Settings for the Roku app can be accessed from the User Menu located in the upper-right of the the Home Screen.
Automatically Sign In
If you’re in a Plex Home, you can use this option to have the app automatically sign in to the currently-selected user and bypass any PIN for that user.
Related Page: Plex Home
Enable or disable the ability for other Plex apps to fling content to this device and control it remotely.
Related Page: Plex Companion
Post Play Auto Play
When the Post Play screen is presented after playback, choose whether an “up next” video should be played automatically after a short countdown.
Related Page: Play Queue Post-Play Screen
Choose the language for the Plex Media Player interface.
When enabled the Plex channel will display a blured version of your background artwork instead of a dimmed unblurred version
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
Choose if you would like the Theme Music played while browsing TV Shows.
The screen saver setting controls the timeout before the screen saver begins. Note that this is independent from the system.
The clock setting can be used to select the clock format to be used, or if the clock should be disabled.
Roku Captions Mode
Enable or disable the Roku system “Closed Captions” mode. This must not be disabled if you wish to be able to view subtitles in Plex.
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 Channels in Plex. The quality you can reliably use is typically limited by either your download bandwidth or the network speed of the source website for the Channel from which you’re streaming.
Related Page: Channel Plugins
Choose how the app handles Direct Play content
- Auto – The App will attempt to Direct Play compatible media, and direct stream/transcode when necessary.
- Force – The App will attempt to Direct Play regardless of compatibility, falling back to direct stream or transcode if a failure occurs.
- Disable – The App will not attempt to Direct Play media, resulting in either direct streaming or transcoding the media as necessary.
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.
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.)
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 level of 4.1. You can try using something higher, but it’s not recommended as it may result in playback issues.
Determines if a specific format should be used when transcoding.
Warning!: These advanced preferences should not need to be altered by most users.
Allow 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 – Allow fallback, but only when Plex Web App and the Plex Media Server are on the same network
- Always – Always allow fallback
Specify resolution to be used for user interface.
When enabled, the Plex channel will attempt to adjust for overscan.
Server Discovery (GDM)
When enabled the Plex channel will scan your local network at startup to find any available Servers.
Note: The Server Discovery (GDM) option requires your Plex Media Server to also have it’s Enable local network discovery (GDM) option enabled in order for it to be discoverable.
Related Page: Network
Here you can set the logging level for the App.
Enable remote logging for the next 20 minutes if the App is connected to your Plex account.
Related Page: Roku Logs
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 Plex Media Player app and your Plex Media Server, the app will automatically have connection information for the server and you won’t need to use this.