Plex Media Server

Plex Media Server
Plex Media Server

Plex Media Server

Plex Media Server streams all of your media, to all of your devices, everywhere.


Reviews
52.47%
8.07%
5.38%
8.07%
26.01%
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117 rates
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Comments
Kevin Venables
Kevin Venables ★★★★
"I had been using Plex to access mp3 media on external ssd for over 2 years. I use a Yamaha CTX420D Music Center to access the Nvidia Shield as an appliance. This stopped working about 2 months ago & i believe Plex is the issue I tried using Emby on Shield which my Yamaha does see however there are known issues with Emby which although sees all files will not play any. I have spoken with NVidia & Yamaha but seems no way of getting Plex involved. Issue with Plex Server on Shield is current version is installed via playstore and will not support older versions."
Version: 1.25.2.5319 (smb)
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"Works a charm with the Nvidia Shield Android TV"
Version: 0.9.17.1.256 (smb)
A Google user
A Google user
"It`s as bad as it can get. It turns 300+ USD device (Shield) to a completely unusable piece of hardware. It crashes on everything - adding a new video, playing a video - you name it. It slows down the device to a halt. If you can avoid it - please do. Never, ever pay them a cent."
Version: 1.18.7.2457 (smb)
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"Working well and I`m able to stream my library directly from my shieldTV"
Version: 0.9.17.1.256 (smb)
Dżeff Łejlen
Dżeff Łejlen
"Plex, as a company, is non-repsponsive to it`s customers. There has been a long standing issue where the server looses connection to the TV tuner and the DVR stops recording however, the company prioritizes things like offering more free TV stations, that not many people actually use. Plex has bugs such as when the user presses the `back` button, instead of going back 10 seconds it skips the video ahead 5 minutes. Like with the antenna and the DVR, and long standing issue that Plex moves below internal priorities such as changing the color of a button. Generally speaking I do love Plex because I can watch my recorded shows anywhere I have a device, but when there are ugly bugs reported and they do not respond, it only upsets the customer base. I have the Plex Pass so I am not paying a monthly fee but if I was, I would likely consider cancelling my subscription of the lack of support from Plex."
Version: 1.25.2.5319 (smb)
Doug Dingle
Doug Dingle ★★★★
"Works reasonably well on a Shield Pro 2019 device. My setup has the Plex client on the Shield as well, and content storage on an external 3TB WD Red drive connected to the Shield via USB3. Loses its mind every once in a while, and I`m trying to determine whether it`s the software or the Shield operating system at fault. Has not happened often enough to nail down the cause. Three incidents in four months, with all three cleared up by rebooting the Shield, a relatively simple and quick procedure. I used to run Plex Server on an old PC, then on a NAS, but this is much better as a much lower power solution that doesn`t need to stream local content across my home network."
Version: 1.20.1.3252 (smb)
A Google user
A Google user ★★
"Back to Kodi. I keep trying Plex and I am constantly disappointed. I`m trying to shift away from Kodi, however I keep going back. I tried Plex again recently and after many many problems I did a factory reset on my Shield TV, and I formatted a flash drive for adoptable storage. I watch every day as the storage used by Plex increases. Kodi took up less than 500 MB, Plex is up to 5 GB for the same database. Prior to the recent factory reset the Plex database was over 7 GB. I am attempting to switch to local database in hopes it reads the .nfo and .jpg files accompanying every single movie and TV show. The fact that you CANNOT use Plex for local media on a Fire TV Stick just gives me more reason to dislike Plex."
Version: 1.18.2.2079 (smb)
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"I didn`t want to get into the full swing of PLEX until I realised how important it is to organise my media, and how beautiful a library can look afterwards. At first I thought I would only want it to manage my files across the network between my PCs and Android devices, but this really shows and impresses my family and neighbors on how convenient it is to stream media over the network instead of passing storage devices around the lot. Thanks for providing this for us on the new SHIELD Experience Update!"
Version: 1.1.4.306 (smb)
A Google user
A Google user
"Need to add move whole program to sd or at least utilise adoptive storage to store metadata, program, transcoding etc. for shield tv 16gb. Just does not work trying to fit everything on SHIELD’s internal memory. Great user interface but useless on this device as it runs out of internal memory really quickly storing all the thumbnails etc. If i cant use this feature may as well just use vlc and browse and directly play media. Gave it a shot and what could be potentially a 5 star program really only is worthy of a 1 as it is currently useless to me at the moment as the database grows to big to fit on the internal memory. Fix this issue and you will be a solid 5."
Version: 1.0.3.273 (smb)
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★
"Great, but when will we get updates? PMS is on 1.0.3 now and we`re stuck on 0.9.17!!"
Version: 0.9.17.1.256 (smb)
A Google user
A Google user ★★★
"Where is the 1.0 update? Or updates in general?"
Version: 0.9.17.1.256 (smb)
A Google user
A Google user
"Forced download. I didn`t ask for and don`t want this app, but now it`s taking up space on my device"
Version: 0.9.17.1.256 (smb)
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"I see a lot of negative reviews but Plex has been brilliant for us. Using on an Nvidia Shield, external drive plugged in for storage. I pay for Plex Pass so the whole family can use it and I barely hear any issues from any of them. It`s not without it`s faults obviously but the frequent updates generally fix anything major. 5/5 from me."
Version: 1.18.7.2457 (smb)
A Google user
A Google user
"Warning to anyone trying to use this for a server. Buggy and now won;t start after several attempts. Running latest version. Don`t waste your time."
Version: 1.18.3.2156 (smb)
Wave Winston
Wave Winston ★★
"Using Nvidia Shield 2017. Since this PMS update and the last PMS (Plex Media Server) update, I am experiencing constant buffering... especially with 4K content. My media library is almost unplayable now. Plex Dev please look into this issue."
Version: 1.30.2.6563 (smb)
Google Eyes
Google Eyes ★★★
"Plex is like past products from AMD. Requires constant tinkering to keep running. In three years I have not experienced a full month of Plex running without interruption. It great when it works tho. It just rarely works properly."
Version: 1.25.3.5385 (smb)
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"have to set up external storage from pc, even though the storage is connected to the shield tv. once it`s set up, it works great."
Version: 0.9.17.1.256 (smb)
A Google user
A Google user
"No longer works on Nvidia Shield TV since the Oreo update. The server stops regularly. There are also issues with access to shared drives."
Version: 1.13.5.5291 (smb)
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"Just had this problem and this solution worked for me. Thanks"
Version: 1.13.8.5395 (smb)
A Google user
A Google user ★★
"Absolutely awesome that I can use the Shield as a Plex media server but can`t get more than two stars due to inability to use adoptable storage as metadata file. The metadata folder is permanently linked to the internal storage which is limited to 16gb on the standard Shield. The server has now used up all 16gb of my internal storage and I can no longer even update my apps or download new apps."
com.plexapp.mediaserver.smb
Installs: 1,000,000+ (1,449,095 at 2024-02-23 18:49:03)
Version: 1.32.8.7639 (smb)
Category: Video Players
Pegi : Everyone
Publish Date : May 26, 2016
Update Date : 2023-12-04
Android Version : 6.0
Available on
Get it on Google Play
Publisher
Plex, Inc.
Plex, Inc.
1999 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 700, PMB 735
Campbell, CA 95008
https://plex.tv
support@plex.tv
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DESCRIPTION
The Plex Media Server scans and organizes your media, then lets you stream it to all of your devices. It`s the central, most important piece of Plex. Once installed, it gets to work scanning and cataloging every piece of media, making it look beautiful and intuitively organized.
RECENT CHANGES
See https://goo.gl/CHv2uD for a list of what’s new.
DATA SAFETY AND SECURITY
This app has access to

Other
· view network connections
· prevent device from sleeping
· change network connectivity
· run at startup
· full network access

Photos/Media/Files
· modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
· read the contents of your USB storage

Storage
· modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
· read the contents of your USB storage

Wi-Fi connection information
· view Wi-Fi connections

Security Practices

Data is encrypted in transit
· Your data is transferred over a secure connection
You can request that data be deleted
· The developer provides a way for you to request that your data be deleted

Data that may be shared with other companies or organizations

Location
Approximate location (Optional) : App functionality, Developer communications, Advertising or marketing

Data this app may collect

App activity
App interactions (Optional) : Analytics, Personalization
In-app search history (Optional) : App functionality, Analytics

App info and performance
Crash logs (Optional) : Analytics
Diagnostics (Optional) : Analytics
Other app performance data (Optional) : Analytics

Device or other IDs
Device or other IDs (Optional) : App functionality, Analytics, Developer communications, Advertising or marketing, Personalization, Account management

Financial info
Purchase history (Optional) : App functionality

Location
Approximate location (Optional) : App functionality, Analytics, Personalization

Personal info
Email address (Optional) : App functionality, Developer communications, Advertising or marketing, Account management
Name (Optional) : App functionality, Account management
User IDs (Optional) : App functionality, Analytics, Advertising or marketing, Fraud prevention, security, and compliance, Personalization, Account management

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