have my preferred language set to English and sometimes my shows on iPhone will show they have English audio tracks and English subtitles, and are actively selected. Play the episode and it’s in another language, no subtitles. Works just fine on the computer. Kind of makes this a glorified file explorer with pictures since some fairly core features just straight up don’t work.
This app has successfully gone downhill
by Marty_rk on 2022/05/03 14:18
Holy cow, they managed to take a great working app and throw it in to the ground! They are changing things that don't need to be changed, the picture in picture was eyeing fine and now you can't multi task without Plex shutting down. I don't know why they keep trying to mess it up
Playback limit scam
by Nick-----bear on 2022/05/02 17:21
I paid the $4.99 one time purchase so that I could use the app without a playback limit (which makes the app absolutely useless). It worked fine for a while but when I updated my iPad the app runs as if I never paid. The button in the app that lets you restore your purchase is conveniently not working, but weird the button to pay another $4.99 is working just fine!!!!! There is no contact information and no way to get help. Hopefully this review can help.
The answer I’ve been looking for
by next baller up on 2022/05/01 23:06
Plex is hands down the most incredible media server of all time. I’ve been able to privatize and organize my media in ways I never dreamed were possible. It’s phenomenal and everyone needs to know about it! Let us take control of our own data 💪🏻
Can’t use AirPlay
by zellspell on 2022/04/30 20:19
Unable to stream, despite the option to do so. My other apps stream just fine.
Almost Perfect . . .
by Doctor Zarkov on 2022/04/30 15:40
I have been a Plex user and lifetime Plex pass subscriber for years. The user interface is one of the best I’ve ever seen. It is very easy to use and contains a wealth of information on the media I’m viewing with Plex. The new Discovery feature is a great help in finding where I can view a movie or program over my several streaming services. The only thing that is missing is a way to see and access the movies and programs that I have purchased on Vudu. I’d really love to be able to see my Vudu items among the items that I have on my Plex server. Once I see a Vudu item then I can click on it o play - just like I do with items on my Plex server. I’d like to be able to do this with my Plex app on iOS as well as Roku. Certainly there must be some Vudu API that Plex can use to achieve this goal? If the Plex development team can do this it would be great. It would really allow me to have a single place to see and access all of my media. Thank you.
Many mistakes
by chino924 on 2022/04/29 00:38
La aplicación me encanta y me encanta el hecho que siempre ponen nuevos canales es fantástica veo Plex todos los días paso un muy buen rato viendo Plex me gustaría que pusieran Telemundo y Univisión esta aplicación es fantástica Claro tiene unos pocos fayos pero de lo contrario amo esta aplicación veo Plex todos los días la recomiendo al 100%hasta el momento es la Mejor aplicacion para ver tu en vivo
Fantastic for Videos
by adventure_tense on 2022/04/28 21:27
I think the standard Plex app has outgrown audio and should be just a “plex video”, then let PlexAmp become the sole audio app. There seems to be so much duplication of effort to support audio in both apps.
Still unable to play h.265 from Plex server
by The Fragile Frenchman on 2022/04/27 23:35
H.265 is still missing. Have to use Infuse player to watch H.265 videos from Plex sever. How many years will it take to resolve this?
I’d hate to live without Plex :-)
by MacDude2 on 2022/04/27 13:01
This software runs on a Mac in a wire closet under the stairs. It never crashes, let’s us play movies, TV shows, or music on any of our TVs or iPhones, iPads throughout the house and even in the car when we are out. I rip my LPs in 24bit and CDs in 16 bit Apple Lossless format to iTunes, and they show up automatically in Plex. Blu-rays are ripped in MKV Maker and are played full size, no compression without a hiccup. I bought a Silicon Dust Device to connect our TV antenna to Ethernet and use the Plex DVR to record Jeopardy and Svengoolie. I have a lifetime Plex Pass so I can watch one of our 950 movies shared to remote friends/family. I have used Plex for over a decade. I love it.
No podcast support
by errorstribe on 2022/04/25 07:14
They removed podcasts and want their users to move to other media streaming services with their new “discover” section. I guess they just don’t want people to use them anymore, why sign up for all the other streaming services along with plex
Most Days, The Best Media Server/Client Available, But...
by alexk0009 on 2022/04/25 01:03
App crashes constantly on 13” iPad Pro. Whether I’ve just launched it or if it actually runs a while but I pause and leave it for 5+ minutes, it will crash immediately after unlocking the iPad. Also not showing the option to resume watching TV Shows on the home screen. Some will show up, some won’t.
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Needs PIP
by Living Comfort Eagle on 2022/04/23 06:31
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播放音乐的时候
by abubaikele on 2022/04/22 00:12
播放音乐的,选择“随机专辑电台”播放几首歌 或者播放几首歌就会无缘无故的卡死app。为什么不修复一下这个致命的bug呢?
Cannot delete downloaded content
by Steven Sanderson on 2022/04/21 14:01
How do we delete downloaded content?
Death of podcast support… beyond disappointed.
by agroagra on 2022/04/20 20:33
After years of enjoying Plex as my personal music library server/streamer, movie streamer, and DAILY podcatcher, I was gutted to find out that they dropped support for podcasts. If there was an email warning, I didn’t see it. If there was an in-app notification, I never got it. If there was any notification other than on their company website, which not every user goes to on a regular basis (except to get support), then I certainly saw nothing. I was on vacation and came back to find podcasts gone forever. No warnings, no offers of how to save the situation or alternative solutions. Just total abandonment of a user base! I’m quite honestly disgusted, baffled, and appalled. Plex could have just dropped support and let users deal with the fallout, allowing us all to find alternatives in the interim. But no, they completely removed the feature and deleted our content completely! That means any podcast I was subbed to is now gone, along with all progress of each podcast, and each episode. So, now I have no choice but to seek out another app, try to remember every single podcast I was subbed to, then meticulously try to remember which episodes I had listened to already, and mark each individual episode as played. We’re talking hundreds of episodes. Not to mention, some of those podcasts weren’t listened to in perfect sequence. So, I have to remember BY NAME which episodes I had already heard and which I had not. Are you ******* kidding me? To say this is a selfish, short-sighted, and evil move on Plex’s part would be an understatement. This is a maneuver I have rarely encountered in over a decade of using apps, and many decades of using computers in general. Plex team: I hope for your sake that I’m a tiny minority in your user group. This is an all time low that I really hope doesn’t impact you. But honestly, I wish it did, so you could understand fully the mistake you’ve made and the disservice you’ve done to a loyal group of users. Shame on you. If I had an alternative to the personal library streaming side of your services, I would drop your app for good. I’ll certainly be waiting for one to come along and leave Plex at the first chance I get.
Great app but Downloads is fairly broken
by Mississippi Mud 78 on 2022/04/20 11:20
I love plex and really want it to be my go to app for movies and music. However, the download functionality does not work. It’s insanely slow at best l but most of the time doesn’t work at all. I don’t understand why they haven’t fixed this. From a quick google search it appears to be an issue a lot of users are encountering since they switched to the Downloads functionality. Please fix, Plex Team.
Perfect for TV/Movies, so close for anime
by Oakman978 on 2022/04/19 17:28
I use Plex for all of my media and it works incredibly well on all of my devices. The only gripe I have is that anime or other media with multiple audio and subtitle tracks chooses the file default. I would love it if there was a way to set a preferred language and audio track for an entire series, instead of having to switch subtitle tracks every episode
It just works
by Pau Muan Kim on 2022/04/17 07:12
I can play my movies and tv shows and it just works
Just one issue.
by Haapy dude on 2022/04/16 12:44
I have been using Plex for years and all of a sudden the video was playing in low resolution even though I have a very fast WiFi connection with over 600 mb/s. The problem was the “Automatically Adjust Quality” setting was constantly making adjustments that weren’t needed and forcing a low resolution. Picture would look grainy then Hi-Def then grainy again. Was driving me crazy. As soon as I turned off that setting in the app, all was good. It took a while to figure that out after trouble shooting the WiFi and other settings in the app. Movie night was ruined for that one Saturday night with the wife as by the time I figured out the problem it was too late to watch anything. I still gave 5 stars as I still love the Plex interface. Just an FYI for anyone else having the same problem and maybe for the Plex developers to address it.
About all content Bollywood and Hollywood movie u have to keep free
by aamiralad7 on 2022/04/15 22:35
So worse so bad
WHY ?
by mujalli777 on 2022/04/14 03:27
I just wanna know why don’t you add Arabic language! WHYYY ?
Can’t stream anything unless you pay
by eat my a22 on 2022/04/12 01:05
Been using this app for months for free then they broke all functionality unless I get on a subscription. No thanks.
Plex till death do us part
by Bobha1243 on 2022/04/10 16:24
Love it, just upgraded my home server and its better than ever, combined that with gigabit internet and its glorious!
I Love My Plex!!
by phenpa2g on 2022/04/10 03:57
… Feature request though: Can selecting an actor from the cast take us to their IMDB page ?
Plex is the Best!
by Braydon64 on 2022/04/09 16:27
I’ve been running a Plex server for the past two years and it’s been nothing short of amazing. I use it to stream all my shows as well as music when I’m at home or even far away. Watch party is also great since you don’t need everyone to have some sort of paid subscription, just the content owner & an invite from them. The live TV & everything else is also a nice bonus, but hosting your own content is what makes this platform shine. It even uses an agent to grab metadata about the shows/movies you put on the server.
No longer for home streaming
by EvilPettingZoo42 on 2022/04/09 14:58
I used Plex for streaming from my Plex server to iOS clients. Now the app won’t connect to my server and this experience seems to no longer be important to Plex, replaced with ad filled streaming options I have no interest in.
no MKV
by Jelly Ingram on 2022/04/09 04:01
No play MKV! Thats all!
This is a very, very useful app
by BPStPaul on 2022/04/08 20:58
I was impressed enough I put a review on Facebook so my friends would see it. (Below) ————//////// Here’s an unsolicited endorsement of an app. It’s as good as TiVo was when it was first introduced. And it’s free. PLEX. First - it’s a free cable-like streaming service, with a bunch of channels like Pluto. But much, much more useful is that it has a fantastic search function for streaming shows. You can easily create a watchlist for anything you want to watch streaming. It will search for it and even if it’s not on Plex it will tell you all the services it’s available on, and where it’s free. It seems to have access to all of the major services (HBO, Disney, Amazon….) and a bunch of minor ones It will also give you trailers and reviews. But the best part is you can click directly on the link and be taken to that show. If I search for something I want to watch, it’s just one click in Plex to get to it. As long as I’m logged into HBO+ on my iPad I go right to the show I’m surprised they have the access to do this. And Apple TV is trying to do something similar. But this is far superior in my use of both systems. Anyway, if you haven’t heard of the app before it makes looking for something to watch a lot easier. And it’s surprising how many old movies I have access to across the internet. Now if I just had the patience to watch one
Great but…
by Isaac1991 on 2022/04/08 19:34
It’s a cool app but it’s pretty lame they make you pay $5 just to stream on your phone.
I JUST WANT TO WATCH HARRY POTTER
by Qt cutie roblox girl on 2022/04/08 11:19
Plex is awesome! You can find so many shows on Plex that might not be on Disney+ or Netflix! But that is only for Plex on the TV. If you try to get Plex on your IOS device, is will cost you FIVE DOLLARS!!!!!!!! I literally just want to watch Harry Potter. I didn’t give this a 0 star because at least I gives you the chance to get it on your IOS device and is really easy to log in. Other than that, you can’t watch even a millisecond of a movie or TV show. The reason I’m upset about this and I can’t watch it on my TV is that, I have a little sister and she is ALLLLWWWAAAYYYSS watching Aphmau, logdotzip, and grian! This means I cannot watch on the TV because she is. I have all the Harry Potter books and I can read those but I want to watch the movie right now. So yea, MAKE PLEX FREE. From, Me To, Plex, and Apple App Store P.S. Apple if you find this, tell them to make Plex free. Thank you.
Terrible on Mac
by Friend John on 2022/04/08 03:15
They left you pay for it but it barely works. Computer dims and goes to sleep if you don't move the mouse constantly. Mouse pointer never fades. Awful
Download and enjoy
by CHoggatt on 2022/04/07 00:24
The best
Dunno
by RBLWX LOVER on 2022/04/06 15:37
Hi so i wasn’t able to find the watch button and it keeps lagging but still hope it’s great
Not only $3.
by Anon reviewer d00d on 2022/04/06 03:26
Occasionally takes over the entire app to try an upsell you on stuff.
New discovery is really cool
by Paulo Arnaldo on 2022/04/06 02:34
Great app
Review
by Tanner will67153 on 2022/04/05 21:02
It constantly stopped the movie after 10 minutes even when connected to Wi-Fi great app to watch alot of movies on but it’s gonna take you double the movie length to actually finish it
Going in the wrong direction. Buggy, constant upsell
by Kevin 72638393 on 2022/04/05 17:03
Used to love Plex. Recently their business model is changing, and with it so is the experience and quality of their apps. It’s no longer a home for personal media. It’s a streaming aggregator with a side hustle of personal media. I’m constantly fighting with settings to not get bombarded with upsells to plex’s own (poor quality) streaming content, and now to Plex’s advertising of other major streamers. This is spilling over to their apps, especially the iOS app. Personal media use has languished and is buggy, while streaming aggregator functions are pushed heavily. It’s not a good experience for me anymore, and I’ll be ditching Plex for something else very soon. Avoid Plex if you want to keep your personal media and streaming separate - they no longer support this.
Terrible UI
by fkrueger on 2022/04/02 12:02
You would think an app designed to browse your media library would give you a bunch of ways to browse said media, but no, the Plex developers instead give you one browser window with a random assortment of videos. This app ignores your directory structures. It doesn’t have any sort options. It doesn’t have Smart Folders. It’s basically the laziest piece of junk I’ve ever had to buy.
This is the best app on my phone
by Audiophilegriff on 2022/04/02 09:08
Not only that but it’s the beat app experience I have ever had. I love this app. I’ve literally never written a review for an app. My love for this app pushed my to it. I preach about this app in public. It’s like vegans or cat people but I just talk about Plex. I feel like a missionary. This app might make you annoying due to it’s passion inspiring and life changing awesomeness. Please keep up the good work guys. Gimme me your address so I can send you all fruit baskets. I’m naming my next child plex after this app. I love you guys. If you’re ever in Seattle you can come eat dinner at my house. Open invitation to anyone who works at plex.
TOO MANY COMMERCIALS!
by Evil6eric on 2022/03/31 14:50
Extremely EXCESSIVE! Ruins most of my watching. 😡
PLEX. Great value for lifetime cost!
by Junk Sw on 2022/03/31 13:50
At my old age, I was skeptical when I paid for the lifetime subscription to Plex. I’m finding it was the best investment ever! The Nas recording features are amazing! I now have plenty of over the air TV movies and show content to watch. I’d didn’t realize the additional benefits of PLEX stations for streaming. They just added the Bloomberg channel. My favorite is the time PLEX saves me when bypassing commercials! The built in guide is also a good improvement. All very good features that provided excellent value for the cost. PLEX is AWSOME Thank you PLEX developers!
Multi-device activation
by r--tech on 2022/03/31 04:37
Purchased one-time activation on an iPhone. Now my iPad still keeps asking to buy another activation. Same Apple ID, same Plex account. It says the activation purchase applies across all the iOS devices under the same Apple ID. If it really means to tell iOS from iPadOS, I should say it is deceptive, as it is not clearly indicated anywhere.
This was fine, now caught in a loop
by Nebba2 on 2022/03/30 21:07
I have used this for years, mostly streaming my own content from my mac to my iPad. But lately, I get a “upgrade or be annoyed every minute” message. I had purchased the $4.99 device upgrade (very reasonable), but the app seems not to know that any more. When I try to go through the App store upgrade sequence, it says I already have, so I don’t need to do it again. Great, except my device doesn’t seem to know this. Or, sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. Which means I can’t depend on this working, and I don’t know what to do about it.
Ita ok
by jroca89 on 2022/03/30 17:16
Ok if you’re watching it on your phone but it is aggravating when trying to cast to a tv. Very frustrating this feature is offered but doesn’t work
Home owner
by dato547 on 2022/03/29 20:56
Worst fricken app on the store. Downloaded 5tomes on my new lg Ty and could not get it to play a single movie. It played trailers it played tv shows it played music everything except movies. WHY WHY WHY
Price or free
by vic2450 on 2022/03/29 13:10
Is this app free or do you have to pay a fee for this?
Crooked people
by scannerjack01 on 2022/03/29 12:57
They changed my email address without Asking me to change my email address. From Jack
Plex
by fdkrew on 2022/03/29 03:50
Plex good…
Too much ads
by Adgkfhhdgddhj on 2022/03/27 21:42
Too many scam ads targeting the minorities and poor peoples.
PIP Major Upgrade
by Satnismymotor on 2022/03/26 15:12
Latest release drastically upgrade the Picture in Picture experience. Amazing app!
Never gets better
by JohnnyInSNJ on 2022/03/24 05:07
Movies freeze all the time. Look, I understand buffering. I get it. But these movies are freezing and wont move forward at all. I’m in my own home every other device and app not related to plex have no problems. Just plex. So Plex is the problem. There is no way to kick it or bump it. It’s just done. I can start all the movies I want, but they all freeze.
Good job!
by Mamanana1953 on 2022/03/23 17:23
Love love love
Shame on your creator
by skrappz67 on 2022/03/22 13:15
Whoever updates this app needs to be let go. Constant bugs. Always crashing. Great service. Terrible follow through.
Nice app
by lead37 on 2022/03/20 19:39
I've been using this app for a while now. It's great concept but has bugs sometimes, so be careful with the updates. I'd definitely buy it if it had a speed increase controls - must have feature novadays, otherwise I have to use Infuse app
Keeps crashing
by 107-274-898 on 2022/03/20 13:57
Keeps crashing when hitting play for a show. Jave to delete mad reinstall to watch anything but it only last for a bit before crashing again
LOVE PLEX BUT…..
by SilverVixen42 on 2022/03/20 13:26
Ads get stuck and don’t return to episodes. Just black screen with ad “6 of 6” or whatever. Annyoing. Also have to close app to return to episodes instead of resuming app just crashes.
Lovely app, with a major flaw
by Tybears on 2022/03/20 03:35
I have children's movies for my niece and nephew, and when searching for child friendly content; adult search results with vulgar titles pop up. For example when searching “Bumblebee”; Since I guess I didn’t have it in my library, Plex suggests “BumbleF***, USA” from it’s immutable “On Demand” category. I don’t want Plex’s poorly filtered filth broadcasted to my young family. I’ve payed all the fees you offer, and therefore should be able to totally disable content suggestions I don’t want, and never asked for.
Pretty good
by jmstacey on 2022/03/19 17:25
Bug with PiP on iPadOS 15, the pause button does not work. Video will pause momentarily but then immediate resume instead of stay paused. Plex needs a better and lower friction way to submit bug reports than dropping them in App Store reviews.
Dismal performance
by noplayalowed on 2022/03/19 11:04
Plex server and the Plex player do not connect. The sever does not “see” the media content on the computer drive and therefore cannot play music content . Repeated software installation does not solve the problem. There is absolutely no help from Plex service peopleto solve the problem - one cannot access any direct online help.
Needs fixed
by AFMike1993 on 2022/03/19 01:50
Video steam crashes when casting if you click out of the plex app and back. Subtitles can’t be changed half the time from iOS; sometimes they’re on, sometimes off, sometimes the wrong language, none of it can be changed from the app, have to recast from the desktop pc to be able to change settings.
Horrible way to stream
by Mike Searson on 2022/03/17 19:38
Buffering issues, 5-minute ad clips every 10 minutes. Worse than anything on network television Captions are partially off screen They certainly know how to cater to customers Not worth it in my opinion
It is good but there is an issue with ads
by discord should be #1 on 2022/03/15 01:56
The issue caused me to have to watch 1,000+ seconds of ads just to watch 30 seconds of the movie I’m trying to watch and there is an issue if it is loading and you try to like scroll through movies while it loads it WILL crash there is only 1 time it did not crash on me out of 100 try’s
没用的客户端
by klopssjx on 2022/03/14 15:21
音乐,专辑,图片,都不能打标签,以至于我大多数时间都只能用浏览器访问。
Nice UI, freezing issues/missing feature already included in web app…
by Yadada hit me on 2022/03/14 05:40
The UI is nice and clean. I even unlocked iOS playback. Only reason of unlocking iOS feature was due to iPadOS having issues on web app when touching the screen. Anytime I touched the screen, it would constantly pause the video I was playing. The app is constantly freezing whenever you switch back and forth in iOS multitasking. It would also be nice if the app would play picture-in-picture automatically when switching between apps. It already does it using the web app, why not the iOS app…??? Also, the “Home” screen that shows videos to continue playing does not update within iOS app. So in order to continue playback where I left off if I switch from tv to iPad is to go through all menu options to the video and continue from there. It also does not show if you watched a video from the video menu like it does on the web app.
The best app in the world
by Gabby ritterman on 2022/03/11 02:25
Everyday I use this app and it's so good you can download any movie you want. And every time I use it I can't stop it's the best you have to try it out
Cannot watch for more than one minute even after purchase!
by bfollowell on 2022/03/10 02:31
I paid $4.99 four years ago to activate the Plex app on my iPad so that I could watch shows from my server. Now I can no longer watch anything because it tells me I can only use the app as a remote control and that I'm limited to one minute of viewing. It tells me I can activate for $4.99 but I already did that, four years ago. If I try to restore my purchase, it says that it can't find a previous purchase on my iTunes account. It took me all of 30 seconds to find it in my purchase history. How do I get this app corrected so that I can use what I paid for?
An Experience in Frustration on IOS
by Kayonesoft on 2022/03/09 16:33
I finally decided to take the plunge and start my own Plex home server after Google pulled the plug on Music and Movies. The setup was relatively easy, with small annoyances and a bit of a learning curve to get things finally rolling. Unfortunately, everything quickly broke down when it came to setting up the client on IOS. On everything else, Plex works fine and as intended. On IOS I have nothing but problems ranging from downloads being unbearably slow (dial-up transfer speeds on high speed Wi-Fi), half of my media not playing at all, even though those same files work everywhere else through Plex, and a general failure to update the client-side library when new files are added. Searching for these issues online brings me to many people complains about these same things but no actual fixes. I’ve tried reinstalling my media server, restarting it many times, uninstalling the iOS app, setting it back up… nothing works. I tried setting up a competing local media server using the exact same folder structure as Plex, and everything works perfectly, so this is definitely a Plex issue with iOS. In its current state, it’s entirely unusable for me.
Plex is great..but why all the foreign genres???
by Darth Fellator on 2022/03/09 16:20
Love Plex. Not has been the tool I have been wanting since forever. But one thing that I can’t seem to wrap my head around is WHY do all the genres default seemingly to foreign versions …. Comedy comfort example is Komedi. And so on…it’s a super pain to have to go back and update those genres to reflect English names instead. And if i this is some setting that I need to change then I’m happy to do it, but no clue how…nothing seems to fix it…
Absolute trash
by koneezy on 2022/03/08 17:20
Started a movie tried to go back and watch it. App played the same two adds three times in a row then started the movie at the beginning
Great video player
by PauljBrown on 2022/03/08 13:03
You can always count on Plex.
Needs better closed caption function
by tornado hunter on 2022/03/08 03:07
All in all this is a great app however the only con I have is the closed caption function the closed caption does not work I suggest a better closed caption function the reason for this I do not hear all that well a better closed caption function would be great, good day to all,note: I am referencing the app for iOS iPad.
Money grab
by J03 diesel on 2022/03/05 23:36
Every time i log in it asks me to pay for the app this app is a scam
Crash and Burn on iPad
by MathOsGuru on 2022/03/05 14:52
Not a positive experience at all. This app crashes more than it works. Also, if it crashes, and then you try to resume your movie, or show, you get the pleasure of an added 289 seconds of adds before you can continue. Thus, if it crashes, you must wade through 289 minutes of commercials then hope it doesn’t crash afterward. If it crashes again, another 289 minutes of repeat commercials. Frankly, with all the complaints I found on the forum regarding this issue, seems like Plex needs a new programming team as the current one does not have the skill set to remedy the issue imho. The idea behind this app’s motive is genuine, but the real world deployment isn’t quite so in sync with that plan. The bottom line here (take what you will from this advice), avoid the app altogether unless you’re someone who loves bugs and repeated commercials after the app fails (constantly).
Crashes a lot recently
by mediainfluenced on 2022/03/05 05:18
Previously this would be a 5 star review. Android app is perfect web is great. iPhone/iPad app crashes frequently.
Deleting
by notaplexfan on 2022/03/02 17:24
Trying to access my media library and every minute it tells me that I’ve reached my playback limit. Exceedingly irritating because I heard I could put movies in my library and my kids could access them.
Please fix the Apple TV app
by MattcoAZ on 2022/02/28 07:49
I decided to jump-in and get the tv tuners to take more advantage of my Plex server along with the Plex premium subscription. Now let’s start with the 5 stars and take away one star for each issue below. As they get fixed I’ll add a star. I’m struggling with the Apple TV app. The guide doesn’t jump to the current date and time. Ie. if I open the guide at 2pm. Then later I open the guide up at 7pm it will still show the 2pm guide but it’s all grey out. I wait a few moments for it to refresh to the current time but no good. I have to right scroll to the current time multiple times until I find the current time. Then I can select programs/Channel to watch. Also, when I select a recorded show. It spins and spins and spins then errors out. If I open the same show on my phone and stream it so it works, then I can go to the Apple TV and stream the show. I don’t know why it’s doing this. Why does it take forever to scan through all the photos? I would think it would generate thumbnails for all the photos so I can surf through them quickly, not have it take 20 seconds to refresh the 5 photos on the screen, then I scroll to the next group of photos and have to wait another 20 seconds for those photos to refresh. I get spoiled by the apple photos app. Make it work like that.
Almost perfect...
by doverby on 2020/07/10 06:37
For a long time, I couldn't find fault with this media app. It looks amazing and is extremely flexible and scalable. I use it at home on a Mac as the server and am able to run an Apple TV with its beautiful interface. My most irritating pair of bugs is with the iOS (iPadOS) app. When I'm watching content on my iPad, subtitles are shown when they shouldn't be. They show up as "OFF" in the settings, but they're most definitely on. The only way to get them to go away is to turn them on, then turn them off again. HOWEVER, after turning them on, the timing for tapping the required menu to turn them off again is very important, because there can be no subtitles present on the screen when the video is paused to turn subtitles off or that subtitle will be present at the bottom of the screen for the rest of the video, or until this whole maneuver is attempted again. Very distracting and an irritating bug to say the least. Most shows have a minute or two of recaps, so it's pretty much all nonstop dialogue (subtitles). This all being said, the Plex team has created an AMAZING media environment for the user. This level of quality is what every media company should aim for. I'm sure once the folks at Plex discover this bug, they'll be able to squash it in short order.
Plex is the beat
by AngryAlexG on 2018/12/29 18:11
I love Plex for it’s beautiful organization and easy to use interface. Having almost all my media in one place has always been the dream and Plex has done that for me (for about 80% - still missing native audiobook support and support for eBooks). Having full control of my own personal media cloud and server has been incredible. The movie and show ratings from Rotten Tomato are awesome and being able to watch a trailer of something is convenient if someone wants a quick synopsis. I love being able to put all our childhood videos converted from VHS on my own cloud and give access to my family to see any of the embarrassing and amazing home videos anytime. ***DEVS: Would love to see a audio only version for Apple Watch for streaming or offline usage to listen to podcasts, music, audiobooks - Audible does this now which has been amazing. Being able to listen to Plex media with only a watch and bluetooth headphones would be a game changer. Also native audiobook support and support for eBooks would basically round out any media needs I could possible want to have in one app! Love what the Plex teams does and always looking to see what they’ve recently added. More than happy to be a part of the Plex Pass Lifetime member. Keep up the amazing work!
Local server connections
by elgrego1939 on 2019/08/24 07:52
I have always had trouble with the iOS versions of this app, even though I’m only connecting to a local server. The app on my Roku has no difficulty connecting to the same server. It is extremely frustrating. I am now completely unable to connect to the server from my iPad, despite having tried logging out and back into the app, logging out and using a wait list of local network connection, deleting the app and re-downloading it, deleting all three instances of the iPad app from my list of allowed devices in my account, etc. For some inexplicable reason, my Plex account has now decided that my iPad app is also a server, so some of the other client apps now list two entries for my iPad as servers. Also, when my home Internet isn’t working and I can’t go online, even though my Plex server is on the same local network/router as Plex app on my phone, iPad, and TV, none of them are able to access the server. They all say that the server is unavailable. My SMB file sharing on the same Mac at the Plex server works fine, so it’s not a problem with my local network. I would think that playing files in Plex over the local network would not be affected by an Internet outage… I’ve had so many problems with the iOS apps that I don’t see how the people at Plex hope to entice me to purchase a subscription when I can’t even really use the features that a subscription affords. The app is nice when it works, but far too often it doesn’t really work.
Great App! But What is With The Issues?
by Jay8307 on 2019/04/15 02:52
I have been a PlexPass member for years now and I couldn’t be happier. However, lately playback has been terrible. For example, if I shuffle anything a CD, a playlist, my library whatever I get this weird issue where two songs will just start playing at once. To fix it I usually have to stop the track(s) and either skip back a track or skip forward. Then one of the two songs will play properly. In addition, sometimes when I go to play a song in a playlist or CD (anything with multiple tracks) sometimes the track will not play. It will instead skip right to the next song and no matter what I do it will not play. The track is fine though because I can play it by accessing the file directly (not through Plex). Lastly, ever since this offline browsing thing was introduced it has been glitchy. If I want to access my files on my server I usually have to toggle it on and off a few times before my library will show up. It works the same for if I want to access tracks synced on my phone too. Love the thought of being able to toggle, but has to be a better way. What ever happened to just clicking in the upper left corner?
Great app but dont expect it to keep working well.
by Bobhffhvderhg on 2020/09/23 20:05
Im writing this review on sept 23, 2020. The app has change quite a bit from when it was first released. The organizational changes have been bad here and there but it still did everything quickly. That is no longer the case. I have multiple 4k apple tv boxes and they all are experiancing performance issues after the last couple of updates. Laggy, slow, unresponsive interface which require a reboot to fix. I have never had to reboot my apple tvs with such regularity. In the past i have been able to wait weeks or months before intentionally rebooting one. (I have automatic updates off... so no other reboots barring poweroutages etc.). I recommended apple tvs for their solid performance with plex but it seems that is one more thing they have abandoned in the pursuit of having animated startup logos and other foo foo nonsense. They just seem to want to add new features no one wants while detracting from the features everyone needs.
Additional star removed for deleting my review
by ilikemyrealname on 2022/01/28 13:40
Devs, take note: I’m all too familiar with reviews being deleted. As a precaution, I copy/paste all my reviews for moments like this. As a customer who paid full price, I am disappointed to see Plex be one of those companies. Here’s the deleted review: I enjoy everything about this app however it has an issue when I need to briefly swipe out of the app to use another app (like check my email or respond to a text) and swipe back to Plex. Anytime I do that, the player refuses to play and the app requires a force quit in order to resume playback. In essence that means I can’t quickly jump into any other app on my phone unless I want to either setup the video as PIP or force quit Plex. There’s another issue that further complicates using Plex while needing to jump into another program. If I do setup PIP and go into another app, Plex will not allow me to pause the video…anytime I click pause, Plex will quickly unpause and resume playback. The only way to stop playback is to close the PIP player. That means when I swipe back to Plex, the video is no longer active which is very much like force quitting the app and starting from scratch. In short, the app is cumbersome to use if you need to do anything else on your phone at the same time, even if it’s just briefly.
Please fix the Apple TV app
by MattcoAZ on 2022/02/28 07:49
I decided to jump-in and get the tv tuners to take more advantage of my Plex server along with the Plex premium subscription. Now let’s start with the 5 stars and take away one star for each issue below. As they get fixed I’ll add a star. I’m struggling with the Apple TV app. The guide doesn’t jump to the current date and time. Ie. if I open the guide at 2pm. Then later I open the guide up at 7pm it will still show the 2pm guide but it’s all grey out. I wait a few moments for it to refresh to the current time but no good. I have to right scroll to the current time multiple times until I find the current time. Then I can select programs/Channel to watch. Also, when I select a recorded show. It spins and spins and spins then errors out. If I open the same show on my phone and stream it so it works, then I can go to the Apple TV and stream the show. I don’t know why it’s doing this. Why does it take forever to scan through all the photos? I would think it would generate thumbnails for all the photos so I can surf through them quickly, not have it take 20 seconds to refresh the 5 photos on the screen, then I scroll to the next group of photos and have to wait another 20 seconds for those photos to refresh. I get spoiled by the apple photos app. Make it work like that.
Download doesn’t work
by No Longer Supporting You on 2021/11/15 15:15
Plex used to be a great product. The downward slide in quality and programming is becoming increasingly frustrating and has started me looking for a new product. First the app immediately crashes when you launch the app. So you have to launch it twice just open. (I have removed and reinstalled the app several time to make sure it wasn’t just a glitch with an update.) Second, you take away the Sync function and replace it with Download. You state “Download works how you always wanted Sync to work.” So if that is the case why didn’t you just remove the functionality? The download function in the app never actually downloads a single thing! I have tried to download an entire season. To the extreme that I left the app running in the foreground with the screen lock off for 3 days, it still didn’t download the first byte of data. (With the little circle running around the bars.) This was after repeated attempts to download with it running in the background like you used to be able to do. So, figured okay I’ll try just downloading an individual episode and nurse it through the weekend, still have not successfully got a single byte of data. You have managed to take a product with excellent potential and run into the ground.
Needs some TLC
by hiCameron on 2019/01/28 19:39
I love Plex but the iOS app can use some more attention. I don’t allow my server to be exposed externally so I use the offline sync feature for when I’m away. Now, whenever I open the app it will start in offline mode like I left it before (I can see the big red banner) but it will attempt to connect to my server still. I’ll pick from the list of sources in the top left corner but it only shows my server as an option and it’s offline. To get around this, you have to open preferences and click the offline toggle 2 or 3 times usually before you can access your offline content. Another issue is that it frequently crashes when I pause the music with my headphones, I’ll unlock it and have to relaunch the app. It’s a good app, but not a great experience. I’ll be happy to rate it higher if the first issue will get fixed. EDIT: new update, unfortunately worse in performance. Same issues stated above but now includes that for whatever reason if I pause my offline music or get a phone call, then go back to resume, the music just stops playing. Sometimes the scrubbing bar moves as if it is, sometimes not. But hitting the play/pause buttons don’t do anything so I must kill the song and play a different one. I really love Plex but this app is going downhill.
Update is lacking...again
by musiclover500 on 2018/11/20 23:57
I usually don't leave feedback regarding updates, but I must in this case... I'm a big fan of Plex, and mainly use it on Roku and IPad. I am extremely disappointed that the watch later feature was discontinued recently AGAIN which I used everyday! It was helpful to browse tv plugins on the iPad and add episodes to watch later......to then watch later on the roku....since the roku has NEVER had this feature since Plex was born. Please bring back the watch later feature asap, and please add this feature to Roku too! Also, I am happy with the new podcasts feature but would love a listen later feature for that too! I do not like the webisodes feature and don’t care to see it but there is no way to remove it? Still need tweaking with customization options. Plex is fantastic overall, but I'm giving 3 stars this time, because an update should not keep subtracting from the user enjoyment. Common sense says make things more user customizable, so people can choose what they want to keep and get rid of what they don’t want to see....and with as few clicks as possible too! Please fix what is lacking now, but once was there to enjoy.....for the 2nd time!!!
An Experience in Frustration on IOS
by Kayonesoft on 2022/03/09 16:33
I finally decided to take the plunge and start my own Plex home server after Google pulled the plug on Music and Movies. The setup was relatively easy, with small annoyances and a bit of a learning curve to get things finally rolling. Unfortunately, everything quickly broke down when it came to setting up the client on IOS. On everything else, Plex works fine and as intended. On IOS I have nothing but problems ranging from downloads being unbearably slow (dial-up transfer speeds on high speed Wi-Fi), half of my media not playing at all, even though those same files work everywhere else through Plex, and a general failure to update the client-side library when new files are added. Searching for these issues online brings me to many people complains about these same things but no actual fixes. I’ve tried reinstalling my media server, restarting it many times, uninstalling the iOS app, setting it back up… nothing works. I tried setting up a competing local media server using the exact same folder structure as Plex, and everything works perfectly, so this is definitely a Plex issue with iOS. In its current state, it’s entirely unusable for me.
Good ideas with bad development
by tetsukozi on 2020/06/10 05:36
This app can be great when it works and when they aren’t removing features that have been there for years. Several versions have seen end of life support with many bugs still remaining. You used to be able to swipe left or right between songs when listening and now you have to hit an actual button to skip a song, why remove a feature that wasn’t broken? I have a lifetime subscription and the developers are an absolute joke. Literally each new update breaks something else and their support structure is nonexistent. Smart playlists are broken when locally synced to devices and have been for awhile. Alternate artwork that has been changed and locked can revert back automatically even when locked just by playing that content. Forum mods say this won’t happen and yet it does bringing me back to their terrible support structure. It’s time consuming to deal with the many bugs that exist and continue to show up with each release. There are problems that were reported by multiple people in 2015 for example and the issue remains, five years later. I bought a lifetime subscription and wish it had the support it deserves because it definitely doesn’t.
Still Lacking Basic Functionality
by DrMemory99 on 2022/05/15 16:28
Plex is great for movies and music! Has many features you either won’t use or will use and be pleased you found them; the experience however is poor if your looking to Plex to organize and browse your photo collection; unlike the web client ; the iOS and iPadOS and TvOS has no photo slide show feature! If you have hundreds of photos you’ll need to manually swipe (thumbnail scroll view at bottom) them one by one to show off or find them. Don’t waste your time adding your photo library to this server; it’s an exercise in frustration and disappointment. This has been an AppleTV/iOs feature request for years. They keep adding Plex hosted content and the mac z as a nd windows media servers are very reliable. the player client on ios continues to be reliable but their focus seems to be sliding away from personal media sharing to becoming an alternative streaming service (ad driven) in their own right.
Works and works well
by MajorHavoc on 2020/11/25 08:32
Best solution to cataloging and playing media across many platforms there is. With a premium subscription and PlexCloud, one can watch videos from just about anywhere you can get a decent connection. While the interface does take some time to get used to, and the Plex folks insist on changing it all the time, it functions well and actually manages watching or listening for you in a very helpful way, including remembering what you have seen or heard, and continuing in the right places when you come back to something in progress. And the Plex people are quick to address bugs and issues, and listen to suggestions for improvements. Just finished a trip to Italy and Germany, and had access to my media the whole time. In addition, Plex’s database of images, sounds, titles, and cover art make the interface beautiful and helpful. The lifetime PLEX subscription was the best decision for me. And no, I do not work for the company, and they did not pay me to say this. Just very pleased with how well this software works.
The worst software in existence.
by Frogrates on 2019/06/24 01:29
No other program for any computer of any kind has more than 1% of the bugs afflicting Plex. I was a premium user for one month and one month only; though it was only $5, I resent it deeply. I joined the premium in order to transfer files; I tried to transfer a file; three days later, it was not yet 50% transferred, so I canceled and transferred it via OneDrive; it took 27 seconds. This is ALL due to the Plex developers’ monumental stupidity, changing the files’ formats rather than just making their software read multiple formats. Those who praise Plex have failed a rudimentary intelligence test; you could upload your files and play them in VLC or similar software in less than 1% of the time, with less than 1% of the hassle. In addition, there’s the insane fact that the apps have no button to update a library. Add a video, wait six hours (if you’re lucky), and it will appear in your library. You cannot manually do this. MANY people have complained about this design flaw on Plex’s forums; official responses have LIED and claimed that no one has raised the issue previously, when in fact there are a dozen threads stretching back years. All in all, if you’re using Plex, stop and find a better program, which is ALL OF THEM.
Plex is the best
by Joedejong.mister horror? on 2022/05/06 14:34
The first time I downloaded the Plex app I was able to create a free account no problems with it whatsoever, and the cool thing about Plex, is that I can watch live TV channels, such as ElectricNow, and dark matter TV, and many others, I also have Plex on my Roku, and I also lots of movies on Plex as well, but one problem I’m visually impaired and whenever I go to look for a channel but I am I watch Plex on my iPad and on my iPod touch, whenever I swipe for channels or to listen to the name of the channels, it only says the name of the TV show or movie that’s on, so if you could fix that feature that would be great, and another thing too, I would love to cast plugs to my Roku express, and my Roku premier, and whenever I go to choose a device to airplay or cast to for some reason it won’t let me cast so please fix that in and that would be great, love Plex I get Plex five stars, so to the developer of Plex love the app keep bringing new features and new updates, and keep expanding
My BEST APP EVER
by austinpatrick on 2019/12/27 12:54
I Was looking for a means to view my video library and found Plex to my liking. I can set up my library to watch movies as if I were back in the old days where Saturdays was an outing to go to the marquee at 12 noon to watch previews, three cartoons, the news reel, and two two movies . That took up five hours in the old days at the RKO THEATER. I can now reproduce that wonderful experience and go to the head without missing the story by hitting the pause button. The developers deserve a great praise for their hard work. Update December 2019 I now have over 3000 movies ; TV, AND home movies in my plex library, I also have over 4000 music files and 8000 personal photos that I scanned in from old album books and pictures lying around in trunks , paper bags and boxes. At any time I can access any photo, or video in seconds to show friends and family. What is nice about plex is you can consolidate your entire visual LP records old tapes and 45 rpm records and auditoria history in one app. I have my plex on a WESTERN DIGITAL 10 Terabyte pr2100 NAS DRIVE using RAID 2 so that I will always have a back up in case something goes wrong. I also backup my plex library to a separate 10 TB drive unplugged and stored in another place. My kids and grandkids can always review our family history at any time. And by the way! They can down load videos and pictures to their phones from plex to show their friends or watch them on the plane when they travel. Great App.
Just one issue.
by Haapy dude on 2022/04/16 12:44
I have been using Plex for years and all of a sudden the video was playing in low resolution even though I have a very fast WiFi connection with over 600 mb/s. The problem was the “Automatically Adjust Quality” setting was constantly making adjustments that weren’t needed and forcing a low resolution. Picture would look grainy then Hi-Def then grainy again. Was driving me crazy. As soon as I turned off that setting in the app, all was good. It took a while to figure that out after trouble shooting the WiFi and other settings in the app. Movie night was ruined for that one Saturday night with the wife as by the time I figured out the problem it was too late to watch anything. I still gave 5 stars as I still love the Plex interface. Just an FYI for anyone else having the same problem and maybe for the Plex developers to address it.
Just awful, complete garbage. Just don't bother. No support available
by DDindy on 2021/10/29 21:39
Show titles don't load most of the time, rarely plays from guide for streaming, have to delete cache AND data just to get it to barely function, support forum full of extremely poor assistance, WON'T EVER LET ME LOGIN, 3 Months now, won't let me view anything without asking me to login, so WHY WOULD YOU BOTHER WITH THIS APP. So many other issues. Playback poor, freezing, screen locks up, etc. AND THEY WANT USERS TODO ALL THE DEBUGGING AND LOG IT ON THE FORUM. ( Instead of just enjoying a show like you want!!! You don't pay us!!! )Sounds like you need to chuck it and start over, but you can get almost if not every channel they offer on another app that works flawlessly EVERY TIME? YOU WOULDN'T! Don't bother. Doesn't work on smart TVs, doesn't let you log in, NO REAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT, no new shows or movies. Basically just another attempt to capitalize on the free tv market. Had you just had customer support this junk app might have been working properly after several months. Again, just don't bother with this app, plenty more working apps that have the same shows. Update;. Broken even more now. Just a CRAPAPP
Fairly good with some issues
by DyreLogan on 2022/05/19 01:54
This app is good if you want to stream your digital library. However, there is one glaring issue that has not been fixed. The subtitles are a broken feature. What I mean by this is that when you open a movie of yours then choose to look for a subtitle, the subtitles will work for a few minutes but then stop working completely, as if it loses connection to where the subtitles are being drawn from. I am using the Apple TV 4K to view my content and Plex has not fixed this issue. I have to go back and turn choose another subtitle or activate the one I was using, which also works for a few minutes then stops, or loses connection, altogether. Hope they finally fix this glaring bug. I ONLY use Plex on my Apple TV 4K, which has the most recent update, as I’d rather enjoy it on my tv at home. I know this isn’t an Apple issue as their subtitles work just fine on everything I view. Even on other apps that use this type of subtitle feature. Fix this and the app will be better.
Missing my easy access across the bottom...
by KingFresh88 on 2019/11/25 13:45
I love Plex. It’s always been great (with jinks here and there). But the last major update to the app took away my menu across the bottom and replaced it with a side menu that I can only access when I’m on the home screen. Here’s an example of why this is so annoying: I primary use the Plex App on iOS for music. So if I go to an artist > album > track. Then from there decide to go back to the artist > similar artist > new artist > album > track, and then decide to hit the search button > search another artist > choose album> track, then decide actually I want a different song, so hit search > track name and then decide, I wanna go back to the main Music menu, I can’t just hit Music. I have to navigate back > back > back x 100 until I finally see the hamburger menu on the left and can select Music. That’s incredibly annoying. Before it was easy to just hit Music at the bottom and go back to where I started without issue. If anything let me access the main menu without having to go back...
Best Media Server
by Bossfuji on 2017/10/02 18:43
I've been using Plex as a Media Server and iOS app for over 5 years now. Both the server and app complements each other and very easy to use. The app has features such as sync which allows you to watch movies or TV shows on your local device without needing internet access. You can configure sync to auto download any number of unwatched episodes for a TV Series. So let's say for you have Season 5 of TV show '24' for 4 unwatched episodes synced and your iPad has Eps 8-11 downloaded. You can be on an airplane and watch Eps 8 & 9. You get to your hotel and sync up again. The app will delete Eps 8-9 since they were watched and download Eps 12 & 13 since they are the next unwatched Eps. So this configuration will keep a rotating 4 unwatched episodes of '24' on your local device. The app also displays metadata (Title, Year, recap, actors, directors, posters, etc.) of the movies or TV Shows.
AirPod connection needs attention
by pilchak1 on 2019/01/08 20:13
After months of going back and forth, I finally took the plunge and paid full price for the Lifetime Plex Pass. I must say, i was immediately disappointed by the poor interfacing with my AirPods. In particular, if I pause the music by a double tap to my AirPod, and the phone goes to sleep before I want to restart the music, the app will not play music to the AirPods again without closing and rebooting the app. To be explicit, connectivity is not restored by a double tap of the AirPod when the phone is off, on but on the lock screen, on and logged into the phone but not on the app, or even when logged back into the phone with the app open. Furthermore, opening the app and pushing play will cause the progress bar to advance but there is still no music playing. Please address this in a future update. As another suggestion, there also needs to be a less clunky way to switch between online and offline browsing mode — maybe assume if no server is available default to offline mode?
Nice UI, freezing issues/missing feature already included in web app…
by Yadada hit me on 2022/03/14 05:40
The UI is nice and clean. I even unlocked iOS playback. Only reason of unlocking iOS feature was due to iPadOS having issues on web app when touching the screen. Anytime I touched the screen, it would constantly pause the video I was playing. The app is constantly freezing whenever you switch back and forth in iOS multitasking. It would also be nice if the app would play picture-in-picture automatically when switching between apps. It already does it using the web app, why not the iOS app…??? Also, the “Home” screen that shows videos to continue playing does not update within iOS app. So in order to continue playback where I left off if I switch from tv to iPad is to go through all menu options to the video and continue from there. It also does not show if you watched a video from the video menu like it does on the web app.
Doesn't work as well as it used to
by anon0913 on 2020/01/11 21:17
I love Plex, but it seems to be getting less stable. The iOS app especially has been way more glitchy than it used to be, but the desktop stuff, both server and player, isn't running as smoothly anymore either. My hardware is all a bit dated, but it should still be plenty adequate. On my 4th gen iPad, the Plex app crashes frequently and the video often stutters and its been getting progressively worse. I think some of the more recent updates helped some with the crashing, but the stutters have gotten worse. I would prefer to not transcode files for playback as my Plex server is running on my primary computer and I don't want to tie up the resources and it doesn't solve all the issues anyway. VLC for iOS handles the files better, so I use that when Plex fails me, but Plex has the far superior browsing interface. VLC plays more smoothly, only rarely stuttering under very heavy network or drive activity, has better audio boost functionality, etc.
App free when you get Plex pass - WORTH IT! Best media server and app to pull plug
by NCJaZz on 2018/10/18 22:03
I purchased the lifetime Plex Pass. The best a/v decision I’ve made. I wish the sync process was easier for offline listening and watching FOR MY KIDS but for me it allows for granular control of kbps rate per song. Interface for me as a technologist is very much self driving and in-play. I think i paid around a bill for the lifetime Plex pass a few years ago and it’s more than paid for itself. The app is free for Plex pass subscribers (monthly yearly or lifetime pass) but even for those who don’t do pass the cost of you have access to a Plex media server with a decent sized media dB is worth the cost to get all the extras. We added a couple of homerun boxes and killed cable which is saving us almost a bill / 100 Per month alone so Plex has been incredible for us at home and at the office and when on the road.
needs some fixes
by kayla😀🦄🌺❄️🍭🍬🎧🎤💎 on 2020/07/26 04:20
I have been using Plex for about 1 1/2 years now and it has been great! The video quality is good, especially considering all the other apps i have used in the past. Sound is great, but I still have one problem that i have seen other reviews mention as well. I go away a lot on trips and stuff so i usually download and sync the movies i want to watch. As soon as i click it, the movie would not show and would just keep loading and glitching and blacking out. I don’t understand why because usually when i download stuff in the past, it has worked fine but suddenly this is happening and it gets very frustrating to watch a screen load when i want to watch something. I think what this app need is some attention to fix some other issues, importantly this one. Please get this fixed, I really love Plex, i love to use it and if you can just check out the download and sync maybe make an update to help the issue, that would be great! Thank you! - Mikayla🤍
Loving Plex
by Invest a little on 2019/05/07 15:52
I love Plex and it has given the chance to explore all the media I had but was previously buried in stacks of CDs and DVDs. Bought a lifetime pass years ago,so glad I did. Having said that, the current iOS app and Plex server have some seriously annoying “features”. Selecting repeat a track in the iOS app will sometimes repeat it, but more often than not, it doesn’t and stops playing anything else afterwards, meaning you have to restart the play queue. It mixes together playing several tracks at once. This does not happen on the web app. Playlists on the Plex server sometimes get wiped out. The playlist name is still there, just nothing in it. When you have hundreds of items in the playlist, it’s impossible to recreate. These items have been posted to the Plex forum and others have the same issue, Plex haven’t addressed them.
Great App
by Karther on 2017/12/16 20:55
Love this app. It has what I need for using my data and getting it anywhere. I don't understand the need to have a Plex pass I don't use this feature as it is not needed. I do think however that the Plex makers or any app or program designers should ever withhold the ability to have parental control. This feature is a security feature to make sure no children ever get what they should have and should be a default item in any app. When this becomes a standard non plex pass feature Ill give 5 stars. Its just the right thing to do. Beyond that all features are great app works like a charm. I took another star for not having the ability to have plex find all my movies. Vob and a few other standard movie types when ripped Plex did not find and i have to now convert 400+ films to a mode plex will use. Silliness. It should at least do what XBMC already does. As Most that use plex also use xbmc for hone use since the XBMC interface is better for home use and streaming plex is best for. Ill return that star when it does other formats also.
Despite glitches, still the best there is UPDATE
by H3yd on 2018/10/19 12:22
I'm a lifetime PlexPass member; I use Plex's various incarnations across tons of devices. Yes, every now and again something goes awry, but to paraphrase Louis CK, "You try building it and making it perfect all the time!" It works 99.9% of the time for 99.9% of everything. Having worked in software development, I can understand how impossible it is to foresee every possible iteration and challenge, but Plex is incredibly stable and reliable. UPDATE: The app is basically broken on iOS 12/iPhone X. Anytime I’m in portrait mode, the close/minimize controls are not accessible, which makes it impossible to send content via Chromecast. Even when in landscape mode, the controls seem barely functional. This has been the case ever since I upgraded to iOS 12, and is extremely frustrating.
Almost perfect!
by Arthur Dent ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ on 2019/04/06 16:36
For me, the Plex app is almost perfect. I am currently on a 30-day trial and I already know what crucial annoyances are going to stop me from going full (or even lifetime) subscriber. 1. Their WebOS app is way behind the rest. For TV, you cannot use the guide, which makes the normal TV viewing pretty much impossible. 2. Argh! The track list unavailability in FLAC. Brings back the memories when you had to fast forward a cassette tape to find your next track on the album, or go ahead and listen to the entire album. No easy way to go to a particular song (or even see it, as you will be just looking at the album), 3. Problems with remote access cutting out in 2-3 seconds after enabling. It is super buggy and no amount of their troubleshooting worked for me. These three issues are critical enough to dissuade me from upgrading and will be sticking with free version for now. I know there are lots of people who want to make Plex their primary DVR/TV viewing app but can’t for the above mentioned (1) reason. I know there are lot of audiophiles who wish to have Plex as their primary player/server but for the above mentioned reason (2) they just can’t. I really hope devs take a note and address these crucial issues. I don’t know what else in this platform needs more urgent attention from the feature point of view - it has all the bells and whistles.
🛂“Something Went Wrong Playing Your Media...
by dataBANG on 2019/09/22 00:23
Like my title? If you cast, it’s something you’re going see a lot when the Plex app goes “dumb” usually when you wake up your iOS device to scrub to a later time or forward to the next track. In this “dumb” mode, the app cannot update the movie’s position and appears to forget or reestablish the selected Plex player while on your screen is the last position when your device (probably) fell asleep and the scrubber is unresponsive and then you get to the point where it simply cannot play and you get an error message. The fastest stop gap is to change the player, and switch back. It’s just a whole lot of noodling for a 5-star app. Sure the system is very convenient but it’s implementation is shoddy, at least on iOS. The Plex developers have done good to build a media jukebox but I’m sick of being annoyed with the same problem on multiple devices.
Would have been a 5 before
by bexn01 on 2018/07/02 05:02
I spent a lot of time organizing my library and now it’s frustrating as all get out to get to my content. Please add an ALL option and not just an All for TV, Movies and Music. Plex just became unusable for me. I’ve been using Plex from almost the beginning back when it was Mac only. I was one of the first people to sign up for a lifetime pass. Please don’t make me regret this. I don’t want to use a different client to view my content but it looks like I’m going to need to until they fix this problem. I’m really not happy that they didn’t give us a toggle to the old format or at least a way to view ALL content and then switch to folders. [If you’re in the same boat, please consider checking out Infuse 5. It seems to work seamlessly with Plex Server and keeps it in folder layout. You’ll also be able to add Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive. I’ve been recommending Plex & Plex Server for years. I never thought I’d be suggesting folks use a different client, in a Plex app review no less!]
iOS app is not well designed
by Datawrangler on 2018/10/03 05:49
I have owned Plex for about 4-5 years now, and the media server is great. It’s very easy to set up and manage. The iOS app, however, is not very good. As an example, it does not sync music very well. I had all my music synced to my phone; then one day it was all gone. No error message or notification of what had happened. 5000 songs were deleted off my phone. Syncing has been problematic since day one. The other problem is with the UI. The buttons are tiny, even on an iPhone XS. They tried to cram too much on the screen and made the play and pause buttons so small I have to have my glasses on to see them. Since it doesn’t integrate with Siri well, I have to pull over if I want to search for songs while I’m driving. Playlists also don’t sync between devices so I have to set up new lists on each one. In my opinion, the whole app needs a complete redesign. I’ve tried to make it work, but I’m going to be looking for another app to use to play my music on my phone.
WHY? PLEX, WHY??? This Update is COUNTER-INTUITIVE
by Regan83 on 2018/06/16 05:13
For iOS Plex Media Player App, I haven't check my computer or TV Plex Apps yet::: I truly hate writing update reviews… So let me start by stating, the Plex Media Server and it's organization magniloquence is unmatched for personal media organization and management! HOWEVER, Plex, why did you remove the "Browse" feature??? I'm sure many geeks like me are super organized when it comes to our media library. I like to go to my playlist section or browse through what libraries I've added to see what I'd like to view or what playlist I have available to watch. I have at least 3TB of vids, cartoons, anime, movies and tv shows all organized within your brilliant Plex Server... Now!!!, I can't just go to a section I'd like to browse through, as it was before the update. Podcasts are not as important, everybody does podcasts. Plex is supposed to be for the personal/private media lover who simply wants to watch what is esoteric to them and watch anywhere at anytime without having to go through leaps and bounds to reach his/her favorite playlists... Please RE-ADD the browse feature. It was THE BEST. Now, Plex for iOS is a hassle. Please help, thank you so much!!! Otherwise PLEX is truly awesome! ~ A Loyal PAYING customer!
Really does seem like magic, but no composer tag
by MW Huntster on 2019/04/23 13:41
I installed Plex on my PC and iPhone for a while because I found other ways to stream music from my hard drive to be unreliable or complicated. You install Plex and it quickly finds all media files on your computer - no need to direct it to folders. All the music on my drive appears on my iPhone with tags intact. All album covers are shown, and each artist now has a helpful little bio. This is all with absolutely no effort on my part. Streaming on a wifi network from the computer to the phone, and from the phone to the stereo using Airplay, always works without a hitch. The user interface is attractive, powerful, well-organized, and easy to use. Everything happens smoothly and promptly - no pauses or glitches. The problem is with classical music: there is no composer tag available! I switched to MediaMonkey.
Impossible to download items in library
by jfigaro on 2022/01/20 03:54
All guides/info say you can download an item by visiting its details or ‘the context menu’ but there is no option to download in the details screen or any menu-context or otherwise. Apparently you have to subscribe to get access to ‘sync’ your items for offline play, so I went ahead and upgraded to see if an option would show up. Nothing has. I just want to move copies of my owned media to my devices for offline play during travel. Just finished trying to setup a managed profile for my kid and added the movies that were age appropriate. Logged into the new profile I created to see what would show up and the screen was littered with TV shows that included thumbnails with handguns. There were also horror movies-despite my setting the restrictions on the profile to G and PG. I guess age ratings don’t apply to Plex Picks for whatever reason. App has been sliding downhill for years.
Great app, clunky interface
by Dalwan Daddy on 2018/12/17 12:56
This app is my go-to app for watching videos, so, I want to give it five stars, and I wish I could give it another half star because it's that good. There's only one small complaint, and I hope the developers are reading this, because I know I'm not the only one that has mentioned this flaw. Please let us access our playlists from the home screen! It's more of an inconvenience than anything, but, I have to find the part of the library that the playlist is in, then the section, then the playlist. I know, it's a very minor inconvenience, and it used to be on the home screen, but I feel it would make this a five star app. Other than that, I can access all of my videos from my server anywhere I am and the quality is fantastic.
Improved accessibility
by Dinky Donky 42 on 2020/09/18 00:35
I love plex! It has had some accessibility problems, but I can see the team is working to make it more accessible, specifically in regards to voiceover. One part that still needs to be worked out in regards to accessibility with voiceover is within the player screen. If you open a video to watch, the player controls disappear after a few seconds. On most players I can just put the Focus on the playing video and tap to bring them back up. For some reason though on plex, you have to turn off voiceover tap the video, and then quickly turn it back on and try tapping play, pause, fast forward or whatever action you are trying to get to. Besides getting stuck within the player screen, this is still one of my favorite app’s to watch TV with the family.
Flakey and invasive
by Markdown Pro on 2018/09/24 02:19
I want to like this app and the Plex server, I really do. After all I paid good money for both when first impressions/tests were good. Since then there have been many updates, and it has been more frustrating than usable. Having some experience debugging both software and network issues, I’ve spent way too much time trying to understand what this app is doing or rather failing to do, which causes it to frequently stall or not even connect to the server within our home network. Time I would have rather spent actually enjoying our media. My #1 complaint is that it stalls or buffers so much that it is unusable. Our LAN and all devices are plenty fast so congestion or speed of connectivity isn’t the problem. #2 WOW! This app calls home a lot. I think that might actually be the root of the problems. It even authenticates with an external service when all we want is for it to play local content. UI wise, it looks nice, but ultimately it needs to be able to play our content. For that we found MrMC, which is just superb and rock solid. Plus, MrMC seems to respect user privacy and rarely makes external requests... if ever. Regardless I keep revisiting this app to see if updates have made it more usable because the UI is nice, and because I paid so much for it. As of sept. 23, 2018, it still stalls on most content, while the same files play perfectly in MrMC.😑
Regret purchase
by callmeishmal on 2021/12/14 21:23
We purchased the lifetime pass and for the last year and thought Plex was great. The recent tornados here in Kentucky took out our power and internet. So we are running on generators to power items and intended to power the tv, to allow all the children to be entertained that are in our shelters. The Plex app on the tv, failed us terribly. With no internet, the Plex is useless. We can find the sever, and even see the children shows, but everything fails to play, and or starts to load then crash. Our entire community feels let down by Plex, and I’ll have to figure out other solutions going forward. Our entire city has now seen the failure of Plex, and how useless it is. Keep this in mind should you ever find yourself in this situation. Our temporary solution was to hook up a laptop and connect to the synology server manually, then search through the folders to play in media center to the overhead projector. Plex has let us down severely.
In for a lifetime
by VandwellerDave on 2020/04/23 01:53
Full disclosure, I’m a lifetime member. I wasn’t always, but I was monthly for over a year before going all in. I try to get as much information about a product before I deem it worthy of occupying room on one of my servers. After narrowing down my choices to three, I see by my notes that there was only one that made conscious, constant efforts to improve the experience for the person using it to manage all of a ridiculously huge catalog of movies and music. Now they offer live streaming of their own content. It’s really the only entertainment choice for me, and not just for a lockdown. I have access to my entire connection on any and every device that I own. I HIGHLY recommend Plex to all my geeky friends and coworkers.
This app would be a good one, IF only....
by dieKracken on 2021/04/23 17:33
The Plex app is pretty great, IF I only wanted to watch movies on my iPhone 11. It will NOT connect to my LG tv nor will it screen share 100% of the time. In fact, I can get it to screen share maybe once in 10 times that I try. I can open the app, start screen sharing, and if for some reason I have to close the app or stop screen sharing, it completely stops working and I get a black screen when I try to start screen sharing again. As far as casting to the tv goes, forget it. That isn’t even an option with this app from my iPhone 11. I have tried numerous ways to fix the problem, but so far no luck. I don’t have time to figure the problem out either. For me, when I sit down to try and watch something, I want to be able to see it on my tv with ZERO issues because I almost never have time to actually sit down to watch tv. This app just does not work for me in this regard so its basically useless.
UI update makes content harder to find and the app harder for kids
by A.Nutron on 2018/06/21 15:50
The new UI is much harder to navigate than previous versions. In addition to just taking more effort to go to specific collections and servers, it’s nearly impossible for kids to use. Where previously my 6 year old could easily find her things, now the UI is completely useless to her. As an adult, it’s cumbersome and clunky, and as a kid, it’s broken. Stay close to your roots here. Make it easy to quickly navigate to specific collections on a specific server. Put some movie icons on collections to make them visually distinctive to require less reading. Make pushed content a browsing experience that one chooses to experience rather than the default. Don’t make this more complicated.
I am I love…but
by kitty😺😻 on 2020/12/23 02:44
I love PLEX but when I watch a movie there is a add and it has a bad word but you are probably saying (sarcastically) oh no a bad word??? That is so bad for a nine year old. So ya it is bad for a nine year old . But other then that I LOVE PLEX all of the new movies come out on PLEX so you don’t hAve to buy them for like $100 (maybe I was a little sarcastic) a few week few weeks before I put on this movie called Ella enchanted but instead of playing Ella and enchanted and played this random movie and it was really violent and I fast forward it so that it wouldn’t be on my continued to watch but it was really scary and my baby sister got scared even though all that bad stuff happened later everything was fine and fixed so yeah you should get PLEX!
What happened to being able to preview the trailer of the movie before you watch ?
by Texaggies on 2019/08/05 10:43
I always loved to watch the trailer of the movie before picking one. I could decide if I really wanted to watch it or not. For some reason on the tv ap and the mobile app this has gone away. I love plex don’t get me wrong. But I purchased the lifetime upgraded thinking this would come back. And I think the only thing it actually did was let me put random trailers before the movie like in the movie theater. I don’t want those trailers. I would like to see the trailer preview of the movie selected come back. Please let me know if there is some setting I am missing. I’ll still give the app a 5 but I would really appreciate if someone let me know if I am missing something.
An app worth paying for
by Sovereign007 on 2017/12/15 06:08
I have been a Plex user (free) for a few years until today when I finally become a Plex Pass (lifetime) user. I absolutely love this app and have gotten others on the bandwagon too. Once I upgraded my router I have had great streaming in my house and it wasn’t so bad with the severely outdated one too. I run an older i3 4gb ram wireless N computer and I can stream pretty high rate 1080p with little to no issues and if I have some I just dumb down the stream so the computer can handle it all. As of now I can stream and control the quality of the stream when I am away from home. My iPad Pro loves Plex and so do I. Thank you for the consistent updates to make Plex the best entertainment app and (home network/computer) software one could ever need!
Better and better
by Uniquer2 on 2020/10/31 18:50
I used Plex for years until my server crashed and I switched to Netflix for about 2 years and Netflix has a tendency to show english dubbed shows and no way to turn off seeing them, which is annoying. I wanted something better with more control so I bought a cheap pc for my plex server and torrent download manager and I gotta say that I’m impressed with how well plex performs since I’ve been away. The facebook groups are super helpful as well and the live tv works better than I expected. I’m probably going to subscribe to plex pass just to support them and the added features will be nice. Great job to the plex team for all they have done to make this app work so well and all for free
Server is great. This app.. not so much
by efaardvark on 2020/08/02 04:38
Every update loses its connection to my local server & has to be re-connected manually via that well-hidden (though by now well-known) option. No idea why this happens, but it always does after every update of the iOS client. Other apps on the same device can connect to other services on the same server, and no other devices on my lan have a problem with the Plex server, or any other service for that matter. Obviously a long-standing bug in the client. And now after the most recent update it won’t even connect after performing the above maneuver. I get a “Plex server is currently unavailable. Please verify the server is running..” etc. Switch to safari on the exact same iOS device that this app is running on and it can connect to the server via the web interface just fine. Don’t waste your time, or money.
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plex: Movies, TV, Music & More
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Stream movies and TV shows, plus 200+ channels of live TV, instantly, without a subscription. Watch live TV and movies anywhere, from any device, with plex. Streaming movies has never been easier with plex. Watch your favorite movies from Crackle, Warner Brothers, MGM, Lionsgate and more! Enjoy hundreds of free, full length movies from every genre: anime movies, children's movies, documentaries, and much more. Watch TV series you know and love or discover brand new shows with plex’s streaming services. Enjoy on demand TV channels and shows, all in one place. Watch TV anywhere, on any device, together with your friends! Watch 200+ channels of free live programming—instantly. Stream any of your favorite TV shows and channels. From food to news, sports to kids, and international content, there's something for the whole family! Watch news from over 190 global publishing partners, including CBS, Financial Times, Euronews, and top local news sources for over 80% of markets in the U.S. plex also offers a media server that organizes your personal data, lets you listen to your favorite podcasts, find new recommendations, and stream new music. Watch now: stream TV, movies and more with plex. plex FEATURES: Live TV Streaming: - Stream live TV with access to 200+ channels of free live programming - Enjoy many live channels for everyone in the family: watch kid shows, news, sports, and more - Watch the news with CBS, Financial Times, Euronews, local news channels and more Watch Movies Anywhere: - Watch movies online or offline, anytime - Stream movie favorites from your favorite studios, all for free - Full movies of all categories: children movies, anime movies, new movies and more TV On-Demand: - Stream on demand TV shows instantly - Watch TV series favorites or find something new for the whole family - Watch TV shows anywhere, on any device plex Media: - Organize your personal data, search your favorite podcasts, discover new ones, and stream music - Store all your personal media such as photos, music, movies and shows, and stream them any device Download today and start video streaming, with plex. Note: If you’ve already purchased the app on the App Store or you have a plex Pass, you do NOT need to purchase again! Your previous purchase will be automatically detected. Note: Playing media from your plex library on mobile devices is limited (one minute for music and video, watermark on photos) until the app is unlocked. For full functionality, get a plex Pass -OR- make a small, one-time, in-app purchase for app access. Streaming personal media requires plex Media Server version 1.18.3 and higher installed and running to stream to other devices. DRM-protected content, ISO disc images, and video_ts folders not supported. Some features of this app are supported by interest-based advertising, to learn more about this and your choices regarding it visit the plex Privacy Policy. The app offers (but does not require) a plex Pass In-App Purchase. plex Pass is available for the equivalent of US$4.99 charged monthly to your iTunes Account, charged yearly for the equivalent of US$39.99, or as a one-off lifetime payment for the equivalent of US$149.99. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off in your iTunes Account at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, charged at the same rate for renewals. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. See the terms of service at https://www.plex.tv/about/privacy-legal/plex-terms-of-service/
Ads that last longer than the movie fragment!
by Kevinmorrrgg on 2022/05/20 00:59
Unwatchable- 6 minutes of chopped up commercial, constantly repeating the same one. Weird and horrible
Fairly good with some issues
by DyreLogan on 2022/05/19 01:54
This app is good if you want to stream your digital library. However, there is one glaring issue that has not been fixed. The subtitles are a broken feature. What I mean by this is that when you open a movie of yours then choose to look for a subtitle, the subtitles will work for a few minutes but then stop working completely, as if it loses connection to where the subtitles are being drawn from. I am using the Apple TV 4K to view my content and Plex has not fixed this issue. I have to go back and turn choose another subtitle or activate the one I was using, which also works for a few minutes then stops, or loses connection, altogether. Hope they finally fix this glaring bug. I ONLY use Plex on my Apple TV 4K, which has the most recent update, as I’d rather enjoy it on my tv at home. I know this isn’t an Apple issue as their subtitles work just fine on everything I view. Even on other apps that use this type of subtitle feature. Fix this and the app will be better.
Bad Logo
by PhillAppReviews on 2022/05/18 15:42
Hate you new logo.
App doesn’t remember server connections
by ShhhImSleeping on 2022/05/18 02:09
Every time I open the app I have to delete and re-add my home server, extremely annoying and I’ve been dealing with it over a year. Home server shows as listed under Settings>Advanced>Server Connections, but never loads when the apps starts, I’m constantly having to re-add it each time the app restarts. Other than that, the app works and I will change my review to 5 stars if fixed.
Still Lacking Basic Functionality
by DrMemory99 on 2022/05/15 16:28
Plex is great for movies and music! Has many features you either won’t use or will use and be pleased you found them; the experience however is poor if your looking to Plex to organize and browse your photo collection; unlike the web client ; the iOS and iPadOS and TvOS has no photo slide show feature! If you have hundreds of photos you’ll need to manually swipe (thumbnail scroll view at bottom) them one by one to show off or find them. Don’t waste your time adding your photo library to this server; it’s an exercise in frustration and disappointment. This has been an AppleTV/iOs feature request for years. They keep adding Plex hosted content and the mac z as a nd windows media servers are very reliable. the player client on ios continues to be reliable but their focus seems to be sliding away from personal media sharing to becoming an alternative streaming service (ad driven) in their own right.
PLEX is AWESOME
by LLovato5 on 2022/05/15 14:35
I love all the new functionality, and love that I can watch local broadcasts on my phone. Keep it up, it’s getting even better with every update.
The best!
by Lau Ardelean on 2022/05/14 06:49
Love Plex! Great app for every kind of media. Been using it for nearly a decade now.
100% the worst way to enjoy plex
by Kl3mta3 on 2022/05/14 04:20
The iOS app is the worst app you can use to access plex. You’re better off just using safari to go to plex.tv. I’ve used place for going on 6 years now and I love it. But the iOS app is the worst. Plex gets 5 stars everywhere else but iOS here it’s 1 star. I can literally watch it in my on my stereo in my car that runs android more reliably than on the app on my 12promax. And it’s not the server. It will play flawlessly on 3 or 4 other systems and still my phone will say it’s lost connection to the server. And furthermore before you guess it could be the phone or network, well my car stereo gets it’s internet from the phone via hotspot and it runs flawlessly. But open the iOS app and I’ll get buffering, and total disconnects unless I can connect to Wi-Fi. Again if you don’t want to use plex on an iPhone, go to plex.tv do not download this app.
Payment should be tied to my Apple ID, but I am being prompted to pay again
by hellotinywonder on 2022/05/13 19:55
Same Apple ID, but now my Plex won't work on my Mac without me paying for it again, this should be an easy fix, and I hope it is, but until then, it seems to be clunky in its app form.
Where the DVR stuff go?
by tuzen on 2022/05/13 18:25
And why do I care what’s streaming elsewhere if I can’t tap into it.
Compatibility needs to be updated… iPad 7th gen is not supported
by Stonecoldkella on 2022/05/11 15:13
App Store let me download this app saying it was compatible, and I opened it…. However, when I went to play any movie at all, it told me that my CPU isn’t powerful enough… (which really makes no sense because every single streaming app other than this one works). Please update the app so it either supports the iPad 7th gen, or prevent iPad 7th gen owners from downloading it and wasting an hour of their time trying to figure out why it won’t work.
All I wanted from my lifetime plexpass…
by JonJCash on 2022/05/11 10:29
…was to save on cellular streaming. I bought a phone with plenty of space. I wanted my whole music library in my pocket for this purpose. And now your main app no longer supports downloading entire libraries. I guess I should be thankful that I can still ostensibly do it from your main app, but, if my personal experience is typical, I know why a full library download is not supported—IT DOESN’T WORK. I’ve gotten maybe a tenth of my less than 10k song library to transfer to my phone, and it’s been a tiresome process of opening the app and leaving my phone on and not letting it go to sleep. I basically no longer listen to music on long walks anymore, generally resorting to podcasts exclusively. Your replacement rollout of the sync/download feature has been, from my view, a massive disappointment.
Keeps freezing
by Ghklpo on 2022/05/10 14:16
The app keeps freezing every time I pause a playback on iPhone for a minute or so. When I come back to the phone to resume a video, it plays for 1 second and the app completely freezes. This is a very old bug lasting for over a year which is still not fixed by Plex. I have to quit the app and launch it again to keep watching. Very annoying. Reproduces every time for me. iOS is 15.4.1 on iPhone 12 Pro.
Awesome
by venito valino on 2022/05/07 05:20
Love it!
It’s a meh
by its suppur annoying on 2022/05/06 14:36
This thing ask me every five seconds when I’m trying to watch something “play back limit pay us even though you’re already subscribed to us” it’s so annoying I swear I might delete this app
Plex is the best
by Joedejong.mister horror? on 2022/05/06 14:34
The first time I downloaded the Plex app I was able to create a free account no problems with it whatsoever, and the cool thing about Plex, is that I can watch live TV channels, such as ElectricNow, and dark matter TV, and many others, I also have Plex on my Roku, and I also lots of movies on Plex as well, but one problem I’m visually impaired and whenever I go to look for a channel but I am I watch Plex on my iPad and on my iPod touch, whenever I swipe for channels or to listen to the name of the channels, it only says the name of the TV show or movie that’s on, so if you could fix that feature that would be great, and another thing too, I would love to cast plugs to my Roku express, and my Roku premier, and whenever I go to choose a device to airplay or cast to for some reason it won’t let me cast so please fix that in and that would be great, love Plex I get Plex five stars, so to the developer of Plex love the app keep bringing new features and new updates, and keep expanding
Great streaming platform
by LRedfield on 2022/05/05 18:09
I love how many choices are available with both TV shows and movies. The live TV Streaming keeps me updated from News to Reality with every thing in between.
Skips ahead
by gortex811 on 2022/05/05 17:57
I don’t really understand why no one else seems to have this issue but on my iPad when playing back a movie it will randomly skip ahead 10-30 mins or so. Does anyone else have this issue?
Unusable
by Bawitdaba1337 on 2022/05/05 13:55
Latest app update renders the app unusable with unspeakable UI lag
Pls add this
by lo,aowlsmxudhdbed on 2022/05/05 09:03
Amazing app, but I couldn’t find Rick and morty. Pls add it
#FAIL
by Little Timmy K on 2022/05/05 01:58
Could be so great. To bad there are continuous problems. Absolutely no support to help troubleshoot problems. Terrible job on what could be so great.
Can’t download or keep track of episodes
by usernametakenplox on 2022/05/04 08:44
Has a lot of issues with downloading, and even more of an issue keeping track of what’s watched. Will watch the first 4 episodes on my iPhone of a show, go to bed, wake up and it says I left off on episode 1 70%. In addition I have my preferred language set to English and sometimes my shows on iPhone will show they have English audio tracks and English subtitles, and are actively selected. Play the episode and it’s in another language, no subtitles. Works just fine on the computer. Kind of makes this a glorified file explorer with pictures since some fairly core features just straight up don’t work.
This app has successfully gone downhill
by Marty_rk on 2022/05/03 14:18
Holy cow, they managed to take a great working app and throw it in to the ground! They are changing things that don't need to be changed, the picture in picture was eyeing fine and now you can't multi task without Plex shutting down. I don't know why they keep trying to mess it up
Playback limit scam
by Nick-----bear on 2022/05/02 17:21
I paid the $4.99 one time purchase so that I could use the app without a playback limit (which makes the app absolutely useless). It worked fine for a while but when I updated my iPad the app runs as if I never paid. The button in the app that lets you restore your purchase is conveniently not working, but weird the button to pay another $4.99 is working just fine!!!!! There is no contact information and no way to get help. Hopefully this review can help.
The answer I’ve been looking for
by next baller up on 2022/05/01 23:06
Plex is hands down the most incredible media server of all time. I’ve been able to privatize and organize my media in ways I never dreamed were possible. It’s phenomenal and everyone needs to know about it! Let us take control of our own data 💪🏻
Can’t use AirPlay
by zellspell on 2022/04/30 20:19
Unable to stream, despite the option to do so. My other apps stream just fine.
Almost Perfect . . .
by Doctor Zarkov on 2022/04/30 15:40
I have been a Plex user and lifetime Plex pass subscriber for years. The user interface is one of the best I’ve ever seen. It is very easy to use and contains a wealth of information on the media I’m viewing with Plex. The new Discovery feature is a great help in finding where I can view a movie or program over my several streaming services. The only thing that is missing is a way to see and access the movies and programs that I have purchased on Vudu. I’d really love to be able to see my Vudu items among the items that I have on my Plex server. Once I see a Vudu item then I can click on it o play - just like I do with items on my Plex server. I’d like to be able to do this with my Plex app on iOS as well as Roku. Certainly there must be some Vudu API that Plex can use to achieve this goal? If the Plex development team can do this it would be great. It would really allow me to have a single place to see and access all of my media. Thank you.
Many mistakes
by chino924 on 2022/04/29 00:38
La aplicación me encanta y me encanta el hecho que siempre ponen nuevos canales es fantástica veo Plex todos los días paso un muy buen rato viendo Plex me gustaría que pusieran Telemundo y Univisión esta aplicación es fantástica Claro tiene unos pocos fayos pero de lo contrario amo esta aplicación veo Plex todos los días la recomiendo al 100%hasta el momento es la Mejor aplicacion para ver tu en vivo
Fantastic for Videos
by adventure_tense on 2022/04/28 21:27
I think the standard Plex app has outgrown audio and should be just a “plex video”, then let PlexAmp become the sole audio app. There seems to be so much duplication of effort to support audio in both apps.
Still unable to play h.265 from Plex server
by The Fragile Frenchman on 2022/04/27 23:35
H.265 is still missing. Have to use Infuse player to watch H.265 videos from Plex sever. How many years will it take to resolve this?
I’d hate to live without Plex :-)
by MacDude2 on 2022/04/27 13:01
This software runs on a Mac in a wire closet under the stairs. It never crashes, let’s us play movies, TV shows, or music on any of our TVs or iPhones, iPads throughout the house and even in the car when we are out. I rip my LPs in 24bit and CDs in 16 bit Apple Lossless format to iTunes, and they show up automatically in Plex. Blu-rays are ripped in MKV Maker and are played full size, no compression without a hiccup. I bought a Silicon Dust Device to connect our TV antenna to Ethernet and use the Plex DVR to record Jeopardy and Svengoolie. I have a lifetime Plex Pass so I can watch one of our 950 movies shared to remote friends/family. I have used Plex for over a decade. I love it.
No podcast support
by errorstribe on 2022/04/25 07:14
They removed podcasts and want their users to move to other media streaming services with their new “discover” section. I guess they just don’t want people to use them anymore, why sign up for all the other streaming services along with plex
Most Days, The Best Media Server/Client Available, But...
by alexk0009 on 2022/04/25 01:03
App crashes constantly on 13” iPad Pro. Whether I’ve just launched it or if it actually runs a while but I pause and leave it for 5+ minutes, it will crash immediately after unlocking the iPad. Also not showing the option to resume watching TV Shows on the home screen. Some will show up, some won’t.
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Needs PIP
by Living Comfort Eagle on 2022/04/23 06:31
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播放音乐的时候
by abubaikele on 2022/04/22 00:12
播放音乐的,选择“随机专辑电台”播放几首歌 或者播放几首歌就会无缘无故的卡死app。为什么不修复一下这个致命的bug呢?
Cannot delete downloaded content
by Steven Sanderson on 2022/04/21 14:01
How do we delete downloaded content?
Death of podcast support… beyond disappointed.
by agroagra on 2022/04/20 20:33
After years of enjoying Plex as my personal music library server/streamer, movie streamer, and DAILY podcatcher, I was gutted to find out that they dropped support for podcasts. If there was an email warning, I didn’t see it. If there was an in-app notification, I never got it. If there was any notification other than on their company website, which not every user goes to on a regular basis (except to get support), then I certainly saw nothing. I was on vacation and came back to find podcasts gone forever. No warnings, no offers of how to save the situation or alternative solutions. Just total abandonment of a user base! I’m quite honestly disgusted, baffled, and appalled. Plex could have just dropped support and let users deal with the fallout, allowing us all to find alternatives in the interim. But no, they completely removed the feature and deleted our content completely! That means any podcast I was subbed to is now gone, along with all progress of each podcast, and each episode. So, now I have no choice but to seek out another app, try to remember every single podcast I was subbed to, then meticulously try to remember which episodes I had listened to already, and mark each individual episode as played. We’re talking hundreds of episodes. Not to mention, some of those podcasts weren’t listened to in perfect sequence. So, I have to remember BY NAME which episodes I had already heard and which I had not. Are you ******* kidding me? To say this is a selfish, short-sighted, and evil move on Plex’s part would be an understatement. This is a maneuver I have rarely encountered in over a decade of using apps, and many decades of using computers in general. Plex team: I hope for your sake that I’m a tiny minority in your user group. This is an all time low that I really hope doesn’t impact you. But honestly, I wish it did, so you could understand fully the mistake you’ve made and the disservice you’ve done to a loyal group of users. Shame on you. If I had an alternative to the personal library streaming side of your services, I would drop your app for good. I’ll certainly be waiting for one to come along and leave Plex at the first chance I get.
Great app but Downloads is fairly broken
by Mississippi Mud 78 on 2022/04/20 11:20
I love plex and really want it to be my go to app for movies and music. However, the download functionality does not work. It’s insanely slow at best l but most of the time doesn’t work at all. I don’t understand why they haven’t fixed this. From a quick google search it appears to be an issue a lot of users are encountering since they switched to the Downloads functionality. Please fix, Plex Team.
Perfect for TV/Movies, so close for anime
by Oakman978 on 2022/04/19 17:28
I use Plex for all of my media and it works incredibly well on all of my devices. The only gripe I have is that anime or other media with multiple audio and subtitle tracks chooses the file default. I would love it if there was a way to set a preferred language and audio track for an entire series, instead of having to switch subtitle tracks every episode
It just works
by Pau Muan Kim on 2022/04/17 07:12
I can play my movies and tv shows and it just works
Just one issue.
by Haapy dude on 2022/04/16 12:44
I have been using Plex for years and all of a sudden the video was playing in low resolution even though I have a very fast WiFi connection with over 600 mb/s. The problem was the “Automatically Adjust Quality” setting was constantly making adjustments that weren’t needed and forcing a low resolution. Picture would look grainy then Hi-Def then grainy again. Was driving me crazy. As soon as I turned off that setting in the app, all was good. It took a while to figure that out after trouble shooting the WiFi and other settings in the app. Movie night was ruined for that one Saturday night with the wife as by the time I figured out the problem it was too late to watch anything. I still gave 5 stars as I still love the Plex interface. Just an FYI for anyone else having the same problem and maybe for the Plex developers to address it.
About all content Bollywood and Hollywood movie u have to keep free
by aamiralad7 on 2022/04/15 22:35
So worse so bad
WHY ?
by mujalli777 on 2022/04/14 03:27
I just wanna know why don’t you add Arabic language! WHYYY ?
Can’t stream anything unless you pay
by eat my a22 on 2022/04/12 01:05
Been using this app for months for free then they broke all functionality unless I get on a subscription. No thanks.
Plex till death do us part
by Bobha1243 on 2022/04/10 16:24
Love it, just upgraded my home server and its better than ever, combined that with gigabit internet and its glorious!
I Love My Plex!!
by phenpa2g on 2022/04/10 03:57
… Feature request though: Can selecting an actor from the cast take us to their IMDB page ?
Plex is the Best!
by Braydon64 on 2022/04/09 16:27
I’ve been running a Plex server for the past two years and it’s been nothing short of amazing. I use it to stream all my shows as well as music when I’m at home or even far away. Watch party is also great since you don’t need everyone to have some sort of paid subscription, just the content owner & an invite from them. The live TV & everything else is also a nice bonus, but hosting your own content is what makes this platform shine. It even uses an agent to grab metadata about the shows/movies you put on the server.
No longer for home streaming
by EvilPettingZoo42 on 2022/04/09 14:58
I used Plex for streaming from my Plex server to iOS clients. Now the app won’t connect to my server and this experience seems to no longer be important to Plex, replaced with ad filled streaming options I have no interest in.
no MKV
by Jelly Ingram on 2022/04/09 04:01
No play MKV! Thats all!
This is a very, very useful app
by BPStPaul on 2022/04/08 20:58
I was impressed enough I put a review on Facebook so my friends would see it. (Below) ————//////// Here’s an unsolicited endorsement of an app. It’s as good as TiVo was when it was first introduced. And it’s free. PLEX. First - it’s a free cable-like streaming service, with a bunch of channels like Pluto. But much, much more useful is that it has a fantastic search function for streaming shows. You can easily create a watchlist for anything you want to watch streaming. It will search for it and even if it’s not on Plex it will tell you all the services it’s available on, and where it’s free. It seems to have access to all of the major services (HBO, Disney, Amazon….) and a bunch of minor ones It will also give you trailers and reviews. But the best part is you can click directly on the link and be taken to that show. If I search for something I want to watch, it’s just one click in Plex to get to it. As long as I’m logged into HBO+ on my iPad I go right to the show I’m surprised they have the access to do this. And Apple TV is trying to do something similar. But this is far superior in my use of both systems. Anyway, if you haven’t heard of the app before it makes looking for something to watch a lot easier. And it’s surprising how many old movies I have access to across the internet. Now if I just had the patience to watch one
Great but…
by Isaac1991 on 2022/04/08 19:34
It’s a cool app but it’s pretty lame they make you pay $5 just to stream on your phone.
I JUST WANT TO WATCH HARRY POTTER
by Qt cutie roblox girl on 2022/04/08 11:19
Plex is awesome! You can find so many shows on Plex that might not be on Disney+ or Netflix! But that is only for Plex on the TV. If you try to get Plex on your IOS device, is will cost you FIVE DOLLARS!!!!!!!! I literally just want to watch Harry Potter. I didn’t give this a 0 star because at least I gives you the chance to get it on your IOS device and is really easy to log in. Other than that, you can’t watch even a millisecond of a movie or TV show. The reason I’m upset about this and I can’t watch it on my TV is that, I have a little sister and she is ALLLLWWWAAAYYYSS watching Aphmau, logdotzip, and grian! This means I cannot watch on the TV because she is. I have all the Harry Potter books and I can read those but I want to watch the movie right now. So yea, MAKE PLEX FREE. From, Me To, Plex, and Apple App Store P.S. Apple if you find this, tell them to make Plex free. Thank you.
Terrible on Mac
by Friend John on 2022/04/08 03:15
They left you pay for it but it barely works. Computer dims and goes to sleep if you don't move the mouse constantly. Mouse pointer never fades. Awful
Download and enjoy
by CHoggatt on 2022/04/07 00:24
The best
Dunno
by RBLWX LOVER on 2022/04/06 15:37
Hi so i wasn’t able to find the watch button and it keeps lagging but still hope it’s great
Not only $3.
by Anon reviewer d00d on 2022/04/06 03:26
Occasionally takes over the entire app to try an upsell you on stuff.
New discovery is really cool
by Paulo Arnaldo on 2022/04/06 02:34
Great app
Review
by Tanner will67153 on 2022/04/05 21:02
It constantly stopped the movie after 10 minutes even when connected to Wi-Fi great app to watch alot of movies on but it’s gonna take you double the movie length to actually finish it
Going in the wrong direction. Buggy, constant upsell
by Kevin 72638393 on 2022/04/05 17:03
Used to love Plex. Recently their business model is changing, and with it so is the experience and quality of their apps. It’s no longer a home for personal media. It’s a streaming aggregator with a side hustle of personal media. I’m constantly fighting with settings to not get bombarded with upsells to plex’s own (poor quality) streaming content, and now to Plex’s advertising of other major streamers. This is spilling over to their apps, especially the iOS app. Personal media use has languished and is buggy, while streaming aggregator functions are pushed heavily. It’s not a good experience for me anymore, and I’ll be ditching Plex for something else very soon. Avoid Plex if you want to keep your personal media and streaming separate - they no longer support this.
Terrible UI
by fkrueger on 2022/04/02 12:02
You would think an app designed to browse your media library would give you a bunch of ways to browse said media, but no, the Plex developers instead give you one browser window with a random assortment of videos. This app ignores your directory structures. It doesn’t have any sort options. It doesn’t have Smart Folders. It’s basically the laziest piece of junk I’ve ever had to buy.
This is the best app on my phone
by Audiophilegriff on 2022/04/02 09:08
Not only that but it’s the beat app experience I have ever had. I love this app. I’ve literally never written a review for an app. My love for this app pushed my to it. I preach about this app in public. It’s like vegans or cat people but I just talk about Plex. I feel like a missionary. This app might make you annoying due to it’s passion inspiring and life changing awesomeness. Please keep up the good work guys. Gimme me your address so I can send you all fruit baskets. I’m naming my next child plex after this app. I love you guys. If you’re ever in Seattle you can come eat dinner at my house. Open invitation to anyone who works at plex.
TOO MANY COMMERCIALS!
by Evil6eric on 2022/03/31 14:50
Extremely EXCESSIVE! Ruins most of my watching. 😡
PLEX. Great value for lifetime cost!
by Junk Sw on 2022/03/31 13:50
At my old age, I was skeptical when I paid for the lifetime subscription to Plex. I’m finding it was the best investment ever! The Nas recording features are amazing! I now have plenty of over the air TV movies and show content to watch. I’d didn’t realize the additional benefits of PLEX stations for streaming. They just added the Bloomberg channel. My favorite is the time PLEX saves me when bypassing commercials! The built in guide is also a good improvement. All very good features that provided excellent value for the cost. PLEX is AWSOME Thank you PLEX developers!
Multi-device activation
by r--tech on 2022/03/31 04:37
Purchased one-time activation on an iPhone. Now my iPad still keeps asking to buy another activation. Same Apple ID, same Plex account. It says the activation purchase applies across all the iOS devices under the same Apple ID. If it really means to tell iOS from iPadOS, I should say it is deceptive, as it is not clearly indicated anywhere.
This was fine, now caught in a loop
by Nebba2 on 2022/03/30 21:07
I have used this for years, mostly streaming my own content from my mac to my iPad. But lately, I get a “upgrade or be annoyed every minute” message. I had purchased the $4.99 device upgrade (very reasonable), but the app seems not to know that any more. When I try to go through the App store upgrade sequence, it says I already have, so I don’t need to do it again. Great, except my device doesn’t seem to know this. Or, sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. Which means I can’t depend on this working, and I don’t know what to do about it.
Ita ok
by jroca89 on 2022/03/30 17:16
Ok if you’re watching it on your phone but it is aggravating when trying to cast to a tv. Very frustrating this feature is offered but doesn’t work
Home owner
by dato547 on 2022/03/29 20:56
Worst fricken app on the store. Downloaded 5tomes on my new lg Ty and could not get it to play a single movie. It played trailers it played tv shows it played music everything except movies. WHY WHY WHY
Price or free
by vic2450 on 2022/03/29 13:10
Is this app free or do you have to pay a fee for this?
Crooked people
by scannerjack01 on 2022/03/29 12:57
They changed my email address without Asking me to change my email address. From Jack
Plex
by fdkrew on 2022/03/29 03:50
Plex good…
Too much ads
by Adgkfhhdgddhj on 2022/03/27 21:42
Too many scam ads targeting the minorities and poor peoples.
PIP Major Upgrade
by Satnismymotor on 2022/03/26 15:12
Latest release drastically upgrade the Picture in Picture experience. Amazing app!
Never gets better
by JohnnyInSNJ on 2022/03/24 05:07
Movies freeze all the time. Look, I understand buffering. I get it. But these movies are freezing and wont move forward at all. I’m in my own home every other device and app not related to plex have no problems. Just plex. So Plex is the problem. There is no way to kick it or bump it. It’s just done. I can start all the movies I want, but they all freeze.
Good job!
by Mamanana1953 on 2022/03/23 17:23
Love love love
Shame on your creator
by skrappz67 on 2022/03/22 13:15
Whoever updates this app needs to be let go. Constant bugs. Always crashing. Great service. Terrible follow through.
Nice app
by lead37 on 2022/03/20 19:39
I've been using this app for a while now. It's great concept but has bugs sometimes, so be careful with the updates. I'd definitely buy it if it had a speed increase controls - must have feature novadays, otherwise I have to use Infuse app
Keeps crashing
by 107-274-898 on 2022/03/20 13:57
Keeps crashing when hitting play for a show. Jave to delete mad reinstall to watch anything but it only last for a bit before crashing again
LOVE PLEX BUT…..
by SilverVixen42 on 2022/03/20 13:26
Ads get stuck and don’t return to episodes. Just black screen with ad “6 of 6” or whatever. Annyoing. Also have to close app to return to episodes instead of resuming app just crashes.
Lovely app, with a major flaw
by Tybears on 2022/03/20 03:35
I have children's movies for my niece and nephew, and when searching for child friendly content; adult search results with vulgar titles pop up. For example when searching “Bumblebee”; Since I guess I didn’t have it in my library, Plex suggests “BumbleF***, USA” from it’s immutable “On Demand” category. I don’t want Plex’s poorly filtered filth broadcasted to my young family. I’ve payed all the fees you offer, and therefore should be able to totally disable content suggestions I don’t want, and never asked for.
Pretty good
by jmstacey on 2022/03/19 17:25
Bug with PiP on iPadOS 15, the pause button does not work. Video will pause momentarily but then immediate resume instead of stay paused. Plex needs a better and lower friction way to submit bug reports than dropping them in App Store reviews.
Dismal performance
by noplayalowed on 2022/03/19 11:04
Plex server and the Plex player do not connect. The sever does not “see” the media content on the computer drive and therefore cannot play music content . Repeated software installation does not solve the problem. There is absolutely no help from Plex service peopleto solve the problem - one cannot access any direct online help.
Needs fixed
by AFMike1993 on 2022/03/19 01:50
Video steam crashes when casting if you click out of the plex app and back. Subtitles can’t be changed half the time from iOS; sometimes they’re on, sometimes off, sometimes the wrong language, none of it can be changed from the app, have to recast from the desktop pc to be able to change settings.
Horrible way to stream
by Mike Searson on 2022/03/17 19:38
Buffering issues, 5-minute ad clips every 10 minutes. Worse than anything on network television Captions are partially off screen They certainly know how to cater to customers Not worth it in my opinion
It is good but there is an issue with ads
by discord should be #1 on 2022/03/15 01:56
The issue caused me to have to watch 1,000+ seconds of ads just to watch 30 seconds of the movie I’m trying to watch and there is an issue if it is loading and you try to like scroll through movies while it loads it WILL crash there is only 1 time it did not crash on me out of 100 try’s
没用的客户端
by klopssjx on 2022/03/14 15:21
音乐,专辑,图片,都不能打标签,以至于我大多数时间都只能用浏览器访问。
Nice UI, freezing issues/missing feature already included in web app…
by Yadada hit me on 2022/03/14 05:40
The UI is nice and clean. I even unlocked iOS playback. Only reason of unlocking iOS feature was due to iPadOS having issues on web app when touching the screen. Anytime I touched the screen, it would constantly pause the video I was playing. The app is constantly freezing whenever you switch back and forth in iOS multitasking. It would also be nice if the app would play picture-in-picture automatically when switching between apps. It already does it using the web app, why not the iOS app…??? Also, the “Home” screen that shows videos to continue playing does not update within iOS app. So in order to continue playback where I left off if I switch from tv to iPad is to go through all menu options to the video and continue from there. It also does not show if you watched a video from the video menu like it does on the web app.
The best app in the world
by Gabby ritterman on 2022/03/11 02:25
Everyday I use this app and it's so good you can download any movie you want. And every time I use it I can't stop it's the best you have to try it out
Cannot watch for more than one minute even after purchase!
by bfollowell on 2022/03/10 02:31
I paid $4.99 four years ago to activate the Plex app on my iPad so that I could watch shows from my server. Now I can no longer watch anything because it tells me I can only use the app as a remote control and that I'm limited to one minute of viewing. It tells me I can activate for $4.99 but I already did that, four years ago. If I try to restore my purchase, it says that it can't find a previous purchase on my iTunes account. It took me all of 30 seconds to find it in my purchase history. How do I get this app corrected so that I can use what I paid for?
An Experience in Frustration on IOS
by Kayonesoft on 2022/03/09 16:33
I finally decided to take the plunge and start my own Plex home server after Google pulled the plug on Music and Movies. The setup was relatively easy, with small annoyances and a bit of a learning curve to get things finally rolling. Unfortunately, everything quickly broke down when it came to setting up the client on IOS. On everything else, Plex works fine and as intended. On IOS I have nothing but problems ranging from downloads being unbearably slow (dial-up transfer speeds on high speed Wi-Fi), half of my media not playing at all, even though those same files work everywhere else through Plex, and a general failure to update the client-side library when new files are added. Searching for these issues online brings me to many people complains about these same things but no actual fixes. I’ve tried reinstalling my media server, restarting it many times, uninstalling the iOS app, setting it back up… nothing works. I tried setting up a competing local media server using the exact same folder structure as Plex, and everything works perfectly, so this is definitely a Plex issue with iOS. In its current state, it’s entirely unusable for me.
Plex is great..but why all the foreign genres???
by Darth Fellator on 2022/03/09 16:20
Love Plex. Not has been the tool I have been wanting since forever. But one thing that I can’t seem to wrap my head around is WHY do all the genres default seemingly to foreign versions …. Comedy comfort example is Komedi. And so on…it’s a super pain to have to go back and update those genres to reflect English names instead. And if i this is some setting that I need to change then I’m happy to do it, but no clue how…nothing seems to fix it…
Absolute trash
by koneezy on 2022/03/08 17:20
Started a movie tried to go back and watch it. App played the same two adds three times in a row then started the movie at the beginning
Great video player
by PauljBrown on 2022/03/08 13:03
You can always count on Plex.
Needs better closed caption function
by tornado hunter on 2022/03/08 03:07
All in all this is a great app however the only con I have is the closed caption function the closed caption does not work I suggest a better closed caption function the reason for this I do not hear all that well a better closed caption function would be great, good day to all,note: I am referencing the app for iOS iPad.
Money grab
by J03 diesel on 2022/03/05 23:36
Every time i log in it asks me to pay for the app this app is a scam
Crash and Burn on iPad
by MathOsGuru on 2022/03/05 14:52
Not a positive experience at all. This app crashes more than it works. Also, if it crashes, and then you try to resume your movie, or show, you get the pleasure of an added 289 seconds of adds before you can continue. Thus, if it crashes, you must wade through 289 minutes of commercials then hope it doesn’t crash afterward. If it crashes again, another 289 minutes of repeat commercials. Frankly, with all the complaints I found on the forum regarding this issue, seems like Plex needs a new programming team as the current one does not have the skill set to remedy the issue imho. The idea behind this app’s motive is genuine, but the real world deployment isn’t quite so in sync with that plan. The bottom line here (take what you will from this advice), avoid the app altogether unless you’re someone who loves bugs and repeated commercials after the app fails (constantly).
Crashes a lot recently
by mediainfluenced on 2022/03/05 05:18
Previously this would be a 5 star review. Android app is perfect web is great. iPhone/iPad app crashes frequently.
Deleting
by notaplexfan on 2022/03/02 17:24
Trying to access my media library and every minute it tells me that I’ve reached my playback limit. Exceedingly irritating because I heard I could put movies in my library and my kids could access them.
Please fix the Apple TV app
by MattcoAZ on 2022/02/28 07:49
I decided to jump-in and get the tv tuners to take more advantage of my Plex server along with the Plex premium subscription. Now let’s start with the 5 stars and take away one star for each issue below. As they get fixed I’ll add a star. I’m struggling with the Apple TV app. The guide doesn’t jump to the current date and time. Ie. if I open the guide at 2pm. Then later I open the guide up at 7pm it will still show the 2pm guide but it’s all grey out. I wait a few moments for it to refresh to the current time but no good. I have to right scroll to the current time multiple times until I find the current time. Then I can select programs/Channel to watch. Also, when I select a recorded show. It spins and spins and spins then errors out. If I open the same show on my phone and stream it so it works, then I can go to the Apple TV and stream the show. I don’t know why it’s doing this. Why does it take forever to scan through all the photos? I would think it would generate thumbnails for all the photos so I can surf through them quickly, not have it take 20 seconds to refresh the 5 photos on the screen, then I scroll to the next group of photos and have to wait another 20 seconds for those photos to refresh. I get spoiled by the apple photos app. Make it work like that.
Almost perfect...
by doverby on 2020/07/10 06:37
For a long time, I couldn't find fault with this media app. It looks amazing and is extremely flexible and scalable. I use it at home on a Mac as the server and am able to run an Apple TV with its beautiful interface. My most irritating pair of bugs is with the iOS (iPadOS) app. When I'm watching content on my iPad, subtitles are shown when they shouldn't be. They show up as "OFF" in the settings, but they're most definitely on. The only way to get them to go away is to turn them on, then turn them off again. HOWEVER, after turning them on, the timing for tapping the required menu to turn them off again is very important, because there can be no subtitles present on the screen when the video is paused to turn subtitles off or that subtitle will be present at the bottom of the screen for the rest of the video, or until this whole maneuver is attempted again. Very distracting and an irritating bug to say the least. Most shows have a minute or two of recaps, so it's pretty much all nonstop dialogue (subtitles). This all being said, the Plex team has created an AMAZING media environment for the user. This level of quality is what every media company should aim for. I'm sure once the folks at Plex discover this bug, they'll be able to squash it in short order.
Plex is the beat
by AngryAlexG on 2018/12/29 18:11
I love Plex for it’s beautiful organization and easy to use interface. Having almost all my media in one place has always been the dream and Plex has done that for me (for about 80% - still missing native audiobook support and support for eBooks). Having full control of my own personal media cloud and server has been incredible. The movie and show ratings from Rotten Tomato are awesome and being able to watch a trailer of something is convenient if someone wants a quick synopsis. I love being able to put all our childhood videos converted from VHS on my own cloud and give access to my family to see any of the embarrassing and amazing home videos anytime. ***DEVS: Would love to see a audio only version for Apple Watch for streaming or offline usage to listen to podcasts, music, audiobooks - Audible does this now which has been amazing. Being able to listen to Plex media with only a watch and bluetooth headphones would be a game changer. Also native audiobook support and support for eBooks would basically round out any media needs I could possible want to have in one app! Love what the Plex teams does and always looking to see what they’ve recently added. More than happy to be a part of the Plex Pass Lifetime member. Keep up the amazing work!
Local server connections
by elgrego1939 on 2019/08/24 07:52
I have always had trouble with the iOS versions of this app, even though I’m only connecting to a local server. The app on my Roku has no difficulty connecting to the same server. It is extremely frustrating. I am now completely unable to connect to the server from my iPad, despite having tried logging out and back into the app, logging out and using a wait list of local network connection, deleting the app and re-downloading it, deleting all three instances of the iPad app from my list of allowed devices in my account, etc. For some inexplicable reason, my Plex account has now decided that my iPad app is also a server, so some of the other client apps now list two entries for my iPad as servers. Also, when my home Internet isn’t working and I can’t go online, even though my Plex server is on the same local network/router as Plex app on my phone, iPad, and TV, none of them are able to access the server. They all say that the server is unavailable. My SMB file sharing on the same Mac at the Plex server works fine, so it’s not a problem with my local network. I would think that playing files in Plex over the local network would not be affected by an Internet outage… I’ve had so many problems with the iOS apps that I don’t see how the people at Plex hope to entice me to purchase a subscription when I can’t even really use the features that a subscription affords. The app is nice when it works, but far too often it doesn’t really work.
Great App! But What is With The Issues?
by Jay8307 on 2019/04/15 02:52
I have been a PlexPass member for years now and I couldn’t be happier. However, lately playback has been terrible. For example, if I shuffle anything a CD, a playlist, my library whatever I get this weird issue where two songs will just start playing at once. To fix it I usually have to stop the track(s) and either skip back a track or skip forward. Then one of the two songs will play properly. In addition, sometimes when I go to play a song in a playlist or CD (anything with multiple tracks) sometimes the track will not play. It will instead skip right to the next song and no matter what I do it will not play. The track is fine though because I can play it by accessing the file directly (not through Plex). Lastly, ever since this offline browsing thing was introduced it has been glitchy. If I want to access my files on my server I usually have to toggle it on and off a few times before my library will show up. It works the same for if I want to access tracks synced on my phone too. Love the thought of being able to toggle, but has to be a better way. What ever happened to just clicking in the upper left corner?
Great app but dont expect it to keep working well.
by Bobhffhvderhg on 2020/09/23 20:05
Im writing this review on sept 23, 2020. The app has change quite a bit from when it was first released. The organizational changes have been bad here and there but it still did everything quickly. That is no longer the case. I have multiple 4k apple tv boxes and they all are experiancing performance issues after the last couple of updates. Laggy, slow, unresponsive interface which require a reboot to fix. I have never had to reboot my apple tvs with such regularity. In the past i have been able to wait weeks or months before intentionally rebooting one. (I have automatic updates off... so no other reboots barring poweroutages etc.). I recommended apple tvs for their solid performance with plex but it seems that is one more thing they have abandoned in the pursuit of having animated startup logos and other foo foo nonsense. They just seem to want to add new features no one wants while detracting from the features everyone needs.
Additional star removed for deleting my review
by ilikemyrealname on 2022/01/28 13:40
Devs, take note: I’m all too familiar with reviews being deleted. As a precaution, I copy/paste all my reviews for moments like this. As a customer who paid full price, I am disappointed to see Plex be one of those companies. Here’s the deleted review: I enjoy everything about this app however it has an issue when I need to briefly swipe out of the app to use another app (like check my email or respond to a text) and swipe back to Plex. Anytime I do that, the player refuses to play and the app requires a force quit in order to resume playback. In essence that means I can’t quickly jump into any other app on my phone unless I want to either setup the video as PIP or force quit Plex. There’s another issue that further complicates using Plex while needing to jump into another program. If I do setup PIP and go into another app, Plex will not allow me to pause the video…anytime I click pause, Plex will quickly unpause and resume playback. The only way to stop playback is to close the PIP player. That means when I swipe back to Plex, the video is no longer active which is very much like force quitting the app and starting from scratch. In short, the app is cumbersome to use if you need to do anything else on your phone at the same time, even if it’s just briefly.
Please fix the Apple TV app
by MattcoAZ on 2022/02/28 07:49
I decided to jump-in and get the tv tuners to take more advantage of my Plex server along with the Plex premium subscription. Now let’s start with the 5 stars and take away one star for each issue below. As they get fixed I’ll add a star. I’m struggling with the Apple TV app. The guide doesn’t jump to the current date and time. Ie. if I open the guide at 2pm. Then later I open the guide up at 7pm it will still show the 2pm guide but it’s all grey out. I wait a few moments for it to refresh to the current time but no good. I have to right scroll to the current time multiple times until I find the current time. Then I can select programs/Channel to watch. Also, when I select a recorded show. It spins and spins and spins then errors out. If I open the same show on my phone and stream it so it works, then I can go to the Apple TV and stream the show. I don’t know why it’s doing this. Why does it take forever to scan through all the photos? I would think it would generate thumbnails for all the photos so I can surf through them quickly, not have it take 20 seconds to refresh the 5 photos on the screen, then I scroll to the next group of photos and have to wait another 20 seconds for those photos to refresh. I get spoiled by the apple photos app. Make it work like that.
Download doesn’t work
by No Longer Supporting You on 2021/11/15 15:15
Plex used to be a great product. The downward slide in quality and programming is becoming increasingly frustrating and has started me looking for a new product. First the app immediately crashes when you launch the app. So you have to launch it twice just open. (I have removed and reinstalled the app several time to make sure it wasn’t just a glitch with an update.) Second, you take away the Sync function and replace it with Download. You state “Download works how you always wanted Sync to work.” So if that is the case why didn’t you just remove the functionality? The download function in the app never actually downloads a single thing! I have tried to download an entire season. To the extreme that I left the app running in the foreground with the screen lock off for 3 days, it still didn’t download the first byte of data. (With the little circle running around the bars.) This was after repeated attempts to download with it running in the background like you used to be able to do. So, figured okay I’ll try just downloading an individual episode and nurse it through the weekend, still have not successfully got a single byte of data. You have managed to take a product with excellent potential and run into the ground.
Needs some TLC
by hiCameron on 2019/01/28 19:39
I love Plex but the iOS app can use some more attention. I don’t allow my server to be exposed externally so I use the offline sync feature for when I’m away. Now, whenever I open the app it will start in offline mode like I left it before (I can see the big red banner) but it will attempt to connect to my server still. I’ll pick from the list of sources in the top left corner but it only shows my server as an option and it’s offline. To get around this, you have to open preferences and click the offline toggle 2 or 3 times usually before you can access your offline content. Another issue is that it frequently crashes when I pause the music with my headphones, I’ll unlock it and have to relaunch the app. It’s a good app, but not a great experience. I’ll be happy to rate it higher if the first issue will get fixed. EDIT: new update, unfortunately worse in performance. Same issues stated above but now includes that for whatever reason if I pause my offline music or get a phone call, then go back to resume, the music just stops playing. Sometimes the scrubbing bar moves as if it is, sometimes not. But hitting the play/pause buttons don’t do anything so I must kill the song and play a different one. I really love Plex but this app is going downhill.
Update is lacking...again
by musiclover500 on 2018/11/20 23:57
I usually don't leave feedback regarding updates, but I must in this case... I'm a big fan of Plex, and mainly use it on Roku and IPad. I am extremely disappointed that the watch later feature was discontinued recently AGAIN which I used everyday! It was helpful to browse tv plugins on the iPad and add episodes to watch later......to then watch later on the roku....since the roku has NEVER had this feature since Plex was born. Please bring back the watch later feature asap, and please add this feature to Roku too! Also, I am happy with the new podcasts feature but would love a listen later feature for that too! I do not like the webisodes feature and don’t care to see it but there is no way to remove it? Still need tweaking with customization options. Plex is fantastic overall, but I'm giving 3 stars this time, because an update should not keep subtracting from the user enjoyment. Common sense says make things more user customizable, so people can choose what they want to keep and get rid of what they don’t want to see....and with as few clicks as possible too! Please fix what is lacking now, but once was there to enjoy.....for the 2nd time!!!
An Experience in Frustration on IOS
by Kayonesoft on 2022/03/09 16:33
I finally decided to take the plunge and start my own Plex home server after Google pulled the plug on Music and Movies. The setup was relatively easy, with small annoyances and a bit of a learning curve to get things finally rolling. Unfortunately, everything quickly broke down when it came to setting up the client on IOS. On everything else, Plex works fine and as intended. On IOS I have nothing but problems ranging from downloads being unbearably slow (dial-up transfer speeds on high speed Wi-Fi), half of my media not playing at all, even though those same files work everywhere else through Plex, and a general failure to update the client-side library when new files are added. Searching for these issues online brings me to many people complains about these same things but no actual fixes. I’ve tried reinstalling my media server, restarting it many times, uninstalling the iOS app, setting it back up… nothing works. I tried setting up a competing local media server using the exact same folder structure as Plex, and everything works perfectly, so this is definitely a Plex issue with iOS. In its current state, it’s entirely unusable for me.
Good ideas with bad development
by tetsukozi on 2020/06/10 05:36
This app can be great when it works and when they aren’t removing features that have been there for years. Several versions have seen end of life support with many bugs still remaining. You used to be able to swipe left or right between songs when listening and now you have to hit an actual button to skip a song, why remove a feature that wasn’t broken? I have a lifetime subscription and the developers are an absolute joke. Literally each new update breaks something else and their support structure is nonexistent. Smart playlists are broken when locally synced to devices and have been for awhile. Alternate artwork that has been changed and locked can revert back automatically even when locked just by playing that content. Forum mods say this won’t happen and yet it does bringing me back to their terrible support structure. It’s time consuming to deal with the many bugs that exist and continue to show up with each release. There are problems that were reported by multiple people in 2015 for example and the issue remains, five years later. I bought a lifetime subscription and wish it had the support it deserves because it definitely doesn’t.
Still Lacking Basic Functionality
by DrMemory99 on 2022/05/15 16:28
Plex is great for movies and music! Has many features you either won’t use or will use and be pleased you found them; the experience however is poor if your looking to Plex to organize and browse your photo collection; unlike the web client ; the iOS and iPadOS and TvOS has no photo slide show feature! If you have hundreds of photos you’ll need to manually swipe (thumbnail scroll view at bottom) them one by one to show off or find them. Don’t waste your time adding your photo library to this server; it’s an exercise in frustration and disappointment. This has been an AppleTV/iOs feature request for years. They keep adding Plex hosted content and the mac z as a nd windows media servers are very reliable. the player client on ios continues to be reliable but their focus seems to be sliding away from personal media sharing to becoming an alternative streaming service (ad driven) in their own right.
Works and works well
by MajorHavoc on 2020/11/25 08:32
Best solution to cataloging and playing media across many platforms there is. With a premium subscription and PlexCloud, one can watch videos from just about anywhere you can get a decent connection. While the interface does take some time to get used to, and the Plex folks insist on changing it all the time, it functions well and actually manages watching or listening for you in a very helpful way, including remembering what you have seen or heard, and continuing in the right places when you come back to something in progress. And the Plex people are quick to address bugs and issues, and listen to suggestions for improvements. Just finished a trip to Italy and Germany, and had access to my media the whole time. In addition, Plex’s database of images, sounds, titles, and cover art make the interface beautiful and helpful. The lifetime PLEX subscription was the best decision for me. And no, I do not work for the company, and they did not pay me to say this. Just very pleased with how well this software works.
The worst software in existence.
by Frogrates on 2019/06/24 01:29
No other program for any computer of any kind has more than 1% of the bugs afflicting Plex. I was a premium user for one month and one month only; though it was only $5, I resent it deeply. I joined the premium in order to transfer files; I tried to transfer a file; three days later, it was not yet 50% transferred, so I canceled and transferred it via OneDrive; it took 27 seconds. This is ALL due to the Plex developers’ monumental stupidity, changing the files’ formats rather than just making their software read multiple formats. Those who praise Plex have failed a rudimentary intelligence test; you could upload your files and play them in VLC or similar software in less than 1% of the time, with less than 1% of the hassle. In addition, there’s the insane fact that the apps have no button to update a library. Add a video, wait six hours (if you’re lucky), and it will appear in your library. You cannot manually do this. MANY people have complained about this design flaw on Plex’s forums; official responses have LIED and claimed that no one has raised the issue previously, when in fact there are a dozen threads stretching back years. All in all, if you’re using Plex, stop and find a better program, which is ALL OF THEM.
Plex is the best
by Joedejong.mister horror? on 2022/05/06 14:34
The first time I downloaded the Plex app I was able to create a free account no problems with it whatsoever, and the cool thing about Plex, is that I can watch live TV channels, such as ElectricNow, and dark matter TV, and many others, I also have Plex on my Roku, and I also lots of movies on Plex as well, but one problem I’m visually impaired and whenever I go to look for a channel but I am I watch Plex on my iPad and on my iPod touch, whenever I swipe for channels or to listen to the name of the channels, it only says the name of the TV show or movie that’s on, so if you could fix that feature that would be great, and another thing too, I would love to cast plugs to my Roku express, and my Roku premier, and whenever I go to choose a device to airplay or cast to for some reason it won’t let me cast so please fix that in and that would be great, love Plex I get Plex five stars, so to the developer of Plex love the app keep bringing new features and new updates, and keep expanding
My BEST APP EVER
by austinpatrick on 2019/12/27 12:54
I Was looking for a means to view my video library and found Plex to my liking. I can set up my library to watch movies as if I were back in the old days where Saturdays was an outing to go to the marquee at 12 noon to watch previews, three cartoons, the news reel, and two two movies . That took up five hours in the old days at the RKO THEATER. I can now reproduce that wonderful experience and go to the head without missing the story by hitting the pause button. The developers deserve a great praise for their hard work. Update December 2019 I now have over 3000 movies ; TV, AND home movies in my plex library, I also have over 4000 music files and 8000 personal photos that I scanned in from old album books and pictures lying around in trunks , paper bags and boxes. At any time I can access any photo, or video in seconds to show friends and family. What is nice about plex is you can consolidate your entire visual LP records old tapes and 45 rpm records and auditoria history in one app. I have my plex on a WESTERN DIGITAL 10 Terabyte pr2100 NAS DRIVE using RAID 2 so that I will always have a back up in case something goes wrong. I also backup my plex library to a separate 10 TB drive unplugged and stored in another place. My kids and grandkids can always review our family history at any time. And by the way! They can down load videos and pictures to their phones from plex to show their friends or watch them on the plane when they travel. Great App.
Just one issue.
by Haapy dude on 2022/04/16 12:44
I have been using Plex for years and all of a sudden the video was playing in low resolution even though I have a very fast WiFi connection with over 600 mb/s. The problem was the “Automatically Adjust Quality” setting was constantly making adjustments that weren’t needed and forcing a low resolution. Picture would look grainy then Hi-Def then grainy again. Was driving me crazy. As soon as I turned off that setting in the app, all was good. It took a while to figure that out after trouble shooting the WiFi and other settings in the app. Movie night was ruined for that one Saturday night with the wife as by the time I figured out the problem it was too late to watch anything. I still gave 5 stars as I still love the Plex interface. Just an FYI for anyone else having the same problem and maybe for the Plex developers to address it.
Just awful, complete garbage. Just don't bother. No support available
by DDindy on 2021/10/29 21:39
Show titles don't load most of the time, rarely plays from guide for streaming, have to delete cache AND data just to get it to barely function, support forum full of extremely poor assistance, WON'T EVER LET ME LOGIN, 3 Months now, won't let me view anything without asking me to login, so WHY WOULD YOU BOTHER WITH THIS APP. So many other issues. Playback poor, freezing, screen locks up, etc. AND THEY WANT USERS TODO ALL THE DEBUGGING AND LOG IT ON THE FORUM. ( Instead of just enjoying a show like you want!!! You don't pay us!!! )Sounds like you need to chuck it and start over, but you can get almost if not every channel they offer on another app that works flawlessly EVERY TIME? YOU WOULDN'T! Don't bother. Doesn't work on smart TVs, doesn't let you log in, NO REAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT, no new shows or movies. Basically just another attempt to capitalize on the free tv market. Had you just had customer support this junk app might have been working properly after several months. Again, just don't bother with this app, plenty more working apps that have the same shows. Update;. Broken even more now. Just a CRAPAPP
Fairly good with some issues
by DyreLogan on 2022/05/19 01:54
This app is good if you want to stream your digital library. However, there is one glaring issue that has not been fixed. The subtitles are a broken feature. What I mean by this is that when you open a movie of yours then choose to look for a subtitle, the subtitles will work for a few minutes but then stop working completely, as if it loses connection to where the subtitles are being drawn from. I am using the Apple TV 4K to view my content and Plex has not fixed this issue. I have to go back and turn choose another subtitle or activate the one I was using, which also works for a few minutes then stops, or loses connection, altogether. Hope they finally fix this glaring bug. I ONLY use Plex on my Apple TV 4K, which has the most recent update, as I’d rather enjoy it on my tv at home. I know this isn’t an Apple issue as their subtitles work just fine on everything I view. Even on other apps that use this type of subtitle feature. Fix this and the app will be better.
Missing my easy access across the bottom...
by KingFresh88 on 2019/11/25 13:45
I love Plex. It’s always been great (with jinks here and there). But the last major update to the app took away my menu across the bottom and replaced it with a side menu that I can only access when I’m on the home screen. Here’s an example of why this is so annoying: I primary use the Plex App on iOS for music. So if I go to an artist > album > track. Then from there decide to go back to the artist > similar artist > new artist > album > track, and then decide to hit the search button > search another artist > choose album> track, then decide actually I want a different song, so hit search > track name and then decide, I wanna go back to the main Music menu, I can’t just hit Music. I have to navigate back > back > back x 100 until I finally see the hamburger menu on the left and can select Music. That’s incredibly annoying. Before it was easy to just hit Music at the bottom and go back to where I started without issue. If anything let me access the main menu without having to go back...
Best Media Server
by Bossfuji on 2017/10/02 18:43
I've been using Plex as a Media Server and iOS app for over 5 years now. Both the server and app complements each other and very easy to use. The app has features such as sync which allows you to watch movies or TV shows on your local device without needing internet access. You can configure sync to auto download any number of unwatched episodes for a TV Series. So let's say for you have Season 5 of TV show '24' for 4 unwatched episodes synced and your iPad has Eps 8-11 downloaded. You can be on an airplane and watch Eps 8 & 9. You get to your hotel and sync up again. The app will delete Eps 8-9 since they were watched and download Eps 12 & 13 since they are the next unwatched Eps. So this configuration will keep a rotating 4 unwatched episodes of '24' on your local device. The app also displays metadata (Title, Year, recap, actors, directors, posters, etc.) of the movies or TV Shows.
AirPod connection needs attention
by pilchak1 on 2019/01/08 20:13
After months of going back and forth, I finally took the plunge and paid full price for the Lifetime Plex Pass. I must say, i was immediately disappointed by the poor interfacing with my AirPods. In particular, if I pause the music by a double tap to my AirPod, and the phone goes to sleep before I want to restart the music, the app will not play music to the AirPods again without closing and rebooting the app. To be explicit, connectivity is not restored by a double tap of the AirPod when the phone is off, on but on the lock screen, on and logged into the phone but not on the app, or even when logged back into the phone with the app open. Furthermore, opening the app and pushing play will cause the progress bar to advance but there is still no music playing. Please address this in a future update. As another suggestion, there also needs to be a less clunky way to switch between online and offline browsing mode — maybe assume if no server is available default to offline mode?
Nice UI, freezing issues/missing feature already included in web app…
by Yadada hit me on 2022/03/14 05:40
The UI is nice and clean. I even unlocked iOS playback. Only reason of unlocking iOS feature was due to iPadOS having issues on web app when touching the screen. Anytime I touched the screen, it would constantly pause the video I was playing. The app is constantly freezing whenever you switch back and forth in iOS multitasking. It would also be nice if the app would play picture-in-picture automatically when switching between apps. It already does it using the web app, why not the iOS app…??? Also, the “Home” screen that shows videos to continue playing does not update within iOS app. So in order to continue playback where I left off if I switch from tv to iPad is to go through all menu options to the video and continue from there. It also does not show if you watched a video from the video menu like it does on the web app.
Doesn't work as well as it used to
by anon0913 on 2020/01/11 21:17
I love Plex, but it seems to be getting less stable. The iOS app especially has been way more glitchy than it used to be, but the desktop stuff, both server and player, isn't running as smoothly anymore either. My hardware is all a bit dated, but it should still be plenty adequate. On my 4th gen iPad, the Plex app crashes frequently and the video often stutters and its been getting progressively worse. I think some of the more recent updates helped some with the crashing, but the stutters have gotten worse. I would prefer to not transcode files for playback as my Plex server is running on my primary computer and I don't want to tie up the resources and it doesn't solve all the issues anyway. VLC for iOS handles the files better, so I use that when Plex fails me, but Plex has the far superior browsing interface. VLC plays more smoothly, only rarely stuttering under very heavy network or drive activity, has better audio boost functionality, etc.
App free when you get Plex pass - WORTH IT! Best media server and app to pull plug
by NCJaZz on 2018/10/18 22:03
I purchased the lifetime Plex Pass. The best a/v decision I’ve made. I wish the sync process was easier for offline listening and watching FOR MY KIDS but for me it allows for granular control of kbps rate per song. Interface for me as a technologist is very much self driving and in-play. I think i paid around a bill for the lifetime Plex pass a few years ago and it’s more than paid for itself. The app is free for Plex pass subscribers (monthly yearly or lifetime pass) but even for those who don’t do pass the cost of you have access to a Plex media server with a decent sized media dB is worth the cost to get all the extras. We added a couple of homerun boxes and killed cable which is saving us almost a bill / 100 Per month alone so Plex has been incredible for us at home and at the office and when on the road.
needs some fixes
by kayla😀🦄🌺❄️🍭🍬🎧🎤💎 on 2020/07/26 04:20
I have been using Plex for about 1 1/2 years now and it has been great! The video quality is good, especially considering all the other apps i have used in the past. Sound is great, but I still have one problem that i have seen other reviews mention as well. I go away a lot on trips and stuff so i usually download and sync the movies i want to watch. As soon as i click it, the movie would not show and would just keep loading and glitching and blacking out. I don’t understand why because usually when i download stuff in the past, it has worked fine but suddenly this is happening and it gets very frustrating to watch a screen load when i want to watch something. I think what this app need is some attention to fix some other issues, importantly this one. Please get this fixed, I really love Plex, i love to use it and if you can just check out the download and sync maybe make an update to help the issue, that would be great! Thank you! - Mikayla🤍
Loving Plex
by Invest a little on 2019/05/07 15:52
I love Plex and it has given the chance to explore all the media I had but was previously buried in stacks of CDs and DVDs. Bought a lifetime pass years ago,so glad I did. Having said that, the current iOS app and Plex server have some seriously annoying “features”. Selecting repeat a track in the iOS app will sometimes repeat it, but more often than not, it doesn’t and stops playing anything else afterwards, meaning you have to restart the play queue. It mixes together playing several tracks at once. This does not happen on the web app. Playlists on the Plex server sometimes get wiped out. The playlist name is still there, just nothing in it. When you have hundreds of items in the playlist, it’s impossible to recreate. These items have been posted to the Plex forum and others have the same issue, Plex haven’t addressed them.
Great App
by Karther on 2017/12/16 20:55
Love this app. It has what I need for using my data and getting it anywhere. I don't understand the need to have a Plex pass I don't use this feature as it is not needed. I do think however that the Plex makers or any app or program designers should ever withhold the ability to have parental control. This feature is a security feature to make sure no children ever get what they should have and should be a default item in any app. When this becomes a standard non plex pass feature Ill give 5 stars. Its just the right thing to do. Beyond that all features are great app works like a charm. I took another star for not having the ability to have plex find all my movies. Vob and a few other standard movie types when ripped Plex did not find and i have to now convert 400+ films to a mode plex will use. Silliness. It should at least do what XBMC already does. As Most that use plex also use xbmc for hone use since the XBMC interface is better for home use and streaming plex is best for. Ill return that star when it does other formats also.
Despite glitches, still the best there is UPDATE
by H3yd on 2018/10/19 12:22
I'm a lifetime PlexPass member; I use Plex's various incarnations across tons of devices. Yes, every now and again something goes awry, but to paraphrase Louis CK, "You try building it and making it perfect all the time!" It works 99.9% of the time for 99.9% of everything. Having worked in software development, I can understand how impossible it is to foresee every possible iteration and challenge, but Plex is incredibly stable and reliable. UPDATE: The app is basically broken on iOS 12/iPhone X. Anytime I’m in portrait mode, the close/minimize controls are not accessible, which makes it impossible to send content via Chromecast. Even when in landscape mode, the controls seem barely functional. This has been the case ever since I upgraded to iOS 12, and is extremely frustrating.
Almost perfect!
by Arthur Dent ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ on 2019/04/06 16:36
For me, the Plex app is almost perfect. I am currently on a 30-day trial and I already know what crucial annoyances are going to stop me from going full (or even lifetime) subscriber. 1. Their WebOS app is way behind the rest. For TV, you cannot use the guide, which makes the normal TV viewing pretty much impossible. 2. Argh! The track list unavailability in FLAC. Brings back the memories when you had to fast forward a cassette tape to find your next track on the album, or go ahead and listen to the entire album. No easy way to go to a particular song (or even see it, as you will be just looking at the album), 3. Problems with remote access cutting out in 2-3 seconds after enabling. It is super buggy and no amount of their troubleshooting worked for me. These three issues are critical enough to dissuade me from upgrading and will be sticking with free version for now. I know there are lots of people who want to make Plex their primary DVR/TV viewing app but can’t for the above mentioned (1) reason. I know there are lot of audiophiles who wish to have Plex as their primary player/server but for the above mentioned reason (2) they just can’t. I really hope devs take a note and address these crucial issues. I don’t know what else in this platform needs more urgent attention from the feature point of view - it has all the bells and whistles.
🛂“Something Went Wrong Playing Your Media...
by dataBANG on 2019/09/22 00:23
Like my title? If you cast, it’s something you’re going see a lot when the Plex app goes “dumb” usually when you wake up your iOS device to scrub to a later time or forward to the next track. In this “dumb” mode, the app cannot update the movie’s position and appears to forget or reestablish the selected Plex player while on your screen is the last position when your device (probably) fell asleep and the scrubber is unresponsive and then you get to the point where it simply cannot play and you get an error message. The fastest stop gap is to change the player, and switch back. It’s just a whole lot of noodling for a 5-star app. Sure the system is very convenient but it’s implementation is shoddy, at least on iOS. The Plex developers have done good to build a media jukebox but I’m sick of being annoyed with the same problem on multiple devices.
Would have been a 5 before
by bexn01 on 2018/07/02 05:02
I spent a lot of time organizing my library and now it’s frustrating as all get out to get to my content. Please add an ALL option and not just an All for TV, Movies and Music. Plex just became unusable for me. I’ve been using Plex from almost the beginning back when it was Mac only. I was one of the first people to sign up for a lifetime pass. Please don’t make me regret this. I don’t want to use a different client to view my content but it looks like I’m going to need to until they fix this problem. I’m really not happy that they didn’t give us a toggle to the old format or at least a way to view ALL content and then switch to folders. [If you’re in the same boat, please consider checking out Infuse 5. It seems to work seamlessly with Plex Server and keeps it in folder layout. You’ll also be able to add Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive. I’ve been recommending Plex & Plex Server for years. I never thought I’d be suggesting folks use a different client, in a Plex app review no less!]
iOS app is not well designed
by Datawrangler on 2018/10/03 05:49
I have owned Plex for about 4-5 years now, and the media server is great. It’s very easy to set up and manage. The iOS app, however, is not very good. As an example, it does not sync music very well. I had all my music synced to my phone; then one day it was all gone. No error message or notification of what had happened. 5000 songs were deleted off my phone. Syncing has been problematic since day one. The other problem is with the UI. The buttons are tiny, even on an iPhone XS. They tried to cram too much on the screen and made the play and pause buttons so small I have to have my glasses on to see them. Since it doesn’t integrate with Siri well, I have to pull over if I want to search for songs while I’m driving. Playlists also don’t sync between devices so I have to set up new lists on each one. In my opinion, the whole app needs a complete redesign. I’ve tried to make it work, but I’m going to be looking for another app to use to play my music on my phone.
WHY? PLEX, WHY??? This Update is COUNTER-INTUITIVE
by Regan83 on 2018/06/16 05:13
For iOS Plex Media Player App, I haven't check my computer or TV Plex Apps yet::: I truly hate writing update reviews… So let me start by stating, the Plex Media Server and it's organization magniloquence is unmatched for personal media organization and management! HOWEVER, Plex, why did you remove the "Browse" feature??? I'm sure many geeks like me are super organized when it comes to our media library. I like to go to my playlist section or browse through what libraries I've added to see what I'd like to view or what playlist I have available to watch. I have at least 3TB of vids, cartoons, anime, movies and tv shows all organized within your brilliant Plex Server... Now!!!, I can't just go to a section I'd like to browse through, as it was before the update. Podcasts are not as important, everybody does podcasts. Plex is supposed to be for the personal/private media lover who simply wants to watch what is esoteric to them and watch anywhere at anytime without having to go through leaps and bounds to reach his/her favorite playlists... Please RE-ADD the browse feature. It was THE BEST. Now, Plex for iOS is a hassle. Please help, thank you so much!!! Otherwise PLEX is truly awesome! ~ A Loyal PAYING customer!
Really does seem like magic, but no composer tag
by MW Huntster on 2019/04/23 13:41
I installed Plex on my PC and iPhone for a while because I found other ways to stream music from my hard drive to be unreliable or complicated. You install Plex and it quickly finds all media files on your computer - no need to direct it to folders. All the music on my drive appears on my iPhone with tags intact. All album covers are shown, and each artist now has a helpful little bio. This is all with absolutely no effort on my part. Streaming on a wifi network from the computer to the phone, and from the phone to the stereo using Airplay, always works without a hitch. The user interface is attractive, powerful, well-organized, and easy to use. Everything happens smoothly and promptly - no pauses or glitches. The problem is with classical music: there is no composer tag available! I switched to MediaMonkey.
Impossible to download items in library
by jfigaro on 2022/01/20 03:54
All guides/info say you can download an item by visiting its details or ‘the context menu’ but there is no option to download in the details screen or any menu-context or otherwise. Apparently you have to subscribe to get access to ‘sync’ your items for offline play, so I went ahead and upgraded to see if an option would show up. Nothing has. I just want to move copies of my owned media to my devices for offline play during travel. Just finished trying to setup a managed profile for my kid and added the movies that were age appropriate. Logged into the new profile I created to see what would show up and the screen was littered with TV shows that included thumbnails with handguns. There were also horror movies-despite my setting the restrictions on the profile to G and PG. I guess age ratings don’t apply to Plex Picks for whatever reason. App has been sliding downhill for years.
Great app, clunky interface
by Dalwan Daddy on 2018/12/17 12:56
This app is my go-to app for watching videos, so, I want to give it five stars, and I wish I could give it another half star because it's that good. There's only one small complaint, and I hope the developers are reading this, because I know I'm not the only one that has mentioned this flaw. Please let us access our playlists from the home screen! It's more of an inconvenience than anything, but, I have to find the part of the library that the playlist is in, then the section, then the playlist. I know, it's a very minor inconvenience, and it used to be on the home screen, but I feel it would make this a five star app. Other than that, I can access all of my videos from my server anywhere I am and the quality is fantastic.
Improved accessibility
by Dinky Donky 42 on 2020/09/18 00:35
I love plex! It has had some accessibility problems, but I can see the team is working to make it more accessible, specifically in regards to voiceover. One part that still needs to be worked out in regards to accessibility with voiceover is within the player screen. If you open a video to watch, the player controls disappear after a few seconds. On most players I can just put the Focus on the playing video and tap to bring them back up. For some reason though on plex, you have to turn off voiceover tap the video, and then quickly turn it back on and try tapping play, pause, fast forward or whatever action you are trying to get to. Besides getting stuck within the player screen, this is still one of my favorite app’s to watch TV with the family.
Flakey and invasive
by Markdown Pro on 2018/09/24 02:19
I want to like this app and the Plex server, I really do. After all I paid good money for both when first impressions/tests were good. Since then there have been many updates, and it has been more frustrating than usable. Having some experience debugging both software and network issues, I’ve spent way too much time trying to understand what this app is doing or rather failing to do, which causes it to frequently stall or not even connect to the server within our home network. Time I would have rather spent actually enjoying our media. My #1 complaint is that it stalls or buffers so much that it is unusable. Our LAN and all devices are plenty fast so congestion or speed of connectivity isn’t the problem. #2 WOW! This app calls home a lot. I think that might actually be the root of the problems. It even authenticates with an external service when all we want is for it to play local content. UI wise, it looks nice, but ultimately it needs to be able to play our content. For that we found MrMC, which is just superb and rock solid. Plus, MrMC seems to respect user privacy and rarely makes external requests... if ever. Regardless I keep revisiting this app to see if updates have made it more usable because the UI is nice, and because I paid so much for it. As of sept. 23, 2018, it still stalls on most content, while the same files play perfectly in MrMC.😑
Regret purchase
by callmeishmal on 2021/12/14 21:23
We purchased the lifetime pass and for the last year and thought Plex was great. The recent tornados here in Kentucky took out our power and internet. So we are running on generators to power items and intended to power the tv, to allow all the children to be entertained that are in our shelters. The Plex app on the tv, failed us terribly. With no internet, the Plex is useless. We can find the sever, and even see the children shows, but everything fails to play, and or starts to load then crash. Our entire community feels let down by Plex, and I’ll have to figure out other solutions going forward. Our entire city has now seen the failure of Plex, and how useless it is. Keep this in mind should you ever find yourself in this situation. Our temporary solution was to hook up a laptop and connect to the synology server manually, then search through the folders to play in media center to the overhead projector. Plex has let us down severely.
In for a lifetime
by VandwellerDave on 2020/04/23 01:53
Full disclosure, I’m a lifetime member. I wasn’t always, but I was monthly for over a year before going all in. I try to get as much information about a product before I deem it worthy of occupying room on one of my servers. After narrowing down my choices to three, I see by my notes that there was only one that made conscious, constant efforts to improve the experience for the person using it to manage all of a ridiculously huge catalog of movies and music. Now they offer live streaming of their own content. It’s really the only entertainment choice for me, and not just for a lockdown. I have access to my entire connection on any and every device that I own. I HIGHLY recommend Plex to all my geeky friends and coworkers.
This app would be a good one, IF only....
by dieKracken on 2021/04/23 17:33
The Plex app is pretty great, IF I only wanted to watch movies on my iPhone 11. It will NOT connect to my LG tv nor will it screen share 100% of the time. In fact, I can get it to screen share maybe once in 10 times that I try. I can open the app, start screen sharing, and if for some reason I have to close the app or stop screen sharing, it completely stops working and I get a black screen when I try to start screen sharing again. As far as casting to the tv goes, forget it. That isn’t even an option with this app from my iPhone 11. I have tried numerous ways to fix the problem, but so far no luck. I don’t have time to figure the problem out either. For me, when I sit down to try and watch something, I want to be able to see it on my tv with ZERO issues because I almost never have time to actually sit down to watch tv. This app just does not work for me in this regard so its basically useless.
UI update makes content harder to find and the app harder for kids
by A.Nutron on 2018/06/21 15:50
The new UI is much harder to navigate than previous versions. In addition to just taking more effort to go to specific collections and servers, it’s nearly impossible for kids to use. Where previously my 6 year old could easily find her things, now the UI is completely useless to her. As an adult, it’s cumbersome and clunky, and as a kid, it’s broken. Stay close to your roots here. Make it easy to quickly navigate to specific collections on a specific server. Put some movie icons on collections to make them visually distinctive to require less reading. Make pushed content a browsing experience that one chooses to experience rather than the default. Don’t make this more complicated.
I am I love…but
by kitty😺😻 on 2020/12/23 02:44
I love PLEX but when I watch a movie there is a add and it has a bad word but you are probably saying (sarcastically) oh no a bad word??? That is so bad for a nine year old. So ya it is bad for a nine year old . But other then that I LOVE PLEX all of the new movies come out on PLEX so you don’t hAve to buy them for like $100 (maybe I was a little sarcastic) a few week few weeks before I put on this movie called Ella enchanted but instead of playing Ella and enchanted and played this random movie and it was really violent and I fast forward it so that it wouldn’t be on my continued to watch but it was really scary and my baby sister got scared even though all that bad stuff happened later everything was fine and fixed so yeah you should get PLEX!
What happened to being able to preview the trailer of the movie before you watch ?
by Texaggies on 2019/08/05 10:43
I always loved to watch the trailer of the movie before picking one. I could decide if I really wanted to watch it or not. For some reason on the tv ap and the mobile app this has gone away. I love plex don’t get me wrong. But I purchased the lifetime upgraded thinking this would come back. And I think the only thing it actually did was let me put random trailers before the movie like in the movie theater. I don’t want those trailers. I would like to see the trailer preview of the movie selected come back. Please let me know if there is some setting I am missing. I’ll still give the app a 5 but I would really appreciate if someone let me know if I am missing something.
An app worth paying for
by Sovereign007 on 2017/12/15 06:08
I have been a Plex user (free) for a few years until today when I finally become a Plex Pass (lifetime) user. I absolutely love this app and have gotten others on the bandwagon too. Once I upgraded my router I have had great streaming in my house and it wasn’t so bad with the severely outdated one too. I run an older i3 4gb ram wireless N computer and I can stream pretty high rate 1080p with little to no issues and if I have some I just dumb down the stream so the computer can handle it all. As of now I can stream and control the quality of the stream when I am away from home. My iPad Pro loves Plex and so do I. Thank you for the consistent updates to make Plex the best entertainment app and (home network/computer) software one could ever need!
Better and better
by Uniquer2 on 2020/10/31 18:50
I used Plex for years until my server crashed and I switched to Netflix for about 2 years and Netflix has a tendency to show english dubbed shows and no way to turn off seeing them, which is annoying. I wanted something better with more control so I bought a cheap pc for my plex server and torrent download manager and I gotta say that I’m impressed with how well plex performs since I’ve been away. The facebook groups are super helpful as well and the live tv works better than I expected. I’m probably going to subscribe to plex pass just to support them and the added features will be nice. Great job to the plex team for all they have done to make this app work so well and all for free
Server is great. This app.. not so much
by efaardvark on 2020/08/02 04:38
Every update loses its connection to my local server & has to be re-connected manually via that well-hidden (though by now well-known) option. No idea why this happens, but it always does after every update of the iOS client. Other apps on the same device can connect to other services on the same server, and no other devices on my lan have a problem with the Plex server, or any other service for that matter. Obviously a long-standing bug in the client. And now after the most recent update it won’t even connect after performing the above maneuver. I get a “Plex server is currently unavailable. Please verify the server is running..” etc. Switch to safari on the exact same iOS device that this app is running on and it can connect to the server via the web interface just fine. Don’t waste your time, or money.
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All Versions
4.0
99,938 total
 5
82,818
 4
8,757
 3
2,493
 2
1,450
 1
4,428
Current Version (8.3)
4.0
80,589 total
 5
67,807
 4
6,704
 3
2,004
 2
1,052
 1
3,022
Version History
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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
streaming pro
0.00
33
1
appp media
0.00
26
1
medium
14.98
24
plex free
9.99
16
15
mudiam inc
0.00
7
plexus
125
4
media streamer
25.25
4
plex remote
141
3
plexy
0.00
1
plex radio
1.02
1
plex
197
1
the medispa
0.00
infuse 3
663
lex
0.00
imedia share
56.60
allshare cast
677
playboy tv
37.80
kodi remote
436
vlc streamer
127
meczu inc
0.00