Plex for Android

Plex for Android

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

  • 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 personal media, wherever you keep it, so you can enjoy it on any device. With Plex, you can easily stream your videos, music, photos and home movies to your Android phone or tablet from your home computer running Plex Media Server (available for free at

- Plex makes your media beautiful with rich descriptions, artwork, and other metadata.
- Plex automatically converts your media on-the-fly to play on any device.
- Easily share your media with friends and family.
- Browse, fling and control your media on any Plex-enabled device, including the Google Chromecast
- Sync media to your phone or tablet for offline viewing (Plex Pass)
- 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)
- Access a wide range of online channels such as TED, Revision3, and TWiT.
- Queue online videos from sites like Vimeo and YouTube and watch them later on any device.

With Plex, your media universe is constantly expanding. Getting up and running is easy, so start now!

★★★ NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A PLEX MEDIA SERVER (AVAILABLE FOR FREE AT INSTALLED AND RUNNING TO STREAM LOCAL MEDIA. VERSION OR HIGHER IS REQUIRED. DRM-protected content (such as video from the iTunes store), ISO disc images, and VIDEO_TS folders are not supported. ★★★

Recently changed in this version

What's new?

- Camera Upload (Plex Pass Required): Automatically upload your mobile's photos to your Plex Media Server


- Fix bug that caused all sync content to be deleted for some users.
- Do a better job of finding photos to upload in phones with KitKat and an external SD card.
- Lots more fixes, read about them here:

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Comments and ratings for Plex for Android
  • (70)

    by jeff hayes on 21/07/2014

    Best media front end app

  • (70)

    by David Chow on 21/07/2014

    This client is quite easy to use, and the response time is great as well

  • (70)

    by Tim Wilson on 20/07/2014

    Unfortunately this app no longer works properly since android 4.4.3. Stutters after a few mins of playback and makes the app useless. Hope a fix is coming since I paid $5 for the app.

  • (70)

    by Carl Fischer on 20/07/2014

    Plex is awesome, my mac mini is running plex server, and hardly even tacs the cpu.

  • (70)

    by Jason Ng on 20/07/2014

    I pooped my pants its so good. This app is the equivalent of getting a pony on your birthday. The server program made my hard drive vomit rainbows. If I could, I'd make sweet sweet love to the Dev team one by one then buy them all an ice cream desert. Mothers have less love for their children than I and my friends have for Plex. Truly a spectacle to behold. My girlfriend even likes it. Yes, I have

  • (70)

    by John Fellin on 20/07/2014

    Supports chrome cast. If you have a roku you can find videos in the app and Plex them on the roku.

  • (70)

    by David William on 20/07/2014

    I want my money back 2 dollars for something useless