By Plex Inc.

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2010-08-31
  • Current Version: 5.16
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 203.83 MB
  • Developer: Plex Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 55,504 Ratings


Plex magically organizes your media libraries and streams them to any device – including all your video, music, and photo libraries. With a Plex Pass, supported tuner, and digital antenna, you can also watch and record FREE over-the-air broadcast TV, including major networks. You can also enjoy podcasts Plus Plex News – the most balanced and comprehensive personalized video newsfeed out there. Try Plex FREE! • Magically organize all your personal media – photos, music, movies, shows, even DVR-ed TV – and stream it to any device in a beautiful, simple interface, and Plex adds rich descriptions, artwork, and other related information • Enjoy music streaming from TIDAL, including 59 million high-quality tracks and 250,000 music videos; augment your existing library or just listen to TIDAL—right in Plex • Podcasts are here! Search for your favorites or discover new ones through personalized recommendations. Plus: 30 second skip, variable speed playback, rich discovery, and full Plex-style support for cross-device playback status (including On Deck, so you can pick back up where you left off on any device) • Get personalized and trusted video news from over 190 global publisher partners (and growing!), including CBS, Financial Times, Euronews, and top local news sources for over 80% of markets in the US • Cut the cord! Go premium with a Plex Pass and use Plex Live TV & DVR so you can watch and record free over-the-air HD TV, like NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX, with any supported digital antenna and tuner • Enjoy free features, like remote access, sharing, security, and casting, see your media beautifully enhanced with rich descriptions, artwork, ratings, and more • Enjoy premium features with a Plex Pass subscription: DVR & Live TV, Camera Upload, Premium Photos, Mobile Sync, Parental Controls, VIP Perks, and much more Want to use Plex on all of your devices, any time, anywhere? Visit for more information. NOTE: Playing media from your Plex library on mobile devices is limited (one minute for music and video, watermark on photos) until the app is unlocked. For full functionality, get a Plex Pass -OR- make a small, one-time, in-app purchase for app access. Streaming personal media requires Plex Media Server version 1.3 or higher (available for free at installed and running to stream to other devices. DRM-protected content, ISO disc images, and video_ts folders not supported. The app offers (but does not require) a Plex Pass In-App Purchase. Plex Pass is available for the equivalent of US$4.99 charged monthly to your iTunes Account, charged yearly for the equivalent of US$39.99, or as a one off lifetime payment of equivalent of US$149.99. Subscriptions automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off in your iTunes Account at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, charged at the same rate for renewals. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Some features of this app are supported by interest-based advertising, to learn more about this and your choices regarding it visit the Plex Privacy Policy. View the Plex Privacy Policy and Terms of Service at



  • Love it.

    By MeanderingBeing
    Love it, but lots of playback bugs in 5.16 update. Scrubbing causes timer to roll on without playing audio or video, video fails to load, hangs while going from episode selection to playback, playback settings keep resetting and the menu itself hangs and is uncooperative. I didn't have any of these issues before this update. In fact, I have described it as surprisingly flawless to my friends, who use the abhorently buggy PS4 app. Hope it'll get fixed soon, and it probably will, as its otherwise amazing in how well it works compared to similar apps.
  • Ok but a few issues.

    By CleverNameGoesHere
    You must pay a $4.99 fee to activate device streaming but it seems to be per Apple ID as I was able to activate on my iPhone and iPad but only pay the fee once. The fee does not work across family sharing, my husband had to pay it again separately for his devices. Airplay isn’t an option with this app. Sometimes I can get it to work by mirroring my phone to my 3rd gen Apple TV but it’s clunky, buffers/freezes, or stops completely, and you have to keep your phone screen on and you can’t switch apps. (An Airplay option would let you turn off the screen or switch apps and still play the content to the TV as well as control it with the Apple TV remote.) If you have a newer gen Apple TV, the Plex app works fine for it so far so no airplay isn’t as big as an inconvenience. An even bigger Airplay issue is when I use a Bluetooth speaker to listen. It is extremely difficult to get the app to play through my Bluetooth speaker. (No other apps have the issues.) The app will randomly stop transmitting to the speaker, even though nothing has changed and there’s no reason for it to stop playing in the speaker, and suddenly switch to the device speaker. I have to forget the speaker and reconnect it multiple times before it works and if I pause the content I have to do it all over again. Only this app causes that to happen. It also randomly freezes completely and several times I have to force quit the app and try to get it to play again. My other streaming apps don’t have as many problems even with live tv. Also, when you play something the video doesn’t always show up, like the sound will play but the video doesn’t come up at all or it takes awhile to appear. Lastly, this app doesn’t always keep your progress perfectly tracked. It can be off by several minutes and sometimes it’ll lose it completely and you end up starting from the beginning, not really a problem just a nuisance sometimes.
  • Plex is AWESOME

    By Candy Belan
    Plex is awesome because you can download how much movies you want. Also you can download movies to watch if you don’t have internet. You can put them in different languages and also put subtitles. I love Plex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Phone Photo Sync Broke

    By Mr. Knacker
    I just got my server up and running again after a server malfunction. Now when I try to setup syncing with my photos it stats and does the first pic and then states it is complete. The photo count of synced photos is Zero and it says there are still 1078 to sync. It is Not syncing; please fix.
  • Plex! What the heck happened?

    By Radiax
    I can no longer open Plex on my iPhone XS Max. This last update rendered Plex inoperable. All I see is a black screen that says Plex. If I go to close the window out, I can see the Plex controls. When I click on the window, I get that black screen that says Plex. Have rebooted numerous times and forced closed the app.
  • Stuck on title screen on start-up after update

    By phenpa2g
    No more Friday night releases you guys. Please fix
  • best app for streaming

    By Nic the Boom
    it streams reliably most movie formats. Would be nice if it could support m4a and m4b audio as well but otherwise great app
  • Local server connections when the Internet is down

    By elgrego1939
    My home Internet isn’t working, so I can’t go online. However, even though my Plex server is on the same local network/router as Plex app on my phone, iPad, and TV, none of them are able to access the server. They all say that the server is unavailable. My SMB file sharing on the same Mac at the Plex server works fine, so it’s not a problem with my local network. I would think that playing files in Plex over the local network would not be affected by an Internet outage…
  • Flac 5.1 broken since "improved audio"

    By Steve Norris
    5.1 audio is great but it never took off as a music format... But... I love it and have tons of SACD's and DVD audio disks... I have spent many hours converting then all to 5.1 flac files only to have Plex recently break them so they all play as stereo... Please FIX! Once you fix I will fix my review to 5 stars.....
  • Latest iOS version broke all my Channels/Plugins - please revert

    By Silicon Valley Tiger
    The main reason why I pay for Plex Pass is the use of Plex Channels.... the latest June 2019 update has broken all my Plex Channels/Plug-ins (previously available with prior iOS version). All I see is "No Content" with this update. Bring back / Revert this latest version or please fix this bug. I have been a loyal fan but the latest moves only frustrates me. The prior version is still loaded/working on my backup-device but completely useless on my main-device now. Please help... Thanks.