Plex adds live broadcast TV support for Roku

Plex live TV

Plex’s live TV service, which integrates over-the-air signals within Plex’s user interface, added Roku today as a compatible device.

Plex users accessing live TV on Roku devices will get the ability to pause, resume, and skip around within the show, but they won’t be able to schedule recordings through Plex DVR on Roku devices. However, they can watch recordings from other supported platforms like iOS, Web, Android (mobile), Android TV, Apple TV, and iOS devices, on their Roku.

The new device option is available for Plex Pass subscribers with the Roku preview channel installed.


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Roku controls the most share in the U.S. among streaming media boxes so it’s an important addition to the compatibility list for Plex. It comes after the company last month announced compatibility for Amazon Fire TV and the web.

Plex’s live TV service uses an antenna and a digital tuner to pull in broadcast signals and present them alongside other programming options in the Plex UX.

The live TV and DVR feature is available for Plex Pass subscribers. In addition to live TV and DVR, the Plex Pass subscription includes Plex Cloud, offline playback, enhanced music features and automatic photo-tagging. The service is priced is $4.99 a month, $39.99 a year or $119.99 for a lifetime pass.

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