Tip!: Setting custom access restrictions when sharing content requires an active Plex Pass subscription for the admin Plex Media Server account.
All users can make use of basic server/library sharing with their family and close, personal friends. However, Plex Pass subscribers can more finely control the access to content they share. For instance, you can choose whether or not the friend is able to sync shared content or access plugins. You can also select specific content ratings from your library to share as well as content that you’ve set with a specific Label.
You can use the Restrictions tab when you create or edit a Friend or Plex Home member.
Related Page: Creating and Managing Server Shares
Allow Sync & Download
When enabled, users are able to make use of Mobile Sync to sync content to their mobile devices. (Only the server admin can directly download a file to their computer via the Web app)
Warning: Creation of sync content can require both CPU usage and disk space on your Plex Media Server. Be cautious allowing sync for shared friends.
Related Page: Mobile Sync
Allow Camera Upload
When enabled, shared users can make use of the Camera Upload feature to upload media to your Plex Media Server. For instance, you might give your family members this ability so that everyone can help contribute photos.
Warning: Users will be able to create albums and upload photos into a photo library. They’ll be adding new content to your Plex Media Server.
Related Page: Camera Upload
Allow access to Live TV and DVR
Members of a Plex Home can be optionally allowed access to tune Live TV that’s been set up or both Live TV and DVR. When enabled, the user will be able to use Live TV in supported apps. If DVR access is also allowed they will only be able to manage their own recordings.
Note: Remember these are available only to members of your Plex Home. Live TV access requires at least Plex Media Server version 1.11.0. DVR Access requires at least Plex Media Server 1.15.4
Related Page: What is Plex Home?
Select which content ratings from movie or TV Libraries you wish to share. For instance, if you choose
G, PG as the restriction, then only content that is rated either “G” or “PG” will be shared (aside from content you may share via Label; see below).
The drop-down will auto-populate with ratings from the movie libraries you chose to share as well as a default set of “US” ratings.
You can create arbitrary Labels when editing library content. When sharing, you can then choose to include a particular Label to have content matching that Label shared.
Tip!: If you specify particular ratings, then content matching the chosen Labels will be shared in addition to the ratings. If you have no ratings specified, then only content matching the Labels will be shared.
Note: It is not currently possible to restrict photo libraries by Label.
To apply a Label to content, you can edit the library item and then add the Label under the Sharing tab.
Related Page: Edit Details