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How to Download and Setup Plex for iOS/iPad/iPhone?

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Plex for iOS

Plex is a popular client-server media player which lets you play and organize your media files with ease. Plex Media Server lets you organize your media files and Plex Media Player lets you stream the media files at any time and anywhere. You can use the Plex app to run the media, either locally or from a remote computer running Plex Media Server. You can access Plex Media Player on various platforms like Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Android TV and much more. In this article, we will teach you how to get Plex app on iPad/iPhone.

Before jumping into the article, Check out What is Plex? Is it Legal or not?

How to install & Setup Plex on iPad/iPhone?

Step 1: On your iPhone or iPad, open the App Store.

Step 2: On the search bar, search for Plex.

Step 3: From the search results, open the official Plex app and tap Get to download Plex App on your iOS device.

Plex for iOS
Plex for iOS

Step 4: Enter you Touch ID or Apple ID password to start the installation process.

Step 5: Once the installation was finished, tap Open to launch the app.

Related: How to Setup Plex on Android?

Step 6: Enter your login details. That’s it. You have successfully installed the Plex app on your iOS device.

After installing the Plex iOS app, you need to unlock the app in order to access the various advanced features of Plex. You can unlock the Plex iOS app in the multiple ways:

  • Unlock with Plex Pass Subscription
  • Unlock with One-Time Purchase in the App
  • Unlock with Previous Purchase

How to Unlock Plex iOS app with Plex Pass Subscription?

Users who have already purchased the Plex Pass Subscription will have free access to the Plex iOS on their iPad or iPhone while providing their login details. If you have not purchased Plex Pass Subscription, you can purchase from the Plex website. Users can purchase Plex Pass Subscription from the iOS app itself. Check out here to how to purchase Plex Pass Subscription from the iOS app:

Step 1: Open the Plex App on your iPad or iPhone.

Step 2: On the Activate and Upgrade screen, tap Subscribe button.

Step 3: Select the plan (monthly, yearly or lifetime) that you want.

Plex for iPhone
Plex for iPhone

Step 4: The subscription will be billed through the iTunes.

(Note: Plex Pass subscriptions that billed through the in-app purchase cannot be refunded).

Advantages of having Plex Pass Subscription

If you are an Plex Pass subscriber, you can access the following features:

  • Free Live TV
  • Plex Cloud
  • Parental Controls
  • Offline Sync
  • Photo Albums
  • Plex DVR recording
  • Plex News
  • Multiple User support

How to Unlock Plex iOS app with One-Time Purchase in the App?

For users who don’t have an interest in purchasing the Plex Pass subscription, you can unlock the Plex app with the One-Time purchase in the app.

Step 1: Open Plex app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: On the activate and upgrade screen, tap Activate.

Plex for iOS
Plex for iOS

Step 3: Tap Buy to confirm your in-app purchase.

Plex for iPad
Plex for iPad

After completing the purchase process, you Plex iOS app will be unlocked automatically.

(Note: Plex Pass subscriptions that billed through the in-app purchase cannot be refunded).

Related: How to Setup Plex on Mac?

How to Unlock Plex iOS app with Previous Purchase?

If you have purchased the Plex app in the past and want to reinstall on your device, you have Restore the previous purchase.

Step 1: Open the Plex app.

Step 2: On the activate and upgrade screen, tap Restore Purchase.

Plex for iPhone
Plex for iPhone

Step 3: Enter the Apple ID credentials that you have used to purchase the Plex app.

Step 4: That’s it. You have successfully unlocked the Plex iOS app.

Final Thoughts

This is how you can download and setup Plex Media Player on iOS devices like iPad and iPhone. With Plex Pass feature, you can access various features like Offline Sync, Parental Controls, Plex Cloud and much more. Don’t forget to use VPN service while accessing the geo-restricted contents on Plex. For further queries and comments on installing Plex on iOS device, please comment below.

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