Plex tv library not updating

Scanning and Refreshing a library do different things.Scanning and refreshing a library both have to do with getting content into the library. Scanning a library makes the Plex Media Server check its folders and sub-folders for new or removed media.Related Page: Library Actions It’s possible to Refresh specific items.These can be individual items (a specific movie or TV episode) or containing elements such as a series for TV or artist/album for music libraries.If you’re away on a business trip, for example, trying to catch up on your favorite shows, but Plex Media Server hasn’t updated to include the latest episodes, you’re out of luck.Until the library is updated, you won’t be able to watch them.Periodic updates for your library allow you to have scans run at a set frequency.This is controlled by two settings: Note: The periodic frequency is based on when the Plex Media Server starts up.

Settings to control automatic or periodic library scans can be found under feature.If it finds new or unmatched media, it then pulls it into the library and fetches metadata for it.You can think of scanning as “check for new or changed content and get metadata for it if needed”.If you start your Server at and have it set to update every 30 minutes, then an update will start around .You can manually Scan or Refresh a library as a whole or Refresh particular items within a library.

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