Managed Users

Tip!: Managed Users are part of the Plex Home feature and require an active Plex Pass subscription for the Home administrator Plex account.

The administrator for a Plex Home has the ability to create Managed Users within that home. These are often used by parents to create an account for their children, for instance.

Current App Support

The following Plex Apps currently support using Managed User accounts:

  • Android (currently mobile and Android TV layouts only)
  • Apple TV
  • iOS
  • PlayStation
  • Plex Home Theater
  • Plex Media Player
  • Plex Web App
  • Roku
  • Smart TVs and TiVo
  • Windows
  • Windows Phone
  • Xbox 360

Note: In order to actually use a Managed User, you need to first sign into the Plex app as a regular/full member of the Home. Once you do so, you can then switch to the Managed User in supported apps.

Related Page: Plex Pass > Plex Home > Example Plex Home Setup

Creating Managed Users

The admin of a Plex Home can create Managed Users under the Users area in Plex Web App. This is accessed under Settings > Users.

You can share Libraries and set Restrictions for a Managed User just like you can for a regular Plex Account.

Related Page: Plex Media Server > Users > My Home
Related Page: Server Sharing > Restricting the Shares

Differences from Regular Plex Accounts

Managed Users have some notable differences from a regular Plex account created on the plex.tv website.

  • No unique username is required
  • No email address is required
  • No password is required
  • No access to a "Watch Later" queue
  • No access to Recommendations
  • Cannot have Friends outside the Plex Home
  • Cannot share with users outside the Plex Home
  • Cannot run a Plex Media Server of their own

Tip!: A Managed User is great for situations where the admin of a Home doesn't want a member to need a unique username/password or else be able to interact outside of the Home, such as an account for a young child.