The Plex2Netflix tool is a free application you can use to compare your Plex media library to what is currently available via the Netflix service. Find out more information below.
Plex2Netflix is a free tool available that compares the media in your Plex media library to the Netflix service. This tool is helpful for Plex users who may want to switch to a Netflix subscription and aren’t sure how much of their media will transfer over. As well, if you are already a Netflix subscriber, this can quickly tell you what’s available if your Plex media server is acting up or in worse quality.
The application uses the Plex Web API to gather data of your library and matches it against a published public list of current Netflix titles.
If you are interested in trying out Plex2Netflix, check out our install and setup guide below:
How to Install Plex2Netflix Tool
- Make sure you have Node.js version 4.0 or higher installed on your computer.
- Launch Node.js and run the following command:
npm install -g plex2netflix
- To update the application, simply run the above command again.
How to Use Plex2Netflix Tool
- Fire, we need to get your individual token ID from Plex. To do this, launch the Plex Web App.
- Next, open up any library item. From the left side menu, click the 3 dots and select Info. From the info screen, click on the link that says View XML. In the XML page that opens up, the token will be in the web address beside TOKEN=.
- Use Node.js to run the command using the following syntax:
plex2netflix --host 192.168.0.42 --token=xxx --country=us --section=Movies
- Replace the host IP address and token with your own Plex info. If you don’t live in the us, enter in your country code (eg. uk, ca). If you want to search movies and TV, you can put –section=Movies,Shows. If Plex is installed on a non typical port, you can add –port=XX to the end of the above syntax.
When entered right, you will see something similar to the follow return back: