Plex is available on Amazon’s new Fire TV!

04.02.14 242 Comments

[Just to note, the Amazon App Store sale has now ended.]

If you’ve been using Plex for a while, you know it’s our goal—nay, our passion, our healthy obsession—to make it available everywhere. It’s your media, and we want you to be able to access it wherever you are, on whatever device happens to be in your hand or in your living room.

We’re thus extremely happy to announce that Plex is available on Amazon’s awesome new Fire TV at launch. We’ve been impressed with the performance of the device, and we’re happy to report that Plex runs great on it.

In order to celebrate the launch, the app is going on sale for just 99 cents. [The sale has now ended.] Of course, if you’ve already bought it for your Kindle Fire, it’ll be free.

So go get your stream on!




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  • Hello, I purchased the Plex App for Kindle Fire. When my daughter goes into her profile, the Plex App says that it is not activated, however when I log into my profile the Plex App is fine. Is this a known issue?

    • @Steve: If your daughter is using Amazon’s “FreeTime” restricted profile, those are prevented from accessing in-app purchase information (that’s an Amazon restriction; not ours). That means that the Plex for Android app would be prevented from checking whether it’s been activated or not.

  • @steve. Had the same issue. App will work in freetime if you have a plex pass. Bought a lifetime yesterday and signed into freetime. Even added a profile that makes it so she can only watch the kids show I think she is old enough for. Works great now.

  • Hi
    I don’t know if this is the right place to post this.

    I’ve just bought the fire tv stick and added the plex app but when I play a movie ripped with 5.1 audio I do get some sound but no speech as if its not playing what would be the centre speaker.

    I’m only using the tv speakers for the tv stick so only need it to play back in 2.0 audio.

    Is there a way to fix this? I can’t see anything in settings.


    • @Nick – Check the devices audio output settings, in the OS, Settings > Display & Sounds > Audio > Dolby Digital Output > Dolby Digital Plus: OFF
      – or if that doesn’t work, try disabling “AC3” and “EAC3” in our app

      it sounds like you TV is telling the device it can handle 5.1 (e)AC3 but it actually can’t. If you still have troubles please post some details in out support forums

  • Hello,
    sorry if I’m also posting this n the wrong spot but I’m not sure where to ask. I have a plex account and I’m trying to get it working on my amazon fire tv stick. the only thing that’s not working is videos that have dolby 5.1 I have checked online and cant seem to find something that works. I called amazon and they were no help.

    • @frank if your firetv is updated to FireOS 5 then Dobly 5.1 (AC3) should work as long as the device it is connected to can output AC3. If you need help the best place to ask is in or forums at

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