Well you have plex installed. Now how to monitor usage

Well you have your awesome Plex media server installed and all setup. Right now you are probably wondering how do i monitor usage/stats/whos on etc right? I have been looking for a good solution for a while now and have come up with a great solution that works really well for me. I ran into a software package called PlexPy which you can find at


For the windows based instalation you will need to do the following

  • Go to http://msysgit.github.io and download git.
  • Run the installer, select all the defaults except for the section called “Adjusting your PATH environment” – here select “Use Git from the Windows command prompt”
  • Complete the rest of the install with the default options.
  • Right click on your desktop and select “Git Gui”.
  • Select “Clone Existing Repository”.
  • In the “Source Location” enter: https://github.com/JonnyWong16/plexpy.git
  • In “Target Directory” create a new folder where you want to install PlexPy to.
  • Click “Clone”.
  • When it’s finished a Git Gui windows will appear, just close this Window.
  • Browse to where you cloned the PlexPy repository and double click PlexPy.

For other os / platform installs please go to https://github.com/JonnyWong16/plexpy/wiki/Installation


I was able to get my windows based installation sitting on same vm as my Plex server going in a matter of minutes. Setup was a breeze and had things going very quickly. One thing to keep in mind is it takes a while for stats and graphs to pull your data and start showing correctly. If you have more than one server you will need to set that as well . Plexpy is able to show you most recent plays/ who is on the most/ popular movies /etc is is pretty powerful Please see my below screen for examples of what you can do.



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