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".
- 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.
- Touch the & # 39; 3 dash & # 39; in the upper left corner of the app (see screenshot below).
- Select Login
- Log in to your Plex account.
- Find the “Cast” button in the top right corner of the app and press it.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- From here you can use the volume "slider" to increase or decrease the volume.
- 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.