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#236

Our v6.6.0 release has not been deployed yet to any devices because of issues with Google Play. We're working on getting those resolved as soon as possible, sorry for the inconvenience.


#237

Plex for Android 6.6.0

Available on Google Play and the Amazon App Store, or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

We have resolved the issues rolling out via Google Play and have started a staged rollout for 6.6.0.


#238

Plex for Android 6.6.1

Available on Google Play and the Amazon App Store, or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

FIXES:

  • Local Playback: fix issue preventing playback for users who aren't signed in.
  • [Fire TV] Improve video player performance on Fire TV sticks.

#239

Plex for Android 6.7.0

Available on Google Play and the Amazon App Store , or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

WHATS NEW:

  • [Mobile] News: implements channel/topics screen.
  • [TV] News: can now show icons for cards on channel and category browse screens.

FIXES:

  • Privacy preferences moved to https://www.plex.tv/about/privacy-legal/privacy-preferences/.
  • Sync: automatically resume syncing after changing the storage limit.
  • [Mobile] Improve multi-window support on tablets.
  • [Mobile] Playing library section using "Folders" view type didn't work.
  • [Mobile] Check information of failed synced folders would crash the App.
  • [Mobile] DVR: 'Program Guide' remained in navigation drawer after selecting a server without DVR.
  • [Mobile] DVR: opening 'Program Guide' section could crash the app.
  • [Mobile] Synced photo albums were not playing
  • [Mobile] App would sometimes crash after an upgrade.
  • [Mobile] Playback of synced content would stop after a few minutes in devices running Android > 5.
  • [Mobile] Crash could occur after signing in into the app.
  • [Mobile] App could crash when returning from "Reset Password" screen.
  • [Mobile] Crash opening a library section from a Cloud Sync server.
  • [Mobile] Crash showing 'cast' dialog if one of the players has an empty name.
  • [TV] Live: "Watch Now" section could start behaving incorrectly after tuning several channels.
  • [TV] Scroll card titles when focused.
  • [TV] News: crash could occur if quickly entering and exiting from News screen
  • [TV] Show interlaced video resolution flags in preplay screens.
  • [TV] "Play original quality" setting in video player could fail.
  • [TV] News: attempting to play items from channel browse screen could fail.
  • [TV] News: add "Confirm" button when changing countries for local channels.
  • [TV] News: improve invalid zip code error.
  • [TV] Play button on remote controls can be used to skip preplay.
  • [TV] News: zip code is not mandatory when setting location.
  • [TV] Crash could occur when resuming home screen.

#240

Plex for Android 6.7.1

Available on Google Play and the Amazon App Store, or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

FIXES:

  • Crash clicking "Yes" on video playback retry dialog.
  • [TV] Search from Live TV or News could crash when search on channels was enabled.

#241

Plex for Android 6.9.0

Available on Google Play and the Amazon App Store, or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

WHATS NEW:

  • Display hardware transcoding status in video player info overlay.
  • Local playback: text based ASS/SSA subtitle support.
  • Local playback: support for background scanning and thumbnail generation.
  • Support quality selection during Live TV playback.
  • [Mobile] Improve photo timeline view interaction.
  • [Mobile] News: add personalisation screen.
  • [Mobile] Add links to Privacy and Privacy Terms of Service in Advanced Settings screen.
  • [TV] Support Google Assistant integration.

FIXES:

  • Local playback: indefinite spinner could appear when trying to playback from a file explorer.
  • Sync: audio qualities includes an invalid option.
  • Auto: ensure search doesn't crash when no music is available.
  • Local playback: crash occurred opening files with 250mbps+ bitrates.
  • [Fire TV] Improve home screen recommendations.
  • [Fire TV] Improve performance on video player for Fire TV sticks.
  • [Mobile] Camera Upload: very big files could not be uploaded.
  • [Mobile] Theme music could play in the background after turning the screen off.
  • [Mobile] Application would close when user selection dialog was closed.
  • [Mobile] Camera upload: upload process could get stuck when upload fails.
  • [Mobile] Remove Forgot Password link from the sign up page.
  • [Mobile] Sync: photos could not be synced from timeline view.
  • [Mobile] Camera Roll: would only show up to 200 photo or video items.
  • [Mobile] Improve alignment in filtering options whilst browsing.
  • [Mobile] Various sorting options would always show in descending order.
  • [Mobile] Toggling unwatched would hide type filtering.
  • [Mobile] Improve account settings screen on API 16.
  • [Mobile] Show interlaced video resolution flags in preplay screens.
  • [Mobile] News: crash could occur if quickly clicking items from newscast list.
  • [Mobile] Sort fields in the filter panel cut off last item when selected.
  • [Mobile] Camera Upload: loading initial status of the feature could freeze the app.
  • [Mobile] Hide overflow menu icon on Discover section.
  • [Mobile] Scrolling the grid view right after refreshing could cause endless loading.
  • [Mobile] TV theme could play under music from another app.
  • [Mobile] Home navigation state isn't preserved when entering other activities.
  • [Mobile] Photos from home hubs where not playing with PMS v1.9.4.
  • [TV] News: show empty message if there are no clips for selected channel / category.
  • [TV] Reload categories when changing preferred news location.
  • [TV] News: part of the title was hidden when toggling mini player.
  • [TV] Opening photo album could not load content after first time.
  • [TV] News: crash could occur when searching focus whilst onboarding hint is shown.
  • [TV] Chapters would not always show when selecting items from the play queue.
  • [TV] News: highlight personalize button when personalization hint is showed.
  • [TV] Improve refresh rate switching.

#242

Plex for Android 6.10.0

Available on Google Play and the Amazon App Store, or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

WHATS NEW:

  • Live: support for seeking back into an on-going recording
  • Local playback: support external ASS/SSA subtitles.
  • [Mobile] News: adds browse by category/channel screen.
  • [TV] Add links to Privacy and Terms of Service in Advanced Settings screen.
  • [TV] News: show channel/topics of the playing video while in fullscreen.
  • [TV] News: channel/topics subscriptions are shown in a dialog.

FIXES:

  • Fix crash on startup when preferences haven't yet been loaded.
  • Camera Upload: changing user name locks feature access.
  • News: activation dialog displayed when playing News content from search results.
  • News: Unfollow/unmute actions didn't work correctly.
  • [Mobile] Filters could show up when not supported.
  • [Mobile] Companion: photo player not following remote instance when playing in auto roll mode.
  • [Mobile] News: mini player could incorrectly show News play queue.
  • [Mobile] App could be seen as offline by other Plex clients even with "advertise as server" enabled.
  • [Sync] Rebooting the device could reset the storage location from SD card to internal.
  • [TV] Navigating right in the fullscreen News play queue would cause the focus indicator to disappear.
  • [TV] News: app could crash when returning from search.
  • [TV] "Play video" action visible in overflow menu for video play queue list.
  • [TV] Avoid 25hz, 29hz and 30hz refresh rates when the multiple is available.
  • [TV] "Go to artist" and "Go to album" actions displayed for video content.
  • [TV] Don't show recent playlists on home screen if there weren't any recent creations.

#243

Plex for Android 6.10.1

Available on Google Play and the Amazon App Store, or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

FIXES:

  • [TV] Photo player would crash when playing a video.

#244

Plex for Android 6.10.2

Available on Google Play and the Amazon App Store, or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

FIXES:

  • [Mobile] App could crash when opening video player settings.

#245

Plex for Android 6.11.0

Available on Google Play and the Amazon App Store, or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

WHATS NEW:

  • Support for Android Oreo notification categories.
  • [Mobile] News: should show hub on home screen.

FIXES:

  • App displays status and navigation bar when TV layout is selected.
  • Crash clicking in "Manage" option in Live TV recording conflict dialog.
  • App could crash when finishing the splash activity.
  • [Mobile] News: display proper information in search results.
  • [Mobile] Sync: support for photo albums.
  • [TV] Crash opening overflow menu in video player when playing last item in Play Queue.
  • [TV] Playlist preplay screen not loading more content correctly.
  • [TV] Hide playlists card if there are no available playlists.

#246

Plex for Android 6.11.1

Available on Google Play and the Amazon App Store, or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

FIXES:

  • App could crash on Xiaomi devices and devices with API < 19.
  • [TV] App could crash when closing preplay.

#247

Plex for Android 6.11.2

Available on Google Play and the Amazon App Store, or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

FIXES:

  • Camera Upload App not setting feature owner correctly.

#248

Plex for Android 6.11.3

Available on Google Play and the Amazon App Store, or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

FIXES:

  • Camera Upload App still not setting feature owner correctly.
  • App was crashing on startup on some Xiaomi devices.

#249

Plex for Android 6.12.0

Available on Google Play and the Amazon App Store, or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

WHATS NEW:

  • [Mobile] New photo details screen.
  • [Mobile] Playback speed controls for audio player.
  • [Mobile] Colorize media notifications on Oreo devices.

FIXES:

  • Timeline/jump letter scroll handle doesn't change color while focused on Android <= 4.4.
  • Improve quality in photo player.
  • [Mobile] App would crash when browsing queue after adding and item using "Play next".
  • [Mobile] Moving items up in the recording schedule don't get them in the right positions.
  • [Mobile] Show camera roll media setting no longer resets when app is started cold.
  • [TV] Videos in photo libraries sometimes not working second time they are played.

#250

Plex for Android 6.13.0

Available on Google Play or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

WHATS NEW:

  • Brand new video player with more direct play capabilities and improvements.

FIXES:

  • Live TV: improve seeking.
  • Camera Upload: switch in preference screen is disabled.
  • Some Xiaomi devices still crashing after stopping video play.
  • Video playback stops when using "Convert automatically" preference in video player.
  • Don't display "Updating Player Support" if not required.
  • [Fire TV] Improve support for multi-channel AAC for 2nd gen and newer devices.
  • [Fire TV] Support for passthrough on all Fire TV devices except the Fire TV 4K (2nd gen).
  • [Mobile] Music channels were failing to play.
  • [Mobile] Filtering by Season would not show layout toggle icon.
  • [Mobile] News: starting playback from home content doesn't work as expected.
  • [Mobile] "Program Guide" sometimes crashes when coming from a photos library.
  • [Mobile] Mini player resets the progress bar when paused.
  • [TV] Prevent issues when playing an item already being played in PiP.
  • [TV] App could crash when resuming library section screen.
  • [TV] Subscriptions couldn't be toggled from news settings.
  • [TV] PMS configuration on SHIELD devices crashes if the process fails.
  • [TV] Prevent playback restarting for DTS-HD content on some setups.
  • [TV] Crash opening search activity if speech recogniser is not available in device.
  • [TV] App could crash accessing Settings screen.
  • [TV] The top line of news title could be cut off while fullscreen.
  • [TV] "Read more" would not fill the screen when expanded.
  • [TV] Show screen would incorrecly show "Seasons" title when "Hide for Single season" was enabled.

#251

Plex for Android 6.13.1

Available on Google Play or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

FIXES:

  • [Mobile] Skip News videos doesn't work.

#252

Plex for Android 6.13.2

Available on Google Play or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

FIXES:

  • ExoPlayer v2: improve playback of MPEG2 video.

#253

Plex for Android 6.13.3

Available on Google Play or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

FIXES:

  • ExoPlayer v2: fix memory leak resulting in poor playback performance.
  • [News] : Improve speed to start playback.
  • [TV] Skipping an Ad in News breaks fullscreen OSD.

#254

Plex for Android 6.13.4

Available on Google Play or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

FIXES:

  • ExoPlayer v2: fix crash when attempting to play a video.
  • ExoPlayer v2: fix temporary deadlock when exiting a video or changing qualities.

#255

Plex for Android 6.13.5

Available on Google Play or download the APK: armv7a, arm64v8a, x86 (Plex Pass required).

NOTE: We are performing a staged rollout, which means the update may take a day or two before it becomes available.

FIXES:

  • ExoPlayer v2: improve performance when playing video.