By Plex Inc.

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2010-08-31
  • Current Version: 5.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 149.29 MB
  • Developer: Plex Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 42,993 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 • 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: 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



  • Good app but server doesn’t work sometimes

    By Jake j85602
    Things were great for a while and somehow an update screwed it all up for me. A basic thing got dropped from its features. Screen not falling asleep on you while playing in the app would be great. I hate having to turn off the feature in my phone settings only to remember to turn it back on when I’m done watching it. It’s about to burn a hole in my pocket or start on fire if I forget. A bit of an exaggeration but it’s frustrating that I never had to screw with things until a recent update. iOS 11.4 on iPhone 8 Plus. 2 stars UPDATE: Either app update or IOS 11.4.1 fixed the issue with screen locking during playback. Now if I could keep my server on so my paid subscription could work while outside of my home. Update: server is crap!! Keeping you at two stars. I’ve paid for the server for about 6 months now maybe more and it’s has been broken more than it’s worked. Crappy system if you don’t want to spend hours tweaking your pc to try and make it work
  • can't read my older Mac Pro server!!

    By tipidweller
    Updating my iOS devices BEYOND what my Mac Pro server provides is reprehensible. My 1500 movies will be looking for another media server. Backward compatibility would have maintained the utility of your products and preserved the loyalty of users who have powerful, 24/7 systems in service.
  • Offline issue

    By Gracefulfish66
    Hi! I love this app so much but there’s been an issue that’s been bugging me. Sometimes when I’m using the app it won’t let me watch anything because it says it’s off line. This happens even though I’m contracted to WiFi. If there’s any way for me to fix this issue lmk and I’ll change my rating to 5 stars!
  • Previous versions were 5 stars

    By Jskaler
    Please bring back the functionality of allowing you to select local synced content as a server. I used this quite a bit when traveling and to play shows for my children. It is very difficult to find synced content on the new version.
  • Plex

    By dijackal
    I love plex very much thank you for existing PLEX❌❤️❌❤️
  • Lossless music playback bug persists

    By argentini
    There has been a music playback bug for years now, which affects iOS and macOS. Since the Plex apps are just web apps wrapped in a container the iOS and macOS versions use WebKit and Plex playback has this bug with that engine. Firefox browsers work fine on macOS. If a track advances to the next one the sound stops but the playback head moves as if it’s fine. If you advance forward or back with the 10/30 seconds buttons the sound usually resumes. Looks like a streaming issue. Weird that it’s been like this for so long.
  • No H265 MKV support

    By SlickaSlimShady
    Loved this app till my pc friends rightfully wanted to save space on there servers and transcoded all there titles to h265 with an mkv wrapper. Now I can’t use any apple, iPad, iPhone, Apple wile it lasted. A roku is cheaper anyway. I’m too young to have the Apple ecosystem shrink because I’m too old to start over with something different.
  • Please please ad CarPlay support!

    By HiFiLovin94
    Plex has been my go to now for all of my personal music. As someone with several several thousands of FLAC files, I would love the ability to use CarPlay with this, not to mention, I have unlimited data so this would finally put it to use. Please please Plex add this!
  • New interface is a disaster

    By KatrinaMC1
    Plex used to be pretty good, but the new version is a dog. Even on my iPhone 8+ the interface is stuttery and jerky as it CONSTANTLY tries to talk to the server. Which brings me to the second issue... HOW THE HECK DO I SELECT THE SERVER NOW??? I have a ton of music synced to my phone, but I can’t filter just content actually on my phone!!! Seriously, come on Plex!!! I don’t want to use data, and can’t recall what is and is not actually on my phone. This gets even more of a mess when in areas with bad connections, obviously drop out happens. Just list what I have on the phone, you know... like you used to do!!! I can select for movies and tv, just not music. So...syncing... this has always been a total mess on Plex. It took almost a month to sync 150G of music. A MONTH!!!! WTH??!!? Syncing is just plain broken, which is really the only reason many users have Plex on their phones in the first place!!! I REALLY wish the Plex team would focus on fixing the 95% features most people want and spend less time on the BS features 1% use. I used to love Plex, but I can feel my blood pressure rise every time I contemplate Plex these days.
  • Incredible utility when paired with a TV tuner!

    By cohenjor
    I’ve used Plex for years and have always loved how easy it works. It’s amazing how I can just click a button and have a piece of media automatically transcode and download to my phone to watch on a plane. But now that I’ve paid for Plex Pass and paired it with my server which has a TV tuner, it’s like magic. I can tap a button to view live TV, and under the covers, Plex is tuning my server at to the right channel, encoding video on the fly, and streaming that live video to me from home thousands of miles away to Hawaii over a crappy hotel Internet connection. And it just works. Add all that to the stuff Plex has done for years, like serving my music and syncing locally. It’s a must have for any media enthusiast.