Useful Plex Add-ons

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Introduction

Below is a list of add-on apps for Plex Media Server whch greatly enhance the experience and ae considered by many as must-haves. Each entry includes a brief descriptions as well as links to setup guides for each app.

Warning

Some or all of these apps may require advanced technical knowledge or expertise to install, configure, and/or operate. If you follow the setup guides carefully, you should be fine, but mistakes can lead to data loss or worse. Proceed with caution.

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Docker

Docker is a platform that helps you easily create, deploy, and run applications in containers. By installing Plex Media Server add-ons on Docker, you can ensure a consistent and reliable experience across different environments.

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  • Portainer

    A user-friendly web-GUI frontend for Docker. Portainer is a universal container management tool that helps users deploy and manage container-based applications without needing to know how to write any platform-specific code. (Highly recommended)

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  • Plex on Docker

    It has become the preferred method to install and run Plex Media Server from within a Docker container, although some still choose to run the app independently.

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Plex Companion Apps

Plex companion apps are official projects develped by Plex Labs and designed to enhance your Plex experience by providing extended funtionality to Plex.

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  • Plex Dash

    Fast, powerful, and useful, Plex Dash keeps an eye on your server no matter where you are. With your shiny Plex Pass, get a unified view of active playback across your servers with real-time graphs for network, memory, and processor usage, all wrapped up in a beautiful UI.

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Servarr Apps

The Servarr Apps are Lidarr, Prowlarr, Radarr, Whisparr, and Sonarr. Collectively they are commonly referred to as "*Arr" or "*Arrs". They are designed to automagically grab, sort, organize, and monitor your Music, Movie, Adult Video, or TV Show collections for Lidarr, Radarr, Whisparr, and Sonarr; and to manage your indexers and keep them in sync with the aforementioned apps for Prowlarr.

  • Prowlarr

    Prowlarr is an indexer manager/proxy built on the popular arr .net/reactjs base stack to integrate with your various PVR apps. Prowlarr supports management of both Torrent Trackers and Usenet Indexers. It integrates seamlessly with LazyLibrarian, Lidarr, Mylar3, Radarr, Readarr, and Sonarr offering complete management of your indexers with no per app Indexer setup required (we do it all).

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  • Radarr

    Radarr is a movie collection manager for Usenet and BitTorrent users. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new movies and will interface with clients and indexers to grab, sort, and rename them. It can also be configured to automatically upgrade the quality of existing files in the library when a better quality format becomes available.

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  • Sonarr

    Sonarr is a PVR for Usenet and BitTorrent users. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new episodes of your favorite shows and will grab, sort and rename them. It can also be configured to automatically upgrade the quality of files already downloaded when a better quality format becomes available.

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  • Lidarr

    Lidarr is a music collection manager for Usenet and BitTorrent users. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new tracks from your favorite artists and will grab, sort and rename them. It can also be configured to automatically upgrade the quality of files already downloaded when a better quality format becomes available.

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  • Whisparr

    Whisparr is an adult movie collection manager for Usenet and BitTorrent users. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new movies and will interface with clients and indexers to grab, sort, and rename them. It can also be configured to automatically upgrade the quality of existing files in the library when a better quality format becomes available.

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Unofficial *Arr Apps

Below is a list of apps which carry the *Arr moniker but which are not officially affiliated with the Servarr project or developers.

  • Bazarr

    Bazarr is a companion application to Sonarr and Radarr. It manages and downloads subtitles based on your requirements. You define your preferences by TV show or movie and Bazarr takes care of everything for you.

    Be aware that Bazarr doesn't scan disk to detect series and movies: It only takes care of the series and movies that are indexed in Sonarr and Radarr.

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  • Tdarr

    Tdarr V2 is a cross-platform conditional based transcoding application for automating media library transcode/remux management in order to process your media files as required. For example, you can set rules for the required codecs, containers, languages etc that your media should have which helps keeps things organized and can increase compatability with your devices. A common use for Tdarr is to simply convert video files from h264 to h265 (hevc), saving 40%-50% in size.

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  • Homarr

    Simplify the management of your server with Homarr - a sleek, modern dashboard that puts all of your apps and services at your fingertips. With Homarr, you can access and control everything in one convenient location. Homarr seamlessly integrates with the apps you've added, providing you with valuable information and giving you complete control. Installation is a breeze, and Homarr supports a wide range of deployment methods.

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Other Apps

Below is a list of other apps which add various addtional functionality to your Plex Media Server.

  • Tautulli

    Tautulli is a 3rd party application that you can run alongside your Plex Media Server to monitor activity and track various statistics. Most importantly, these statistics include what has been watched, who watched it, when and where they watched it, and how it was watched. The only thing missing is "why they watched it", but who am I to question your 42 plays of Frozen. All statistics are presented in a nice and clean interface with many tables and graphs, which makes it easy to brag about your server to everyone else.

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  • Sub-Zero

    Sub-Zero is a Metadata agent, that will download subtitles automatically for your movies and TV-Shows, but where it differs from other agents out there, is that it not only can search multiple sites for the best match, but also has a build in scheduler and a graphical interface for manual operations.

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  • PASTA

    Do you watch TV Shows with multiple languages and subtitles and wish you could change them for the entire show, rather than needing to do it for every. single. episode? Or maybe you aren't sure what the difference is between those 2 English (SRT) and English (SRT) subtitle files. Then PASTA is for you! PASTA allows you to connect to your Plex server and view more details about the audio tracks and subtitles, as well as set the tracks and subtitles or entire shows, or single episodes very quickly.

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Pub: 21 Jul 2023 18:00 UTC
Edit: 20 Aug 2023 10:59 UTC
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