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Plex App (Android) - Song titles not changing

When I use the Plex app to play an entire album, the song title never changes. So if the first song is called "A" and the second is called "B", then while "B" plays, Plex still calls it "A". The song's progress bar moves, so I know that Plex's display is not frozen (and audio playback is fine)... but the song title never gets updated.

Is there a fix?

Answers

  • Graham JGraham J Posts: 1Members

    I have exactly the same problem on Android 6. It previously worked fine but not since a recent app update.

  • rhray00rhray00 Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited December 2017

    I have the same issue, it didn't use to be this way too. I'll play an album from my plex music library from the android app, cast the music to chromecast audio in my house. It plays the correct order but the android app shows title of the first track only no mater how many songs it plays through.

    Android app version: 6.10.2.2954
    Plex Server on Freenas 11 U4, installed in a jail with plex pass version: 1.10.0.4516
    Chromecast Audio configured through the Home app

    For what it's worth, when i go into the web application and look at what's "now playing", it lists the correct song information. That makes me believe it's an issue with the plex android app.

  • tripecactripecac Posts: 3Members ✭✭

    I've tried Plex on 2 different Androids, and both of them fail to update song titles; the title stays "stuck" on whichever song I played first. When I listen to multiple unfamiliar albums in a row, I often have no idea what I'm listening to. This is annoying!

    I wonder if it has something to do with Chromecast. Here's what I noticed:

    I haven't bought the Plex app yet (in part because of this bug), and notice that if I just play it on the app, each song only plays for 59 or 60 seconds and then I have to manually resume it. If I stream Plex to my Chromecast, the 60 second interruption does not happen. This is nice, because I can play songs without interruption, but maybe a side effect is the app is not able to keep "in sync" with what is playing on the Chromecast... Or something.

    Any ideas? Does the bug only seem to happen when using the app with Chromecast? (So, is the browser version okay?) I haven't tested anything other than app+Chromecast yet, mostly because I have been very busy with Xmas shopping and everything!

  • kegobeer-plexkegobeer-plex Posts: 5,875Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    It's not Chromecast causing it, as I don't use one but still have the issue where the song title doesn't advance. I haven't used Plex to play music on my phone recently, so I'll load up some songs and see if it still happens with the latest beta build, and I'll report back with my findings.

    Where are my log files?

    How do I properly name my media files?

    Plex Dance

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    Primary Plex Player: Shield TV, always the latest beta build, always the latest firmware revision

  • kegobeer-plexkegobeer-plex Posts: 5,875Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    To clarify my previous post, when using Plex in my car and connected to my stereo via Bluetooth, in the past I would notice that the song title would not advance. I've never had it not advance when just playing back on my phone. Tomorrow during my commute to and from work I will test the latest build I have and let you know my results.

    Where are my log files?

    How do I properly name my media files?

    Plex Dance

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

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

  • espressofanespressofan Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Same here with a brand new LG V30. Any suggested fixes yet? My guess is it's Plex not Chromecast causing it.

  • JkunstJkunst Posts: 17Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Same issue for me too on Chromecast. Makes it impossible to pause or skip while a playlist is playing.

  • josh.shipleyjosh.shipley Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Same issue when casting from Android app to Chromecast Audio or connected to Bluetooth.

  • prouthieprouthie Posts: 12Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I do have the exact same issue with Chromecast Audio and my Android device (S8) running the latest Plex client version. Can Plex work on a fix for this issue? It is really annoying and doesn't look professional...

  • morbosmorbos Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Ditto to the prior car comments. Today I tried Google Play Music and.. that one works. At the end of the song, it rolls over to the next one. So this seems squarely an issue in the Plex Android app. You can get the plex ap to update the song title with a skip next skip back but that is a hassle it should smoothly roll over to the next title name as Play Music does over BT.

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