Plex Launches Streaming Live TV on Apple TV and Android

Gwen Vasquez
August 2, 2017

The Beta tests were went on, but they haven't announced a specific time for common release of the new Plex App.

Plex, the popular media server app, threw its name into the streaming ring earlier this year with the launch of a new live TV service. Tied to its Plex Pass subscription service, Plex Live TV takes the over-the-air broadcasts from a digital antenna (which you'll need to supply along with a digital tuner) and lets you stream them to any compatible device, just as you would using Plex with your local videos, pictures and music.

Plex Live TV is now available to users of Apple TV and Android, who join iOS users in the ability to watch live television programming, including sports and local news, from within their Plex apps. However, a Plex Pass is needed to make use of these features, with prices for Plex Pass starting at $4.99 per month.

Plex Launches Streaming Live TV on Apple TV and Android

While today's announcement largely focuses on Plex Live TV support expanding to Android mobile, the announcement also does detail that updates for other platforms (such as Roku, Amazon's Fire TV, Smart TVs in general, as well as the Plex Web App) are in the works and will be coming through soon.

Plex's relatively new live TV feature has now added support for Apple TV and Android. It is very useful when annoying commercial advertisements come over the channel while watching. Users can now pause/play, rewind and fast forward live TV. You'll also need to have the PMS running version 1.8 or higher.

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