Friendly name for the device.
Play theme music
Choose if you would like the Theme Music played while browsing TV Shows.
Cinema trailers to play before movies
The cinema trailers setting controls how many cinema trailers will play before a movie. Source settings can be controlled through Plex Media Server.
Play “Up Next” videos automatically
When the Post Play screen is presented after playback, choose whether an “up next” video should be played automatically after a short countdown.
Display clock in the top bar
This setting can be used to select if the clock should be displayed.
This setting can be used to disable animations that may cause performance issues on some devices.
Select this option to have the app remember which tab you last selected for each source (ie. Recommended, Library, Collections, etc.)
This option can be used to sign out of your Plex Account.
Sign in automatically
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.
Select to allow Plex to automatically adjust the quality of your video based on your connection speed.
Related Page: Automatically Adjust Quality when streaming
This sets the quality to use when streaming content on your local network. In most cases, you can set this to a high value. Higher settings produce better video quality but require more network bandwidth.
Adjust the quality used when streaming content over the internet (either from a remote Plex Media Server or from an online source).
Choose the desired quality level. Higher qualities will require a faster network to support. If you set the quality too high, you will experience slow video playback and frequent pausing.
Play smaller videos at original quality
When enabled, the app will try playing the original video without conversion if it’s smaller than the quality set above. When possible, that will preserve the full quality, but may result in some pausing.
Select the maximum streaming quality that is allowed for music/audio playback when streaming over the internet. This can be used to help reduce the bandwidth (or data) used when remotely streaming high-quality audio.
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.)
Boost the audio volume when audio is being both transcoded and downmixed from surround sound to stereo.
Display information overlay
Display overlay including information regarding various media properties for the current item.
Allows you to select the font size for subtitles.
The Subtitle Color setting allows the user to specify the color that subtitles are displayed in.
Allows you to show a background behind subtitles.
The Subtitle position setting controls the location where subtitles are displayed on the screen when supported and enabled.
Override included subtitle styling
When a style is specified in a subtitle, that style is used.
The app will present video streams with multi-channel audio as-is.
Refresh Rate Switch
This feature enables the app to change the display refresh rate to the same value (or multiple of) as the fps the video was encoded in (or as close as possible) before starting playback. This allows the app to minimize the amount of stutter/judder that you might otherwise see when playing back videos which do not match up well.
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
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.
When you enable network logging in the Android app, for the next 20 minutes all log messages from the app will be sent to a logging service.
Tip!: Only enable network logging if you’re also reporting details about an issue in our support forums. Network logs are not proactively reviewed.
Related Page: Android, Android TV, Fire TV Logs
Share crash reports
Allow Plex to automatically report crashes to help us improve the application.
View Terms of Service
Links you to our terms of service.
View all required third party licenses of tools used in creation of app