** You'll need a Plex Media Server and an active Plex Pass to use this app **
** From the same people who brought you the Plex app **
** PS - If you’re new to Plex, download the Plex app first **
Pop quiz, hotshot: how many streams is your Plex Media Server dishing out RIGHT NOW? What’s your most-watched movie in the past month? Is that CPU you picked up from a sketchy eBay vendor up to the task? More importantly, are you sure that’s the best poster for Speed (1994)?
Plex Dash is a tool created by obsessive Plex Media Server admins for obsessive Plex Media Server admins. Get real-time status of playbacks, DVR recordings, Sync conversions, and more. Monitor bandwidth and server resources with sexy graphs. Dig deeper and learn about top items or individual user history. Fix up artwork. Refresh libraries. Inspect nerdy media details. If it all goes south, check out the raw server logs.
MASTER YOUR MEDIAVERSE
Who’s streaming what right now? Plex Dash answers in spades. Gorgeous Now Playing tiles keep you apprised of all the latest shenanigans, across all of your servers. Put that giant iPad to great use by duct-taping it to the wall (landscape, duh); lean back, pet your hairless cat, and keep an eye on your empire.
DIVE UNDER THE HOOD
Server up to something? DVR recording? Media Optimizer doing its… optimizing? You get a chonky lightning bolt to make sure this doesn’t go unnoticed.
Browse and change artwork from the palm of your hand while checking out at your local co-op. It’s like that other swipey app, but with less risk of disease.
- Show geographic locations on Now Playing screen.
- Big poster screen allows browsing into seasons/episodes and albums.
- Allow searching for users.
- Fix black screen when no usable server was found.
- Improve LAN behavior with DNS rebind enabled.
- Allow navigating to server graphs from Now Playing screen.
- Fix alignment of lightning bolt icon.
- Show artwork for photo libraries with only videos.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I like the idea of having a way to monitor the server remotely. This app helps, but it’s got the potential to being a better app. Having the server graphs is very nice once you figure out how to find them. I like Varys because that’s a button right there, but that’s an enhancement request really.
I hope to see better reporting in this app. Varys allows me to see down to who is playing what on what device. This app seems primitive to that feature. To be honest you can’t even manage home users or friends to the server from the app.
When you view the server logs in the app, it infinitely loops the log and you have to crash the app to go back to the previous page. It makes it useless when it comes to troubleshooting issues.
To be honest and I know this sounds dumb, but I’d just add this to the original Plex app for admins profiles. It’s sort of silly to have so many apps to do something so simple as this. I can almost see a need like plexamp, but even that app seems like it could be migrated to the original app too.
I still use Varys to monitor my server and for a couple bucks I was able to unlock some great reporting features that are very handy actually. Keep up the hard work and I know this can be a much better app!
Server in your pocket
I received and email this morning, “server in your pocket” I am intrigued. So I open the email, which I rate for me. I mainly read the titles and that is it, if the email is from a company. But who doesn’t want to install Plex server on their phone. So opened it with anticipation. Only to find that it was a server monitor and controller. Sad that it isn’t what I wanted but easier access into my Plex server would be helpful. And it does and I do like it for what it does but please someone make a Plex server version for iOS I will gladly buy a second phone to have a mobile server or better yet when my phone ages out I will use it for the mobile server.
Finally, an official PLEX-made Server Activity App.
Works great. Love it. I will definitely be using this everyday. Very competitive with Tautulli and Varys. However, I did find one bug;
I launched PlexAmp and played any song/album, as soon as playback stops I thought it would disappear from Plex Dash, but it doesn’t. I tried it with the regular Plex app and it works great, shows up and disappears like usual. I am not too sure if this is a PlexAmp issue or Plex Dash, just thought I should let you know.
One feature I would like to see included on the expanded view of now playing is Bandwidth currently used.
For example; Let’s say a movie is 48mbps, with PGS Subtitles on it would then be using around 80-90mbps. It shows on Tautulli and Varys but not on Plex Dash. I would like to see this implemented. I can already view the bitrate of each film so you are already halfway there.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.