Plex Activity Monitor

The plex sensor platform will monitor activity on a given Plex Media Server. It will create a sensor that shows the number of currently watching users as the state. If you click the sensor for more details it will show you who is watching what.

If your Plex server is on the same local network as Home Assistant, all you need to provide in the configuration.yaml is the host or IP address. If you want to access a remote Plex server, you must provide the Plex username, password, and optionally the server name of the remote Plex server. If no server name is given it will use the first server listed. If you use the username and password, all servers in that account are monitored.

If you want to enable the plex sensor, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  platform: plex
  name: Plex Spy
  port: 32400
  username: plexuser
  password: plexpw
  server: MyPlexServer

Configuration variables:

  • host (Optional): The IP address of your Plex server. Defaults to localhost.
  • port (Optional): The port of your Plex Server. Defaults to 32400.
  • name (Optional): Name of the Plex server. Defaults to Plex.
  • username (Optional): The username for the remote Plex server.
  • password (Optional): The password for your given account on the remote Plex server.
  • server (Optional): The name of your remote Plex server.