Tip!: This article describes a preview version of Plex Media Player that’s available as a Early Access & Beta Releases for Plex Pass members.
Navigation in Plex Media Player focuses on letting the user quickly access their desired content. This is accomplished primarily by making the type of content the main focus of the navigation. That is to say, you choose whether you’re interested in looking at Movie, TV, Music, etc. content first and then choose the source for that type of content.
This approach allows you to focus more on the type of media in which you’re interested, with less concern regarding where that media is located in your library. Content from your local Plex Media Server, a Plex Cloud server, or libraries a friend shares with you are all equally accessible.
From the home screen, you can view discovery suggestions from the last-accessed content source or you can choose to view a particular type (and source) of media.
On the home screen, the top navigation bar allows you to access available media types or switch back to the home screen.
Simply highlighting the desired content type will display a Discover screen, showing content from the selected media source.
Selecting and opening/entering a media type will launch the browse view for that specific item.
Select a Media Source
Highlighting a media type and navigating UP will allow you to specify which source (library) you would like to view that content from. For instance, if you have a movie library on your local Plex Media Server and on a Plex Cloud server, those will both be shown alongside any movie libraries that a friend or family member might be sharing with you.
Once selected, the app will remember which library you last accessed for each media type. For example, you play movies from your own server, but music from your friend’s server because she has awesome taste. When looking at Movies, you’ll see your own library to start and for Music you’ll see your friend’s library.