How To Update Plex Library


How often does Plex update?

Available periodic frequencies are: every 15 minutes. every 30 minutes.

Updating your Plex library is essential for enjoying the latest content from your media collection. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to keep your library current and ensure the most up-to-date viewing experience with the following simple steps.

Step one: Connect Your Server to Your Computer

Firstly, you’ll need to connect your Plex server to your computer. It’s easy to do this as your media server will have a web interface installed. In the web interface, you can access the ‘Settings’ and then choose the ‘Server’ option. This will allow you to access your server and make the necessary configurations.

Step Two: Set Up New Libraries

Once connected to Plex, you can create new libraries. This involves adding the location of your media, such as a network drive or shared folder. The important thing to remember is that the best way to keep your libraries organized is to create separate ones for each type of media, such as Movies, TV, and Music.

Step Three: Back Up Your Library

Once the new library is created, it’s a good idea to back up your library before updating it. To do this, you can use a backup program or manually copy the library’s contents to a second location. This ensures that if something goes wrong during the update process, your library is safe and you can restore it.

Step Four: Update Your Library

Once your library is ready to go, it’s time to update it. This process can be done in the ‘Server’ section of the Plex web interface. Select the library you want to update and then click the ‘Update Library’ button. The server will then scan the media folder and update the library accordingly.

Step Five: Enjoy Your Updated Library

Your updated library is now ready to be used. Here are some things you can do with your new library:

  • Create playlists – Make custom playlists and share them with your friends.
  • Organize your library – File your media by genre, rating and more to make it easier to find your favorites.
  • Explore new content – Discover new movies and songs from your library and add them to your queue.

By following these simple steps, you can keep your Plex library up-to-date and enjoy the latest content from your media collection.