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Feature Request - Notification for new aired episodes


I'll try my luck with a feature request that I thing it will be useful for everyone.

I think it would be very nice if Plex could notify you (when you open any player) if a new episode from your TV Shows in your library has been aired.

Let's say that you have some shows that are still in production (Big Bang Theory, Walking Dead) and you have all the episodes until last week. When you open the player, you get a notification that new episode/s from X TV Shows are aired and not yet in your library. Or better, when you open that TV Show.

That can be expanded also to music library. If you have full albums from an artist, when a new album by that artist is released, you get a notification.

I could see something similar with films but it might be a bit complicated. If you have a low-res film that was not yet released on Blue-ray in your library, when the blue-ray becomes available... you guessed - you get a notification. This could be more useful if you had a way to see a list of films that are now in cinema or will be released in the current year and you can add some of them to a notification list and you'll get a message when the blue-ray is available.

The most important part is the one with the TV Shows.
It can only be available to Plex Pass members, I don't mind. I think more social integration in Plex can be a real up-sale for Plex Pass.

Hope someone from the staff will find this useful.


  • edmondenacheedmondenache Posts: 44Members ✭✭

    Nobody else interested? Hmm...

  • Delta55Delta55 Posts: 26Members ✭✭

    Have a look into Sonarr. It is a good TV show organiser with a calendar showing past and future episode air dates and if your collection is missing an episode it will put it in a wanted list for you.

  • edmondenacheedmondenache Posts: 44Members ✭✭

    Thanks @Delta55 .
    The thing is I would love to see something like that implemented into Plex. There are a lot of services I can use to see when a new episode is aired but using Plex on a daily basis, It would be nice to get a notification when that happens. Maybe it can be done through an agent... but I see there's not much interest in this so I don't think it will happen anyway.

  • eric.poulin.nzeric.poulin.nz Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I would like this feature built in too!

  • Primordium0457Primordium0457 Posts: 25Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I would like this feature out-of-the-box as well.

  • shawnmstoutshawnmstout Posts: 9Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    What about something specific to plex, like notification when anything gets added to plex? I think this would be a better feature. That way if you are watching a movie, it will notify at the bottom corner that something new has arrived. In addition, it would be nice to add a pushover notification so that other devices (phones/computers ect..) can be notified as well if you want to set it up. Pushover is here: https://pushover.net

  • avowavow Posts: 12Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Why not just use trakt and get the add-in?

  • bornlibra23bornlibra23 Posts: 83Members ✭✭

    Bump Bump Bump
    I would like this feature too.

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