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How to disable auto post play for chromecast?

ShaolinsFinestShaolinsFinest Posts: 23Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
edited September 2017 in Google Chromecast

Unchecking Settings/Experience/Auto Play does not stop auto play of next ep in a series. If this option is to exist within the UI, it needs to actually function as intended. Not being able to disable this behavior provides a very poor experience for your users.

Anyone else who feels the same way, please sound off in this thread. Plex might learn that their new feature isn't as popular as they think it is...

Anyone with a Plex Pass that hates this feature, please go to the following feature request thread and like the original post! Votes on any other comments don't count. Maybe with enough votes Plex Team will take notice and do something. They obviously are not watching the general forums.



  • eliabntteliabntt Posts: 67Members ✭✭

    try to uninstall and re-install the client.
    anyway seems a bug.

  • ShaolinsFinestShaolinsFinest Posts: 23Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Thx for the link! Reinstall doesn't fix, definitely a bug. Hope more people speak out about this, really unpleasant feature.

  • flipsterflipster Posts: 8Validating, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Same for me.. Disabled in app and not recognized by chromecast (new version). Makes the watched/unwatched feature redundant as I always have to read through episode descriptions and sometimes even get spoiled...

  • ShaolinsFinestShaolinsFinest Posts: 23Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Luckily I have a PS4 which has no post play, please Plex team don't ruin that! I'm done with Plex + Chromecast until this is fixed.

    I encourage everyone lurking here with the same opinion to post up. Plex team won't fix this unless they see their user base is unhappy.

  • timxehanorttimxehanort Posts: 1Members

    This is a very annoying feature, since sometimes it doesn't even pick the correct follow-up episode. I want to disable autoplay for my Chromecast altogether.

    Also, being unable to cancel the autoplay makes this even more annoying. I'd love to see an update on this...

  • DigitalMethodDigitalMethod Posts: 1Members

    Definitely an awful "feature" that needs to be corrected. It would be one thing if you could easily stop the auto play of the next episode, but you can't even do that and instead have to wait for it to timeout and start playing before you can stop it. Plex + Chromecast should be an awesome experience, but it is currently not.

  • leejbarkerleejbarker Posts: 26Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Same problem for me... Very annoying!

  • alrogeralroger Posts: 10Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Very annoying.

  • ArthurZeyArthurZey Posts: 33Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I have experienced a similar frustration.

  • glennvdpglennvdp Posts: 1Members

    Same problem here.

  • QuarnQuarn Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Same here too, frustrating.

  • JCH2kJCH2k Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Same problem here

  • robby@adam.com.aurobby@adam.com.au Posts: 2Members

    The only way to stop this is to roll back to Ver: (with no post play option) but this is pathetic way to solve a problem which has been going on for far to long. Very disappointing.

  • robby@adam.com.aurobby@adam.com.au Posts: 2Members

    The problem has existed since Ver: (June 2 2016) Bit overdue for fix!

  • reallynotnickreallynotnick Posts: 10Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    This has been driving me nuts on my Vizio 2016 P-series with built in Chromecast. It used to actually obey the setting to not auto play the next episode, but now it always does. It's super annoying because sometimes my device is disconnected and I can't reconnect it in time to stop the 15 second count down, so it's just a race between me and my phone. I've just shut my TV off a number of times to stop the dreaded count down.

    As Robby points out this bug has existed for over a half a year now, really wish we could get this fixed.

  • darxidedarxide Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Who actually wanted auto-play as a feature? I mean really is it that hard to hit play manually between episodes?

    I'd love to see the ability to turn this off server wide so no devices auto-play.

  • RhayaderRhayader Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    This is insanely annoying. Plex, please fix this so I can stop streaming episodes for hours every night on my chromecast while I'm asleep.

  • darxidedarxide Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Are there any updates on this issue?

  • ShaolinsFinestShaolinsFinest Posts: 23Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I wish but sadly doesn't appear that Plex team cares about this problem. I'd think having so many paid plex pass members chiming in here would weigh heavier.

  • eliferelifer Posts: 15Members ✭✭

    I already posted about this over a year ago (June 2016)

    It's been broken ever since, and makes the watched status useless since it keeps playing even if I turn off the tv!

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