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Is there any way to play local music on Plex App?

Everything is told in the title, I'dd like to play my local music on my surface since I don't always have internet access.


  • patrick@derwael.bepatrick@derwael.be Posts: 41Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I definitely support this idea! Especially after the recent announcement of the possibilityto play movies stored on the SD card

    I'm really hoping to see this functionality being extended to music

    Reasoning: I sometimes want to listen to stuff I don't want to take the hassle to organise and keep in my collection (low quality for example)
    As Plex can't do this without syncing, I'm using another player for that

    It would be great to have one single app for all!

    Any chance at all to get this feature??


  • doug.brown@outlook.comdoug.brown@outlook.com Posts: 45Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    With Android Auto support, Plex needs this feature more than ever. I'd also like to see other music related features: ReplayGain, gapless and crossfade

  • moledigmoledig Posts: 15Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I always assumed since it says right under the name of your device "local and synced content" that if I knew the right place to copy my thousands of music files PLEX would see them and play them.....(sigh)

    Please enable music library playback of files stored on external USB OTG storage. I want to pull together an HD Audio system for my car. My wife likes the PLEX user interface as do I so I would like to keep it simple and use PLEX in the car to play my HD Audio files stored on an external SSD. My prof of concept was going to be an old android phone before I invested in a player with a good DAC that supports Android apps like PLEX and USB OTG.

    syncing only supports lossy play back and you can't control the location of the files.

  • fixedwing71fixedwing71 Posts: 2Members

    It took a long, long time to find this post but yes, I wholeheartedly agree. Having Plex able to play music already stored on my Android phone would be awesome, as I'd like to use it with Android Auto. The GPM app - especially using with AA - is awful.

  • snookerdoodlesnookerdoodle Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Can someone with Plex.tv respond? moledig is correct: The app strongly implies that it will play "local" content, but nowhere does it say how to tell the app where said local content resides. I'd have expected the Plex app to find it. Likewise, I found PlexAmp just as unintuitive.

    We really don't want to have to use a different app to play MP3s we may have copied to our devices.

  • fishkey19fishkey19 Posts: 1Members

    I'm confused as everyone else is. I need a Plex Pass to play music stored on my phone or phone's SD card? I thought the Plex Pass was just required for syncing content from a media server to a mobile device? Can a Plex employee please respond?

  • sdlenzsdlenz Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I would really like the Plex App for Android to play local music stored on my phones internal SD card.
    I really do not want to be constantly streaming data to play music using Android Auto.

  • erlebcerlebc Posts: 17Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Until PLEX makes this a priority to allow existing music on either mobile devices' internal or SD card storage to be recognized and played via PLEX try using MediaMonkey. They have Android Auto support that will draw from your local device. You may know of the app. Very mature and stable and a great audio player with great features....

  • danyraymondroy@gmail.comdanyraymondroy@gmail.com Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Plex sucks going with alternative application

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