Plex for Xbox One



Plex for Xbox One (v1.8.0.0)

* Streaming Brain support.
* Updated app player profile.


Plex for Xbox One (v2.0.1.0)

* Brand new app rewritten from the ground up with our beautiful v2 UI!
* Soft subtitle support
* Alexa support
* Removed Plex account -> Xbox Live account linking requirement

The app is available now and will roll out to users automatically over the coming days. You can install it now by searching for the 'Plex for Xbox One' app in the store.


Plex for Xbox One (v2.0.4)

* Add 'Allow fallback to insecure servers' setting for users unable to connect to local servers
* Subtitles disappearing during playback for some users
* Wrong audio track playing when direct playing videos in certain situations
* Remove support for EAC3 audio tracks in mkv containers
* Crash when pressing back with a modal open
* Crash when deleting item versions
* Missing item version title on deletion confirmation modal


Plex for Xbox One (v2.0.5)

* Identify the Xbox One X on Plex Web devices/now playing pages


Plex for Xbox One v2.1.1 is now rolling out for users


  • Brand new audio, video, and photo players.
  • Support for direct streaming HEVC video on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X.
  • Support for mspeg4v2 and mspeg4v3 in mkv and avi containers and 4K vp9 support in webm containers.
  • Poster and list items titles will automatically scroll when they are too long to display in their entirety.
  • New 'Play Version', 'Mark as Watched', and 'Delete' modals.
  • Show insecure connection fallback options when primary server is unreachable but insecure connections are a possibility.


  • Improve app usability when system high contrast mode is enabled.
  • Fix tracks count on Album Pre-Play pages.
  • Fix loss of focus when exiting/entering player.
  • Fix loss of focus when returning from screensaver without user lock.
  • App no longer occasionally gets stuck in loading state after switching users.
  • Fixed preplay/library item details getting stuck in a loading state after switching users.
  • Shuffled play queues from playlists only containing the first 50 items.
  • Fixed the background of the items in the user switcher screen so they're no longer tiled.


Plex for Xbox One v2.1.2 is now rolling out for users


  • Media Remote play/pause buttons not working in video player when OSD is hidden


Plex for Xbox One v2.2.1 is now rolling out for users


  • Added automatic fallback to transcode if direct stream video fails
  • Added default posters for artists/albums without artwork in search results
  • Channels are now referred to as Plugins


  • Fixed bitrate display issues. Music and smaller video bitrates should now display in kbps.
  • Fixed photo player strip cells popping in and sometimes showing incorrect images
  • Fixed the playlist page displaying incorrect name and duration
  • Fixed the text case in the header music player and user menu button
  • Fixed the OSD menu ("•••") button not being disabled for watch later/recommended/channel videos
  • Fixed the "Unavailable" badge not being consistently displayed in preplay pages
  • Fixed videos in playlists not prompting to resume
  • Fixed photo slideshows from photo channels not playing all photos
  • Fixed the user sometimes not being able to focus the photo strip when viewing photos from channels
  • Fixed theme music not stopping when browsing between search and preplay pages
  • Disabling UI logging to the Plex Media Server correctly prevents sending of log messages to the media server
  • Artist poster images are aligned at the top edge
  • Fixed playback error shown too early in a play queue
  • Lyrics are only available for the current playing track in the play queue
  • Player controls do not jump around when the durations change
  • Fixed companion video control in mixed photo/video libraries
  • Fixed some details in music playback such as the metadata using the album artist rather than the track artist and OSD appearing during track changes
  • Fixed the post play disappearing after screensaver is dismissed
  • Fixed titles sometimes unnecessarily scrolling
  • Fixed the error message displayed when playing an unavailable video from details page
  • Restore focus correctly in season details episodes list after playback
  • Fixed audio / video not playing when bandwidth restrictions and attempting to direct play


Plex for Xbox One v2.3.1 is now rolling out for users


  • Live TV with time shifting support
  • Updated the sources selector UI
  • Added sources modal
  • Added ability to reorder sources from sources modal
  • Added ability to hide sources from sources list
  • Added support for inline collections
  • Added automatic fallback to transcode if direct stream audio fails
  • Playing an item from the play queue will automatically close the play queue


  • Fixed the app sometimes showing incomplete lists when returning from the player
  • Fixed the error message displayed for unavailable videos
  • Fixed play/pause keys in player while the player controls are hidden
  • Fixed the first enter press when the player controls are hidden showing the controls and executing the active button action immediately
  • Fixed empty play queue when playing watch later/recommended videos
  • Fixed a rare bug where the app could become unresponsive when selecting a user
  • Fixed the PIN entry in user switching screen still being displayed after user presses back to close it
  • Fixed the exit confirmation dialog not being visible when user attempts to exit from user switching screen
  • Fixed missing focus after replaying the same video from post-play
  • Fixed missing post-play after returning from screensaver
  • Fixed possible crash when exiting players
  • Fixed play and pause remote and voice commands
  • Fixed console notifications appearing over videos


Live TV with timeshifting is now available to all Plex Pass users.



Plex for Xbox One v2.4.1 is now rolling out for users


  • Updated translations
  • Added direct play support for wmv2/vc1/wmav2 codecs in wmv containers


  • Fixed the titles for recently added TV shows
  • Fixed the player sometimes not being able to play watch later/recommended videos
  • Fixed bug that could cause app to fail to load
  • Fixed cases where playback would error or fallback to a transcode near the end of a video
  • Fixed some issues around player buffering indefinitely on start or while seeking


Plex for Xbox One v2.5.2 is now rolling out for users


  • Added subtitle support for videos in the photo player
  • Remember last active library when switching between dashboard types


  • Fixed the type dropdown showing collections for Live TV
  • Fixed missing separator line for Online Content in libraries
  • Fixed an issue with the player controls sometimes unexpectedly disappearing after changing playing item
  • Fixed video restarting from offset when changing the audio or subtitle streams
  • Fixed movie filters dropdown getting cut off on certain screen sizes
  • Fixed an issue where it wasn't possible to close the player until the content finished loading
  • Fixed the player remaining paused after changing an item in the play queue
  • Fixed title getting cut off on Live TV preplay pages
  • Fixed the player controls briefly appearing when closing the player
  • Fixed a rare bug that could cause the app to become unresponsive to key input after signing in
  • Fixed some issues with item actions for some older servers


DVR is now available to all Plex Pass users.


Plex for Xbox One v2.6.2 is now rolling out for users


  • Plex News!
  • Added scrolling to dashboard header type buttons when more than 5 buttons are visible
  • Swapped the Record and Play buttons on Live TV item screens


  • Fixed possible endless buffering at start of playback
  • Fixed short movie/episode summary alignment
  • Fixed version count not showing up on poster lists
  • Fixed the recording schedule not displaying an empty message when no events are displayed
  • Fixed the next airing wrapping to two lines on the recording priority page
  • Selecting "Sign Out" after selecting "Switch User" from the app's home screen no longer shows homescreen content below the confirmation modal
  • Fix app crashing when backgrounded on Preview Update OS


Plex for Xbox One v2.6.3 is now rolling out for users


  • Fix the wrong audio track playing when direct playing video


Plex for Xbox One v2.7.2 is now rolling out for users


  • Added new flat Rotten Tomatoes icons
  • Added link to view all hub list items
  • Updated translations


  • Avoid showing icon or text placeholders in poster lists until item metadata has loaded
  • Show track artist, if available, instead of album artist for play queue tracks
  • Fixed Plex Companion connectivity issues in certain situations
  • Fixed soft subtitles positioning when OSD is visible
  • Fixed posters for other episodes not showing on Live TV episode details
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the Home page to be displayed for media types without libraries
  • Fixed issues around playing music with Plex Companion
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the delete version action to delete all versions
  • Fixed an issue that made some News clips dates inaccurate until the poster was focused
  • Fixed casting camera roll from iOS
  • Clarified error code in modal when playback fails


Plex for Xbox One v2.8.1 is now rolling out for users


  • Added automatic fallback to transcode if direct playing music fails


  • Fixed an issue that prevented toggling between timed and untimed lyrics
  • Fixed library lists sometimes not scrolling to the end correctly
  • Don't show the library list if there are no libraries available
  • Adjusted UI for collection preplay pages to avoid scrolling
  • Fixed an issue with news tags sometimes appearing offscreen
  • Fixed the dashboard type list sometimes not scrolling to the end correctly
  • Fixed an issue where going to an empty recording schedule page would make the application unresponsive to input
  • Fixed UI sounds


Plex for Xbox One v2.9.1 is now rolling out for users


  • HDR support for the Xbox One S and Xbox One X
  • Automatic display mode switching to match video resolution and refresh rate
  • Added quick links action buttons for type discovery pages
  • Added Privacy Policy and Terms of Service viewing in settings


  • Fixed the app not loading if was unavailable
  • Fixed deleting of file with multiple versions
  • Fixed the version badge not updating after deleting a version
  • Fixed missing videos in a photo library failing silently
  • Fixed the OSD not hiding when resuming playback after the screensaver was shown
  • Fixed missing video titles on photo album pages


Plex for Xbox One v2.10.2 is now rolling out for users


  • Updated "(Un)Watched" text to "(Un)Played"
  • Added Relay support


  • Fixed several possible situations where focus could disappear
  • Fixed the shuffle for a TV season selecting episodes from outside of that season
  • Fixed the focus order on a show preplay page (with extras only) being incorrect
  • Make sure quality setting is respected for autoplaying next episode
  • Fixed HLS videos in Watch Later not playing in some cases
  • Fixed some occurrences of "Repeat All" not repeating single video play queues
  • Fixed Live TV type buttons cutoff in list view
  • Fixed inconsistent queue behavior when playing season with no unwatched episodes
  • Fixed music play queues not correctly restoring on app start
  • Fixed an issue that prevented playing content from a Controller while the app is in the PIN entry screen
  • Added delete option to Watch Later/Recommended


Plex for Xbox One v2.10.4 is now rolling out for users


  • Removed non-functional Channel provider


Plex for Xbox One v2.11.0 is now rolling out to users


  • Restored ability to delete Watch Later/Recommended items
  • Fixed Browse by Folder showing unwatched flags on folders
  • Fixed cursor getting lost when navigating up to menu on Live TV Watch Now
  • Fixed metadata being displayed behind episode thumbnail in some cases
  • Fixed audio & subtitle preference changes not being reflected immediately on the preplay page
  • Removed Discover and Watch Now buttons from Live TV Browse All