Plex: Stream Free Movies & Watch Live TV Shows Now APK

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Plex: Stream Free Movies & Watch Live TV Shows Now apk

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Apk Size47.03 MB
App DeveloperPlex, Inc.
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Install on Android6.0 and up

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Plex: Stream Free Movies & Watch Live TV Shows Now is plexapp,android,media,video,plex, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3.74 by 155 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Plex, Inc. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 6.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 2699574+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Stream free movies & TV with no subscription! Plus live news, podcasts & more. 

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

In-App billing
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receive data from Internet
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Google Play Reviews

  1. Cameron Hnatkowicz-avatar

    Cameron Hnatkowicz


    I've used plex for more than 5 years, it's great overall. This app has definitely gotten better but still needs work. The basic functionality is usually fine but the bells and whistles aren't fully implemented. My most recent example of this would be trying to cast to my Sonos speakers. I bought a lifetime plex pass and am still not able to cast.

  2. Aj C.-avatar

    Aj C.


    apk 3/5 stars because the remote control doesn't work. It USED to work. Then an update occured at some point and now I can't use my phone to connect to my computer (while the computer is playing a show) and use my phone to pause, control volume or skip videos. I paid for what??? Nothing apparently. Nothing the free version doesn't already do.

  3. Les Artistes-avatar

    Les Artistes


    plex pass subscriber here. I enjoy having the ease of the gui. unfortunately there is a lack of support for the photo databasing aspect of the apps. going through the menus are a bit slow. even with a fast internet connection, it is slow. I would love for the developers to work on a preaching script. simply ask the user to spare some storage space to pre-render thumbnails and pre-load videos for video previews. evey other app has dancing gifs and indexed videos for quick scrolls.

  4. Paul B.-avatar

    Paul B.


    Was a very useful app to manage cell phone photos/videos on a Synology NAS. This was the reason for purchasing Plex Pass Lifetime. Suddenly, cellular uploading is not supported. Now we have to wait for Synology DSM 7.0 update and the new release of Synology Photos, hopefully better than the old DSM Photos and initially so cumbersome, I chose Plex. Bad news for more than a few customers. Goodbye Plex.

  5. Robin Rayée-avatar

    Robin Rayée


    Great app for the most part but plagued by incessant crashing and bugs. Sometimes it resets playback after a few seconds, sometimes it stops the playback alltogether when switching to a different app. Endless buffer loops and syncing items corrupts their files. I have to force stop and clear the cache of this ap at least 2-3 times a week to get it to work properly. The browser version is fine but both the mobile and desktop apps are lacking.

  6. Shaun McCarthy-avatar

    Shaun McCarthy


    Still good, but they seem far more focused on adding worthless features than making the useful ones work correctly. They added a bunch of tv and movies with ads (and Tidal), but Chromecast (a major feature) has been broken for months. In general, the app has a LOT of bugs, especially when you're offline and/or not connected to the server. It's still a useful app, but it gets a little worse every time they update it.

  7. Alex Adams-avatar

    Alex Adams


    There are only a couple reasons you'd use plex mobile, the main being you don't have access to your computer or TV. This also likely means you don't have access to WiFi, and so probably would appreciate the ability to download and watch shows. Unfortunately, the devs of this app didn't put enough thought into this use case, as every single movie but one I've tried downloading on this app runs into issues during download or playback. More thought should've gone into the main purpose of the app.

  8. Andrew Brauer-avatar

    Andrew Brauer


    when it works, it's really good. unfortunately, it seems like all the freaking time, it breaks or just doesn't work, sometimes after an update and sometimes for no apparent reason. I'm pretty tech savvy and pretty tolerant of bugs, but this is ridiculous. if it were stable, it's be great.

  9. Alex Cameron-avatar

    Alex Cameron


    Has a lot of potential! I switched from Google play music (reluctantly :/) and have enjoyed using Plex. Mainly on desktop, which has been pretty reliable. This app can be unreliable though - music suddenly stops, the player disappears from notifications, music keeps playing even when a speaker is disconnected. They are annoyances which don't stop me from using it, but I would just expect from a player with this much support. I'm not a Plex pass holder so can't us Plexamp, but maybe one day!

  10. Mihai Girba-avatar

    Mihai Girba


    1 of the 2 reasons for using plex is now gone: camera upload. Very disappointed. You say that there are other solutions out there but I haven't found one that allows to upload photos directly to my hdd when outside my lan. If you take down the https authentication then Kodi wins. I hope you will reconsider. Thank you.

  11. Lynn Evans-avatar

    Lynn Evans


    I have trouble signing in for my t.v. but I love the guide set up and the channel selections. Quality of media is good to very good. Doesn't take long to figure out how to use it but signing in still confusing to me if I signed up 1 time why everytime?? But really enjoy the quality programming you are trying to go for. Thank you for having free to view for the masses of less fortunate people, who can't afford to pay for the big named big cable companies salaries and so forth... Thanks for help.

  12. Trevor Jex-avatar

    Trevor Jex


    No way to disable crossfade when skipping tracks. Also, when using the scrollbar on the music page, the letters don't match up with what actually shows up on the page. Still a great solution to a self-owned music collection but there's work to be done on this app. Edit: Camera upload doesn't work as it should. I'm knocking off a star for that. Edit: having consistent problems with google cast and I can't shuffle while in cast mode or change the volume from other apps with the volume buttons. -1

  13. Joel Magnus-avatar

    Joel Magnus


    Perfect if you don't want to pay for Netflix anymore. My only grip is that it doesn't do a good job of updating between devices. I will watch a show on one device, continue it on another, but I have to go forward a few episodes because it doesn't recognize that I already watched them on a different device

  14. AK Harris-avatar

    AK Harris


    Dropped from a 5 star to a 2. The app refuses to connect to my home server and access the media there. Works on tv but not phone. This is a recent thing, the app was great before that. I can still access Plex's catalog so keeping at a 2 star. This is a known issue that keeps resurfacing with this app and has yet to be actually fixed... Even bought a life time pass and haven't been able to enjoy it Because of this issue

  15. Christian Naumovic-avatar

    Christian Naumovic


    Still impossible to sync playlists. Repeat all/one still not working and not persistent. Still songs not working without a manual forward to give them a go. Still entering a playlist and when exiting being two screens under where I was on enterance. EDIT : now exiting brings you even further back : to your first playlist. To sum up : updates pile up but the app only gets worse. How is that possible ?

  16. Ryan Harrell-avatar

    Ryan Harrell


    Better than Hulu and Netflix as far as functionality. They have a GD shuffle button! I've personally contacted Hulu and Netflix to suggest that feature and got the brush off. Add your own library of owned content or sign up to stream theirs! I honestly cannot rave about this thing enough. Download it!

  17. Adam Halisky-avatar

    Adam Halisky


    Latest update killed the ability to use chromecast. It causes the app to freeze or cause errors. Have a Samsung note 9. Normally a good app. Update: they have done another update and this has still not been addressed. I will update again if this gets fixed. Update 2: So for some reason it apparently logs itself out sometimes even though it shows you are logged in. And this is the cause of the problem. If you manually switch back to yourself this fixes it. FYI if any else has the same problem :)

  18. Peter Riley-avatar

    Peter Riley


    Purchased a subscription thinking it would be Advert Free watching from there on! "Hell no!" More Adverts than FREE View! What is the point of paying a subscription. I will not be renewing my subscription 😡 and I would not recommend taking out a subscription, unless you want to watch Adverts every 8 minutes or so. A total waste of time and money, if your going to watch Plex then stay subscription Free.

  19. Richard Rigg-avatar

    Richard Rigg


    I've been running a plex server for many many years. I have an allwinner t3 based tablet car radio that suddenly stopped streaming movies. The current download is not compatible with the radio and I have to go back to archives to download the last working app. Kinda sux. Their forums are good but normal paid support would be better IMHO.

  20. Joe Roberts-avatar

    Joe Roberts


    Some bugs as always, overall a great app and software. Editing my review. Plex, you are beginning to disappoint me. I have been dabbling with emby lately and I'm liking what I'm seeing. For the love of God. Please focus on fixing bugs and being a self hosted media application. I don't care about your free offerings.

  21. Brad Griffus-avatar

    Brad Griffus


    An update broke the ability to sync music to devices over 3 months ago and has not been fixed. Camera roll syncing is buggy, unstable, and also broken. Looking at the plex website I see this issue dates back over 2 years! Even trying to load the pictures stored on my phone takes minutes to open. Highly regret buying a plex pass. Works fine if all you want to do is stream from your plex server. I have had problems with everything else.

  22. Aaron Aronson-avatar

    Aaron Aronson


    Downgraded My review because of Chromcast issues. It worked great for almost a year, built out a 2000+ video library and a 1500+ music library. Made the mistake to update client and it has been nothing but problems using the same chromecast devices. Amazon and other services work with my chromecast. Their support simply does not exist, and I paid for a lifetime subscription. If they fix it, I'll update my review. Android SG9 plus

  23. Justin Mills-avatar

    Justin Mills


    If you intend on mainly using the Plex Android App, then DONT bother paying for the Plex Pass. There is almost NO SUPPORT for the Android app, and literally everything update focus's on Plex's content rather than improving the functionality of the Media Server. Trying to do even the most basic of tasks such as playing your own music nets constant "playback errors", skipping song you selected to play, and showing playback is active with no sound, previous song button has to be spammed to work.

  24. Floyd Chaz Norman-avatar

    Floyd Chaz Norman


    It's pretty decent but as something that costs $200 it's not as feature complete as DS Video, which is freeware. Plex Pass ($200) only gives you 15 Home Users whereas the Freeware "DS Video" gives you 1000. Until that's fixed, this will be a 2 Star Review.

  25. Samuel Waed-avatar

    Samuel Waed


    After the latest update, plex no longer works for me. I have a strong Internet connection and even tried it on my brand new Asus Rog 3 and smart tv, but still says that its unable to connect nor find my server. I've honestly only had bad experiences with the last few updates. PLEASE FIX!

  26. Richard Vanderpool-avatar

    Richard Vanderpool


    I watched my first movie last night on the free side of Plex. I was very impressed. The commercials were short and reasonable. I don't get people who rate the app poorly when it's free. Definitely going to check out the pay side. Richard

  27. Anthony Sutalo-avatar

    Anthony Sutalo


    Use Jellyfin instead, Plex is garbage. They had a paid camera upload feature that has been buggy since they first implemented it and instead of working on improving it they just removed it entirely. This was the primary reason I went with Plex instead of Jellyfin. There's now literally no reason for you to use/pay Plex for what Jellyfin can do for free. Don't waste $100 on the Plex pass like I did.

  28. Nick Cowan-avatar

    Nick Cowan


    It's working again! I really like plex, the only issue I have at the moment is that podcasts stop randomly when the screen is off. Also, using the app to upload images to my server would be a very clean addition.

  29. Josh Davis-avatar

    Josh Davis


    I love PLEX when it's running smoothly. Anytime there's an update though... I have to manually start plex back up on my server. PLEX set to start automatically when the machine boots. if I'm away from home and PLEX updates I'm SOL until I'm back home.

  30. James Sheppard-avatar

    James Sheppard


    App is absolutely rubbish. Random freezes, poor layout. Plex on a desktop or smart TV is great, but the app is absolutely nothing but irritating and I even pay for Plex Plus!. seriously considering finding another platform for my music library on Android.

  31. Danny Jukes-avatar

    Danny Jukes


    Love the program just one thing need to be fixed I unpin camera roll and it comes back to home page all the time I open the app up please fix as I not want it there at all even after updating it still want my camera roll on home screen that I don't want there fix please even in beta it still happens and needs to be fix in update as the first thing to be done

  32. David James-avatar

    David James


    I will like to see plex on Spanish version on my phone. Also, I will like to see the category names to show up as I name them. Like Drama series, animation series in stead of tv series recently added, tv series recently added. Also, it will be nice to be able to change plex background color theme. Make the thumbnails more modern designs the rectangular tiles look old, make it more like Disney plus or netflix. They both have the best layout and section category naming. Needs more customization

  33. John Lacour-avatar

    John Lacour


    Irresponsible untested updates have once again broken DVR functionality and Chase play. Can no longer use Chase play at home. On my shield TV box. Changing channels using the TV functionality is very slow and needs to be fixed . I have HD home run quad tuner which works perfectly fine using other sources. Lifetime pass don't waste your money..

  34. Patrick Robertson-avatar

    Patrick Robertson


    UPDATE #2: first they remove remote control, and now the camera upload feature? What is wrong with these guys?! Removing useful features we've PAID FOR. I can no longer recommend anybody pay for Plex It is not worth the money and you will only be disappointed. Would not recommend anybody use this or buy Plex Pass.

  35. Steve Epp-avatar

    Steve Epp


    Flawless local stream/cast experience. Casting high definition Videos from my computer used to be a nightmare. I picked up a used server for dirt cheap, set up Plex (simple process), and everything just works flawlessly.

  36. Callum W-avatar

    Callum W


    App is a tad clunky when trying to load things from your server, and has some bugs/crashes. But for what it does, there's very little else as simple to use and setup.

  37. Richard Missenden-avatar

    Richard Missenden


    Won't let me switch from mobile to TV view and back once the popup is gone! Give me ALL options in both modes including the option to change modes!!!! THIS IS SO ANNOYING! STOP TAKING CHOICE AWAY FROM USER!!!

  38. bob f-avatar

    bob f


    3 times now in the past 6 months I've had to reset my home video libraries. And now it's done it again. "No Content " in every folder. This has gotten beyond a joke. I'm gonna start to search for something more reliable.

  39. Christopher Rozumalski-avatar

    Christopher Rozumalski


    I expected a little more from this app but instead it gave me more lowered expectations than I thought some of the shows that I'm trying to watch aren't even the shows that are advertised they need a really sort out their library really better and also streaming issues keep happening such as crashing

  40. Ian Ridsdill-avatar

    Ian Ridsdill


    Good app but I have issues with bluetooth in my car. Skipping songs will often skip two songs then crash the app. The bluetooth connection also drops sometimes until I go into the app and skip to the next song.

  41. Marty McCafferty-avatar

    Marty McCafferty


    Plex is great. This App is ok. Interface is clumsy. It it a pain to use to listem to music while driving, for instance. Plex devs have trouble keeping the interface clean and simple.

  42. Daniel Sui-avatar

    Daniel Sui


    Pain to link and sync. Not so user friendly. Tells me to type link in browser then takes forever to sign me in. Very irritating. If the process to link would have been easy. I would have given a 5.

  43. David Toro-avatar

    David Toro


    This app is such trash with remote play and Plex pass. I have to watch plex shows on my mobile browser 99% of the time when I'm not home because the app never connects. Fix this and you'll get 5 stars.

  44. Andrew Matthews-avatar

    Andrew Matthews


    Plex DVR has a lot of bugs. Remote streaming and casting are broken for me. I wish Plex would spend more effort concentrating on their core product instead of bloating it with useless garbage streaming channels.

  45. Chase Mott-avatar

    Chase Mott


    Incredibly fun, powerful, and useful platform. Originally got it to sample its functionality. I now use it every day for several different purposes.

  46. M R-avatar

    M R


    I mainly started using it to enhance the HDHomerun dvr and local tv stations I have. It allowed me to watch the things I recorded anywhere. I pay for the Plex Pass, and to me its worth it.

  47. Horacio J-avatar

    Horacio J


    "resume" still does not work, most of the times. The same for jump back/forward. Even worse, in both cases restarts from the beginning

  48. CRONUS Karmalakas-avatar

    CRONUS Karmalakas


    Any plans to stop introducing bugs to core features? Prevents TV screensaver after playback is done. Movie/Episode not marked as played after it ends. Lots of videos just stopped playing without encoding even on same network.. And so on...

  49. Anke Kellermann-avatar

    Anke Kellermann


    I was tempted to get a Flex Pass, I have one pc as a dedicated server just for Plex; only it never works, I have turned all off, Firewall, proxy, anti-virus, you name it.. Fed up with it, back to playing files straight from the drive, not worth my time.

  50. Paul Davies-avatar

    Paul Davies


    Loved this app, amazing app but since Jan you cannot Chromecast from any Android device. Down from 5 to 3 stars. Back to 5 if you fix it. True to my word, back to 5 stars !

  51. Robert Hoskin-avatar

    Robert Hoskin


    Problem with casting it to my TV as it doesn't operates too well. No connection after missed turns. Plex app should have been immediately overhauled to prevent blocked casting. Disappointing.

  52. JUN JUN-avatar



    It shows more commercials than the movie itself. Check it...hour and a half hour movie turns into two and a half hour movie cause it literally shows 5 adds for every 4 minutes of movie played. Plainly idiotic!

  53. Angel Santiago-avatar

    Angel Santiago


    Great app to access my videos, photos, and music away from home and without the need to always plug in my hard drive. i use it all the time.

  54. Kevin Fitzgerald-avatar

    Kevin Fitzgerald


    Playback with screen off is seriously broken. Can't get it to go 5 minutes before playback stops local and server content same problem. Always spawning new instances and forgets current queue.

  55. Michael Ciaccio-avatar

    Michael Ciaccio


    Last update killed chromecast compatibility. Connects, but only see gray "ready to cast" screen on tv. Plex content plays on local device and then the app freezes. Samsung S8+. Please fix!

  56. claudio raso-avatar

    claudio raso


    Refused to allow continuous play on android no matter what I do it keeps stopping. looks good, but the menu on some devices defaults to the plex movie and tv shows which means I then have to go to more and select my server.

  57. Mike Morley-avatar

    Mike Morley


    I use the camera upload feature so I dont have to pay the likes of Google for cloud storage. But your now removing this feature thus have to start looking at alternatives to get media to my storage when out and about.

  58. Trevor Maskery-avatar

    Trevor Maskery


    Tried Plexpass for a few months. Had little benefit during that time. This app is ok but blocking access to only Plexpass holders is rubbish when I can just use my browser.

  59. James Gilliland-avatar

    James Gilliland


    keeps getting worse in every aspect with every update.... Useless features are added while vital ones are broken or removed. e.g. Android TV uses green ticks✅ to show unwatched instead of the orange corner🔸 like on every other platform.

  60. Rhonald John Rose-avatar

    Rhonald John Rose


    Horrendous experience. The app use to be so good until the latest update. Now I can't watch any of my remote videos (stored online) except through the browser.

  61. Eez Mo-avatar

    Eez Mo


    Downloaded plex on mobile and smart tv. To link the two devices to one account you need to enter a 4 digit code given on the smart tv to be entered on their web page. There is no area on their web page to activate plex woth code on smart tv. Is this perhaps because of geographical boundaries ? Please help

  62. J M-avatar

    J M


    UPDATE: App no longer allows Live TV or Podcasts on some devices! Pretty good. Nice UI looks good. Easy to navigate. ALOT of video content. You can include your own library of videos. I recommend

  63. Lorenzo Van Der Lingen-avatar

    Lorenzo Van Der Lingen


    Easy to use, with no bugs (so far - been using it without a hitch for about a month now). Cool app! Highly reccomended

  64. Roger Hall-avatar

    Roger Hall


    Currently have over 600 movies and TV shows loaded. The streaming quality is HD on most. The older shows are not as expected. PLEX auto populates 98% of the movies with trailers.

  65. Josh Anderchek-avatar

    Josh Anderchek


    More often than not, doesn't stream to chromecast. Gives an error or the app freezes up requiring a force stop. Really becoming unreliable.

  66. Gunzton-avatar



    Library view "flashes" and will sometimes scroll back to the top on it's own. PIN is also not enforced when logging in the first time.

  67. Smee Gav-avatar

    Smee Gav


    Won't work at all just goes round and round giving me codes to link account through Web browser, says successful in browser but just gives me a code again in app, can't get past that. Useless!

  68. Buck-avatar



    The mess they've created with navigation and the home screen makes it virtually unusable for some users. Been a hot topic on their forum, but plex is notorious for not listening to their userbase.

  69. Miha Intihar-avatar

    Miha Intihar


    Very good app, but since i have Galaxy S10, it's freezing. Still works on my S8. Even after uninstall and reinstall it keeps crashing on S10.

  70. Brendan Ribera-avatar

    Brendan Ribera


    Can't play stacked media. Numerous crashes. Really frustrating experience - feels like quality is going in the wrong direction!

  71. Aaron Watry-avatar

    Aaron Watry


    A great way to access all of my media anywhere in the house (or outside it) with no hassle on any device I want to use.

  72. Chuankun Tang-avatar

    Chuankun Tang


    This app sucks. it stops playing between songs for no reason while GUI still show it's playing. when you click the playing/pulse button, it shows pulse while playing, show playing while pulse.

  73. Josh Harrison-avatar

    Josh Harrison


    I don't like how much data plex collects on my usage if it only went to my own sever and I was able to host it without there severs intercepting and using the data for God knows what it would be an easy 5 stars

  74. jordan hallstrom-avatar

    jordan hallstrom


    Plex supporter since inception, love being able to have my own personal media server. Lifetime plex member! First app I add to any device. Seriously phenomenal!

  75. D T-avatar

    D T


    Bluetooth control intermittent. Randomly doesn't hild play position for music. Randomly errors with unable to play content. Works much better on IOS.

  76. Greg Mickle-avatar

    Greg Mickle


    I've been using Plex and Plex Pass for many years, it's an excellent way to share home videos and family pictures.

  77. Parker Landau-avatar

    Parker Landau


    Cannot cast. App freezes and won't cast to the tv which is the entire point of the app. Makes it unusable so that's why I'm giving it 1 star

  78. Steve Twinsticks-avatar

    Steve Twinsticks


    AWFUL EXPERIENCE. I can not stream to any Chromecast device and playing music is sub-standard. ZERO CUSTOMER SERVICE, EVEN FOR PAYING CUSTOMER. WILL NOT BE RENEWING MY PLEX PASS.

  79. Saeed Ghasemi-avatar

    Saeed Ghasemi


    Great alternative to pretty much everything else out there. But with some glitches and bugs towards Chromecast use. Unfortunate...

  80. wo ro-avatar

    wo ro


    Really nice to stream your shows to tv, but incredibly unstable. Update: Bought a new phone, chromecast insta-crashes the app.

  81. Barcelona Red-avatar

    Barcelona Red


    Thank you for having the Plex available for free to watch, I enjoyed so much and there are plenty of movies to choose from. If anyone out there love watching movies for free, this is the right place. Thank you!

  82. Steven Kleinpeter-avatar

    Steven Kleinpeter


    Glad to hear about the new update crash problem because I was just about to hit the update button and it's been working just fine for me and my phone is just a Moto e from walmart

  83. Jakarri Worthy-avatar

    Jakarri Worthy


    I have had plex for many years now. I have never really had issues that weren't of my own doing. Great app, highly recommend

  84. Cliff Loy-avatar

    Cliff Loy


    I was unhappy with this app because the Adds caused the app to crash. After my Samsung Note 10 received an update the Plex app works great now!

  85. Geoff Misiak-avatar

    Geoff Misiak


    Edit 3/22/2021: garbage app. They're removing photo upload, which is (was) the only remaining reason for plex pass. Original: Great app, but if you're new, run away. They've begun cutting core features out of it and are ignoring the cries of the users. The latest casualty is the channels portion for some streaming platforms, soon to be all platforms. Who knows after that

  86. Stephen-avatar



    Sort out chromecast. Can't fast forward or go back without it going back to the beginning again or throwing an error

  87. brian ridella-mehlos-avatar

    brian ridella-mehlos


    I think it's great it works for everything I do like on my computer music and photos and videos can be ported over to your phone .

  88. John Nguyen-avatar

    John Nguyen


    Has issues casting 4k videos to chromecast ultra, over wifi. I know it's not the chromecast as it works fine with bubbleupnp app.

  89. Aidan Gibson-avatar

    Aidan Gibson


    Very poor inflexible home screen. Considering it's paid for I'd like to be able to choose to just show music and my playlists on the home screen

  90. Justin Schneider-avatar

    Justin Schneider


    Overall, the app works fine for me on the Pixel 3. I don't have the problems other people are talking about switching between inputs, but there is one big issue that prevents me from giving five stars. If I'm listening to music, and my phone screen turns off, Plex will only finish out the song, or sometimes play the next song in sequence, and then just stops until I unlock my phone again. other music apps don't have this issue, so I'm not sure what is happening, but it's very annoying.

  91. J L-avatar

    J L


    Doesn't play most of my tv shows or movies. Its very picky on what format the Android app lets you play. Kodi for Android with Plex works better

  92. Skylar Wolf-avatar

    Skylar Wolf


    Plex would be a fantastic media service of the audio was actually working. I have found it to be very reliable. But as of right now, and for years, Plex has been making virtualy any video significantly quieter than any other player would. For years, people have been complaining about this issue, and they always ignore it. A home theater app is useless if it can't do audio correctly. So I cannot recommend it

  93. Terry Hurlbut-avatar

    Terry Hurlbut


    This latest iteration makes frequent crashes and even confuses certain servers so that they stop being available even to other devices. Recommend developers repair this fault ASAP.

  94. imanIrk imanIrk-avatar

    imanIrk imanIrk


    Like your server bugs! After 2 minutes of playing a recording in same home network plex android app restarts itself. Fix it

  95. James the howling Wilson-avatar

    James the howling Wilson


    It's awesome but only players old movies it's still awesome though uk vision but now it's so much better with the VPN Wow this app is the best Great job plex i Love this app

  96. Nick Conrad-avatar

    Nick Conrad


    After this most recent update on Oct. 2, my Plex app no longer works on my Galaxy S8. It just fails to load a shows episodes or and won't play any movies. Feb 19 2021 update - new update, new fundamental issue. After mysteriously getting things to work ages ago, a new update has since broken all functionality with Chromecast. Literally cannot cast to any Chromecast in my house rendering Plex useless for me. Awesome.

  97. Simon Staladi-avatar

    Simon Staladi


    A good range of programmes. The only annoying thing is the advertisements but somebody has to pay.

  98. Kevin G-avatar

    Kevin G


    Background music playback fails after a song or two. This has been a problem for months.

  99. B S-avatar

    B S


    This app would be soooo great if it just delivered what it promised. It refuses to cast music to any chromecast speaker. It will only play 2-3 songs over a bluetooth speaker and then just gives up. The audio often doesn't match up with the video when watching movies and shows. The developers need to get their act together and deliver on their promised functionality. EDIT: Casting video is broken 99% of the time too.

  100. Ryan Hughes-avatar

    Ryan Hughes


    Sync has never worked since it's inception and Plex has not done anything to address this known issue in years.

  101. Rigo Sotomayor-avatar

    Rigo Sotomayor


    Have to subscribe to listen to more than 1min of MY OWN LIBRARY. It's free on everyother platform but Android. What in the world is this?!

  102. Mark Agostino-avatar

    Mark Agostino


    Used to function perfectly. Now it will not stream ANYTHING, even while on my local network. I haven't changed anything on my end. If it does decide to actually play a video, I hear the audio but there is no video. It's just an endlessly spinning circular orange arrow. This app is pretty much useless now. Boo.

  103. Jim Osmond-avatar

    Jim Osmond


    loved this app until recently. cannot play any video on my phone for very long and the video stops and goes back to home screen. seems to coincide with latest update. other devices do not seem to have an issue. very frustrating. too bad because otherwise have been raving about this app to everyone Update: still love the app and things have been working well until recently. All of a sudden my freezes when trying to cast to a chrome cast when using Plex. Very frustrating. Otherwise LOVE IT

  104. Mattie __-avatar

    Mattie __


    Fantastic. I've been using Plex for years, the ability to view my media on all my devices both inside & outside my home aswell as giving access to friends and family is brilliant. The Plex app looks great on all my different devices. I've decided to take the plunge & sign up for a Plex pass. If you have the hardware to make the most of this app (NAS) it really is great, thanks Plex team!

  105. Robin Tunnard-avatar

    Robin Tunnard


    I tried this app for its ability to use it for streaming my personal media over the phone from my computer. It worked ok for five days. Then it stopped it would play part of my files and then suddenly stop without me pushing the stop button. I tried reinstalling. I purchased it thinking maybe it was a limited feature thing and still it wouldn't work correctly. Wish I could get my money back.

  106. Adam Park-avatar

    Adam Park


    Won't cast to sonos (after paying thru nose for lifetime pass). No folder view in sonos app. Overwrites local tag info.

  107. Scott Moore-avatar

    Scott Moore


    Garbage! Even after paying 4.99 for the " activation" fee , I still can't access a shared private library that belongs to a friend of mine. NONE of which is owned by Plex. So now they me to upgrade to premium. So I expect a refund and I will be uninstalling this app. Nice work Plex.

  108. Pietro De Domenico-avatar

    Pietro De Domenico


    I use it primarily for music on my server, I paid the activation to be able to even listen to a full track, but honestly the experience is horrible. Want to download your music? Plex pass, yes, even after activating the app. Want to have every function aside from just listening? Plex pass, yes even after activating the app. Not only that, skip does not work, plenty of bugs, streaming not starting, skip buttons skipping 2 tracks instead of 1... Plenty of bugs overall, UI could use an enhancement.

  109. Yaritza Massas-avatar

    Yaritza Massas


    I love this app. It makes getting free movies easy. There are some adds but there worth it.

  110. Kelly Boswell-avatar

    Kelly Boswell


    WARNING: The newer versions leave a thumbnail of the last thing you watched on your lock screen without asking. Be it porn or Walt Disney, it'll show up! We should have the option of this feature NOT being enabled instead of it just happening!

  111. Nils Martens-avatar

    Nils Martens


    Honestly I'm so disappointed in Plex that I'll probably look into alternatives. Plex keeps introducing new features that almost no one asked for while they should focus on the core experience. The AndroidTV app sometimes fails to show subtitles so I have to cast instead. However casting is hit and miss as well, and you can't even sync subtitles that way.

  112. Justin Garner-avatar

    Justin Garner


    Buggiest streaming app on the market. UI is janky and glitchy and losses connection to the server more often then it connects

  113. James Rivett-avatar

    James Rivett


    constant issues casting to Chromecast and getting "error trying to play this video please try again later" on Android phone. Have uninstalled and reinstalled many times and it doesn't help for longer than a few uses at most. 3/3/21 - Issues continue. Every single time I try to cast with this app I have to either clear cache, clear data and cash or completely uninstall the app and reinstall it just to be able to cast once. The next time I sit down and cast I have to do it again.

  114. Susan Kurlinski-avatar

    Susan Kurlinski


    Update: gave up... uninstalling. Often flakey. Developer reconfigures UI at will, disregarding customized configuration.

  115. Travis Terrell-avatar

    Travis Terrell


    Each release gets worse, not better. Over the past years, the only change to speak of that has come from releases is the addition of on-demand Plex content that I am never going to watch! Devs have a history of ignoring well-known issues. New bugs with every bugfix release. Certain video files that work on other Plex devices repeatedly refuse to stream or stream incorrectly in the app (e.g. with double-speed video, but regular speed audio.)

  116. Ben Desmedt-avatar

    Ben Desmedt


    Tried to play a video from my downloads folder (that works fine in other mediaplayers) and it couldn't cope.

  117. m C-avatar

    m C


    If there was a zero I'd put it. The android tv app is the worse app ever. Cannot change the subs, I have to restart the app every time to make it work, or it restarts by it self. Noone seems to care.Why can't I see how many movies I have in my library on my android devices?

  118. Michael Love-avatar

    Michael Love


    great app, could be better. Offline login on all devices should be available.

  119. Xilverknight155-avatar



    Great streaming service with an AWFUL phone app. When it works, it works, and when it works it's great. But there's so many issues with it. It takes forever to load on good wifi, connections with servers are horrendous through the app. It constantly loses connection to the servers, it crashes and breaks when I pause the video and go answer a text message then come back. The video will play normally, but then when it goes to autoplay to the next episode, it just doesn't work 100% of the time.

  120. Aaron C-avatar

    Aaron C


    Very buggy chromecast playback. Manually switching to the next episode causes it to hang infinitely.

  121. Rushyang Darji-avatar

    Rushyang Darji


    Setup plex server on Raspberry pi years back and now have come a long way setting up on my Synology NAS. But this isn't review of plex, it's a review of plex android app - which is horrendous. You can't watch videos in scaled full screen or change font size of subtitles. You can't manage server even you have a pass. Same 5Ghz WiFi and set to stream in original format, it can't stream properly. There are a lot more issues with this app. I'm a proud fan of plex but absolutely not of this app.

  122. Steven-avatar



    Cutting the digital cord (Netflix and Spotify) has never been easier. i refuse to come full circle as internet streaming packages become split up and sold like cable packages. They obviously did not learn from their mistakes. Raise the sails and up the anchor like its 2006 friends. Its time to set sail once again, with Plex as our trusty vessel.

  123. Grant MacDonald-avatar

    Grant MacDonald


    the android player is broken. streaming music will not play continuously. after a few songs it will only play for a few seconds at a time regardless of screen lock settings. takes user intervention to continue play. very annoying. waste of $.

  124. James Demin-avatar

    James Demin


    Lots of playback errors on my Samsung TV Plex app lately. Stopped being a paying customer as a result.

  125. s c-avatar

    s c


    I want to like this app because it has a lot of my favorite TV shows. But I can only watch about 20 seconds of any show before it gives me a "connection error." Every show, every time. Any ideas what is happening? No other app does this to me.

  126. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Love the service. The app on the other hand is fully featured but is unstable beyond belief. One would expect them to invest in it a bit more but honestly it's like the devs don't use it themselves. Hint: don't fix crashes by swallowing the exception, this only makes your app enter states it can't handle.

  127. David Scott-avatar

    David Scott


    Useful as a NAS media player with a few killer flaws. Used as a music player in Android Auto you have to first navigate every time to your music as it doesn't pick up where you left off. Crashes if you skip a song or file before its done. Once you get the hang of it, if you follow all the conventions, with a little effort it nicely organizes your media, and will add some nice features to your movies and TV shows

  128. Peter Ramirez-avatar

    Peter Ramirez


    There is a bug that prevents one from casting synced titles from Android to a TV, and it has been been around for over a year with many folks having the same issue. Unacceptable that there is no fix for a broken feature after so long.

  129. Richard Hardy-avatar

    Richard Hardy


    The search hasn't worked on the live TV guide for more than a year. To make matters worse no option to jump forward in the TV guide to a day and time. You have to swipe left through days of guide to set up a recording.

  130. Austin Ashwell-avatar

    Austin Ashwell


    Frequent updates to the app and the servers keep this as my streaming software of choice. Great stuff.

  131. Alec K-avatar

    Alec K


    Buggy buggy buggy. Chromecast function is completely broken. App freezes constantly.

  132. Colby C.-avatar

    Colby C.


    I love everything about it except when I try to login remotely which is a one time fee of $4.99 so you can remotely login my server crashes. I'm the only one who uses it and it works flawlessly on my home network. Its running on Windows 10. I haven't been able to figure out a fix yet. Very frustrating. Update: It only seems to crash using the plex app to access the server. Using a web browser works fine . Update: There was a update to the server and it works perfectly now. More stable than ever.

  133. Alex Sanchez-avatar

    Alex Sanchez


    I want to stream my music library to my phone. People recommend Plex, as according to them, "It just works." I disagree. Never has an app crashed my phone on multiple times, failed to load songs, and just be a buggy mess that's given me a massive headache. I'd drop this app and switch to something else, but I paid for the lifetime subscription so I'm sunk into a sunk cost fallacy.

  134. Jamminmanlandis-avatar



    Constant issues with this version of the app. Not being able to cast my media and then all of the sudden magically it works... it's infuriating, especially considering we paid for the privilege. Part of me thinks the other streaming services view this as a threat and are paying them to bloat and ruin their app. Also, how is there not an option to have subtitles on always?

  135. nik p-avatar

    nik p


    Total nightmare even when you're in your own house on your own network it will only stream for one or two minutes.

  136. Nathan Madigan-avatar

    Nathan Madigan


    Frustrating number of up-dates and developer focus on pointless add-ons (retro gaming?) Instead of core functionality. All it needs to do is list media from a server to a device. Then stream said media to that device. Nothing more.

  137. Ken O-avatar

    Ken O


    For the longest, this was a great app. Then, some recent update mangled the home screen where to me, it is basically unusable. EVERY movie and TV folder now has a "recently added" row (even folders that haven't been updated in a year or more), and the normal rows that should show any ACTUAL recently added show or movie are gone. And no, manually editing the home screen doesn't fix any of this.... Who's silly idea was that??

  138. Anthony Roberts-avatar

    Anthony Roberts


    can't cast to chromecast. which is pretty much the point of the exercise. workaround using the web app somewhat works but this appears to be a known issue for some time, so rather disappointing.

  139. Brian L-avatar

    Brian L


    I've used Plex for four years. For most of this time Plex has been great. Very few issues with either the server or the app. That all changed with the last update. The app now crashes whenever I direct play video. Doesn't matter what codec the video is in if it gets direct played then the app crashes.

  140. Jonathan Martin-avatar

    Jonathan Martin


    Recent update seems to have broken my ability to cast to chromecast ultra. The chromecast loads plex but the app on my Samsung note 10+ freezes. Basically makes this app useless for me at the moment. Edit: it's a actually any android device I cast to it seems. Still no fix

  141. Argonaut-avatar



    everything is great the setup is easy, ui is simple and clean, and plex takes care of the hassle of getting all the little nice features for shows and movies (cast, trailers, synopsis, etc). Just a small couple things could be made better such as having collections available for movie type and being able to house a show along with it's movie(s)(usually for anime shows/movies).

  142. Jim Baxter-avatar

    Jim Baxter


    App drops Chromecast connection every 5 minutes, which is the only reason I need it.

  143. Daniel-avatar



    What is going on with the direction of Plex? Unwanted and confusing UI changes? Free C-Grade movies? Another paid subscription to stream retro video games? Nothing to improve on or fix the persistent bugs with certain files crashing Chromecast (known bug in the community for years) or other serious issues. No, instead they'd rather piss away their funds implementing stuff that other services can do better and for free.

  144. Chris Ridd-avatar

    Chris Ridd


    I thought this would be a good way to play my personal DVD and BluRay rips on my Sony Bravia TV. I was wrong! The app cannot play movies unless they are 25fps, and many titles are not. If I cast the same video to the TV from the iOS Plex app it plays fine. Plex know about this bug but are apparently not interested in fixing it. Plex do not really support this app.

  145. Elayne Brant-avatar

    Elayne Brant


    Way too many commercials. I timed it you get 4 to 5 minutes of movie time and 9 commercials so I deleted the app.

  146. Hans Kåre Hauan-avatar

    Hans Kåre Hauan


    Horrible app. It often gets stuck with no sound if you change audio outputs (if your bluetooth Connects to a different audio device like car/speaker). Recently played files/items does not reflect what you have listened to lately. It has problems casting to a screen and often glitches, so i have to quit the app and struggle to cast again. Controlbuttons often goes opposite way (when i press back, it playes the next file/item).

  147. Chris Knappett-avatar

    Chris Knappett


    Lots of old movies and TV to stream if you like that sort of thing. Doesn't seem to support direct connection to samba shares on NAS so it's kinda useless. I'm not uninstalling it, I just don't see much use for it yet.

  148. Robert Pruitt-avatar

    Robert Pruitt


    I love this system so much. If you have the right equipment, internet connection and some time to make sure everything is set up correctly this can't be beat! I recently set up a plex sever for my mother in law and she is loving life right now especially since covid is such a big thing. All my movies in one place and on the go! Love it!

  149. Rufino Ayala-avatar

    Rufino Ayala


    If you have terrible internet or cell coverage like I do, this app will fustrate you. I have a lifetime membership and sync'ed music. I can listen to my music but minutes after my wifi or cell coverage is interrupted and returns, playback stops. The app stops playing my sync'ed content on my phone. Hitting play doesn't work, i have to close the app, start it back up, and play my sync'ed content again. It makes no sense and is annoying. This app brings me anger and frustration

  150. John W. Pine-avatar

    John W. Pine


    Latest version created several issues or is bad design. 1: on a TV episode when you hit the 3 dot menu to go to season, the menu is hidden at the bottom you must somehow intuitively know to drag that bar up. What UI designer thought of that? 2. Autoplay starts episode audio before the video starts. In what world is that desirable???. Still no universal turn on subtitles, still crashes with some subtitles?? Plex TV & Movies cant play without crashing at every ad sequence?