4/20/20 4,000!
The movie library has passed 4,000 movies making it officially more movies than Netflix offers. Amazon Prime on the other hand, I don't think I will be reaching 8,000 any time soon. Most of their movies are crap rated anyway. I've added more statistics including graphs with current data showing how the Plex server stacks up to big names.

Total Movies All

I finished the overall redesign of this website using CSS and I think I am finally happy with it. Over the last year, I've added over 100 new Collections with custom images to help navigate the massive amount of content in the library. When you are browsing Movies, TV, Documentaries, or Stand-Up, you can select the Library or Collections tab on your Plex app to view the categories.

7/1/19 The movie library breaks 3,000!
So my goal this year was to reach 3,000 movies by the end of 2019. I'm happy to report that halfway through the year, that goal has been accomplished! The movie library has grown from 2,000 to 3,000 in a little over 6 months. My new goal is to reach 4,000 movies by 2020.

Plex vs Netflix 7-1-19

5/27/19 Collections & Newsletters Updated
Collections have been updated with these new collections:

Billy Bob Thornton (20), Cameron Diaz (25), Cars (3), Child's Play (4), Despicable Me (4), Halloween (9), Hannibal (5), Friday the 13th (8), The Matrix (3), Resident Evil (7), Rambo (4), Saturday Night Live (18), Shrek (4),The Lord of the Rings (4), Star Trek (13), Star Wars (8), Starship Troopers (5), Stephen King (32), Toy Story (3), Transformers (5)

Newsletters now have an updated look consistent with the rest of the site:

Daily Newsletter

4/7/19 Collections and Library updates + New CSS layout + Movies Library Breaks 2,500
Collections have been updated with their current totals from the Plex library. New ones include: Animated (147), Dwayne Johnson (19), Jennifer Lawrence (14), Julia Roberts (18), Matthew McConaughey (19), Shia Lebeouf (12), Robert Redford (20).

Updated the Library section to current. Movies exceeded 2,500 last week. The goal is to catch Netflix at 4,000 within the next 18 months so keep requesting new and old movies missing from the library with Ombi.

Also, it's not quite finished but I am re-doing the whole layout of this website using CSS to replace the existing HTML. The top bar and background have changed a bit so far but for the most part of the changes will be behind the scenes. I should hopefully finish in the next few weeks but the end result will be a layout that will look good on an device or any screen resolution.

2/5/19 New feature Added: Text notifications for TV shows
Text notifications are now possible. See below for a list of current commands.

1) subscribe "TV Show Name" = subscribe to text notifications for individual TV shows

2) unsubscribe "TV Show Name" = unsubscribe from notifications

3) list = View all TV shows eligible for text notifications

12/2/18 Plex Server 2 Available
The Plex 2 server is now available. Only use it for 1 or 2 views at a time because it's a slower computer and it's doing other things besides being a Plex server so it's only as a backup. Plex remembers the last server you were connected to so make sure to switch back to Plex Server 1 after using server 2.

The Discord chat channels will receive notifications from the Plex 2 server as well. Things like server status, recently added, and watched history can be found on the brettstech.com Discord channels.

Discord Server 2 Notifications

12/1/18 Collections Updated
I updated the Collections page with current totals. New collections:

1920-1929 (6), Action (605), Space (40), Sports (40), Al Pacino (21), Bruce Willis (34), Chris Pine (10), Jeff Bridges (18), Jim Carrey (23), Kevin Spacey (21), Leonardo DiCaprio (18), Michael Clark Duncan (11), Natalie Portman (17), Nicole Kidman (15), Robert De Niro (32), Robin Williams (21), Samuel L. Jackson (48), Seth Rogan (16), Tom Cruise (32), Harry Potter (7), Alfred Hitchcock (4), Bryan Singer (7), Francis Ford Coppola (9), James Cameron (6), J.J. Abrams (5), Joel Coen (15), Peter Jackson (11), Stanley Kubrick (8), Tim Burton (11)

11/26/18 Library Milestone: 2,000 Movies
The movie collection reached 2,000 items last night!

Over the weekend, I updated the View Library section to get it up to date with the actual content in the server's library.

2000 Movies

In the Library Totals section (shown above), I also made the links for Movies, TV Shows, and Documentaries take you to that section for easy viewing. For anyone viewing the page on your phone, note the "Toggle sidebar" tab at the top. It will allow you to navigate through the different sections of the library.

11/9/18 New feature: Last Added
Added the Last Added section on the top of the screen. It uses Trakt to show the last TV show or movie added to the Plex server.
10/30/18 Yearly Newsletter
Created a year in review newsletter that will email to all users on New Years Day.

Yearly Newsletter

8/25/18 Color changing buttons
Added color changing to the button links above if you hover your mouse over them on a PC. On a phone or tablet you aren't likely to notice anything different.

Buttons Change Color

8/23/18 Added logo to newsletters
Added the Brett's Plex Server logo to the existing newsletters using Tautuli. The Daily and Weekly newsletters list what has been added to the Plex library for categories like Movies and TV Shows. Here is what one looks like:

Tautulli Newsletter

8/22/18 New feature: Discord Chat
Added 3 channels to the new Discord server. It uses Tautulli to display updates from the Plex server. If you're logged into Discord, search for brettstech.com. Inside you will find channels like server status, recently added, and watch history from Plex.

Discord, Recently Added

7/14/18 Added more Collections
Added these new collections to the Plex library:

1930-1939, 1940-1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-2009, 2010-2019, Chick Flicks, Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Michael Bay, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg.

Collections 7-14-18

6/24/18 New feature: Calendar
I created a calendar that pulls from my trakt.tv account and lists when the TV shows I watch (or have in the library) will play next. Once they play they will automatically be added to the Plex server shortly after airing. You can also view the calendar in full screen, view by day/week, print it, etc.

Calendar

5/6/18 New feature: Weekly Newsletter
I set up a weekly newsletter. Every Friday morning you will get an email that shows you all of the things added to the Plex server over the past week. In the future I might make other email notifications like "email this person, if this specific show is added" types of emails.

Weekly Newsletter

4/22/18 New feature: View Library
The view library page is now active. You can view what's on the server without even logging in to your plex account.

Plex Export

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