PlexUpdate Plugin

plexupdate is a very simple plugin for beets that lets you automatically update Plex‘s music library whenever you change your beets library.

To use plexupdate plugin, enable it in your configuration (see Using Plugins). Then, you’ll probably want to configure the specifics of your Plex server. You can do that using an plex: section in your config.yaml, which looks like this:

    host: localhost
    port: 32400
    token: token

The token key is optional: you’ll need to use it when in a Plex Home (see Plex’s own documentation about tokens).

To use the plexupdate plugin you need to install the requests library with:

pip install requests

With that all in place, you’ll see beets send the “update” command to your Plex server every time you change your beets library.


The available options under the plex: section are:

  • host: The Plex server name. Default: localhost.
  • port: The Plex server port. Default: 32400.
  • token: The Plex Home token. Default: Empty.
  • library_name: The name of the Plex library to update. Default: Music