Enable Plex beta updates today and get exclusive first access to new features that aren’t even available for Plex Pass users. Read on below for more information.

If you want to try out all of the latest Plex features, enable Plex beta updates today and get first access to the new features and early releases in high demand.

With millions of users, Plex rolls out new features in a staged fashion in order to capture bugs before the feature is extended outward. Before regular Plex users get new features, Plex Pass users get to try it out. For major and special new features, Plex Pass beta updates get them very first.

A recent example of this is Plex Live TV for Roku. It is currently enabled for Plex Pass beta adopters first, before an eventual release to every Plex Pass user, followed by regular users.

Plex beta updates can be enabled on both the Media Server side and Media Player side, giving you early access to new features on one or both.

If you want to enable this option, follow our guide below. Note that only advanced users should do this as sometimes early features come with bugs that need fixing before they are rolled out to less tech-savvy people.


How to Enable Plex Beta Updates on Media Server

  1. Open the Plex Web App (http://[Local Plex Media Server IP Address]:32400/web)
  2. Choose Settings in the left sidebar of the main page
  3. Under the General section, find the Update Channel setting
  4. Set this option to Beta and save



How to Enable Plex Beta Update on Media Player

  1. Open up the Plex Media Player of your choice.
  2. Ensure that you’ve switched to the TV full screen mode (the “big screen” interface; not the same as Plex Web App)
  3. From the main menu, select Settings.
  4. Under the Main section, ensure that Automatic Updates is enabled
  5. Set the the Update Channel preference to Plex Pass and save


Snd with that, you’ll have early access to new features.

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