Plex Live TV Expands To Roku Streaming Platform With Partial DVR Support

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Over the summer, Plex Live TV arrived in beta form for all Plex Pass subscribers. Unlike services like YouTube TV or Sling TV, this isn't a streaming service from a content provider. Instead, Plex Pass subscribers have to hook up an over-the-air (OTA) antenna to a compatible digital tuner, after which you can access OTA content from within your home or anywhere in the world using the Plex App.

When Plex Live TV first launched, it was made available for NVIDIA SHIELD TV, Android TV and iOS devices. In early August, availably was extended to the Android smartphones/tablets, and Apple TV. Today, that support expands again to include Roku streaming players.

Roku is currently the #1 streaming hardware provider in the world, so it's about time that Plex tapped into the huge market potential. If you are a current Plex Pass subscriber, you can access Plex Live TV immediately by adding the Roku preview channel.

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It should be noted that this current release of Plex Live TV for Roku doesn't allow you to schedule recordings -- that will come in a future release. However, you are able to watch recording that were initiated from other supported devices (i.e. iOS, Android, Apple TV, NVIDIA SHIELD TV).

"We’ve devoted countless hours to enhancing Plex in order to connect people to the media that they love, including your regularly scheduled programming," writes Plex. "Watch your favorite shows or your team’s first kickoff the moment they air, along with the ability to pause, fast-forward, or rewind using time-shifting."

For now, Plex Live TV is still an exclusive perk for Plex Plus subscribers. The subscription is available for $5 per month, $40 per year or $120 for lifetime access. But if you’re a heavy Plex user, the last option obviously makes the most sense.