Plex for Android

Plex for Android

Quick Specs

  • Version:
  • Total Downloads:
  • Date Added:
    May 27, 2013
  • Price:
    Purchase; Requires Android phone; $4.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
  • Platform:
  • Product ranking:
    #40 in Media Players

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0


  • Improved login and signup experience
  • Audio control notifications (skip, pause, play)
  • Improved refreshing of library sections (scroll position maintained)
  • Added new section filtering options, On Deck, Recently Added, Types, By Folder, etc.
  • Added share option, allows queuing URLs to Plex from other applications
  • Ability to browse “up” from library content
  • New preplay layouts for small screen devices
  • Added remote play support (“Play On”) (hold down play button)
  • Added remote play notifications
  • Support for client side subtitles
  • Support for ‘Announcements’ to keep up to date all things Plex
  • Default posters for items
  • Parallax scrolling background art on home screen and small-screen prepays
  • Delete library content from client (needs to be enabled on your server)
  • Maximum quality setting. Helps ensure remuxing on GTVs.
  • Force Direct Play Profile (available in Settings – Device Profile). Attempts to always Direct Play videos and will fallback to transcoding if fails.
  • Setting to allow disabling ‘Network Discovery’
  • If direct playing fails, fall back to transcoding
  • Connectivity checks when user refreshes home screen
  • [Sync] Massive UI improvements
  • [Sync] New “synced” filter in library sections
  • [Sync] Merging of libraries with those currently synced
  • [Sync] Allow synced content to be played to external players
  • [Sync] Add option to “prefer synced content”
  • [GTV] Allow the play button to directly play On Deck items
  • [GTV] Allow the play button to play items from their preplay screens


  • Improve memory usage around music playback
  • Reduce memory usage around background art
  • Only consider non-shared servers for default
  • Unwatched filter was backwards
  • Improve the share action, don’t bring up Plex, and reload the queue in the background
  • Fix issue where track duration could be cropped
  • Don’t allow multiple “now playing” windows to launch
  • Resume should now work perfectly (and more quickly) across all versions of the OS
  • When transcode playback is paused for a long time, resume works
  • Detect media not being accessible before playing
  • Resolve playback issues with iTunes
  • Ensure theme music stops when going back to the home screen
  • Resolve layout issue of episode unwatched count indicator
  • Resolve layout issue for Seekbar preference
  • Fixed an issue where connectivity to a server could be lost
  • Fix video aspect ratio not being correct on some devices
  • Don't allow secondary servers to become 'selected'
  • Consider all streams when deciding to Direct Play
  • Fix a crash when pausing audio
  • Fix issue when remote play is issued
  • Fix crash in search
  • Don't start the audio service when playing video
  • Add missing icons to the menu
  • Only toast about server discovery if application is active
  • Resolve issue where video control visibility was being toggled too aggressively
  • Resolved playback issue which prevented Direct Play of media which had no audio stream selected
  • Selecting a friend request or recommendation notification will now also cancel the notification
  • Resolved layout issue in Friends page where long names could push the buttons off screen
  • Fix inconsistency in HTTP headers passed to media server
  • Add the ability to refresh the list of players
  • Fix alignment of audio / subtitle stream selectors
  • Fix issue where filter menu would automatically close
  • Apply maximum bitrate limit when deciding whether or not to Direct Play
  • Server reachability is updated as the network changes
  • Request constant sized image for photo view, to increase cache hit frequency
  • Crash attempting to setup transcoder quality settings
  • Allow intelligent server selection when transcoding is required
  • Resolve layout issue for track titles which were too long
  • Center album thumbs in the Artist page
  • Fix issue where “Clear Cache” would be ignored
  • If we can’t locally transcode a photo due to memory, use the original
  • Crash when rotating on the episode/movie prepay pages
  • Support subtitle / audio stream selection across multiple versions of media
  • Clarify AC3 / DTS settings in the Device media profiles
  • Sync] Synchronize watched status and progress for synced content back to server
  • Sync] Don’t allow sync over cellular network if not permitted
  • Sync] Kick off sync on app start and when item added/updated
  • [Sync] Sync storage location choice is now respected
  • [Sync] Allow manual selection of custom sync directory
  • [Sync] Resolve issue where storage location could not be set to external location
  • [Sync] Reduce minimum to 0.1 GB so that Google TV devices can at least sync some media
  • [Sync] Be careful not to delete synced content if there wasn’t a successful sync
  • [Sync] Resolve issue where incomplete synced files could be played
  • [Sync] Resolve issue resuming sync download
  • [Sync] Send up resolution for sync items
  • [Sync] Display synced content from more than one server
  • [Sync] Ensure that when syncing over wifi we attempt to keep wifi connection (speeds up transfer)
  • [Sync] Added more sync status into the sync list in settings
  • [Sync] Better sync defaults for TV shows
  • [Sync] Allow non-touch devices to focus video controls and manipulate seek bar
  • [Sync] Fixed 0 byte sync'ed images
  • [Sync] Fix to make maximum sync limit preference behave correctly
  • [Sync] Fix 2/4GB limit on for synced files on some filesystems
  • [Sync] Make sure we set the resolution limit when creating a sync item
  • [Sync] Update audio/Pphoto quality when updating a sync item
  • [Sync] Resolve various issues which prevented syncing of channel content
  • [Sync] Ensure that the Sync List page continually showed updates to syncing and transcoding
  • [Sync] Provide descriptive message when attempting to sync unsupported content
  • [Sync] Resolve issue browsing synced photos
  • [Sync] Ensure sync location is writable
  • [Sync] With high quality sync, limit resolution to screen size
  • [Sync] Update server reachability before syncing
  • [Sync] Fix a refresh issue when deleting multiple sync items
  • [Sync] Resolve issue which prevented single watched episode syncing
  • [Sync] New Sync sections would not become available or removed when the last item was removed, unless the application was restarted
  • [Sync] Don’t delete local state too eagerly
  • [Sync] Report sync list unavailable instead of “no items” when we’re offline
  • [Sync] Allow single photo syncing
  • [Sync] Display bit-rates when creating sync items and ensure that they are passed to the server
  • [Sync] Resolve issue where carrier APN would block localhost networking
  • [GTV] Allow basic navigation via remote control
  • [GTV] Hide filters when focus moves back to section grid
  • [GTV] Added small/big skipping via ffwd/rew/next/prev keys
  • [GTV] Slider for sync storage limit works
  • [GTV] Pass AC3/DTS compatibility to allow remuxing those formats
  • [GTV] Resolve issue where theme music prevented multi-channel audio
  • [GTV] Resolve crash playing video after music
  • [GTV] Show the navigation controls when the user presses the play button
  • [GTV] Allow seeking audio via the DPAD
  • [GTV] Better handling of fast forward / rewind remote control events
Publisher Plex
Publisher web site
Release Date May 27, 2013
Date Added May 27, 2013
Version 3.0
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android, Android 2.2, Android 2.1
Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.1 and above.
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name details
Total Downloads 538
Downloads Last Week 4
License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $4.99

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