Plex 101: How to Disable Theme Music for TV Shows

How to Disable Theme Music for TV Shows

Overall, Plex is a great service. You just install the server on your computer, then you can stream your media library to wireless devices with the Plex app for iPhone or Android. But it does have one annoying feature that's enabled by default: Theme music plays automatically when you're viewing the details page for a TV show.

I imagine the theme music is supposed to immerse you in the content and get you pumped up for what you're about to watch. But in reality, since you've likely turned up your phone's volume in preparation for watching a show, the theme music is a jarring experience that catches most users off guard.

Luckily, disabling this annoying feature is pretty simple, regardless of if you're using Android or iOS. So if you're tired of hearing theme songs, just follow the steps below.

Disabling Theme Music for TV Shows

First up, you'll need to access the navigation menu in your Plex app. On Android, this can be done by swiping in from the left edge of the screen. On iOS, simply tap the hamburger icon in the top-right corner. From there, select "Settings," then choose "Experience."

Next, just disable the "Play theme music" option if you're using Android, and you won't have to worry about theme music ever again. iPhone users have it even better — under the Theme Music header, you can use the slider to adjust theme music volume, or you can slide it all the way to 0% to never hear theme music again.

Now that the obnoxious theme music doesn't play every time you're looking at a TV show, do you enjoy your Plex experience a little more? Tell us about it in the comment section below.

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