While our apps work to give you a great default Home screen, everyone’s needs can be different—and can even vary from device to device for the same person.
That’s where the ability to customize things comes in. Our apps allow you to easily choose what appears on your Home screen, which media sources are available, and how to arrange the available sources.
The following big screen Plex apps currently run this interface:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Plex Media Player
Tip!: Customizations are associated with the particular app install. If you delete and reinstall Plex, the customizations would be lost.
Related Page: Navigating the Mobile Apps
Edit the Home Screen
Customizing what’s included on your Home screen and how it’s displayed is a great way to make Plex work just like you want. Our apps allow you to choose what content appears on the Home screen as well as the content order.
Managing home screen rows/hubs in the manner described below will be going way on April 22, 2021 and replaced with the new recommendation management Manage Recommendations
Reorder Home Screen Rows
Using the Manage Hubs button found by selecting
... when highlighting Home in the Navigation Sidebar, you can reorder the rows displayed. Once you’ve opened the menu, select `Edit list order` at the top.
Note: When using Plex Media Player in the TV layout, this option can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the Home Screen and selecting
Select a row and you can then move it up or down in the list, to order things as desired. When you’re finished, Done will apply the changes.
Remove a Row
You can also select a particular row to choose whether to Show or Hide it on the home screen using the Manage Hubs button. Once you’ve opened the menu, select the
... entry next to the desired row and select Remove from Home Screen.
Tip!: When using a supported Roku device, rows can be removed by navigating to the desired row, using the * button, and selecting Remove Hub From home.
Add a New Row
Adding new rows to your Home screen allows for very powerful customization. For instance, you could have “Recently Added Music” from your music library right alongside the “On Deck” info from your television library.
To add a new row:
- Select the desired source in the sidebar (e.g. Music), select the
...button followed by Manage Hub.
- Find the desired row (e.g. “Recently Added Music”) and then tap the … menu for that row.
- Use the Add to Home Screen action, which then makes that row appear on your app’s Home screen.
New rows are added at the bottom of the Home screen. You can then reorder them however you want (see above).
Tip!: When using a supported Roku device, rows can be removed by navigating to the desired row, using the * button and selecting Add to Home Screen.
Tip!: When adding a row such as “Recently Added Music” to the Home screen, the Home screen row will include items from all libraries of that type on the server, by default. (e.g. If you have two music libraries, the Home screen row will combine recent content from both.) You can control whether a library contributes via the Include in dashboard advanced library setting.
Reset Home Customization
If you would like to revert all changes that have been made to your Home screen, you can do so using Reset Home Customization. This option can be found by navigating to the top of the Navigation Sidebar, opening the User Menu, and selecting Reset Home Customization.
Note: Using this option will reset all customization changes made in the app, including source/home screen ordering. If you have access to multiple Plex Media Servers, you will then be prompted to select a preferred server as well as the initial sources to display in the Navigation Sidebar.
Edit the Navigation Sidebar
From the navigation sidebar, you’ll be able to choose which source to view, if you have access to more than one. For instance, you might have your own library of photos as well one shared with you by a friend or family member or maybe you have multiple TV libraries of your own. To choose which source you wish to view/access, you simply choose from the navigation sidebar if the item has been pinned to your sidebar (if the source has not been pinned, it can be found by selecting
more + from the sidebar). By default, they’ll be arranged with sources from your preferred server listed first followed by other sources located in the
More + section.
Reorder Navigation Sidebar
Most people will only have one or two sources available for any particular media type, but some people might have several. In that case, you may wish to customize the order in which they’re displayed—so that your favorite or most commonly-used one is at the top, for instance.
Each item listed in the navigation sidebar can be reordered or unpinned by highlighting the item and selecting the
Select a source and you can then move it up or down in the list, to order things as desired.
You can also choose the
More + entry to view additional items or to pin them to the sidebar. Using the
... entry you can pin new items to appear in the main navigation sidebar area (By default, new items will be placed at the end of the list).