Plex for Android

Plex for Android


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  • User-friendly interface
  • Different Plex sections
  • Share libraries with other Plex users
  • Watch queued videos
  • Built-in media player
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Expert's Review

"Access your media content from anywhere"

Reviewed by / Jun 21, 2013

Plex for Android is a media player that enables users to organize and watch their media content wherever they are

In a few words, PLEX is media player system associated to a media server for organizing and streaming any media content on any device with a Plex app installed. For example, you can stream your favorite series, movies, photos (whatever media) from a Plex media server installed on your PC to your TV/Tablet/Smartphone Plex client app.

In addition, there are some media content channels that can be installed on your Plex app for a faster access. Thus, channels such as CNET, Youtube, Vimeo and many other can be installed on your Plex app and watch their content from any device. Actually, you can even download browser Plex plugins for queuing videos from any supported media content provider.

Plex for Android app has different sections: recently added, on deck, queue, recommended, channels and shared libraries. The latter is exactly what it sounds like: you can share your library with other Plex users and gain access to theirs and, obviously, add those Plex friends.

I can just recommend you to give it a chance. Plex (and other media player system like XBMC) are changing the way we watch and share media content online. Must-have app.

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Developer's original description available here
Plex ( organizes all of your video, music, and photo collections and streams them to all of your screens. Enjoy unlimited use of the free version of this app, and unlock its full functionality with a Plex Pass subscription -OR- a small one-time in-app purchase (see below).

Note: If you’ve already purchased the app or have a Plex Pass, you do NOT need to purchase again! We attempt to detect your previous purchase automatically. If this fails, please select "Already Paid?" on the activation screen and follow the instructions to restore your purchase.

Free functionality
• Unlimited casting of photos and videos from the Camera Roll on your phone or tablet to Plex apps on Roku, Chromecast, Android TV, Fire TV, and Plex Home Theater (coming soon to Xbox One, Playstation, and other apps).
• Unlimited casting of any media on your Plex Media Server (free download available at to other Plex Apps.
• Remote control your big screen Plex Apps.
• LIMITATION: Playing media from your Plex Media Server on the device running this app is limited (one minute for music and video, watermark on photos) until the app is unlocked.

Unlocked functionality
• Unlock unlimited streaming to your phone or tablet with a Plex Pass subscription that includes many other premium features (available at -OR- a small one-time in-app purchase.

Here’s a small taste of more things that Plex does to make your media experience awesome:
• Plex makes your media beautiful with artwork, rich metadata, and related content.
• Plex automatically converts your media on-the-fly to play on any device.
• Easily share your media with friends and family.
• Plex Pass feature: Sync media to your phone or tablet for offline viewing.
• Plex Pass feature: Sync media to your favorite cloud provider including Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box, so you can stream media even when your server is offline.
• Plex Pass feature: Online Trailers and Extras for the movies in your collection!
• Mark online videos from sites like Vimeo and YouTube to be able to 'Watch Later' on all of your Plex apps.

Getting up and running is easy, install the FREE Plex Media Server now (!


Recently changed in this version

NEW (v4.0.0)
- Redesigned home dashboard.
- Plex Home support for managed users and fast user switching.
- Don't require activation when playing media flung from other devices.
- [Android TV] App can now be activated with a Plex Pass enabled account -OR- an in-app purchase.

FIXES (v4.0.1):
- Crash when selecting the 'already paid' option on the welcome screen.
- Fix crash scrolling on the home screen immediately after a pull-to-refresh operation.
- Many more, see

Lists with Plex for Android

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Reviewed by Anna Grace.

Comments and ratings for Plex for Android
  • (70)

    by Brock Reed on 31/03/2015


  • (70)

    by Spiros Saklias on 31/03/2015

    Latest version has caused Sync to stop working.

  • (70)

    by Davey Walker on 31/03/2015

    Good stuff I cast to my roku for home and on my phone a lot with no problems

  • (70)

    by Kevin Sowells on 31/03/2015

    Best ever

  • (70)

    by Sanjeeva Jayasuriya on 31/03/2015

    Works perfectly.

  • (70)

    by Andrew Paston on 31/03/2015

    Would be great if you could just update a single folder instead of having to scan the whole library.... My only complaint

  • (70)

    by charlotte morris on 31/03/2015

    Able to link with my brother and view his library. Great feature.

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