Plexamp Release Notes



We’re thrilled to announce a new release of Plexamp with a bunch of updates and fixes. The music-loving late-night crew has been hard at work. In case you’re wondering, the main priorities for us right now are:

  • Fixing things which are totally broken.
  • Giving configurability via config files to at least let people tweak settings (first make the impossible possible, then make the possible easy, right?)
  • Having fun! (Hence all the new visualizers)

Autoupdate inside the app, or visit the Plexamp site for direct downloads.

Feast your eyes on some of the new visualizers available in this release!



  • Fixed an issue playing music which hadn’t been analyzed yet.
  • (Windows) Fixed F11 full-sizing the app.
  • Sped up the HTTP proxy, don’t read ahead so much, should improve bandwidth usage.
  • Allow Plex Cloud servers from any region to work.
  • (Windows) Hopefully fixed the issue where notification images wouldn’t change.
  • (macOS) Audio works on older versions of macOS.
  • Make the Lava Lamp visualizer more ghostly.
  • Increased the height of the gradient behind the control overlay for better visibility.
  • (Windows) Descenders on some letters appeared cut off in the player.
  • Show track artist over album artist in the play queue.
  • Remote servers running on port 443 could result in playback not displaying.
  • Poster art with a non-square aspect ratio would get cropped unevenly.
  • Lists of albums in a genre were missing header and back button.
  • Sometimes when changing visualizer and size settings, one wasn’t properly saved.
  • Fixed connecting to servers with self-signed certs and SAN certs (many thanks to @“kevin.burdett” and @stedaniels for the help!)
  • (Windows) Reworked the system tray icon for better visibility.




  • Added new Rothko, Bloodstream visualizers.
  • Activation key combo just shows window; second press kicks off search.
  • Added a new “Show on All Desktops” option on macOS.


  • Fixed pluralization of album counts in artist lists.
  • Fixed some visualizers not working on some video cards.
  • Fixed crashes with audio devices with more than 8 channels.
  • Freaqy and Galaxy visualizers now run on GPU.
  • Updated to Electron 1.7.11 for security fixes.
  • Update visualizer better when switching between local and remote players.
  • Restart MPD properly if it crashes.
  • Fix streaming from Google Drive with Plex Cloud.
  • Improve visibility of play buttons against brighter backgrounds.



We’re back with another update, with some really nice things under the hood. We’ve adjusted how crossfading tracks display, made audio follow the current selected output, fixed the evil “slow to resume playback” bug on Windows, added simple volume control, and more!

Bonus: if you use Slack, make sure to check our little Slack Music Status app (it works with music playback from any Plex app).


  • Added new Scratch visualizer.
  • Show new track when crossfading starts, not ends.
  • Track current audio output device.
  • (macOS) Touchbar support.
  • Display codec/bitrate on hover.
  • Soft volume control via keybinding (cmd/ctrl + alt + up/down, volumeup and volumedown actions).
  • (Linux) Basic MPRIS support.


  • (Windows) Resuming from pause could take a very long time.
  • Artist titles weren’t always clickable on album preplays.
  • Update Electron for more security fixes.
  • (Linux) Set window type to be “splash”.
  • Improve genre browsing and shuffling.
  • Genre icons in lists appeared cropped.
  • Remote controlling Plex Media Player wasn’t working.
  • Restore play queue if MPD process needs to be restarted.




  • Backed out a change on Linux which prevented moving the window.



Lots of fixes, some pretty new visualizer pixels!


  • Upgraded to Electron 1.7.13.
  • The Soundprint visualizer now runs on the GPU, has loudness tweening.
  • Colors are now tweened across track changes in all GPU visualizers.
  • Added the new Dot Matrix visualizer.
  • Trails visualizer runs on GPU and has been visually upgraded.


  • An issue where player name could appear with e.g. %20 characters.
  • When switching outputs, time offset is more carefully preserved.
  • Fix an issue probing files, causing some MP3 files (at least) to not play.
  • Visualizer motion was glitchy AF on Linux, now buttery smooth.
  • Fixed Neutrona viz on certain video cards.
  • Some right margins on text fixed.
  • Switched player port from 20000 to 36000.
  • Use a bit less CPU during visualizers (still work to be done).
  • Buffer a bit more to improve performance over slower networks.
  • Fixed browsing to artist from album page in some cases.