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plex: Movies, TV, Music & More
Description
Watch movies and TV shows, plus 200+ channels of live TV, instantly, without a subscription. Live stream TV and movies anywhere, from any device, with plex. Watch movies with plex, a free movie app for all your streaming needs. Watch movie favorites from Crackle, Warner Brothers, MGM, Lionsgate and more! Full movies free to enjoy: anime movies, children's movies, new movies, documentaries, and much more. Watch TV series you know and love or discover brand new shows with plex’s streaming services. On demand TV channels and shows are available to you, all in one place. Watch TV anywhere, on any device. Live TV streaming lets you watch 200+ channels of free live programming—instantly. Watch live TV from food to news, sports to kids, and international content, there's something for the whole family. Watch video 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 media server organizes your personal data, such as photos, music, movies, and shows, and lets you stream it to any device. plex adds rich descriptions, artwork, and other related information. plex media lets you search for your favorite podcast or discover new ones through personalized recommendations. Watch now, stream TV, movies and more with plex. plex FEATURES: Watch Live TV: - Live TV streaming gives access to 200+ channels of free live programming - Live channels for everyone in the family - watch kid shows, news, sports, and more - Watch video news with CBS, Financial Times, Euronews, and more Watch Movies Anywhere: - Watch movies online or offline, anytime - Watch movie favorites from your favorite studios - Full movies of all categories: children movies, anime movies, new movies and more TV Shows: - Watch TV series favorites or find something new - On demand TV shows available to stream instantly - Watch TV shows anywhere, on any device plex Media: - plex media server organizes your personal data, such as photos, music, movies and shows, and lets you stream it to any device - plex adds rich descriptions, artwork, and other related information - Media player lets you search for your favorite podcast or discover new ones through personalized recommendations Download today and start video streaming, with plex. Visit https://www.plex.tv/free for more information. Note: If you’ve already purchased the app through 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 (available for free at https://plex.tv/downloads) 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/
Not working
by dan8454 on 2021/07/20 15:27
I have paid the extra fee to be able to watch movies on my phone. Most of the time they wont play, and I just get a circle for hours saying its trying to load. I have restarted my phone, restarted the app, and not working. Driving me crazy!!
Not User friendly the most complex and no phone support
by Jumpingpc on 2021/07/20 04:03
Don’t wast your time this is the worst player on the market OT USER FRIENDLY AND NO PHONE SUPPORT HAVING THE MOST DIFFICULT TIME ADDING MY OWN MISIC NO ONE TO HELP BUT IM PAYING FOR SERVICE SEEKING A FULL REFUND ONCE I FIGURE OUT HOW
Bulk. Widow
by pincherino on 2021/07/19 01:33
Fantastic, lovely, full of action.
Plex is trash
by Originator 88 on 2021/07/19 00:44
Plex offers very little support for paid subscriptions, most apps can’t play back most of my library yet third party apps can, and getting plex to work has been a full time job that’s somehow costing ME money. Just added an officially supported tv tuner this morning and surprise! Plex can’t play anything from it. Another surprise, a person who had the same issue and reported it in the forums got ignored by everyone from the Plex team even after messaging/tagging them. You also won’t believe this but 3 other apps (channels DVR, Kodi, and HDHomerunPrime app) have no problem playing anything from the tuner. Plex your devs are incompetent and you stole my money, give it back.
Amazing for media viewing
by Vitaliy Kotyakov on 2021/07/18 19:04
Highly recommend! Definitely get the lifetime pass.
Glad to find Plex
by Rosse54 on 2021/07/18 15:39
I have a smart TVs. When I originally scanned the available streaming apps, I didn’t find it recently I searched for a specific show that was no longer available. That’s how I found PLEX. I don’t mind commercials but they too often fail to load and lock up. None of the buttons help to restart or move forward or back to restart the stream. I have to leave, restart PLEX, and resume watching. Sometimes it resumes with the commercials, then I am anxious about getting through them. A string of 2-3 is usually stable. 5-6 rarely succeed. The production quality is great. I am binge watching 2 episodes of the program I chose. I suspect I will be checking the rest of your catalog soon. PLEX will reach 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 when the glitchy commercials are fixed.
Subscription Required Uninstalled
by Shimpty on 2021/07/16 03:49
Can’t playback without a sub. Uninstalled the app.
Great
by KonnorGG on 2021/07/12 08:10
Best media app out there!
Lots Of Missing Critical Features
by Apple Aficionado on 2021/07/11 17:50
The app is good overall, but it feels like they are intentionally trying to lock us into their parameters. For example…. If you try to use this app with Apple CarPlay, you quickly notice how limited it is. If you try telling Siri to play something using Plex she politely tells you that the developer hasn’t implemented that ability yet. So you pick up your phone while driving to select it yourself, and you realize there is no feature in the mobile app to automatically log in. This forces you to constantly select your account and enter the pin to get into the app. It’s MY phone, I’d like it to remember I am logged in. Couple that with no “sweet fade” features, etc… and you see what I mean. With other FREE options like Jellyfin catching up, this mentality is going to one day kill the project if they aren’t careful…
Useless app
by poiujgfxvgh on 2021/07/11 16:18
Designed by idiots
Not cool bruh
by Dwayne the boulder johnson on 2021/07/11 05:59
It said you guys had some movies on the official website and it lied Could’ve just not had it there
Can’t sign in
by Smythius on 2021/07/11 03:51
I am unable to sign in with email, google, or as guest. App errors and says try again. Desktop and devices sign in w/o issue. Phone app stopped working.
Needs consistency in settings
by brandotando on 2021/07/10 22:18
For many of my movies the audio tracks crackle unless I set it to automatically convert. My Apple TV has the option to chose this setting automatically for all videos. On most of my other devices even my IPad doesn’t have the option for quality to be set to automatically convert for everything. The option needs to be selected for each video individually.
Great app for watching movies
by FMercury Hbg on 2021/07/09 14:32
This is really a great app for watching movies and TV shows.
Gallery
by plexalliegance on 2021/07/08 12:16
I wish I could make the videos a gallery.
iPhone app constantly logs out
by Bbehary on 2021/07/07 19:54
The Android app provides and option to sign in automatically that I can’t seem to find on this platform. Anytime I switch apps I have to login over and over. It has my favorite movies but this feature alone makes me dread using it. We pay for plus too so it’s just very disappointing
Plex
by jackspades on 2021/07/07 18:45
Its absolutely the app made for film and music lovers, lets them organize their library in the best possible way.
Horrible
by Midiot03 on 2021/07/07 08:13
Constantly breaks down on my tv. Have to go thru days of agony to fix it, and this time it appears as though I can’t. Have paid for it at least 3 times, and it makes no difference.
Home page not loading
by dhampton on 2021/07/06 19:24
This app has been working great until the last update. Now the Home page does not load on my iPad - the symbol just spins. I can select Movies or one of the other categories and those pages load. I uninstalled and reinstalled the app and the home pages works the first time, but when I close the app and reopen the Home page does not load again. Hopefully an update with a bug fix will resolve this issue?
Chelsea
by chelsea doucette on 2021/07/05 19:05
Can you put cbs live and nbc live and fox live thank you
Great. Non premium user experience.
by Rjrjrjrjrjrjrjrjrj on 2021/07/04 01:41
Works beautifully. Non premium user here with a VPN to my home Plex server. Plays as if I were home on the sofa or in bed.
Most annoying repetitive commercials ever
by rb-61 on 2021/07/03 05:42
Same 4-5 HORRIBLY stupid commercials 15-20 times per hour, sometimes the same one several times back to back. Extremely annoying to the point I am about ready to delete the app. Surely you can do better.
B E S T
by hayden garner on 2021/07/02 19:37
okay just get it people. I don’t feel like making a Review.
Great app - PIP is very buggy
by Habdibebxubdb on 2021/07/02 02:50
Love it, but the PIP is extremely buggy. Takes a while to start and then takes a while to return. Sometimes the forward and back buttons don’t work
Love Plex
by Mr christmastime on 2021/07/01 22:15
I love plex and you will too
Last update messed up viewing
by jeeves725 on 2021/06/29 17:19
Will not allow you to watch in original format. Tried to change it and keeps reverting to low format even on the same WiFi. Please fix before we start deleting the app and using a better media server system
Bad/crackling audio
by JayKay997 on 2021/06/27 21:01
As Plex expands their features & grows, their basic features & user experience get worst. Audio now crackles & pops, making Plex unusable
Plex is for tech oriented users only.
by Photographer 1112 on 2021/06/27 18:22
Plex is really only for people with strong technical skills. It is not a replacement for a DVR. I have always been a tech oriented “early adopter” of technology. But after a full year of trying cannot get plex to operate reliably. Tonight I went to watch the evening news and found that plex stopped recording the program 4 weeks ago. In the year+ that I have tried to use Plex I have spent hours trying to interpret random cryptic error messages. “Tech support” consists of searching bulletin board of other users. Very disappointed that I spent over $100 and it’s not really usable.
Plex
by Jcruz por on 2021/06/27 02:26
Excelente aplicación para stream de videos !!!!
Plex is an AMAZING media server!
by 1958Eric on 2021/06/26 16:31
Plex is quite simply the best media organizer and platform I’ve ever used.It goes beyond the simplicity of iTunes it reaches so much further. It is amazing on all my devices.
I can’t see any movies
by MOZA.UAE on 2021/06/26 16:21
I subscribe for plex pass but I still can see any movie or channels, how can i use all benefits of plex pass? I even deleted the app and reinstalled it but its still on the same page!
Great app
by prest32 on 2021/06/25 01:23
One of the best app ever made! Paid for Plex pass just because it was actually was worth it!
Used to be great
by Why do I need a nickname???? on 2021/06/25 00:52
This used to be an amazing media server application. Now they just try to force their crappy “free” content down your throat.
Downloading issues
by Casper841 on 2021/06/23 13:44
I can download my stuff to watch offline but the subtitles don’t download. Also why does Plex convert the videos when I download them!
Crashes all the time
by DontWantNicknameaaa on 2021/06/22 04:09
iOS app crashes often when performing various actions, such as trying to browse photos.
Annoying
by prestonmiller91 on 2021/06/21 16:19
Stop asking me to review your app every two seconds
Searching content can add more capabilities
by habanany on 2021/06/20 15:15
I would like to be able to find on the web content of my interest
Completely unusable because login is broken
by Dttjjhgy on 2021/06/18 23:03
Tried to log in with my google account. Keyboard doesn’t pop up when I select the text field to type in password. Can’t paste in the password either. Unusable.
ATSC3 and FFMPEG / AC-4 audio
by Steve Zielenski on 2021/06/17 20:27
Need to sort out the reliance on ffmpeg and their lack of AC-4 audio support as ATSC 3.0 rolls out nationally. Really looking forward to 4K over the air, and hope that a solution comes quickly
Perfect
by Sjchcf on 2021/06/17 04:03
This deserves 5 stars
Ad volume
by GA Vet 78 on 2021/06/15 00:10
I fully understand the purpose the ads on the platform but, the 4 to 6 ads at a time are a bit much. Also, the ad volume is several octaves higher than the movies therefore, when they start, they are so much louder than the movie, you’re scrambling for the remote to lower the volume each time then, when the movie resumes you miss the first line or two because the volume is too low. Tone down the advertisement volume. Otherwise, great platform .
Can’t create playlist anymore in App. Fonts are too big.
by Bepmoht on 2021/06/14 21:36
The changes in the App make it difficult to navigate and the biggest issue is I can no longer create movie playlist in the app which I do multiple times daily. Please fix this.
Love Plex
by Hollnagelc on 2021/06/13 21:18
I’ve been using Plex for years and also have the Plex pass. Would definitely recommend it for someone with lots of local content and wants to access it remotely. We share family videos and photos etc.
Traying watch
by chino924 on 2021/06/13 06:32
I’m traying to watch something but I can’t want him nathing sometimes happens I don’t know why It says the name of the program but when I traying to watch It doesn’t apear the program like now why I really love this app is amazing is one of the best for watch live tv but those kind things this app is alsom
Fantastic
by Kondeki on 2021/06/12 19:54
Best app for curating your own content. Why wait for streaming services to add content when you can add it yourself.
Can’t watch with subtitles
by Sanny$& on 2021/06/08 22:02
When you enable subtitles, they disappear right away. With streaming or off-line content.
Offline Playlists Do Not Exist
by CH 2.0 on 2021/06/05 16:45
Please fix the offline music feature so it will include synced playlists for offline usage… right now, the tab for that does not exist and therefore I cannot access my offline playlists, rendering them useless. This has been the case for over 8 months and it has been mentioned several times on your forum page so I think it is time to fix this… thank you! Other than that, the app is great, but please fix the offline playlists for music.
Dolby Vision support
by Ivangogo on 2021/06/05 16:31
still no sign of supporting dolby vision, forced me to choose Infuse7 which support perfectly
Greedy
by DMW206 on 2021/06/04 16:56
This app charges you a fee to listen to your personal music collection offline. You read that right. If you put music on their server and then attempt to download it onto your mobile phone so that you can listen to it offline, you have to PAY them, monthly. I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to pay a company to listen to my own music. That’s insane. Whoever came up with that idea ought to be fired, severance rescinded. This business model is a great way to dissuade younger generations, of which I am a member, from using this service. Super greedy. Total scam. Use another platform.
Rh good enough
by Stardom92 on 2021/06/04 05:05
The app is good but just needs more variety of shows
Junk
by Kbhgivg on 2021/06/03 04:28
Doesn’t let you stream locally for free. Tries to charge me to host my own server to send my own video to a local device. Remote access should be the paywall, not local.
Watch your DVD’s on the go
by Gassy 1928 on 2021/06/02 20:13
Amassing app watch your dvds by downloading them or watch the tv shows or movies that Plex has
Dolby vision issue
by MoaiydHobani on 2021/06/01 17:11
The app is great. Unfortunately it’s not supporting Dolby Vision videos. Couple of times I tried to communicate to their support with no response.
Totally worth it!
by XxLuna_PlaysxX on 2021/05/31 21:15
Plex is an amazing movie and tv show app! Before you figure it out it’s horrible but one you do it’s amazing! You can watch hundreds of shows / movie and probably even more than that! 5 star rating from me for sure!
Excellent app — but still no video playback speed adjustment
by iTrumpet on 2021/05/30 22:38
How is this not baked in yet? I want to watch lectures at 1.5x or 1.75x. I find myself using VLC a lot these days specifically for that reason.
Airplay issues
by TaterSalad333 on 2021/05/30 20:00
Usually works really well but I constantly have issues using airplay. Sometimes it never loads and when it does it eventually crashes.
Connectivity
by jubactuary on 2021/05/30 15:04
I love PLEX with one important caveat I have continual problems with connecting outside my home network. I spend at least 5 hours a week trying to restore remote connectivity.
Texas killing fields
by lawman, steve on 2021/05/30 02:25
Far too many commercials!!
Audiobook support please!
by MissMel01 on 2021/05/29 07:38
It’s good but it would be much better if plex supported my audiobook needs. It doesn’t even keep a history log of recently played like for movies and tv. Please please PLEASE consider adding this feature soon!
Timeline photo view issue
by spatenchb on 2021/05/27 16:37
When viewing photos using Timeline - each photo is duplicated (doubled). Happening on IPhone and IPad. Latest version (7.18) did not fix the problem. Viewing from a browser - everything is fine.
Not great support anymore!
by Rich555 on 2021/05/27 12:04
I have had Plex for years with problems and they used to get fixed. For more than a year photos don’t display properly. They blurr out after looking at a few. Plex seems to have forgotten about the basics while trying to give new features. I still use Plex but not for photos.
New update new glitches
by A mortal Kombat gamer on 2021/05/27 04:38
App used to be amazing and update in real time when someone was added to our server it was great but a couple bad layout changes later and it barely runs on iPadOS it crashes a bunch there’s a common issue with subtitles I keep seeing in these reviews the app for my windows pc doesn’t even function it crashes or loads forever just too many problems they rushed out a design change with a bunch of glitches and personally I don’t even like the change. Can I revert back to the old version by chance?
Photo SlideShow still absent for IOS
by DrMemory99 on 2021/05/26 13:52
Plex is a unique set of products and they keep adding new features frequently; alsas o ne of most requested features available on other clients is the Photos SlideShow; Still missing from iOS (and AppleTv last time i checked). I’ve been a Plex user for years and i feel they have lost their focus concentrating on adding fluff features while ignoring many of the basics
Weird at times
by yeeeeeet her 0123 on 2021/05/25 01:45
On my pc only what I down load is what I can watch but not on mobile tell me why plz but other then that good app :)
One-time in app purchase
by Twitch user on 2021/05/24 17:19
Okay, so I am allowed to have Plex on my tv but not on my phone? Because of this I will not be using Plex in the meantime. I will find alternatives. You guys should seriously reconsider the in-app purchase. Best!
Plex is the best
by Mr. MACH3T3 on 2021/05/24 13:34
I've been using plex since day one.. Now lifetime subscriber. Love love it.
FashionBox HD & Game Toon Live Channel always freezes and exits out when going to ad breaks
by AChillz on 2021/05/24 07:12
Each time I was watching FashionBox HD and Game Toon HD, it always stops and exits out live streaming channel when it goes into advert break, please fix this ad commercial break problem for “FashionBox HD” & “Game Toon” Channel, thank you.
pay to play local content?
by a.t 111 on 2021/05/24 02:19
looks like this is demoware and the demo is underwhelming
They need volume control
by JMAC195459 on 2021/05/23 00:16
This is a decent app with one major problem. WATCH A SHOW AT A CONSTANT VOLUME AND THEN THE COMMERCIALS BLASTING AT THREE TIMES THE LEVEL! Fix it please. Apparently you company doesn’t listen. I’m deleting the app on my iPad and both Roku TVs
Bogus Bait and Switch Hoax
by Hugh Gasshoell on 2021/05/22 13:50
Downloaded app to see particular doc it appeared to have waiting in library. After eager anticipation the film was not available. Weak. But that is almost every disappointing web psyc-out I for some reason still fall for out of naive hope.
Getting Worse With Every Update
by pfunitedfloyd on 2021/05/22 02:21
Stops playback on my Roku box when I background the app, and doesn't start playback from the beginning when though that what the button says
Over rated. Over priced.
by HummerTweety on 2021/05/21 21:35
Over rated. Over priced.
?
by voidbitch on 2021/05/18 11:55
App freezes when ads appear.. every time
Invite error
by LantanaAl on 2021/05/16 18:01
I get an invite error when trying to accept an invitation… it just says sorry…. It doesn’t tell me what the error was so no way to know what to do to fix the problem… not a good way to introduce people to Plex.
Great story
by superschirato on 2021/05/15 10:30
What a great story theme .The actors were very good and the ending leaves you in wonder
Plex is amazing but…
by mhgardner on 2021/05/15 07:05
There are some thing lacking. 1. Audiobook support 2. CBT learning support 3. File streaming support 4. Ebook support 5. Comic support I would like to see Plex become my go to for my home media needs
Disappointed In the product
by Ernie0409 on 2021/05/13 22:06
It seems inappropriate that the product refuses to work when the internet connection is disrupted. That was the main reason I bought the lifetime subscription.
Forever one star
by Gamer stew on 2021/05/12 04:40
6/4/2020- folders broken, can’t sync individual video folders 6/24 - still can’t sync folders to my ipad 7/15 - another update, another disappointment that this issue isn’t fixed 8/9 - still waiting for folder sync to come back 8/26 - forever one star until folder sync returns to the app So will the developers ever turn back on offline folder sync from the app?
Very annoying to select user every time
by djsjsssjjsjdjdjdj on 2021/05/09 05:15
Please, please, please fix user selection! I cannot comprehend the logic of having to re-select your user account EVERY TIME YOU SWITCH BACK TO THE APP! You should be able to select it once, the first time you load the app, and forget it.
Bugs on Picture in Picture on iPhone 11 Pro
by AppsTastic on 2021/05/08 01:54
I use pip a lot while working and often after switching to a couple of apps while watching pip, or not switching apps and simply letting the phone sleep and wake up I see the pip but the Play button doesn’t work. If I open the Plex app and make the pip full screen it still doesn’t work. When I leave the app and then come back, it immediately plays. Feels like a bug - and a super annoying one. Please fix!!!
Why doesn't it work with the iPad Gen 2 anymore?
by Hank766 on 2021/05/07 22:52
Locking us out of using the app on the iPad gin 2 is not good customer relations. Apple did not make you stop supporting it. Can you give us a working version for our iPad Gin 2? Thanks
Nothing like Plex!
by Family Centered on 2021/05/07 03:32
We absolutely love PLEX. We run a W10 based server, and we have never had problems with PLEX. Whether we are streaming music or videos, PLEX seems o work flawlessly. We love the organization. We live the layout. We love the customization options. We love the playback, play next, and continue play features. We have nothing but praise. Most definitely our favorite streaming app. Highly recommend, and highly recommend spending time getting to know all of the features PLEX offers.
Can’t Play Video in Library
by DennisLo123 on 2021/05/06 19:38
Started on version 7.8.1 and latest version still didn’t fix not able to play video in Library. Got “Couldn’t retrieve the play queue for this item” message. But I can play videos in Library on my PC and Roku. Also, found out no HEIC support. I’m using this app with WD My Cloud PR2100. A bit disappointed for paying lifetime subscription..
Great app
by Music+Connoisseur on 2021/05/05 18:39
Does a great job in streaming content from home.
Completely unstable.
by Hdoggg007 on 2021/05/05 01:02
iOS 14.5.1 App hangs after opening (if I can get past the crashes on launch). Won’t load metadata, or let me open anything. Spinning wheels of death on almost every frame. This is on the same LAN with the server. The UI/UX gets worse and worse with every update. Heaven forbid you try to watch a synced movie on an airplane. You have to wait for the app to finally figure out its offline (which usually doesn’t work behind a captive portal and requires me manually switching off the wifi) and then its like 6-7 clicks to get to your synced content. This could be so much better. “We aren’t detecting a network connection, would you like to go to your synced items? Yes/No”. Or simply just show the synced items alongside the now synced. When your offline, the non synced items get grayed out or something. So many better ways to handle this. Update: also in latest ver, synced items have a significant audio lag..and major clipping. Come on Plex. Quit adding features no one cares about and fix your core product.
No option to contact stuff
by Kristoball on 2021/05/04 03:59
1)Many bugs, 2)downloading 4 movies overnight, none where converted/downloaded, 3)Start downloading movie on 9pm, movie that is 9GB didn’t convert and download to my iPhone till 11:50pm, 4)many times movie kinda is done (almost 99%), then starts from 50% again and again and again, 5)to delete movie, I have to remove app, then delete movie, 6)each time I open app, shows different storage capacity (from 80gb to 120gb), 7)and most important, no option to contact stuff? I have paid life time version and nothing? I paid to be able to convert and download to my iPhone, but there is always a lot of issues.
Amazing
by C&S.Vasquez on 2021/05/04 01:59
Great app!
Conceptually great. Lots of bugs
by gvhfsagh on 2021/05/03 16:50
Doesn't work a lot of the time. Navigation def not built for phone screens.
Boo PLEX!
by Willcorg on 2021/05/03 07:15
It pains me to give them a 1 star rating after 10+ years of satisfaction. 😖 I’m sorry but the new update is a bit of a kick in the chiclets for me. 1. Why did Plex engineers decide it would be better to move the REPEAT and SHUFFLE buttons into a submenu?? There’s plenty of room for it to stay on the lower toolbar! This is the main reason I don’t stream Plex through my Apple TV, I always preferred the Roku GUI to the Apple TV GUI because of this. I also hate that it’s like this on the Apple devices like my iPhone & iPad. I literally stream 24/7 on 2 of my TV’s at my home and office. Adding that extra step is a real nuisance. Spotify has the Repeat and Shuffle on the bottom toolbar, Plex should too! 2. Why did Plex engineers remove the “date of airing” from the TV episodes when you look at the info while it’s playing? Can this be reintroduced please? 3. This issue has bugged me for years, and I don’t understand why it’s NEVER BEEN ADDRESSED...?When you put a TV series on REPEAT ALL starting from Season 1 - Season 10, why does Season 10 repeat back to Season 10 with a random episode? Shouldn’t it start back at Season 1 Episode 1? 4. However, the biggest issue is that it’s locking up the Roku player. The only time the Roku locks up is when using Plex, I use Discovery+ and it doesn’t ever lock up while streaming that app. 5. I’ve just noticed an audio glitch using Plex. It could be the Roku firmware, but the Roku had just restarted itself after it locked up while scrolling through movies on Plex, so I had to reboot it manually to get the audio to work properly. The audio was scratchy and echoed everyone’s voices. 6. This is more of a feature request than a complaint. It would be so awesome to be able to check a toggle button at the bottom toolbar to enable or disable “auto skip intro”. I fall asleep to TV series, and some theme songs are obnoxious. So it would be nice to have a quick option of enabling or disabling of that feature. (It needs to be next to the Repeat All button, and not in a freaking submenu either! Lol) P.S. I know some of these issues cover the Roku platform, but I wanted to group all of my grievances in one location. I’ll be copying this review and posting it on Plex’s user community website. I’ll change my rating to a 5 once a couple of these issues are addressed. 😌
Is best
by Soulnova on 2021/04/29 05:08
Others good. This is best. Water is wet.
hard to navigate
by the big tomato on 2021/04/29 02:15
i cant seem to find family guy on the app despite it being listed as available, the app has been hard to navigate too
Worth the money
by Montasserbengadri on 2021/04/28 17:15
Just love plex.
screen goes dark or to the screensaver
by jayross36 on 2021/04/28 05:08
screen goes dark or to the screensaver when watching a movie or tv show in mac mini m1
Worthless
by tired of the crap2 on 2021/04/27 23:06
I am very hard of hearing(wear a hearing aid), so I use closed captioning a lot and your cc is useless, worthless. Half the time I can not get it to show up after selecting cc multiple times and after a commercial forget it is not coming back at all. Pity because you have server all shows that would very much to watch, but I can not no closed captioning, so much very the ADA.
Plex has an identity crisis
by Lymkin68 on 2021/04/27 04:35
They can’t seem to make up their mind on anything when it comes to the User interface. Just when you get everything the way you like it you are forced into a new layout with less options.
Audiobooks
by Bob O. on 2021/04/27 00:35
I love plex but when is it going to remember location in audiobooks?
Crashes during cast
by kz6fittycent on 2021/04/25 20:22
The application crashes consistently while attempting to cast to chromecast
Playback from phone app
by VIP 0 -Charity on 2021/04/25 15:15
Terrible playback. Sometimes no chapter select. Movie restarts instead of playing from time stamp. Frustrating!!
Mac Laptop
by User4836 on 2021/04/24 02:46
Watching on Mac Laptop dims screen after a few minutes. I have to use the browser so the screen stays on
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
Good ideas with bad development
by Abscission 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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!]
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🤍
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.
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.
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.
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.
Completely unstable.
by Hdoggg007 on 2021/05/05 01:02
iOS 14.5.1 App hangs after opening (if I can get past the crashes on launch). Won’t load metadata, or let me open anything. Spinning wheels of death on almost every frame. This is on the same LAN with the server. The UI/UX gets worse and worse with every update. Heaven forbid you try to watch a synced movie on an airplane. You have to wait for the app to finally figure out its offline (which usually doesn’t work behind a captive portal and requires me manually switching off the wifi) and then its like 6-7 clicks to get to your synced content. This could be so much better. “We aren’t detecting a network connection, would you like to go to your synced items? Yes/No”. Or simply just show the synced items alongside the now synced. When your offline, the non synced items get grayed out or something. So many better ways to handle this. Update: also in latest ver, synced items have a significant audio lag..and major clipping. Come on Plex. Quit adding features no one cares about and fix your core product.
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.😑
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.
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.
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.
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!
Incredible utility when paired with a TV tuner!
by cohenjor on 2018/10/11 02:25
I’ve used Plex for years and have always loved how easy it works. It’s amazing how I can just click a button and have a piece of media automatically transcode and download to my phone to watch on a plane. But now that I’ve paid for Plex Pass and paired it with my server which has a TV tuner, it’s like magic. I can tap a button to view live TV, and under the covers, Plex is tuning my server at to the right channel, encoding video on the fly, and streaming that live video to me from home thousands of miles away to Hawaii over a crappy hotel Internet connection. And it just works. Add all that to the stuff Plex has done for years, like serving my music and syncing locally. It’s a must have for any media enthusiast.
Top 100 French Movies
by Waitin' For That Pension on 2020/12/25 09:13
As in all romantic movies, the story is burdened with physically alluring actors. The ego lets imaginary love blossom naturally when, in fact, the delicate and talented girl is raped by a rude and simple-minded rube who holds the fate of herself and her father in his hands. Stockholm syndrome is well defined here. An equally eloquent story of first love is also told.... Unless you’re flustered in French I suggest you go through once and then go through again just watching the cinematography. The dialogue still informs the moods well, even if you only hear the inflections.... The ire of the French public towards this film kept it locked away from cable and on-demand for decades. In fact, there were numerous fascists in every combatant nation of WWII. That the Nazis wooed the French and Italians empowered those nations’ worst.
Lacks music sync features
by nciau on 2020/11/28 02:17
Plex pass lifetime user: I sync music to my phone from a NAS. I can sync easily to my phone but when I play a song on my phone from the synced music library inside the plex app, there’s no way to delete the song if I don’t like it. There’s also no way to delete songs before they are synced either. There’s also no way to swipe right or left to go to the next track or go back. It’s a really basic music player. I can’t create playlist either or rate songs from the synced songs library. I can create playlist and rate songs when I view the tracks before I sync but there’s no way to manage it after its been synced which is stupid because it gives me filter options for rating inside the sync library. I tried rating a song and then syncing them again, and it didn’t work. The music player before and after they are synced needs major improvement.
🛂“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.
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.
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.
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!
Great media player but live tv needs work
by Mrsco on 2020/02/03 02:37
Everything works pretty well but the guide on live tv is super janky. Leave the app in background and come back to the guys some hours later and it starts freaking out trying to figure out the time slots to show not letting you select any channels. You should allow the channel numbers to be tapped to be selected. Not just the show titles. Also the guid should be able to be overlayed on top of the full screen video stream playing in background so you can choose channels while still having a fullscreen view of what’s playing. This app was 5 stars before they added the live tv stuff but now it seems they bit off more then they can chew. Give some love and attention to live tv and the guide and this will be 5 stars again.
Please fix the Apple TV app
by MattcoAZ on 2021/01/25 05:40
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 lest 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.
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
Gets better with age
by drbruce2 on 2019/02/06 15:21
I have used Plex for years and years. Each iteration either makes it more stable or adds improvements to the program, like subtitles, What it does automagically would take a long time to do manually. My grandkids can watch family videos, see pictures of their progenitors or watch movies from 3000 miles away. Heck, I even was able to access it in China, on the opposite side of the globe. The users forum can get you through any possible rough patches when you are starting out as they did for me, although as the program gets more and more sophisticated, that probably isn’t necessary. In a nutshell, they’ve made sharing easy.
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.
Updates Bring Confusion with Interface and Bugs
by FearlessMonkey on 2019/02/06 00:37
Update: This has been long time coming. Out of nowhere Plex decided to update the UI and it is absolutely awful! It is difficult to navigate and looks bad. My kids can't find things as easily as they used to. My wife prefers every other streaming app over this, but only since the update. The update isn't 'new' anymore, but each time I open the app I long for the old interface. Additionally, they have introduced a new issue with offline content that happen a regularly. I take long flights for business and rely on Plex for my media to gete through. For whatever reason, when I'm in either airplane mode or connected to WiFi but have no internet connection, the app cannot see my sync'd data. It is infuriating to be stuck on a long haul flight and not be able to access data that is stored on the phone! I learned, after hours of boredom, quickly loading different libraries and the app eventually figures out it can read the data that is already there. It happens on my phone and iPad. Very frustrating. Fix the bugs. Rework the horrible interface. This app used to be great. Old review: Has a few glitches but the developers regularly update the application with feature enhancements and bug fixes. Easily worth $5.
Plex-The easiest way to view and share your stuff
by Vlaslow on 2018/01/08 14:59
I first downloaded the Plex environment a year ago. It was obvious to me after a month that I needed to get a lifetime subscription. It beautifully organizes your movies, tv shows, and music into easy to view and listen groups. And now, with the addition of live TV via approved tuners, we see our over the air tv anywhere while also being able to record it and have it stored in Plex ready to view. The one area I have had difficulty is getting my pictures organized so that they can be viewed. That’s not really important to me, but if it is to you, be certain to try Plex first before buying a license.
Offline browsing bug
by casbo on 2018/08/25 16:04
Clicking Offline Browsing when you’re on the network is broken. If your on the network, when offline browsing is selected, you still see all of the network content. Not sure how this got out of testing! Expected behavior is all network content should disappear and only locally stored content should be viewable. Another bug is that sorting and viewing preferences don’t stick when moving between online and offline content. Example, I want to only see a view of my albums alphabetically. I don’t want to see the default view of artists. If I change to sort view to the way I like it, it reverts back to default when I go back offline. Please review your old app and ask your users why they liked their Plex experience the way it used to work. You can learn a lot from your customers.
When it works, it's amazing
by Lmb1011 on 2019/06/01 02:58
To be clear, the actual service of Plex is phenomenal. This app, is the most finicky thing I've ever used. I am currently watching Plex on my TV, and yet this app refuses to connect to ANY server even tho they are all online, as evidenced by the fact that I am currently using them. I have this problem DAILY, and sometimes it's fixed in 30 seconds, other times I spend minutes trying to connect until giving up and moving on to something else because it will not connect. And that I have to go through this every time I use the app is absolutely ridiculous. The Plex servers I use are up to date, my app is up to date, I'm on the same dang WiFi network as my most frequently used server and still it can't recognise when a server is Online. I recommend Plex, but this app is hit or miss
Bad Joke level customer service and Tech Support.
by hoffets on 2020/11/11 15:09
Have had my plex account hacked over a month ago and I’m STILL dealing with customer service trying to restore full control over it. Service is good, app is good, but if you ever have a problem and need help? Man you are screwed at that point. Update: Have had my account restored using a method not in the list of methods given to me by customer support which have an inaccurate list of such methods those were attempted only to be shot down, and I went down the list. The only 2 methods they will accept is 1. payment details: which would be easy but who keeps the records of a sub 200 dollar 2 year old purchase that was not even bought on your credit card to begin with? 2. If there is a change of email you get emailed a link with a token in it. Which is what I was able to find. Don’t get me wrong I am very happy to have my account restored, but if there was a magic bullet to fix this which there was, why wouldn’t you go there first and save an entire month of frustration. I will say that I really enjoy the app itself it’s all but revolutionized my entertainment, but customer service needs more money and the folks need to be retrained as they do not seem to be very knowledgeable, my issue used as a case in point.
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plex: Movies, TV, Music & More
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Watch movies and TV shows, plus 200+ channels of live TV, instantly, without a subscription. Live stream TV and movies anywhere, from any device, with plex. Watch movies with plex, a free movie app for all your streaming needs. Watch movie favorites from Crackle, Warner Brothers, MGM, Lionsgate and more! Full movies free to enjoy: anime movies, children's movies, new movies, documentaries, and much more. Watch TV series you know and love or discover brand new shows with plex’s streaming services. On demand TV channels and shows are available to you, all in one place. Watch TV anywhere, on any device. Live TV streaming lets you watch 200+ channels of free live programming—instantly. Watch live TV from food to news, sports to kids, and international content, there's something for the whole family. Watch video 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 media server organizes your personal data, such as photos, music, movies, and shows, and lets you stream it to any device. plex adds rich descriptions, artwork, and other related information. plex media lets you search for your favorite podcast or discover new ones through personalized recommendations. Watch now, stream TV, movies and more with plex. plex FEATURES: Watch Live TV: - Live TV streaming gives access to 200+ channels of free live programming - Live channels for everyone in the family - watch kid shows, news, sports, and more - Watch video news with CBS, Financial Times, Euronews, and more Watch Movies Anywhere: - Watch movies online or offline, anytime - Watch movie favorites from your favorite studios - Full movies of all categories: children movies, anime movies, new movies and more TV Shows: - Watch TV series favorites or find something new - On demand TV shows available to stream instantly - Watch TV shows anywhere, on any device plex Media: - plex media server organizes your personal data, such as photos, music, movies and shows, and lets you stream it to any device - plex adds rich descriptions, artwork, and other related information - Media player lets you search for your favorite podcast or discover new ones through personalized recommendations Download today and start video streaming, with plex. Visit https://www.plex.tv/free for more information. Note: If you’ve already purchased the app through 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 (available for free at https://plex.tv/downloads) 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/
Not working
by dan8454 on 2021/07/20 15:27
I have paid the extra fee to be able to watch movies on my phone. Most of the time they wont play, and I just get a circle for hours saying its trying to load. I have restarted my phone, restarted the app, and not working. Driving me crazy!!
Not User friendly the most complex and no phone support
by Jumpingpc on 2021/07/20 04:03
Don’t wast your time this is the worst player on the market OT USER FRIENDLY AND NO PHONE SUPPORT HAVING THE MOST DIFFICULT TIME ADDING MY OWN MISIC NO ONE TO HELP BUT IM PAYING FOR SERVICE SEEKING A FULL REFUND ONCE I FIGURE OUT HOW
Bulk. Widow
by pincherino on 2021/07/19 01:33
Fantastic, lovely, full of action.
Plex is trash
by Originator 88 on 2021/07/19 00:44
Plex offers very little support for paid subscriptions, most apps can’t play back most of my library yet third party apps can, and getting plex to work has been a full time job that’s somehow costing ME money. Just added an officially supported tv tuner this morning and surprise! Plex can’t play anything from it. Another surprise, a person who had the same issue and reported it in the forums got ignored by everyone from the Plex team even after messaging/tagging them. You also won’t believe this but 3 other apps (channels DVR, Kodi, and HDHomerunPrime app) have no problem playing anything from the tuner. Plex your devs are incompetent and you stole my money, give it back.
Amazing for media viewing
by Vitaliy Kotyakov on 2021/07/18 19:04
Highly recommend! Definitely get the lifetime pass.
Glad to find Plex
by Rosse54 on 2021/07/18 15:39
I have a smart TVs. When I originally scanned the available streaming apps, I didn’t find it recently I searched for a specific show that was no longer available. That’s how I found PLEX. I don’t mind commercials but they too often fail to load and lock up. None of the buttons help to restart or move forward or back to restart the stream. I have to leave, restart PLEX, and resume watching. Sometimes it resumes with the commercials, then I am anxious about getting through them. A string of 2-3 is usually stable. 5-6 rarely succeed. The production quality is great. I am binge watching 2 episodes of the program I chose. I suspect I will be checking the rest of your catalog soon. PLEX will reach 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 when the glitchy commercials are fixed.
Subscription Required Uninstalled
by Shimpty on 2021/07/16 03:49
Can’t playback without a sub. Uninstalled the app.
Great
by KonnorGG on 2021/07/12 08:10
Best media app out there!
Lots Of Missing Critical Features
by Apple Aficionado on 2021/07/11 17:50
The app is good overall, but it feels like they are intentionally trying to lock us into their parameters. For example…. If you try to use this app with Apple CarPlay, you quickly notice how limited it is. If you try telling Siri to play something using Plex she politely tells you that the developer hasn’t implemented that ability yet. So you pick up your phone while driving to select it yourself, and you realize there is no feature in the mobile app to automatically log in. This forces you to constantly select your account and enter the pin to get into the app. It’s MY phone, I’d like it to remember I am logged in. Couple that with no “sweet fade” features, etc… and you see what I mean. With other FREE options like Jellyfin catching up, this mentality is going to one day kill the project if they aren’t careful…
Useless app
by poiujgfxvgh on 2021/07/11 16:18
Designed by idiots
Not cool bruh
by Dwayne the boulder johnson on 2021/07/11 05:59
It said you guys had some movies on the official website and it lied Could’ve just not had it there
Can’t sign in
by Smythius on 2021/07/11 03:51
I am unable to sign in with email, google, or as guest. App errors and says try again. Desktop and devices sign in w/o issue. Phone app stopped working.
Needs consistency in settings
by brandotando on 2021/07/10 22:18
For many of my movies the audio tracks crackle unless I set it to automatically convert. My Apple TV has the option to chose this setting automatically for all videos. On most of my other devices even my IPad doesn’t have the option for quality to be set to automatically convert for everything. The option needs to be selected for each video individually.
Great app for watching movies
by FMercury Hbg on 2021/07/09 14:32
This is really a great app for watching movies and TV shows.
Gallery
by plexalliegance on 2021/07/08 12:16
I wish I could make the videos a gallery.
iPhone app constantly logs out
by Bbehary on 2021/07/07 19:54
The Android app provides and option to sign in automatically that I can’t seem to find on this platform. Anytime I switch apps I have to login over and over. It has my favorite movies but this feature alone makes me dread using it. We pay for plus too so it’s just very disappointing
Plex
by jackspades on 2021/07/07 18:45
Its absolutely the app made for film and music lovers, lets them organize their library in the best possible way.
Horrible
by Midiot03 on 2021/07/07 08:13
Constantly breaks down on my tv. Have to go thru days of agony to fix it, and this time it appears as though I can’t. Have paid for it at least 3 times, and it makes no difference.
Home page not loading
by dhampton on 2021/07/06 19:24
This app has been working great until the last update. Now the Home page does not load on my iPad - the symbol just spins. I can select Movies or one of the other categories and those pages load. I uninstalled and reinstalled the app and the home pages works the first time, but when I close the app and reopen the Home page does not load again. Hopefully an update with a bug fix will resolve this issue?
Chelsea
by chelsea doucette on 2021/07/05 19:05
Can you put cbs live and nbc live and fox live thank you
Great. Non premium user experience.
by Rjrjrjrjrjrjrjrjrj on 2021/07/04 01:41
Works beautifully. Non premium user here with a VPN to my home Plex server. Plays as if I were home on the sofa or in bed.
Most annoying repetitive commercials ever
by rb-61 on 2021/07/03 05:42
Same 4-5 HORRIBLY stupid commercials 15-20 times per hour, sometimes the same one several times back to back. Extremely annoying to the point I am about ready to delete the app. Surely you can do better.
B E S T
by hayden garner on 2021/07/02 19:37
okay just get it people. I don’t feel like making a Review.
Great app - PIP is very buggy
by Habdibebxubdb on 2021/07/02 02:50
Love it, but the PIP is extremely buggy. Takes a while to start and then takes a while to return. Sometimes the forward and back buttons don’t work
Love Plex
by Mr christmastime on 2021/07/01 22:15
I love plex and you will too
Last update messed up viewing
by jeeves725 on 2021/06/29 17:19
Will not allow you to watch in original format. Tried to change it and keeps reverting to low format even on the same WiFi. Please fix before we start deleting the app and using a better media server system
Bad/crackling audio
by JayKay997 on 2021/06/27 21:01
As Plex expands their features & grows, their basic features & user experience get worst. Audio now crackles & pops, making Plex unusable
Plex is for tech oriented users only.
by Photographer 1112 on 2021/06/27 18:22
Plex is really only for people with strong technical skills. It is not a replacement for a DVR. I have always been a tech oriented “early adopter” of technology. But after a full year of trying cannot get plex to operate reliably. Tonight I went to watch the evening news and found that plex stopped recording the program 4 weeks ago. In the year+ that I have tried to use Plex I have spent hours trying to interpret random cryptic error messages. “Tech support” consists of searching bulletin board of other users. Very disappointed that I spent over $100 and it’s not really usable.
Plex
by Jcruz por on 2021/06/27 02:26
Excelente aplicación para stream de videos !!!!
Plex is an AMAZING media server!
by 1958Eric on 2021/06/26 16:31
Plex is quite simply the best media organizer and platform I’ve ever used.It goes beyond the simplicity of iTunes it reaches so much further. It is amazing on all my devices.
I can’t see any movies
by MOZA.UAE on 2021/06/26 16:21
I subscribe for plex pass but I still can see any movie or channels, how can i use all benefits of plex pass? I even deleted the app and reinstalled it but its still on the same page!
Great app
by prest32 on 2021/06/25 01:23
One of the best app ever made! Paid for Plex pass just because it was actually was worth it!
Used to be great
by Why do I need a nickname???? on 2021/06/25 00:52
This used to be an amazing media server application. Now they just try to force their crappy “free” content down your throat.
Downloading issues
by Casper841 on 2021/06/23 13:44
I can download my stuff to watch offline but the subtitles don’t download. Also why does Plex convert the videos when I download them!
Crashes all the time
by DontWantNicknameaaa on 2021/06/22 04:09
iOS app crashes often when performing various actions, such as trying to browse photos.
Annoying
by prestonmiller91 on 2021/06/21 16:19
Stop asking me to review your app every two seconds
Searching content can add more capabilities
by habanany on 2021/06/20 15:15
I would like to be able to find on the web content of my interest
Completely unusable because login is broken
by Dttjjhgy on 2021/06/18 23:03
Tried to log in with my google account. Keyboard doesn’t pop up when I select the text field to type in password. Can’t paste in the password either. Unusable.
ATSC3 and FFMPEG / AC-4 audio
by Steve Zielenski on 2021/06/17 20:27
Need to sort out the reliance on ffmpeg and their lack of AC-4 audio support as ATSC 3.0 rolls out nationally. Really looking forward to 4K over the air, and hope that a solution comes quickly
Perfect
by Sjchcf on 2021/06/17 04:03
This deserves 5 stars
Ad volume
by GA Vet 78 on 2021/06/15 00:10
I fully understand the purpose the ads on the platform but, the 4 to 6 ads at a time are a bit much. Also, the ad volume is several octaves higher than the movies therefore, when they start, they are so much louder than the movie, you’re scrambling for the remote to lower the volume each time then, when the movie resumes you miss the first line or two because the volume is too low. Tone down the advertisement volume. Otherwise, great platform .
Can’t create playlist anymore in App. Fonts are too big.
by Bepmoht on 2021/06/14 21:36
The changes in the App make it difficult to navigate and the biggest issue is I can no longer create movie playlist in the app which I do multiple times daily. Please fix this.
Love Plex
by Hollnagelc on 2021/06/13 21:18
I’ve been using Plex for years and also have the Plex pass. Would definitely recommend it for someone with lots of local content and wants to access it remotely. We share family videos and photos etc.
Traying watch
by chino924 on 2021/06/13 06:32
I’m traying to watch something but I can’t want him nathing sometimes happens I don’t know why It says the name of the program but when I traying to watch It doesn’t apear the program like now why I really love this app is amazing is one of the best for watch live tv but those kind things this app is alsom
Fantastic
by Kondeki on 2021/06/12 19:54
Best app for curating your own content. Why wait for streaming services to add content when you can add it yourself.
Can’t watch with subtitles
by Sanny$& on 2021/06/08 22:02
When you enable subtitles, they disappear right away. With streaming or off-line content.
Offline Playlists Do Not Exist
by CH 2.0 on 2021/06/05 16:45
Please fix the offline music feature so it will include synced playlists for offline usage… right now, the tab for that does not exist and therefore I cannot access my offline playlists, rendering them useless. This has been the case for over 8 months and it has been mentioned several times on your forum page so I think it is time to fix this… thank you! Other than that, the app is great, but please fix the offline playlists for music.
Dolby Vision support
by Ivangogo on 2021/06/05 16:31
still no sign of supporting dolby vision, forced me to choose Infuse7 which support perfectly
Greedy
by DMW206 on 2021/06/04 16:56
This app charges you a fee to listen to your personal music collection offline. You read that right. If you put music on their server and then attempt to download it onto your mobile phone so that you can listen to it offline, you have to PAY them, monthly. I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to pay a company to listen to my own music. That’s insane. Whoever came up with that idea ought to be fired, severance rescinded. This business model is a great way to dissuade younger generations, of which I am a member, from using this service. Super greedy. Total scam. Use another platform.
Rh good enough
by Stardom92 on 2021/06/04 05:05
The app is good but just needs more variety of shows
Junk
by Kbhgivg on 2021/06/03 04:28
Doesn’t let you stream locally for free. Tries to charge me to host my own server to send my own video to a local device. Remote access should be the paywall, not local.
Watch your DVD’s on the go
by Gassy 1928 on 2021/06/02 20:13
Amassing app watch your dvds by downloading them or watch the tv shows or movies that Plex has
Dolby vision issue
by MoaiydHobani on 2021/06/01 17:11
The app is great. Unfortunately it’s not supporting Dolby Vision videos. Couple of times I tried to communicate to their support with no response.
Totally worth it!
by XxLuna_PlaysxX on 2021/05/31 21:15
Plex is an amazing movie and tv show app! Before you figure it out it’s horrible but one you do it’s amazing! You can watch hundreds of shows / movie and probably even more than that! 5 star rating from me for sure!
Excellent app — but still no video playback speed adjustment
by iTrumpet on 2021/05/30 22:38
How is this not baked in yet? I want to watch lectures at 1.5x or 1.75x. I find myself using VLC a lot these days specifically for that reason.
Airplay issues
by TaterSalad333 on 2021/05/30 20:00
Usually works really well but I constantly have issues using airplay. Sometimes it never loads and when it does it eventually crashes.
Connectivity
by jubactuary on 2021/05/30 15:04
I love PLEX with one important caveat I have continual problems with connecting outside my home network. I spend at least 5 hours a week trying to restore remote connectivity.
Texas killing fields
by lawman, steve on 2021/05/30 02:25
Far too many commercials!!
Audiobook support please!
by MissMel01 on 2021/05/29 07:38
It’s good but it would be much better if plex supported my audiobook needs. It doesn’t even keep a history log of recently played like for movies and tv. Please please PLEASE consider adding this feature soon!
Timeline photo view issue
by spatenchb on 2021/05/27 16:37
When viewing photos using Timeline - each photo is duplicated (doubled). Happening on IPhone and IPad. Latest version (7.18) did not fix the problem. Viewing from a browser - everything is fine.
Not great support anymore!
by Rich555 on 2021/05/27 12:04
I have had Plex for years with problems and they used to get fixed. For more than a year photos don’t display properly. They blurr out after looking at a few. Plex seems to have forgotten about the basics while trying to give new features. I still use Plex but not for photos.
New update new glitches
by A mortal Kombat gamer on 2021/05/27 04:38
App used to be amazing and update in real time when someone was added to our server it was great but a couple bad layout changes later and it barely runs on iPadOS it crashes a bunch there’s a common issue with subtitles I keep seeing in these reviews the app for my windows pc doesn’t even function it crashes or loads forever just too many problems they rushed out a design change with a bunch of glitches and personally I don’t even like the change. Can I revert back to the old version by chance?
Photo SlideShow still absent for IOS
by DrMemory99 on 2021/05/26 13:52
Plex is a unique set of products and they keep adding new features frequently; alsas o ne of most requested features available on other clients is the Photos SlideShow; Still missing from iOS (and AppleTv last time i checked). I’ve been a Plex user for years and i feel they have lost their focus concentrating on adding fluff features while ignoring many of the basics
Weird at times
by yeeeeeet her 0123 on 2021/05/25 01:45
On my pc only what I down load is what I can watch but not on mobile tell me why plz but other then that good app :)
One-time in app purchase
by Twitch user on 2021/05/24 17:19
Okay, so I am allowed to have Plex on my tv but not on my phone? Because of this I will not be using Plex in the meantime. I will find alternatives. You guys should seriously reconsider the in-app purchase. Best!
Plex is the best
by Mr. MACH3T3 on 2021/05/24 13:34
I've been using plex since day one.. Now lifetime subscriber. Love love it.
FashionBox HD & Game Toon Live Channel always freezes and exits out when going to ad breaks
by AChillz on 2021/05/24 07:12
Each time I was watching FashionBox HD and Game Toon HD, it always stops and exits out live streaming channel when it goes into advert break, please fix this ad commercial break problem for “FashionBox HD” & “Game Toon” Channel, thank you.
pay to play local content?
by a.t 111 on 2021/05/24 02:19
looks like this is demoware and the demo is underwhelming
They need volume control
by JMAC195459 on 2021/05/23 00:16
This is a decent app with one major problem. WATCH A SHOW AT A CONSTANT VOLUME AND THEN THE COMMERCIALS BLASTING AT THREE TIMES THE LEVEL! Fix it please. Apparently you company doesn’t listen. I’m deleting the app on my iPad and both Roku TVs
Bogus Bait and Switch Hoax
by Hugh Gasshoell on 2021/05/22 13:50
Downloaded app to see particular doc it appeared to have waiting in library. After eager anticipation the film was not available. Weak. But that is almost every disappointing web psyc-out I for some reason still fall for out of naive hope.
Getting Worse With Every Update
by pfunitedfloyd on 2021/05/22 02:21
Stops playback on my Roku box when I background the app, and doesn't start playback from the beginning when though that what the button says
Over rated. Over priced.
by HummerTweety on 2021/05/21 21:35
Over rated. Over priced.
?
by voidbitch on 2021/05/18 11:55
App freezes when ads appear.. every time
Invite error
by LantanaAl on 2021/05/16 18:01
I get an invite error when trying to accept an invitation… it just says sorry…. It doesn’t tell me what the error was so no way to know what to do to fix the problem… not a good way to introduce people to Plex.
Great story
by superschirato on 2021/05/15 10:30
What a great story theme .The actors were very good and the ending leaves you in wonder
Plex is amazing but…
by mhgardner on 2021/05/15 07:05
There are some thing lacking. 1. Audiobook support 2. CBT learning support 3. File streaming support 4. Ebook support 5. Comic support I would like to see Plex become my go to for my home media needs
Disappointed In the product
by Ernie0409 on 2021/05/13 22:06
It seems inappropriate that the product refuses to work when the internet connection is disrupted. That was the main reason I bought the lifetime subscription.
Forever one star
by Gamer stew on 2021/05/12 04:40
6/4/2020- folders broken, can’t sync individual video folders 6/24 - still can’t sync folders to my ipad 7/15 - another update, another disappointment that this issue isn’t fixed 8/9 - still waiting for folder sync to come back 8/26 - forever one star until folder sync returns to the app So will the developers ever turn back on offline folder sync from the app?
Very annoying to select user every time
by djsjsssjjsjdjdjdj on 2021/05/09 05:15
Please, please, please fix user selection! I cannot comprehend the logic of having to re-select your user account EVERY TIME YOU SWITCH BACK TO THE APP! You should be able to select it once, the first time you load the app, and forget it.
Bugs on Picture in Picture on iPhone 11 Pro
by AppsTastic on 2021/05/08 01:54
I use pip a lot while working and often after switching to a couple of apps while watching pip, or not switching apps and simply letting the phone sleep and wake up I see the pip but the Play button doesn’t work. If I open the Plex app and make the pip full screen it still doesn’t work. When I leave the app and then come back, it immediately plays. Feels like a bug - and a super annoying one. Please fix!!!
Why doesn't it work with the iPad Gen 2 anymore?
by Hank766 on 2021/05/07 22:52
Locking us out of using the app on the iPad gin 2 is not good customer relations. Apple did not make you stop supporting it. Can you give us a working version for our iPad Gin 2? Thanks
Nothing like Plex!
by Family Centered on 2021/05/07 03:32
We absolutely love PLEX. We run a W10 based server, and we have never had problems with PLEX. Whether we are streaming music or videos, PLEX seems o work flawlessly. We love the organization. We live the layout. We love the customization options. We love the playback, play next, and continue play features. We have nothing but praise. Most definitely our favorite streaming app. Highly recommend, and highly recommend spending time getting to know all of the features PLEX offers.
Can’t Play Video in Library
by DennisLo123 on 2021/05/06 19:38
Started on version 7.8.1 and latest version still didn’t fix not able to play video in Library. Got “Couldn’t retrieve the play queue for this item” message. But I can play videos in Library on my PC and Roku. Also, found out no HEIC support. I’m using this app with WD My Cloud PR2100. A bit disappointed for paying lifetime subscription..
Great app
by Music+Connoisseur on 2021/05/05 18:39
Does a great job in streaming content from home.
Completely unstable.
by Hdoggg007 on 2021/05/05 01:02
iOS 14.5.1 App hangs after opening (if I can get past the crashes on launch). Won’t load metadata, or let me open anything. Spinning wheels of death on almost every frame. This is on the same LAN with the server. The UI/UX gets worse and worse with every update. Heaven forbid you try to watch a synced movie on an airplane. You have to wait for the app to finally figure out its offline (which usually doesn’t work behind a captive portal and requires me manually switching off the wifi) and then its like 6-7 clicks to get to your synced content. This could be so much better. “We aren’t detecting a network connection, would you like to go to your synced items? Yes/No”. Or simply just show the synced items alongside the now synced. When your offline, the non synced items get grayed out or something. So many better ways to handle this. Update: also in latest ver, synced items have a significant audio lag..and major clipping. Come on Plex. Quit adding features no one cares about and fix your core product.
No option to contact stuff
by Kristoball on 2021/05/04 03:59
1)Many bugs, 2)downloading 4 movies overnight, none where converted/downloaded, 3)Start downloading movie on 9pm, movie that is 9GB didn’t convert and download to my iPhone till 11:50pm, 4)many times movie kinda is done (almost 99%), then starts from 50% again and again and again, 5)to delete movie, I have to remove app, then delete movie, 6)each time I open app, shows different storage capacity (from 80gb to 120gb), 7)and most important, no option to contact stuff? I have paid life time version and nothing? I paid to be able to convert and download to my iPhone, but there is always a lot of issues.
Amazing
by C&S.Vasquez on 2021/05/04 01:59
Great app!
Conceptually great. Lots of bugs
by gvhfsagh on 2021/05/03 16:50
Doesn't work a lot of the time. Navigation def not built for phone screens.
Boo PLEX!
by Willcorg on 2021/05/03 07:15
It pains me to give them a 1 star rating after 10+ years of satisfaction. 😖 I’m sorry but the new update is a bit of a kick in the chiclets for me. 1. Why did Plex engineers decide it would be better to move the REPEAT and SHUFFLE buttons into a submenu?? There’s plenty of room for it to stay on the lower toolbar! This is the main reason I don’t stream Plex through my Apple TV, I always preferred the Roku GUI to the Apple TV GUI because of this. I also hate that it’s like this on the Apple devices like my iPhone & iPad. I literally stream 24/7 on 2 of my TV’s at my home and office. Adding that extra step is a real nuisance. Spotify has the Repeat and Shuffle on the bottom toolbar, Plex should too! 2. Why did Plex engineers remove the “date of airing” from the TV episodes when you look at the info while it’s playing? Can this be reintroduced please? 3. This issue has bugged me for years, and I don’t understand why it’s NEVER BEEN ADDRESSED...?When you put a TV series on REPEAT ALL starting from Season 1 - Season 10, why does Season 10 repeat back to Season 10 with a random episode? Shouldn’t it start back at Season 1 Episode 1? 4. However, the biggest issue is that it’s locking up the Roku player. The only time the Roku locks up is when using Plex, I use Discovery+ and it doesn’t ever lock up while streaming that app. 5. I’ve just noticed an audio glitch using Plex. It could be the Roku firmware, but the Roku had just restarted itself after it locked up while scrolling through movies on Plex, so I had to reboot it manually to get the audio to work properly. The audio was scratchy and echoed everyone’s voices. 6. This is more of a feature request than a complaint. It would be so awesome to be able to check a toggle button at the bottom toolbar to enable or disable “auto skip intro”. I fall asleep to TV series, and some theme songs are obnoxious. So it would be nice to have a quick option of enabling or disabling of that feature. (It needs to be next to the Repeat All button, and not in a freaking submenu either! Lol) P.S. I know some of these issues cover the Roku platform, but I wanted to group all of my grievances in one location. I’ll be copying this review and posting it on Plex’s user community website. I’ll change my rating to a 5 once a couple of these issues are addressed. 😌
Is best
by Soulnova on 2021/04/29 05:08
Others good. This is best. Water is wet.
hard to navigate
by the big tomato on 2021/04/29 02:15
i cant seem to find family guy on the app despite it being listed as available, the app has been hard to navigate too
Worth the money
by Montasserbengadri on 2021/04/28 17:15
Just love plex.
screen goes dark or to the screensaver
by jayross36 on 2021/04/28 05:08
screen goes dark or to the screensaver when watching a movie or tv show in mac mini m1
Worthless
by tired of the crap2 on 2021/04/27 23:06
I am very hard of hearing(wear a hearing aid), so I use closed captioning a lot and your cc is useless, worthless. Half the time I can not get it to show up after selecting cc multiple times and after a commercial forget it is not coming back at all. Pity because you have server all shows that would very much to watch, but I can not no closed captioning, so much very the ADA.
Plex has an identity crisis
by Lymkin68 on 2021/04/27 04:35
They can’t seem to make up their mind on anything when it comes to the User interface. Just when you get everything the way you like it you are forced into a new layout with less options.
Audiobooks
by Bob O. on 2021/04/27 00:35
I love plex but when is it going to remember location in audiobooks?
Crashes during cast
by kz6fittycent on 2021/04/25 20:22
The application crashes consistently while attempting to cast to chromecast
Playback from phone app
by VIP 0 -Charity on 2021/04/25 15:15
Terrible playback. Sometimes no chapter select. Movie restarts instead of playing from time stamp. Frustrating!!
Mac Laptop
by User4836 on 2021/04/24 02:46
Watching on Mac Laptop dims screen after a few minutes. I have to use the browser so the screen stays on
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
Good ideas with bad development
by Abscission 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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!]
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🤍
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.
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.
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.
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.
Completely unstable.
by Hdoggg007 on 2021/05/05 01:02
iOS 14.5.1 App hangs after opening (if I can get past the crashes on launch). Won’t load metadata, or let me open anything. Spinning wheels of death on almost every frame. This is on the same LAN with the server. The UI/UX gets worse and worse with every update. Heaven forbid you try to watch a synced movie on an airplane. You have to wait for the app to finally figure out its offline (which usually doesn’t work behind a captive portal and requires me manually switching off the wifi) and then its like 6-7 clicks to get to your synced content. This could be so much better. “We aren’t detecting a network connection, would you like to go to your synced items? Yes/No”. Or simply just show the synced items alongside the now synced. When your offline, the non synced items get grayed out or something. So many better ways to handle this. Update: also in latest ver, synced items have a significant audio lag..and major clipping. Come on Plex. Quit adding features no one cares about and fix your core product.
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.😑
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.
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.
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.
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!
Incredible utility when paired with a TV tuner!
by cohenjor on 2018/10/11 02:25
I’ve used Plex for years and have always loved how easy it works. It’s amazing how I can just click a button and have a piece of media automatically transcode and download to my phone to watch on a plane. But now that I’ve paid for Plex Pass and paired it with my server which has a TV tuner, it’s like magic. I can tap a button to view live TV, and under the covers, Plex is tuning my server at to the right channel, encoding video on the fly, and streaming that live video to me from home thousands of miles away to Hawaii over a crappy hotel Internet connection. And it just works. Add all that to the stuff Plex has done for years, like serving my music and syncing locally. It’s a must have for any media enthusiast.
Top 100 French Movies
by Waitin' For That Pension on 2020/12/25 09:13
As in all romantic movies, the story is burdened with physically alluring actors. The ego lets imaginary love blossom naturally when, in fact, the delicate and talented girl is raped by a rude and simple-minded rube who holds the fate of herself and her father in his hands. Stockholm syndrome is well defined here. An equally eloquent story of first love is also told.... Unless you’re flustered in French I suggest you go through once and then go through again just watching the cinematography. The dialogue still informs the moods well, even if you only hear the inflections.... The ire of the French public towards this film kept it locked away from cable and on-demand for decades. In fact, there were numerous fascists in every combatant nation of WWII. That the Nazis wooed the French and Italians empowered those nations’ worst.
Lacks music sync features
by nciau on 2020/11/28 02:17
Plex pass lifetime user: I sync music to my phone from a NAS. I can sync easily to my phone but when I play a song on my phone from the synced music library inside the plex app, there’s no way to delete the song if I don’t like it. There’s also no way to delete songs before they are synced either. There’s also no way to swipe right or left to go to the next track or go back. It’s a really basic music player. I can’t create playlist either or rate songs from the synced songs library. I can create playlist and rate songs when I view the tracks before I sync but there’s no way to manage it after its been synced which is stupid because it gives me filter options for rating inside the sync library. I tried rating a song and then syncing them again, and it didn’t work. The music player before and after they are synced needs major improvement.
🛂“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.
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.
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.
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!
Great media player but live tv needs work
by Mrsco on 2020/02/03 02:37
Everything works pretty well but the guide on live tv is super janky. Leave the app in background and come back to the guys some hours later and it starts freaking out trying to figure out the time slots to show not letting you select any channels. You should allow the channel numbers to be tapped to be selected. Not just the show titles. Also the guid should be able to be overlayed on top of the full screen video stream playing in background so you can choose channels while still having a fullscreen view of what’s playing. This app was 5 stars before they added the live tv stuff but now it seems they bit off more then they can chew. Give some love and attention to live tv and the guide and this will be 5 stars again.
Please fix the Apple TV app
by MattcoAZ on 2021/01/25 05:40
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 lest 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.
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
Gets better with age
by drbruce2 on 2019/02/06 15:21
I have used Plex for years and years. Each iteration either makes it more stable or adds improvements to the program, like subtitles, What it does automagically would take a long time to do manually. My grandkids can watch family videos, see pictures of their progenitors or watch movies from 3000 miles away. Heck, I even was able to access it in China, on the opposite side of the globe. The users forum can get you through any possible rough patches when you are starting out as they did for me, although as the program gets more and more sophisticated, that probably isn’t necessary. In a nutshell, they’ve made sharing easy.
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.
Updates Bring Confusion with Interface and Bugs
by FearlessMonkey on 2019/02/06 00:37
Update: This has been long time coming. Out of nowhere Plex decided to update the UI and it is absolutely awful! It is difficult to navigate and looks bad. My kids can't find things as easily as they used to. My wife prefers every other streaming app over this, but only since the update. The update isn't 'new' anymore, but each time I open the app I long for the old interface. Additionally, they have introduced a new issue with offline content that happen a regularly. I take long flights for business and rely on Plex for my media to gete through. For whatever reason, when I'm in either airplane mode or connected to WiFi but have no internet connection, the app cannot see my sync'd data. It is infuriating to be stuck on a long haul flight and not be able to access data that is stored on the phone! I learned, after hours of boredom, quickly loading different libraries and the app eventually figures out it can read the data that is already there. It happens on my phone and iPad. Very frustrating. Fix the bugs. Rework the horrible interface. This app used to be great. Old review: Has a few glitches but the developers regularly update the application with feature enhancements and bug fixes. Easily worth $5.
Plex-The easiest way to view and share your stuff
by Vlaslow on 2018/01/08 14:59
I first downloaded the Plex environment a year ago. It was obvious to me after a month that I needed to get a lifetime subscription. It beautifully organizes your movies, tv shows, and music into easy to view and listen groups. And now, with the addition of live TV via approved tuners, we see our over the air tv anywhere while also being able to record it and have it stored in Plex ready to view. The one area I have had difficulty is getting my pictures organized so that they can be viewed. That’s not really important to me, but if it is to you, be certain to try Plex first before buying a license.
Offline browsing bug
by casbo on 2018/08/25 16:04
Clicking Offline Browsing when you’re on the network is broken. If your on the network, when offline browsing is selected, you still see all of the network content. Not sure how this got out of testing! Expected behavior is all network content should disappear and only locally stored content should be viewable. Another bug is that sorting and viewing preferences don’t stick when moving between online and offline content. Example, I want to only see a view of my albums alphabetically. I don’t want to see the default view of artists. If I change to sort view to the way I like it, it reverts back to default when I go back offline. Please review your old app and ask your users why they liked their Plex experience the way it used to work. You can learn a lot from your customers.
When it works, it's amazing
by Lmb1011 on 2019/06/01 02:58
To be clear, the actual service of Plex is phenomenal. This app, is the most finicky thing I've ever used. I am currently watching Plex on my TV, and yet this app refuses to connect to ANY server even tho they are all online, as evidenced by the fact that I am currently using them. I have this problem DAILY, and sometimes it's fixed in 30 seconds, other times I spend minutes trying to connect until giving up and moving on to something else because it will not connect. And that I have to go through this every time I use the app is absolutely ridiculous. The Plex servers I use are up to date, my app is up to date, I'm on the same dang WiFi network as my most frequently used server and still it can't recognise when a server is Online. I recommend Plex, but this app is hit or miss
Bad Joke level customer service and Tech Support.
by hoffets on 2020/11/11 15:09
Have had my plex account hacked over a month ago and I’m STILL dealing with customer service trying to restore full control over it. Service is good, app is good, but if you ever have a problem and need help? Man you are screwed at that point. Update: Have had my account restored using a method not in the list of methods given to me by customer support which have an inaccurate list of such methods those were attempted only to be shot down, and I went down the list. The only 2 methods they will accept is 1. payment details: which would be easy but who keeps the records of a sub 200 dollar 2 year old purchase that was not even bought on your credit card to begin with? 2. If there is a change of email you get emailed a link with a token in it. Which is what I was able to find. Don’t get me wrong I am very happy to have my account restored, but if there was a magic bullet to fix this which there was, why wouldn’t you go there first and save an entire month of frustration. I will say that I really enjoy the app itself it’s all but revolutionized my entertainment, but customer service needs more money and the folks need to be retrained as they do not seem to be very knowledgeable, my issue used as a case in point.
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medium
14.98
32
streaming pro
0.00
29
appp media
0.00
22
1
mudiam inc
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10
1
media streamer
25.25
5
plexus
125
3
plex remote
141
2
plexy
0.00
1
plex
222
1
plex free
9.99
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plex radio
1.02
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56.60
the medispa
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lex
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kodi remote
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infuse 3
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vlc streamer
127
meczu inc
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playboy tv
37.80
allshare cast
677