If you’re logged into the same Plex account as you use on your Plex Media Server, the Download action in the web app lets you download the source file to the machine you’re using. To do this:
- Open the Item detail view
- Click and select Download
- The file downloads to the browser’s download folder OR
- The file will load in a player in the browser window (depending on how your browser handles the action)
Tip!: Downloading is not available for shared libraries. You must be signed into the Plex Web App using the same Plex account as is signed in to the Plex Media Server.
Note: This refers to the Download action in the regular Plex Web App. If you’re using the standalone Plex for Mac or Plex for Windows desktop app, a similarly-named action there allows Plex Pass subscribers to download library content for offline access.