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Common Sense Media Ratings

torresplexpasstorresplexpass Posts: 31Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Any chance of integrating with other rating platforms such as Common Sense Media? commonsensemedia.org

This would help in filtering age-appropriate content for kids (the MPAA ratings just doesn't cut it)

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  • Brad RichinsBrad Richins Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Oh my goodness YES!!! So much more valuable than MPAA! I would be willing to pay to help the cost of development if this plug-in.

    Not only do I want to be able to restrict media based on their ratings, I want their starts ratings imported in and visible in the interface along with the summary reasoning for each (visible as a pop-up when you hover over the start on their site)

  • mrsimonmrsimon Posts: 17Validating, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Another vote for this from me. =) Common Sense Media provide a developer-only API, so I hope some form of agreement can be made so this is achievable in some form. <3


  • bfinemanbfineman Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    A vote from me also. Think of the possibilities with Plex Home - put in the age of the account holder and new age appropriate media automatically becomes available as they get older.

  • Elijah_BaleyElijah_Baley Posts: 4,869Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    You want Plex to implement "common sense?" What have you been smoking?

    Plex would almost implode if such a thing actually made it as far as their developmental meetings. It is just the antithesis of what Plex has come to stand for.

    Individual Plex people are often as level headed as anyone but put them all together and the average IQ drops to 50% of what it was before the merging.

    "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man." - Mark Twain
    "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them." - Isaac Asimov
    “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” - Isaac Asimov

  • DameekDameek Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    This sounds great!

  • famous56famous56 Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Would definitely support this addition.

  • jaymanazjaymanaz Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    upvote! :)

  • corywintercorywinter Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    +1 for me!

  • marshallhinesmarshallhines Posts: 26Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I've got kids of all different ages with separate plex home accounts. This would be great

  • astromd77astromd77 Posts: 190Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I like this idea!

  • abhilzsabhilzs Posts: 13Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    This is a really good idea.

  • sethlongsethlong Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Yes, please

  • misticalmistical Posts: 8Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I love this idea as it's something I'd prefer using in the near future.

  • britchristensenbritchristensen Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Please do!!

  • jd45093jd45093 Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Yes Please!

  • Fermi_DiracFermi_Dirac Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I'd like the option. Do you need any help from a dev?

  • dkulpdkulp Posts: 2Members

    Great idea!

  • ErTnEcErTnEc Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    A good idea, yes, and even more useful if we can choose whether we use Common Sense Media's ratings, the Parents ratings, or the Kids ratings (sometimes I find Parents ratings much more indicative of true suitability)


    They only allow searching via Title, and if you include the year in the search, it won't return any useful results. It's a very basic search if anything. I can't even search via IMDB ID's.

    I'm not sure how well the API allows you to search, or whether it allows searching to be performed with extra information not available to Joe Public, but I just can't see a way to reliably use their data within Plex via any sort of automation.

  • Pip LongrunPip Longrun Posts: 199Members ✭✭✭
    edited February 2017

    My first attempt at a Common Sense agent: https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/257947 It'll add the Common Sense content rating as content rating, and optionally adds their short description as tagline and their review to reviews. You can enable this in the agent's preferences (note that not all Plex clients display those 2 pieces of information).

  • Pip LongrunPip Longrun Posts: 199Members ✭✭✭

    The content rating icons I created for this agent have been pulled into the MediaFlags bundle! They soon will show up on Plex clients that support them.

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