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Plex 1.40.1.8227 is a minor update with some viewing history improvements

When setting up your home media server, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of content. Just like Netflix, Reddit, and the dreaded TikTok, we quickly lose ourselves when exposed to media and this latest Plex Media Server update is here to help make it easier to keep track of everything. I’m going to run you through everything new and how to install the release on a NAS.

What’s new in Plex Media Server 1.40.1.8227

This version of Plex adds a new preference for cinema trailers to always include English language trailers even when the Plex account audio language is not configured to English. The web UX has been updated to 4.125.1, which won’t mean much to most of you, but it’s good to see another bump in the version number for the web interface.

Changes

  • (Extras) New preference for Cinema Trailers to always include English language trailers when account audio language is not set to English (PM-620).
  • (Web) Updated to 4.125.1

Fixes

  • (DVR) Replace Lower Quality was not taking effect (#14646)
  • (Metadata) Marking a show or season as watched created view history entries (PM-935)
  • (Stream Selection) A show’s subtitle mode would not override the account’s if account’s was set to “Manually selected” (PM-660)
  • (View History) Keep view history of items when marked as unplayed (#14663)
  • (View History) View history was not created when a partially played item was marked as played (PM-1021)
  • (Web) Home Screen content would not load when unauthenticated. (DISCO-1547)
  • (Web) Refreshing the browser during playback would cause an error in the playback session. (DISCO-1612)
  • (MacOS) Scanner would crash on startup on some versions of MacOS (#14785)

How to install this Plex Media Server update

Package Manager DSM 7
Plex in Package Manager DSM 7. (Source: NAS Master)

Installing the latest version of Plex Media Server couldn’t be easier. Should you be running the software on the best NAS for Plex, all you need to do is run the update process using the enclosure’s web UI. If you want to do it manually, download the update from Plex and upload it to your NAS for installation.

I’ve written some guides on how to install and update Plex Media Server for specific NAS brands:

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