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Nougat multi-window not working?

j.allansloperj.allansloper Members, Plex Pass Posts: 3 Plex Pass

Whenever I try to use nougat's multi-window feature, Plex will start to play but as soon as I touch the other window the Plex video stops immediately.

Does anyone else find this?

I'm on OnePlus 3. I really wish this worked.


  • jens.bergqvistjens.bergqvist Members, Plex Pass Posts: 25 Plex Pass

    I suppose this happens because Plex automatically stops playback when the app loses focus. It would be really nice if Plex allowed videos to continue to play in the background.

  • kegobeer-plexkegobeer-plex Members, Plex Pass Posts: 5,274 Plex Pass

    AFAIK, Plex does not support multi-window operation on an Android device. I don't know if it's on their "to-do" list. You could search the requests board and see if it's been requested - if not, make a request; if so, add a like to the original post to get it a +1.

    Android O now allows (only with youtube at this point) a small, movable window that stays on top of everything else. It would be nice for Plex to do this once a stable O is released.

    Where are my log files?

    How do I properly name my media files?

    NVIDIA SHIELD SMB/NAS Sharing How-To - / - NVIDIA SHIELD Support Documents

    Plex Server: 1.8.0 running on ThinkServer TS140 w/Server 2012 R2 Essentials
    Primary Plex Player: Shield TV, always the latest beta build, always the latest firmware revision

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