As part of Plex Media Server library management, server admins can can manage which recommendation rows will show up on their player app home screens when the source is pinned in the sidebar, as well as the Recommended tab for each individual library. They can also control the home screen rows when a shared user has the library pinned in the sidebar.
The only exception to this is the Continue Watching rows which will always be shown on home screen (with content from pinned sources) and individual library recommended tabs.
Managing recommendations requirements:
- Plex Media Server 1.22.1 or higher
- Plex Web 4.53.0 or higher
This information is managed by server owners under Settings > Server > Manage > Library
When you hover over a library in your server, you will see 3 options:
- Manage Recommendations
- Edit Library
- “…” overflow/options menu
Select Manage Recommendations to expand that library and configure which rows will show up in various situations.
There are three columns, which control whether or not the row in question will be available in the three different situations:
- Library Recommended: This is the Recommended tab/pivot when viewing a particular media library.
- Home: This is the home screen of a player app, when the library in question has been pinned to the sidebar. It applies to the server owner (or when not signed in to unauthenticated servers).
- Shared Users’ Home: This is the home screen of a player app, when the library in question has been pinned to the sidebar. This applies to all shared users, including managed.
Remember, when talking about the home screen availability here (whether the server owner or for shared users), the rows that are “enabled” in the management here will only be visible when the library in question is pinned in the sidebar by the user. If the library is not pinned, then no rows from that library will appear on the home screen at all, regardless of what is enabled here for that library.
You can rearrange the group of recommendation rows within a library by dragging the three lines to the left of the row title in your preferred order. So if you enabled Recently Played Movies and use it more than others, you can move it up the list.
Each of the pinned libraries rows will be grouped together on the home screen. based on the order they are pinned. If you have your movie library pinned above your TV library, then all the movie rows will be above the TV rows.
If a row contains no items, such a having no playlist with items in that library then that row will not appear until it has content.
Curated Movies : Occasional rows that Plex creates of content related to particular events, people, or other things. For instance, a row of holiday-themed movies you might have in your library, which might show up around December.
The Reset Customization option allows you to restore that library to the default. The default is: All rows enabled under Library Recommended. For Home and Shared Users’ Home, only the Recently Added row (and Curated Movies row for a movie library).
Tip!: When making changes here, the results may not be immediately visible in player apps due to caching. After completing changes, you can ensure that the app has fresh information by refreshing the app. You can refresh a browser window, pull-to-refresh a screen in our mobile apps, or simply quit/restart other apps.