How to sign in managed users automatically on Plex

If you have multiple users accessing your Plex libraries, you can improve their experience by setting up automatic login in their devices – Here's how.

Plex sign in managed users automatically
Plex sign in managed users automatically

On Plex, everyone in the family can have their own account with their preferences and media libraries, which is something known as “managed users.”

The only caveat is that every time anyone launches the app, users have to go through the sign in experience when they’re the only ones streaming videos in that particular device. However, it’s possible to sign in managed users automatically, you just need to know the proper instructions, because the option isn’t available in the managed users settings.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to configure Plex users to sign in automatically on their Windows 10 devices.

How to sign in users automatically on Plex

To sign in managed users automatically on Plex, use these steps:

  1. Open Plex.

  2. Sign in with the administrator account (the one with the crown icon).

  3. Click the user menu from the top-right and select the Account option.

  4. Under the “Plex for Windows” section, in the left pane, click the General option.

  5. Check the Automatically Sign in option.

    Plex automatically sign in option
    Plex automatically sign in option
  6. Click the user menu from the top-right and select the Switch User option.

    Plex switch users option
    Plex switch users option
  7. Sign in with the managed user you want to sign in automatically.

Once you complete the steps, when you restart the app, the user should login automatically.

Plex is a media server app designed to organize and stream videos, music, and pictures to any Windows 10, macOS, and Linux computers as well as other devices, such as Xbox One, smart TVs, streaming boxes (for example, Roku), mobile devices using the Plex client or web application.

If you have a FreeNAS device, you can use these steps to install Plex.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].