Settings for the Plex for Xbox app can be accessed from the User Menu located in the upper-right of the the Home screen.
Automatically Sign In
If you’re a member of a Plex Home, you can use this option to have the app automatically sign in to the last used user and bypass any PIN for that user.
Related Page: Plex Home
Preview the new Plex experience
Select to opt-in to preview the new Plex interface.
Remember Selected Tab
Default to the last selected tab when viewing a media source.
Choose the language for the Plex for Xbox interface.
The cinema trailers setting controls how many cinema trailers will play before a movie. Source settings can be controlled through Plex Media Server.
Related Page: Cinema Trailers, Extras, & Related Albums
The screen saver setting controls the timeout before the screen saver begins. Note that this is independent from the system.
When the Post Play screen is presented after playback, choose whether an “up next” video should be played automatically after a short countdown.
The clock setting can be used to select the clock format to be used, or if the clock should be disabled.
The background style setting lets the user choose between Blur and Dim.
Play Theme Music
Choose if you would like the Theme Music played while browsing TV shows.
Allow Fallback to Insecure Connections
When enabled, it means that this device is allowed to make insecure connections to a Plex Media Server if secure connections fail. Available choices:
- Never – (Default) Never fall back to insecure connections without specific action from the user
- On same network as server – Allow fallback, but only when the Xbox app and the Plex Media Server are on the same network
- Always – Always allow fallback
Select to enable feedback sounds when navigating the app.
Boost the audio volume when audio is being both transcoded and downmixed from surround sound to stereo.
This sets the quality to use when streaming content on your local network. In most cases, you can set this to a high value (such as “Original”). Higher settings produce better video quality but require more network bandwidth.
You can set the quality to use when streaming content from a remote Plex Media Server. The quality you can reliably use is typically limited by either your download bandwidth or the upload bandwidth from the source Plex Media Server.
Related Page: Why is my video stream buffering?
You can set the quality to use when streaming content from online sources in Plex, such as Movies & Shows or Web Shows. The quality you can reliably use is typically limited by either your download bandwidth or the network speed of the source website for the content which you’re streaming.
The Subtitle Color setting allows the user to specify the color that subtitles are displayed in. They can choose between Light grey, Blended light grey, Yellow, Light yellow, and Blended light yellow.
The Subtitle Size setting controls which preset size subtitles are rendered at: Tiny, Small, Normal, Large, and Huge.
Determines if the server should burn in subtitles when converting video, depending on the subtitles format. Avoiding burning in subtitles improves server performance. Available choices:
- Always – When used, subtitles will always be burned into the video, regardless of the original source type of the subtitle.
- Automatic – (Default) Burn in subtitles when the subtitle is an image-based format (e.g. VOBSUB, PGS, SUB/IDX, etc.) as well as for complex ASS/SSA subtitles.
- Only image formats – Only burn in subtitles when the subtitle is an image-based format (e.g. VOBSUB, PGS, SUB/IDX, etc.)
Related Page: Using Subtitles
Allow Display Mode Switching
This feature enables Xbox to change the display refresh rate to the same value (or multiple of) as the fps the video was encoded in (or as close as possible) before starting playback. This allows the player to minimize the amount of stutter/judder that you might otherwise see when playing back videos which do not match up well.
Allow Direct Play
When playing media that is natively compatible, the Allow Direct Play toggle allows the app to directly play it without any conversion. You will almost always want this enabled.
Allow Direct Stream
When enabled, the Allow Direct Stream toggle allows the server to copy compatible audio and video streams without converting them and repackage the streams inside a natively supported container. You will almost always want this enabled.
H264 Maximum Level
Choose the maximum H.264 level to be considered when deciding if the media will Direct Play, Direct Stream, or Transcode.
Note: We recommend leaving this set to the default value. You can try using something higher, but it’s not recommended as it may result in playback issues.
You can manually specify the IP address (IPv4) and port for a Plex Media Server to which you want to connect.
Tip!: So long as you sign in to your Plex account in both the Xbox app and your Plex Media Server, the app will automatically have connection information for the server and you won’t need to use this.
Log to Media Server
Xbox app will automatically send log lines to the Server to which you’re connected.
Related Page: Xbox One Logs
View Terms of Service
View Plex’s Terms of Service.
View information about your “AdChoices”.
The About menu contains the version of Plex (the integrated UI), and the underlying Operation System are running.