Keyboard Shortcuts

Warning!: Plex Home Theater is deprecated and no longer in development. We have focused our efforts on the newer Plex Media Player app instead and recommend moving to that app.

Plex Home Theater is designed as a 10-foot UI and is thus intended to be controlled via a remote control or keyboard. Available keyboard shortcuts can vary depending on the activity being performed.

In the sections below, the keyboard arrow keys are denoted by

Navigating Plex Home Theater

The following keyboard shortcuts can be used while navigating through the application.

  • - navigate left

  • - navigate up

  • - navigate right

  • - navigate down

  • enter - select or enter current item

  • esc - back or exit

  • P - start playback of current item

  • C - open the context menu

  • Q - perform the Add to Up Next action

  • H - jump back to homescreen

  • \ - toggle between windowed and full-screen mode

  • shift-letter - jump to items beginning with the specified letter (e.g. shift-M)

Video Playback

During Playback

While video content is playing, the following keyboard shortcuts are available.

  • spacebar - toggle pause

  • X - stop

  • esc - back or exit

  • M - on-screen menu

  • tab or H - exit to main menu but continue playback (tab again to return)

  • or , - jump back 15 seconds

  • or ] - jump forward 10 minutes (or to the next chapter, if available)

  • or . - jump forward 30 seconds

  • or [ - jump back 10 minutes (or to the previous chapter, if available)

  • F - fast forward (and increase fast forward speed or decrease rewind speed)

  • R - rewind (and increase rewind speed or decrease fast forward speed)

  • i - diagnostic playback information

  • O - progress bar

  • F6 - media item title, poster, and description

  • A - cycle through available audio tracks

  • S - toggle current subtitle on/off

  • L - cycle through available subtitle tracks

  • Z - cycle through view modes (aspect ratios and stretching)

  • + - increase volume

  • - decrease volume

Video On-Screen Menu

If the on-screen menu is activated during video playback, the following keyboard shortcuts are available.

  • - move left

  • - move up

  • - move right

  • - move down

  • enter - select current item

  • esc - back or exit

Music Playback

During playback of music, the following keyboard shortcuts are available.

  • spacebar or P - toggle pause

  • esc or tab or H - exit to main menu but continue playback (tab again to return)

  • or , - previous track

  • or . - next track

  • X - stop

  • + - increase volume

  • - decrease volume

Photo Playback

During a photo slideshow, the following keyboard shortcuts are available.

  • spacebar - toggle pause

  • esc - exit

  • H - exit to homescreen

  • or , - previous photo

  • or . - next photo

  • X - stop