Plex genres?

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by canyonblue737, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. canyonblue737 macrumors 6502a

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    Making an effort to switch to Plex from years of using iTunes Home Sharing. All my DVD and Blueray rips have been meticulously had metadata and artwork added etc. and as a family the #1 we search for movies is by Genre, it particular the kids know to stay to their "Kids & Family" genre. I want to take advantage of the beautiful interface and online streaming options with Plex for the Apple TV 4th gen but I've run into an issue.

    With Plex there is a "deep" buried submenu to get the genres which is less than ideal. Is there anyway to have genres, or at least one genre (Kids & Family) appear as a "folder" or option on the menu Plex menu? As it stands now Plex is far more beautiful but I fear much more difficult to use for my younger kids...

    Thanks!
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    i haven't used it yet, but Plex has a feature so each member of the family can have their own sub-account.
    so you could make an account for the kids that only has their content on it.

    you'll probably have better luck getting an answer in the Plex forums than you will here
    https://forums.plex.tv
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    What I do is simply to have a folder with all the kids movies, which is then presented on the Plex home screen. Very easy.

    You can add folders to your hearts desire.
     
  4. canyonblue737 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I saw that, downside is I have been adding movies (500+) to iTunes over the years and iTunes keeps the folder organized. I pointed Plex at the iTunes movie folder and it worked like a charm. The problem is I hate to have to reorganize it myself AND potentially mess up the iTunes system in the event I want to go back or use both.
     
  5. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I can tell the customization options in the ATV Plex app are very limited - apparently they only had 5 weeks to code the app in order to get it in the store at launch, so when viewed through that lense it's actually very impressive how much it does do. I'm hoping for frequent updates from the Plex team to add more functionality. You should definitely use the Plex forum to give feedback.
     
  6. xsmett macrumors member

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    Im a lot more impressed by the work from the guy who made the simpleX app avaiable at day one. He is on its own and doesnt has a huge team in the background.
     
  7. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Spend 5 minutes dragging kids movies to a seperate folder? It really isnt that much of an issue.
     
  8. DavoteK macrumors 6502

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    If you have Plex Pass, you can have multiple accounts within Plex.

    You can then set in Plex Media Server what content rating (PG-13 etc) certain accounts are allowed access to. You can also limit it to what "Labels" they are allowed access to. By labels, you can tag movies with certain labels (you can batch select and edit at once, so it isn't that painstaking for a library your size), which will then show up in their Movies folder.

    I've done what was suggested further up regarding separate folders, although Plex refers to it as a library, it essentially just points to another folder, so I have Movies & Family Movies, the latter gets all the Pixar and Disney and anything else that fits that bill dumped in it. Means if he goes on a rampage clicking he ain't gonna end up watching some ultra violent gangster flick or anything else he shouldn't be watching.
    But, what I mentioned in the 2nd paragraph will easily cover that for you. Outside that of that, SOL.
     
  9. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    If your sharing your movies with other people ,as a free plex member you can add them as friends and they can stream your movies


    What is different with plex pass multi user feature ?
     
  10. DavoteK macrumors 6502

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    See previous post;

     

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