You can access your Activity feed at any time, which shows activity both that you’ve done as well as from your friends. You can share your thoughts with your friends and discover what they’ve been up to, as you interact with movies and TV shows from Plex’s Discover feature, our free Movies & Shows streaming service, and any Plex Media Server to which you have access.
The Activity feed is currently available in these apps:
- Plex Web (v4.88.0 and newer)
- Android mobile (v9.6.1 and newer)
- iOS (v8.7.1 and newer)
There are three types of events that will show up in your activity feed. You can choose which of these three types of activity you wish to share with friends or keep private in your account profile.
If the same action is taken within 10 minutes of each other the more recent will replace the first. For example if you rate something 5 stars and it shows up in activity feed then in less than 10 minutes later you realize it should have been 3 stars and change, it the 5 star activity will be removed (leaving only the most recent event).
The following types of activity events are possible:
- An item is marked as watched
- An item is added to the user’s watchlist
- The user gave a star rating to an item
Note: To have the activity include events related to content on a personal Plex Media Server, you’ll need to first enable watch state syncing.
Activity for a single item can also be viewed on the detail page for that item. Click on the Activity to see the feed for that individual item. (If you do not wish to have this Activity module to show up on details pages, you can go to Settings > Online Media Sources in the Plex Web app and disable Display Activity from My Friends on Detail Pages in the Discover section.)
Shared Messages, Replies, and Reports
Two other types of activity can show in the feed, from your friends:
- Shared Messages: Your friends that use the “Share” option on media can send you a message about that media item. This can be found in the contextual menus for library media and, if enabled, the activity area of an item’s detail page.
- Reports: Sends a report to a Plex Media Server administrator related to a specific media item on their server. For instance, a friend might tell you that the episodes for a show seem to be out of order. (Note that the item artwork and title are sent to the server admin directly from server. The information is not stored at or by Plex.)
Interact with activities
For each activity card, there can be multiple different actions you might be able to take (depending on what the activity was):
- Click/tap on the name or image of media to go to the corresponding details page
- Add to or remove the media from your own watchlist
- Mark the media as watched or unwatched
- Reply to activity from your friends
- Remove an individual activity of your own
- Edit the watched date on Watch activities, if it happened on a different day than it was marked
- Click/tap a friend’s avatar to go to their profile and see only their activity
There are also two different kinds of notifications you can receive about activities. These that can be enabled or disabled in the Settings > Notifications > Friends settings of the mobile Android and iOS apps. For each, there is a push and email notification options.
- My Messages: Shared Messages and Reports sent to you.
- My Friend Activity: Watched, Watchlisted, and Rating activities. These are digest notifications, which you can choose to receive either daily or weekly.
Related Page: Push Notifications
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I remove/block a friend if their activity is filling up my feed?
We do not currently have a mute feature but functionality that we’re looking to add it in the future.
I don’t want to see any of this, so how do I turn it off?
The Activity feed is part of the Discover feature. If you don’t want to see any part of it, you can:
- Disable the Discover source in your account’s Online Media Sources settings.
- Change your notification settings.
- You can also choose to hide Activity information on detail pages.
If I set an activity to “Private” in my profile, why does it still appear in the Activity feed?
Your own activity always appears in your Activity feed. If an activity type is set to private, then your friends will not see that activity. In such a case, there will be an icon next to the title of the activity, indicating it’s private (and thus, your friends cannot see that activity).