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Serenity for Android


Serenity for Android is a client for the Plex Media Server. It provides an optimized layout for large screen devices, Tablets, Google TV, Android TV, and navigation using a remote control or keyboard. Serenity lets you access videos, and music from the Plex Media Server to play on your device. You can use the internal video player or external players are supported if the videos do not play on your device with the internal player.

Note: Android TV and Tablet device users are recommended to use an external video player for the best playback experience.

Users that are MyPlex or Plex Pass users, please see the FAQ on how to get Serenity to see your Plex Server.

https://github.com/NineWorlds/serenity-android/wiki/MyPlex

Support and FAQs:

* FAQ: https://github.com/NineWorlds/serenity-android/wiki/Frequently-Asked-Questions
* Keyboard and Remote controls: https://github.com/NineWorlds/serenity-android/wiki/Remote-and-Keyboard-Controls
* Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yKc8ymXerg
* Open Source Repository: https://github.com/NineWorlds/serenity-android
Issue Tracker: https://github.com/NineWorlds/serenity-android/issues?state=open
* Google Plus Page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/100427843958963974912/100427843958963974912/posts

What is supported:
* Server auto discovery and configuration
* Any Plex Media Server no version restrictions
* Video Queue and Continuous playback
* Playback video trailers from YouTube if found.
* Optimized layout for TV screens and larger tablets.
* All screens remote, game controller, and D-PAD optimized.
* Enhanced navigation features for keyboard or remote controls.
* Movie and TV Show libraries
* Music Libraries
* Internal video player with On Screen Display and Remote Control support.
* External players supported on tablets, Google TV, and Android TV.
* Direct Play with internal or external media player with supported codecs such as MX Player and ViMu.
* Automatic subtitle selection configuration option
* Update viewing position when using external player
* User configurable layout preferences and starting categories
* Multiple Layouts (Grid View and Detail View)
* Download videos to the device (no Plex Pass required)
* Content filtering via categories
* Second screen support using Able Remote for Google TV. Others to be added in the future.
* Correct aspect ratio displays on LG Google TVs
* Preference for using Plex reported aspect ratios during video playback
* App localization for English, Spanish, and French.

What is not supported:
* Transcoding of video or audio.
* Most phones are not supported.
* Remote play back with Plex specific remote apps
* Photo Libraries
* My Plex logins or Plex Pass features.

Depending on the Google TV device not all videos will play back. It is highly dependant on the video and audio codecs the device supports. The wider the supported codecs the more it can play back.

Users of myPlex should read our FAQ on our website in order to address any connectivity issues. Photo support is planned for later versions of the application.

Recent changes:
1.8.3
* Fix bug with Toggle Watch status in grid and gallery views for TV Shows
* Let users know when app is run on an non supported device instead of crashing
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About Serenity for Android
Serenity for Android is a client for the Plex Media Server. It provides an optimized layout for large screen devices, Tablets, Google TV, Android TV, and navigation using a remote control or keyboard. Serenity lets you access videos, and music from the Plex Media Server to play on your device. You can use the internal video player or external players are supported if the videos do not play on your device with the internal player.

Note: Android TV and Tablet device users are recommended to use an external video player for the best playback experience.

Users that are MyPlex or Plex Pass users, please see the FAQ on how to get Serenity to see your Plex Server.

https://github.com/NineWorlds/serenity-android/wiki/MyPlex

Support and FAQs:

* FAQ: https://github.com/NineWorlds/serenity-android/wiki/Frequently-Asked-Questions
* Keyboard and Remote controls: https://github.com/NineWorlds/serenity-android/wiki/Remote-and-Keyboard-Controls
* Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yKc8ymXerg
* Open Source Repository: https://github.com/NineWorlds/serenity-android
Issue Tracker: https://github.com/NineWorlds/serenity-android/issues?state=open
* Google Plus Page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/100427843958963974912/100427843958963974912/posts

What is supported:
* Server auto discovery and configuration
* Any Plex Media Server no version restrictions
* Video Queue and Continuous playback
* Playback video trailers from YouTube if found.
* Optimized layout for TV screens and larger tablets.
* All screens remote, game controller, and D-PAD optimized.
* Enhanced navigation features for keyboard or remote controls.
* Movie and TV Show libraries
* Music Libraries
* Internal video player with On Screen Display and Remote Control support.
* External players supported on tablets, Google TV, and Android TV.
* Direct Play with internal or external media player with supported codecs such as MX Player and ViMu.
* Automatic subtitle selection configuration option
* Update viewing position when using external player
* User configurable layout preferences and starting categories
* Multiple Layouts (Grid View and Detail View)
* Download videos to the device (no Plex Pass required)
* Content filtering via categories
* Second screen support using Able Remote for Google TV. Others to be added in the future.
* Correct aspect ratio displays on LG Google TVs
* Preference for using Plex reported aspect ratios during video playback
* App localization for English, Spanish, and French.

What is not supported:
* Transcoding of video or audio.
* Most phones are not supported.
* Remote play back with Plex specific remote apps
* Photo Libraries
* My Plex logins or Plex Pass features.

Depending on the Google TV device not all videos will play back. It is highly dependant on the video and audio codecs the device supports. The wider the supported codecs the more it can play back.

Users of myPlex should read our FAQ on our website in order to address any connectivity issues. Photo support is planned for later versions of the application.

Recent changes:
1.8.3
* Fix bug with Toggle Watch status in grid and gallery views for TV Shows
* Let users know when app is run on an non supported device instead of crashing

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A Google User
Oct 8, 2014
Doesn't work with Minix X8-H Auto detection does not work and neither does manually typing in the server address. How can I give this anything other than 1 star? Annoying as it said it was compatible with my device.
A Google User
Sep 19, 2014
Doesnt see plex Doesnt see my plex server it's grey'd out. Tried typing in address and still no luck . Every other device in my house see's my plex server except this one. Waste of $ too bad looked promising but is broken
A Google User
Jul 29, 2014
Works, except for some weird UI issues. Installed on N7 2013, and the categories text ("Movies", etc.) would not properly appear - they all show as "...". They were still able to be pressed, and I could tell what they were based on the changing background image, but no amount of fiddling with settings would make them properly appear. Other than that, it works well - automatically detected my Plex server, and allows me to use MX Player (Pro) to play videos, bypassing the issue that the official Plex client has with 4.4.3+.
A Google User
Jun 15, 2014
Ads in paid app This is great app... BUT why do I have to see ads when I pause a video and this on an app that I PAID for!
A Google User
May 8, 2014
MKV files It plays DTS sound on my LG GA7900! Plex doesn't. But i can't play some mkv files can't find yet any anything why is that.