Settings for the Apple TV app can be accessed from the User Menu (accessed by selecting your avatar image) located at the top of the the Navigation Side Bar.
Select which user you would like to sign in as.
Automatically Sign In
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.
Related Page: Plex Home
You can choose if you would like to allow Plex to display items on the Top Shelf of your Apple TV home screen.
The cinema trailers setting controls how many cinema trailers will play before a movie. Source settings can be controlled through Plex Media Server.
Choose if you would like the Theme Music played while browsing TV Shows.
When the Post Play screen is presented after playback, choose whether an “up next” video should be played automatically after a short countdown.
Related Page: Play Queue Post-Play Screen
Use Enhanced Video Player
You can enable or disable the new experimental video player.
This sets the quality to use when streaming content on your local network. In most cases, you can set this to a high value (such as “Maximum”). Higher settings produce better video quality but require more network bandwidth.
You can set the quality to use when streaming content from a remote Plex Media Server. The quality you can reliably use is typically limited by either your download bandwidth or the upload bandwidth from the source Plex Media Server.
Related Page: Why is my video stream buffering?
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.
Advertise as Player
Enable or disable the ability for other Plex apps to fling content to this device and control it remotely.
Related Page: Plex Companion
Allow Direct Play
When playing media that is natively compatible, the Allow Direct Play toggle allows the app to directly play it without any conversion.
Boost the audio volume when audio is being both transcoded and downmixed from surround sound to stereo.
You can select the type of TV you’re using to play your media.
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.)
Override Subtitles Styles
When a style is specified in a subtitle, that style is used.
The Subtitle Size setting controls which preset size subtitles are rendered at: Tiny, Small, Normal, Large, and Huge.
Send Crash Reports
Allow Plex to automatically report crashes to help us improve the application.
When enabled it will set the app to log additional information. You should generally only enable this option if specifically requested to do so for troubleshooting.
Enable Log Download
Enable remote logging for the next 20 minutes if the App is connected to your Plex account.
Related Page: Apple TV Logs
Information about third-party packages used in the app.
The version of Plex that is running.
View Terms of Service
View Plex’s Terms of Service.
View information about your “AdChoices”.
Should you wish to disconnect the app from you Plex account you can simply tap Sign Out to sign your Plex account out of the app.