Plex for Apple TV

release-announcements

#1

Version 1.0 - Blog Post: Plex on the new Apple TV!

For all discussions, questions, and bug reports please visit the Plex for Apple TV forum

Note: Plex Media Server version 0.9.12.17 or later is required


#2

Version 1.0.1 is now available.

FIXES:

  • Fixed UI getting stuck under some circumstances
  • Don't show "Go Premium" option to Plex Home members

#3

Version 1.0.2 is now available.

FIXES:

  • Correctly show the home screen even when a server name contains special characters
  • Correctly update selection mark when choosing audio tracks from the preplay screen
  • Display cast photos on movie preplay screens when available
  • Default focus to Play (or Resume) on preplay screens instead of Play Trailer
  • Direct Play and Direct Stream settings weren't being saved correctly
  • Increase poster density by switching from a 5-column to a 6-column grid

#4

Version 1.0.3 is now available.

NEW:

  • Refresh home screen after video playback.
  • Basic support for deleting movies and episodes via context menu.

FIXES:

  • Fix broken "More..." screen.
  • Fix mark as (un)watched on show screen.
  • Fix duration formatting for very long playlists.
  • Display show title and S/E on episode screen.
  • Fix display of albums without disc number.

#5

Version 1.0.4 is now available.

NEW:

  • Many types of subtitles are now converted into a format that can be displayed by the app instead of burning them into the video stream, which can greatly improve server performance. This feature requires Plex Media Server 0.9.14.5 or above (currently in Plex Pass preview).
  • The subtitle size setting is now applied to Direct Play content.
  • Added version number to settings screen (also available in Apple TV Settings > Apps > Plex).

FIXES:

  • Fixed a crash bringing up preplay settings screen.
  • Fixed Top Shelf extension not working with secure connections in environments with DNS rebinding protection enabled.
  • Fixed Audio Boost setting which could cause distorted audio in some cases.
  • Fixed subtitles of unknown language appearing empty in the subtitle selection screen.

#6

Version 1.0.5 is now available.

NEW:
- Added support for selecting alternate versions of media
- Library screens now remember & return to the last used tab
- Now link to your account via connection code. No more typing out long passwords!
- Grid view performance & reliability improvements
- Pages now reload more frequently, with fewer "Loading..." screens

FIXED:
- Video descriptions with multiple paragraphs now display correctly.
- Swiping left and right in the music player now skips in the correct direction.

KNOWN ISSUES:
- On devices running tvOS 9.1 and earlier, if the item you're focused on is updated or removed during a reload then focus usually jumps to the above or below row and some unwatched badges may temporarily not be visible. This issue has been fixed in tvOS 9.2.


#7

Version 1.0.6 is now available.

NEW:
- Support for direct playback of Apple Lossless files (ALAC)
- Setting for remote audio quality. You'll find it in the settings screen

FIXED:
- Fixed an issue where app would get signed out unexpectedly
- Media playback wasn't working on networks with DNS rebinding protection enabled

KNOWN ISSUES:
- On devices running tvOS 9.1 and earlier, if the item you're focused on is updated or removed during a reload then focus usually jumps to the above or below row and some unwatched badges may temporarily not be visible. This issue has been fixed in tvOS 9.2.


#8

Version 1.1 is now available.

NEW:
- Media versions now show resolution and bitrate.

FIXED:
- The Unwatched and Recently Added library subsections were unavailable for users with custom library icons.
- Fixed crash when network conditions changes.
- Playlist folders couldn't be accessed.


#9

Version 1.1.1 is now available.

FIXED:
- The "More" menu was missing the first item for movie libraries ("By Genre") & TV libraries ("By First Letter").
- Photo albums could not be browsed.
- Certain channels couldn't be accessed.


#10

Version 1.1.2 is now available.

NEW:
- The Info pane in the video player now includes season & episode number when playing TV content.

FIXED:
- An issue that caused videos to be skipped prematurely has been resolved.
- Fixed issue causing the app to hang when deleting items.
- Messages suggesting slow internet connection were shown too often.


#11

Version 1.2 is now available.

NEW:
- Added alphabet selection bar to library screens.
- Added lyrics support to music player.
- Reload button is now replaced by a spinner when reloading in the background.
- TV season screens now display a watched status progress bar.
- TV season screens now have a button to play the first unwatched episode.
- Mark as Watched / Unwatched from the context menu.
- Pre-play screens now show an "Unavailable" badge when the file is unavailable.
- Show error messages when something goes wrong with playback.

FIXED:
- Corrected a problem causing some movies to show a "Resource Loader" error when accessing.
- Online content is now available when connected to servers with no libraries.
- Plex will now ask for your user PIN when resuming from screensaver or sleep (after at least a minute has passed).
- In rare occurrences, photos would not be centered in the photo gallery.
- Photo library subfolders with apostrophes in the name now work correctly.
- Playback of camera roll videos from another device would fail.
- Videos would play multiple languages simultaneously under some circumstances.
- Top Shelf content would not display with the latest Plex Media Server releases.


#12

Version 1.2.1 is now available.

FIXED:
- Crash when accessing grid screen under certain circumstances.
- The video player wouldn't show chapter thumbnails under some circumstances.
- The hold menu didn't correctly appear in playlist and folder views.


#13

Version 1.3 is now available.

NEW:
- New sidebar always accessible from the left edge of the screen lets you quickly jump Home or to another library, or easily switch between users and servers.
- Background Music - music now continues playing while browsing Plex and using other apps.
- Post Play screen for video playback with an auto-play next episode option.
- You can now sign in a nearby unclaimed server with your Plex account.
- You can now cancel connecting to a server by pressing the menu button during connection.

FIXED:
- TV Shows & Movies sometimes displayed empty sections in related content.
- Tweaks to lyrics display to make the current line more visible.
- Added reload button to Channels screen.
- In progress items now show "Mark as Watched" in the context menu.
- The Watch Later queue no longer appears empty when returning to it.
- Improved application launch time.
- Videos playing in Direct Play should now select the correct audio track.


#14

Version 1.3.1 is now available.

FIXED:
- Playback may not start with Plex Media Server 1.2.0


#15

Version 1.3.2 is now available.

FIXED:
- Local playback wasn't working on tvOS 10 when connected to a network with DNS rebinding protection enabled.


#16

Version 1.4 is now available.

NEW:
- tvOS 10 Dark Mode support.
- Audio player seeking support.
- Filter parameter is shown in the Grid Title.
- Added support for photo channels.

FIXED:
- Music playing from channels now correctly shows information in top shelf.
- Plex Mix is now correctly shown when holding on a track.


#17

Version 1.5 is now available.

NEW:
- New Search: Search all available servers, include channels, and improved search results.
- New Photo Player: Slide up to access a strip of photos and related photo tags.
- New Photo Player: Also has a beautiful new blurred background.
- Added options to queue up music to the context menu.
- Apple TV Remote app now shows details of the Now Playing Item.

FIXED:
- Focus is now restored to the previous selected item when reloading.
- Alphabet selection bar is not shown for Photos.
- Photo Playlists are now displayed correctly.


#18

Version 1.6 is now available

NEW:
- Added buttons for Watch Later, Recommended, and Settings to the sidebar.
- Added browse by album to music libraries.
- Added browse by mood to premium music libraries.
- Show photos related by date.

FIXED:
- Improve detection and feedback of playback errors using Streaming Brain.
- Fixed an issue with the "Unavailable" button on the pre-play screen.
- Fixed an issue that could cause focus to get stuck inside the sidebar.
- Fixed an issue preventing playlists from automatically continuing to play.
- Media Availability is checked after pressing "OK" button on the Unavailable Info Dialog.
- Audio player would buffer the whole track before starting playback.
- Fix multiple problems with the photo gallery.
- Fixed an issue where a Plex Pass promotional screen wrongly appeared on local trailers.


#19

Version 1.7 is now available

NEW:
- tvOS 10 now required (dropped support for tvOS 9)
- Actors, directors, genres and much more are now returned in search results.
- Added yearly Plex Pass subscription.

FIXED:
- Fixed an issue causing the player information to display the wrong year.
- Fixed quality selector on pre-play screen.
- Photo albums now correctly show videos in the album.
- Fixed an issue causing certain text to display in the incorrect color in light theme.
- The sidebar is now usable while in search results.


#20

Version 1.8 is now available

NEW:
- Recently added photos now show on home screen.

FIXED:
- Fixed a bug where the settings text would get hidden by ellipses.
- Seasons can be marked as watched.
- Related photo tags will no longer sometimes show duplicate labels.