Server Capabilities

This API command is used to get the capabilities of the Plex Media server. The capabilities returned include such items as the settings of the Plex server, the operating system, and the version of Plex that is installed.


GET http://[IP address]:32400/?X-Plex-Token=[PlexToken]


IP addressThe IP address of the Plex Media server.
PlexTokenThe temporary authentication Plex token.

Return Status

HTTP CodeDescription
200Success - The request was successful.
401Unauthorized - The Plex token provided was not valid.


XML string value that lists the capabilities and settings of the server. An example of the XML returned from the request is shown below:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<MediaContainer size="25" allowCameraUpload="1" allowChannelAccess="1" allowMediaDeletion="1" allowSharing="1" allowSync="1" allowTuners="1" backgroundProcessing="1" companionProxy="1" countryCode="can" diagnostics="logs,databases,streaminglogs" eventStream="1" friendlyName="PlexServer" hubSearch="1" itemClusters="1" livetv="7" machineIdentifier="3a646027a56abd6dbdf72484464db8567c737430" mediaProviders="1" multiuser="1" musicAnalysis="2" myPlex="1" myPlexMappingState="mapped" myPlexSigninState="ok" myPlexSubscription="1" myPlexUsername="PlexUsername" offlineTranscode="1" ownerFeatures="" photoAutoTag="1" platform="Windows" platformVersion="10.0 (Build 19042)" pluginHost="1" pushNotifications="0" readOnlyLibraries="0" streamingBrainABRVersion="3" streamingBrainVersion="2" sync="1" transcoderActiveVideoSessions="0" transcoderAudio="1" transcoderLyrics="1" transcoderPhoto="1" transcoderSubtitles="1" transcoderVideo="1" transcoderVideoBitrates="64,96,208,320,720,1500,2000,3000,4000,8000,10000,12000,20000" transcoderVideoQualities="0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12" transcoderVideoResolutions="128,128,160,240,320,480,768,720,720,1080,1080,1080,1080" updatedAt="1640814847" updater="1" version="" voiceSearch="1">
    <Directory count="1" key="actions" title="actions" />
    <Directory count="1" key="activities" title="activities" />
    <Directory count="1" key="butler" title="butler" />
    <Directory count="1" key="channels" title="channels" />
    <Directory count="1" key="clients" title="clients" />
    <Directory count="1" key="devices" title="devices" />
    <Directory count="1" key="diagnostics" title="diagnostics" />
    <Directory count="1" key="hubs" title="hubs" />
    <Directory count="3" key="library" title="library" />
    <Directory count="3" key="livetv" title="livetv" />
    <Directory count="3" key="media" title="media" />
    <Directory count="3" key="metadata" title="metadata" />
    <Directory count="1" key="neighborhood" title="neighborhood" />
    <Directory count="1" key="playQueues" title="playQueues" />
    <Directory count="1" key="player" title="player" />
    <Directory count="1" key="playlists" title="playlists" />
    <Directory count="1" key="resources" title="resources" />
    <Directory count="1" key="search" title="search" />
    <Directory count="1" key="server" title="server" />
    <Directory count="1" key="servers" title="servers" />
    <Directory count="1" key="statistics" title="statistics" />
    <Directory count="1" key="system" title="system" />
    <Directory count="1" key="transcode" title="transcode" />
    <Directory count="1" key="updater" title="updater" />
    <Directory count="1" key="user" title="user" />


The XML returned lists the capabilities of the server in the attributes of the MediaContainer element. Each attribute corresponds to a specific capability, and the status of that capability. There isn't actual documentation on each attribute, so the list below is a best-guess at what the values represent.

The attribute values correspond to the the following:

Plex Media Server Capabilities
allowCameraUpload1 - server allows camera upload.
0 - server does not allow camera upload.
allowChannelAccess1 - server allows channel access.
0 - server does not allow camera upload.
allowMediaDeletion1 - server allows media to be deleted.
0 - server does not allow media to be deleted.
allowSharing1 - server allows sharing.
0 - server does not allow sharing.
allowSync1 - server allows media syncing.
0 - server does not allow media syncing.
allowTuners1 - server supports DVR tuners and antennas.
0 - server does not support DVR tuners and antennas.
countryCodeThe code of the country where the server is located.
diagnosticsList of possible diagnostic logging.
friendlyNameThe name of the Plex server.
hubSearch1 - Hub Search is enabled.
0 - Hub Search is not enabled.
livetvRelated to Plex being able to stream live TV. The values are unknown.
machineIdentifierUnique identifier for the server.
multiuser1 - server has multiuser support is enabled.
0 - server does not have multiuser support enabled.
musicAnalysisRelated to analyzing music, but the values are unknown.
myPlexSigninStateUnknown, Could be related to being signed into Plex successfully?
myPlexSubscription1 - server is using an account with a myPlex subscription.
0 - server is using an account without a myPlex subscription.
myPlexUsernameUsername of the Plex server owner.
offlineTranscode1 - offline transcode is enabled.
0 - offline transcode is not enabled.
ownerFeaturesList of features allowed by the server owner. This list could be based on the Plex Pass subscription.
photoAutoTag1 - photo auto tagging is enabled.
0 - photo auto tagging is disabled.
platformThe platform of the server.
platformVersionThe version of the platform.
pushNotifications1 - allow the server to send push notifications to mobile devices.
0 - do not allow the server to send push notifications to mobile devices.
readOnlyLibraries1 - the libraries are read-only.
0 - the libraries are not read-only.
streamingBrainABRVersionThe current Streaming Brain ABR version.
streamingBrainVersionThe current Streaming Brain version.
sync1 - syncing to a device is enabled.
0 - syncing to a device is disabled.
transcoderActiveVideoSessionsThe number of active video transcoding sessions.
transcoderAudio1 - audio transcoding is available.
0 - audio transcoding is not available.
transcoderLyrics1 - lyrics transcoding is available.
0 - lyrics transcoding is not available.
transcoderPhoto1 - photo transcoding is available.
0 - photo transcoding is not available.
transcoderSubtitles1 - subtitle transcoding is available.
0 - subtitle transcoding is not available.
transcoderVideo1 - video transcoding is available.
0 - video transcoding is not available.
transcoderVideoBitratesList of supported transcoding video bitrates.
transcoderVideoQualitiesList of supported transcoding video qualities.
transcoderVideoResolutionsList of support transcoding video resolutions.
updatedAtDate and time of the last server update.
versionCurrent version of Plex.
voiceSearch1 - voice search is enabled.
0 - voice search is disabled.


Example 1

Return the capabilities of a Plex Media Server located at the IP address of


Example 2

If a reverse proxy is used with a subdomain, then it can be used in place of the IP address.