Serenity for Android

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, 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.

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 and Google TV
* Direct Play with internal or external media player with supported codecs
* 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.

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

Recent changes:
1.8.0
* Improved Tablet Integration
* Support for Android TV
* Configurable On Screen Display time
* Don't mark items as watched unless using a supported external player like MX Player
* Upgraded logos for compatibility with Android TV
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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, 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.

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 and Google TV
* Direct Play with internal or external media player with supported codecs
* 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.

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

Recent changes:
1.8.0
* Improved Tablet Integration
* Support for Android TV
* Configurable On Screen Display time
* Don't mark items as watched unless using a supported external player like MX Player
* Upgraded logos for compatibility with Android TV

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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.
A Google User
Mar 25, 2014
Actually plays movies with DTS The plex app stopped playing files with DTS audio but this app still works. The only problem with this app is the UX (user experience). The app needs to be faster, default to "On Deck", better utilize fan art, and the UI needs lots of little tweaks to look better. However, it is opensource so I'll try to lend a hand. Thanks king! Thanks for the reply, bump up rating.
A Google User
Mar 24, 2014
Please add support for Nexus 4 Bought the app but it won't work on my nexus 4. Please add support for Nexus 4
A Google User
Mar 20, 2014
Best app for a Google TV period. Running an LG google Tv with Serenity, the app is polished, no fuss setup. looks amazing,professional,STABLE and will stream any format you throw at it perfectly!.