The 19 best Plex plugins available today

Abeerah Hashim Last updated: September 20, 2022 Read time: 28 minutes Disclosure

Plex is a powerful and helpful content management platform that gets even better with the right plugins. This article tells you which plugins to choose.

The internet is fraught with multimedia content more than ever before. Whether streamed or downloaded, books, audiobooks, pictures, music, or video of all kinds; high fidelity, high definition, or standard definition to watch in the most advanced 4k monitors or smartphones, there’s never a lack of available content. Instead, it is only increasing further with time.

However, such an abundance of content raises a question: how do you manage it all?

Even the best collection is useless if you can’t find that song you want to hear right now or the movie you had planned for the weekend. That’s where Plex plays its role, hence becoming a popular platform.

Most of the world’s multimedia enthusiasts choose Plex as their favorite media organizer and player because it combines an elegant and friendly interface with the ability to manage large amounts of content of all kinds.

Once you upload the content to your Plex account, the platform streams it smoothly to any device of your choice.

Besides, Plex allows much more than streaming video and music files over the internet. Thanks to the many Plex plugins that extend the platform’s reach to all exciting stuff.

Our staff includes several enthusiastic Plex users who know the service inside and out. So we brought them together to explore all things Plex. We tested more than eighty plugins thoroughly and wrote our impressions down so we wouldn’t forget the lovely little stuff each enables you to do or the other tricks you need to make everything work smoothly.

The result of our extended experiment is a list of our 19 favorite Plex plugins. We even included nine unofficial plugins you should keep away from your devices.

Top 10 Plex plugins – quick list

If you’re in a rush to get the best Plex plugin now without scrolling through the detailed list, here are the top 10 choices for you.

  1. Pandora – best streaming radio choice.
  2. Twitch – best to view Twitch content.
  3. Vimeo and Dailymotion – great YouTube alternatives.
  4. Comedy Central – huge library of original content in HD.
  5. Crackle – best free content available without signing-in.
  6. NBC – great for streaming latest content.
  7. Tested – best for MythBusters fans.
  8. Nickelodeon – works great for kids’ stuff.
  9. Reddit Videos – lets you watch the top trending Reddit videos.
  10. Funny or Die – well-sorted content featuring all the fun stuff.

A note on Plex and plugin phasing out

Since you’re interested in Plex plugins, you should know that Plex is phasing out of them. We don’t know precisely when the plugins will go out of fashion entirely in Plex. But a representative warned us that relying on plugins was not the way to go for the future. Those requiring UI support or play content will be the first to go.

First things first: Get a VPN

Before we go ahead and show you the fun part, let’s get one thing out of the way: if you plan to use Plex regularly (or any streaming service, for that matter), you should be using a VPN.

Precisely, go for a good VPN provider with consistent and high connections speeds. Yes, it means that free VPNs are out of the question.

And why would a VPN be so important, we hear you ask? Because of the following reasons:

Throttling prevention

Let’s be clear about one thing: we do not endorse or support piracy in any way, shape, or form. However, we believe that bandwidth throttling is an unfair practice favored by too many ISPs, and every user should have protection against it.

A VPN will disguise all your traffic, so your ISP won’t know what you’re doing exactly. That, in turn, will prevent them from limiting your bandwidth because you stream too many videos.