If you are using Plex, but you are not the owner of a server, the option to download a file is missing from the Plex web interface. This bookmarklet lets you download original files regardless if you are the server owner or not. It's like Direct Play, but with a save button.

This initial version of the bookmarklet has been tested in and works with recent versions of Firefox, Safari and Chrome. It does not work in Internet Explorer at the moment. Edge and Opera browsers have not been tested yet.

Due to recent Plex Server Updates, Different Buttons will work for different Plex Server Versions. You will have to try each until one works. The one on top should work for most servers but just in case, the other buttons are below.

How to install

  1. Drag this button to your bookmarks bar: 💾 PlexDwnld-7 =>> Most current version which includes the Original File Name by default. - Updated January 2nd, 2023

  2. Button 6: Only use this button if the one above didnt work: 💾 PlexDwnld-6

  3. Button 5: Only use this button if the one above didnt work: 💾 PlexDwnld-5

  4. Button 4: Only use this button if the one above didnt work: 💾 PlexDwnld-4

  5. Button 3: Only use this button if the one above didnt work for you: 💾 PlexDwnld-3

  6. Button 2: Only use this button if all of the above buttons didnt work for you: 💾 PlexDwnld-2 =>> For older versions of Plex

  7. Button 1: You can try this button as a last resort: 💾 PlexDwnld =>> For older versions of Plex

How to use

  1. Open the Plex web interface https://app.plex.tv and browse to the details page of a media item. The bookmarklet currently works for Movies and TV Shows.
  2. Click the bookmark button to get the download.
  3. Instructions unclear? Click here for full instructions

Screenshot

Plex web interface