By Plex Inc.

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2010-08-31
  • Current IOS App Version: 5.13
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 211.84 MB
  • IOS App Developer: Plex Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 52,595 IOS App 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



  • I can't get subtitles to display on my iPad...

    By Rilezz
    I use external srt files, and these work on all of my other devices. I am able to cast from my iPad to my Chromecast, and I can see the subtitles then.
  • New version no longer works

    By Ball player592
    "Can not load media" That's the error I get. Google search shows it to be a common problem using the plex app on iPad and playing on windows. Android version works well though. Haven't been able to use iPad app in over six months.
  • Really does seem like magic

    By MW Huntster
    I installed Plex on my PC and iPhone because I found other ways to stream music from my hard drive to be unreliable or complicated. You install Plex and it quickly finds all media files on your computer - no need to direct it to folders. All the music on my drive appears on my iPhone with tags intact. All album covers are shown, and each artist now has a helpful little bio! This is all with absolutely no effort on my part. Streaming on a wifi network from the computer to the phone, and from the phone to the stereo using Airplay, always works without a hitch. The user interface is attractive, powerful, well-organized, and easy to use. Everything happens smoothly and promptly - no pauses or glitches so far.
  • They ruined it

    By Xela415
    Plex was my all time favorite media manager before they updated all the functionality out of it.
  • New update have bugs..

    By Ruthless KinG
    After the new update i lost my media types to enter all my categories. Only home is available where only i can see recently added ones. I cant even go to more and enable or reorder anything so please fix it. Im not gonna update my ipad since the issue came to my phone already.
  • Airplay doesn’t work

    By brockly 36
    Airplay on my Apple TV hasn’t worked for 6 months. Pretty frustrating at it was our main watching method
  • Great App! But What is With The Issues?

    By Jay8307
    I have been a PlexPass member for years now and I couldn’t be happier. However, lately playback has been terrible. For example, if I shuffle anything a CD, a playlist, my library whatever I get this weird issue where two songs will just start playing at once. To fix it I usually have to stop the track(s) and either skip back a track or skip forward. Then one of the two songs will play properly. In addition, sometimes when I go to play a song in a playlist or CD (anything with multiple tracks) sometimes the track will not play. It will instead skip right to the next song and no matter what I do it will not play. The track is fine though because I can play it by accessing the file directly (not through Plex). Lastly, ever since this offline browsing thing was introduced it has been glitchy. If I want to access my files on my server I usually have to toggle it on and off a few times before my library will show up. It works the same for if I want to access tracks synced on my phone too. Love the thought of being able to toggle, but has to be a better way. What ever happened to just clicking in the upper left corner?
  • So much potential, squandered

    By wleuschner
    Plex has the potential to be an amazing app. It could be what everyone wants iTunes to be: a powerful, configurable, and easy-to-use media player. But what you actually get is a horrendously slow, amnesiac application that looks more at home on Android than on iOS. Every time I interact with Plex, I’m disappointed that basic things don’t work. The playlist screen doesn’t remember your scroll position, so you have to scroll back down to where you were. I can’t pause my music without opening the app, because if I don’t, I won’t be able to resume playback later—it just hangs. Every view transition is slow because it has to redownload everything all the time. Some UITableViewCells can be played by tapping anywhere in the cell (playlists), but others open a menu when you do that. Yes, Plex lets me play my music without needing to sync it all to my phone. But it’s so bad at that one job, I’m going to get a 128 GB iPhone when I next upgrade, specifically so that I don’t need to use Plex any more. And if you’re looking for alternatives? Good luck. The next closest one is Emby, and their iOS app is even worse :(
  • Wonderful interface

    By Eddiehorror
    Best way to use Plex.
  • Bad change!

    By Studio six
    Plex for Apple TV recently changed and now no longer allows searches for genre. In fact, the differences between search categories between plex for iPad and plex for Apple TV is alarming. The old search parameters were a positive benefit for users like me who search for media by genre such as action, drama, musical, documentary, etc. Very disappointed in this change in functionality.