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Plex Web Player UI/UX completely sucks now! What happened??

BrownsoundBrownsound Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

I can't believe that with a single update, almost every single thing that makes the Plex Web player amazing is completely gone. This is the main way I watch my TV with a mouse on the coffee table and why I paid for a Plex Lifetime pass. I might as well be watching Vimeo!

Inconceivable changes:

Scroll wheel no longer changes volume when player tab is focused, you now must hover over the tiny volume bar.

During playback, the player UI doesn't minimize itself if the mouse is touching it at all, even if the mouse doesn't move for any amount of time. This forces constant reaching to move the mouse off the UI so I can enjoy my media.

Fullscreen and Exit Player buttons switched to least intuitive place imaginable.

I couldn't care less about the bugs that were also introduced. I need answers for why these boneheaded UI changes were implemented and took Plex multiple steps backwards in user experience. Please put these features back.

Comments

  • nmccreadynmccready Posts: 2Members

    I would like some answers as well . I cannot figure out how to get full screen any longer on IOS safari.

  • NeoNexus DeMortisNeoNexus DeMortis Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I too would like to know what happened here...

    I realize that the intent was to have a "unified" player style; one that is the same (as much as possible) between music and video. However, there were a lot of little things that were removed that made Plex awesome.

  • akkbarakkbar Posts: 5Members ✭✭

    they don't care it seems. they want mobile app sales I guess. I havent updated my server in forever once they forced that terrible webplayer into the server itself (instead of just plex.tv/web). thankfully I havent tried to use my plex server away from home recently or I would be even angrier. have you no shame Plex?

  • teshiburuteshiburu Posts: 398Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Why did you pay for a plex pass if all you use is the web app?

    3.63 Years of non repeating media

  • nauipnauip Posts: 53Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    My mouse disappears and the UI disappears after a few seconds, but the following I completely agree with and wish they would fix it. I will continue to return periodically but all threads that mention these bugs.

    Inconceivable changes:
    * Scroll wheel no longer changes volume when player tab is focused, you now must hover over the tiny volume bar.
    * Fullscreen and Exit Player buttons switched to least intuitive place imaginable.

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