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How to Use an iPhone as Remote Control for Plex – Easy Help

This guide shows you how to use your iPhone or iPad as a remote control to control the Plex media server.

The Plex app for iOS can actually act as a remote control for other instances of Plex (eg Plex running on a computer, game console, Apple TV, etc.). The process is not as intuitive as it should be, so here is a step-by-step guide explaining how to use the Plex for iOS app in "remote control mode".

  1. If you haven't already, download and install the Plex app for iOS. Note If you already have the Plex app on your iPhone / iPad, skip to step 5 below. Launch the app when the installation is complete.
  2. Touch the & # 39; 3 dash & # 39; in the upper left corner of the app (see screenshot below).
  3. Select Login
  4. Log in to your Plex account.
  5. Find the “Cast” button in the top right corner of the app and press it.
  6. Select the instance of Plex that you want to control via your iPhone / iPad. In this example, I use my iPhone to control Chrome – Plex Web – which is a computer connected to a TV with Plex running inside the Google Chrome browser.
  7. Once your iPhone / iPad has joined the other instance of Plex, the Cast button will appear orange in color. There is also a message screen showing your connection. The artwork for the media that you control will be displayed and the Play / Pause, Forward / Backward, etc. buttons are at the bottom of the window.
  8. You can control the volume of the Plex by using the volume up / down buttons on your iPhone / iPad or by pressing the & # 39; arrow up & # 39; bottom of screen & # 39; remote & # 39; to access the Playback Modifier section.
  9. From here you can use the volume "slider" to increase or decrease the volume.
  10. As long as the Cast icon is orange, the Plex app on your iPhone will be in "remote control" mode. If you use the Plex app to navigate to another movie / TV show / song and select it, the media will start playing on the Plex device you are connected to, not your iPhone / iPad.

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