If you are a user of Plex plugins, probably you would know that not all of them are worth your time. For the best Plex plugins that you should use keep reading below.
Due to its sleek user interface and ability to manage and play extensive libraries of movies, TV shows, and music, Plex is common.
Streaming downloaded content, however, is not everything you can do with your digital media player. You are able to extend its features and enjoy content from online sources by installing Plex plugins.
Best Plex Plugins You Should Use
Trakt.tv or Trakt Scrobbler is an amazingly popular plugin among Plex users, and when Plex removed it from Plex Channels, it was disappointing.
However, via WebTools, you can still download it and it works flawlessly. If you didn’t know, by syncing your playlist with your Track ID, it monitors your progress on TV shows and movies you’ve watched and even offers reviews for the clips.
If there are several people who watch the same content over a Plex Server, however, it is difficult to maintain the sync and at certain times it could get annoying.
Another TV streaming plugin to give you a free cable TV experience is FilmOn. You can stream almost any sports, comedy, movies, etc. channels to your Plex.
As it has no demographic restrictions, it offers access to all global content. Therefore, if you want to watch American channels in India, FilmOn is a viable option. Know, if the material is paid for, you will be charged.
When you want to share your media list without giving them access to the whole Plex server, Plex Export is a helpful plugin. With all your Plex stuff, it produces an HTML page.
Now, no credentials are needed for this HTML and it can be shared with anyone. You do need PHP installed on your Plex Server
You can manually track the user if a few people are on your server. But, it becomes a problem to monitor the activities of too many users. Then Tautulli comes into action.
You can follow the watch time, running shows of another user very quickly using this plugin to find the bottlenecks in real-time.
Sub-Zero is another Plex Plugin which builds subtitles for your movies. Now, Plex already provides an inbuilt subtitle generator called OpenSubtitles but most of the time it fails to work.
Even Sub-Zero is not perfect and has its own flaws but it gathers in subtitles from 10 individual subtitle provider sites and APIs.
In case subtitles don’t work, you can also go online and find the SRT(SubRip Subtitle file) files and manually supply it to Sub-Zero. This GitHub Wiki will guide you through the entire process.
To check on the server or upload content, you have to open a web portal each time. OpenPHT is a very intuitive third party front end provider.
It is compatible with almost every operating system, like macOS, OpenBSD, etc. Instead of login in all the time, you have to run OpenPHT, which is very easy and hassle-free.
One of the most widely-used Plex plugins, WebTools features the Unsupported App Store that offers access to a host of user-generated content and unofficial Plex channels.
It also features logging tools and a playlist management module along with a subtitle management module. You also have the ability to scan for unmatched or missing media.
Some Plex users want their server to recreate the theater experience at home, and a huge part of that involves watching trailers for yet-to-be released and upcoming movies.
The TheaterTrailers plugin automatically adds and plays the latest movie trailers before your video begins. These are removed as soon as the film is released to the general public.
IceFilms is the plugin that is a must-have plugin for Roku users. It redirects the shows to your plex servers from the Roku TV.
You can also update your email id to get the notification of the latest available shows. It is quite possible that sometimes Icefilms doesn’t work as required because it is never updated on GitHub.
If you read Mangas or a majority of your users do, Manga Here is a neat plugin to add Mangas to your Plex server. Manga Here routes mangas from Manga Here.
The plugin is present inside WebTools and you have to just install it to push on your Plex server. The plugin provides an interface to read mangas on Plex itself instead of visiting the Manga website.
Plex might have cited that the number of users using Plex channels is minuscule but the availability of plugins is vast.
This GitHub page has a list of some other small Plex plugins which can open TV, music channels for you. WebTools also has a vast app repository that lets you install plugins at a single click.