Friendly name for the device.
Choose the streaming services you use so Plex can tell when content on them is available as part of Discover
Related Page: Discover Source
Play theme music
Choose if you would like the Theme Music played while browsing TV Shows.
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.
Sync my watch state and ratings
Enable Watch State syncing for your account.
Related Page: Sync Watch State and Ratings
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.
Have Plex player suggest lowering or increasing quality based on current bandwidth with server
Related Page: Playback Quality Suggestions
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.
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. This is often referred to as Autoplay.
The cinema trailers setting controls how many cinema trailers will play before a movie. Source settings can be controlled through Plex Media Server.
Rewind on Resume (Plex Pass Required)
When resuming playback of a paused item, you can choose to have the playback “rewind” and start X number of second prior to the point at which it was paused. This can be helpful in cases where you left the playback paused for an extended period. (Note that this does not impact starting playback via the Resume button on the details page of a media item or starting playback of an in-progress item directly from Continue Watching, for instance.)
This setting defaults to
None or you can choose various values between 1 and 30 seconds.
Skip Intro (Plex Pass Required)
For TV show content that has intro markers this option determines if it will automatically skip the intro or even show the button. Choices are:
- Disabled: Don’t show the Skip Intro button at all
- Manually: Display the Skip Intro button and the user must interact with it if they want to skip the intro (Default)
- Automatically: Skip the intro sequence without having to hit the button
Related Page: Skip TV Show Intros
Skip Ads in Recorded Content (Plex Pass Required)
If you have content recorded from a Plex DVR and have enabled the ability for Plex to try and detect the commercial breaks, then a skip commercial button will be displayed by default. This setting allows you to control how ads detected in Plex Media Sever library content can be skipped. It will not skip past ads in our free, ad-supported Live TV or On-Demand content. Choices are:
- Disabled: Don’t show the Skip Ads button at all
- Manually: Show the Skip Ads button and the user must interact with it if they want to skip the ad break (Default)
- Automatically: Skip Ads without having to hit the button
Related Page: Removing Commercials
Skip Credits (Plex Pass Required)
For content that has credit markers this option determines if it will automatically skip or even show the button. Choices are:
- Disabled: Don’t show the Skip Credits button at all
- Manually: Show the Skip Credits button and the user must interact with it if they want to skip the credits (Default)
- Automatically: Skip the credit sequence without having to hit the button.
Related Page: Credit Detection
Show Up Next (Plex Pass Required)
When a video finishes, there is an “Up Next” screen. This is the same screen that the auto play timer will appear on or when a movie finishes. Choices are:
- When Video Finishes
- During final credits: (Default) Video will minimize and continue playing in the Up Next screen. Return to full screen by selecting the minimized video.
Related Page: Credit Detection
Passout Protection (Plex Pass Required)
By default auto-playing content will not continue to auto-play the next item, if it’s been more than 2 hours since the user last interacted with the app. This is to help prevent content from continually playing if you fall asleep. Choices are:
- Never Prompt (Disable Passout Protection)
- After 1 hour
- After 2 hours (Default)
- After 3 hours
Auto Play Countdown Time (Plex Pass Required)
By default, the Up Next item has a countdown timer before the next item in the queue will auto play. You can adjust that to play immediately or select from different countdown presets. Choices are:
- 5 seconds
- 10 seconds (default for mobile players)
- 15 seconds (default for TV players)
- 30 seconds
- 60 seconds
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, Portal 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