Just think… you can now use Plex to follow along with your favorite sportsball team in real time! Or better yet, tune in to today’s episode of “The Price is Right” right this second! No more waiting until the recording is done, which means no more Showcase Showdown spoilers! Come on down! (Can you tell that I’ve done most of my Live TV development and testing work during that awesome daytime timeslot?)
Plex has also announced improvements to its DVR:
● In-app DVR Management: You can now browse the program guide, manage recordings, and more directly from the Android TV and iOS apps (with more to follow).
● Expanded Tuner Support: We initially supported HDHomeRun tuners, which are still a great option, but today we’re announcing hugely expanded support for lots of popular tuners including models from Hauppauge, AVerMedia, DVBLogic and more! (We’ve got a complete list here) Several of these USB tuners even work directly with one of our favorite all-in-one Media Server options: the NVIDIA SHIELD.
● General DVR Enhancements: In the process of building Live TV support, we’ve seriously leveled up our core DVR engine. The scheduler is even smarter, and it handles overlapping recordings on the same channel as well as the ability to watch live and record simultaneously.
Plex Live TV and DVR is a Plex Pass only feature. A Plex Pass subscription currently costs $4.99USD/month, $39.99USD/year, or $119.99USD/lifetime.