Settings: Xbox One

Settings for the Plex for Xbox One app can be accessed from the User Menu located in the upper-right of the the Home Screen.

Main

Automatically Sign In

If you're a member of a Plex Home, you can use this option to have the app automatically sign in to the last used user and bypass any PIN for that user.

Related PagePlex Pass > Plex Home

Language

Choose the language for the Plex for Xbox One interface.

Cinema Trailers

The cinema trailers setting controls how many cinema trailers will play before a movie. Source settings can be controlled through Plex Media Server.

Related PageCinema Trailers & Extras

Screen Saver

The screen saver setting controls the timeout before the screen saver begins. Note that this is independent from the system.

Clock

The clock setting can be used to select the clock format to be used, or if the clock should be disabled.

Background Style

The background style setting lets the user choose between Blur and Dim.

Play Theme Music

Choose if you would like the Theme Music played while browsing TV Shows.

Sound Feedback

Select to enable feedback sounds when navigating the app.

Audio

Volume Boost

Boost the audio volume when audio is being both transcoded and downmixed from surround sound to stereo.

Video

Local Quality

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 "Original"). Higher settings produce better video quality but require more network bandwidth.

Remote Quality

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 PageWhy is my video stream buffering?

Online Quality

You can set the quality to use when streaming content from Channels in Plex. The quality you can reliably use is typically limited by either your download bandwidth or the network speed of the source website for the Channel from which you're streaming.

Related PageChannels

Subtitles Size

The Subtitle Size setting controls which preset size subtitles are rendered at: Tiny, Small, Normal, Large, and Huge.

Burn Subtitles

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.)

The Subtitle Size setting controls which preset size subtitles are rendered at: Tiny, Small, Normal, Large, and Huge.

Related PageUsing Subtitles

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. You will almost always want this enabled.

Allow Direct Stream

When enabled, the Allow Direct Stream toggle allows the server to copy compatible audio and video streams without converting them and repackage the streams inside a natively supported container. You will almost always want this enabled.

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.

Manual Servers

You can manually specify the IP address (IPv4) and port for a Plex Media Server to which you want to connect.

Tip!: So long as you sign in to your Plex account in both the Plex for Xbox One app and your Plex Media Server, the app will automatically have connection information for the server and you won't need to use this.

Privacy

Log to Media Server

Xbox One app will automatically send log lines to the Server to which you're connected.

About

The About menu contains the version of Plex (the integrated UI), and the underlying Operation System are running.