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Plex gives fans a privacy complex after sharing viewing habits with friends by default

November 28, 2023

A Plex “feature” has infuriated some users after sharing with others what they are watching on the streaming service — and it appears this functionality is on by default.

At the start of this month Plex rolled out something called Discover Together, with an “Activity” feature that shows “what you and your friends are watching, rating, and saving to your Watchlists.” Crucially, this functionality, which is enabled until you switch it off, sends a weekly email to your friends detailing what you have been watching on your server, and vice-versa.

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