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Plex Brings Live TV to Apple TV

Also adds live TV, DVR support to Android mobile 8/02/2017 11:29 AM Eastern

Plex is adding more platforms to the mix about two months after the company introduced a free live TV component that’s available to consumers who subscribe to its Plex Pass service.

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Plex said Live TV is now supported on Apple TV (requires version 1.4) and is adding Live TV and DVR support to Android mobile devices, joining iOS, and Android TV. Its own Plex web app is currently DVR-only. Plex also said its new platform has exited the beta phase and also enables trick-play functions (pause/play, rewind, and fast forward).

Plex’s new Live TV element links the Plex app to a video source such as a digital OTA TV antenna or a digital tuner.

The company said it’s also working on app updates for other platforms, including Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV and a range of smart TVs.

Plex’s offering is largely targeted to cord-cutters, and competes in that arena with companies and products such as Nuvvyo (the Tablo and the just-launched Tablo Dual), Dish Network (AirTV Player), TiVo (Roamio OTA), and ChannelMaster (DVR+), among others.

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