Pause, fast-forward, and rewind live TV

James Marshall
October 13, 2017

But unlike the live TV streaming services, Plex only covers what you can get from your digital antenna.

Today Roku joins a growing list of devices that support Plex DVR including iOS, Web, Android (mobile), Android TV, and Apple TV.

The beta version of Plex Live TV is officially out as of this writing but is apparently rolling out in a staged manner and will take approximately a week before it's available to all Plex Pass subscribers, according to the firm. In early August, availably was extended to the Android smartphones/tablets, and Apple TV.

Roku is now the #1 streaming hardware provider in the world, so it's about time that Plex tapped into the huge market potential. Plex announced the new support today, saying that the only exception to it is the current inability to schedule a DVR to record shows from the Roku. If you're a Plex Pass subscriber streaming Live TV on any number of devices supporting it, you know how awesome it is for cutting the cord.

Live TV streaming and the accompanying DVR functionality are offered as a part of Plex's own subscription, Plex Pass, which is only $4.99 per month - far less than the starting price for numerous live TV subscriptions, which start at around $20 per month (for Sling TV, e.g.) and go up from there as you add on channel packs and upgraded features.

"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. This includes support for managing the live broadcasts by pausing it, then either fast-forwarding or rewinding.

For now, Plex Live TV is still an exclusive perk for Plex Plus subscribers. But if you're a heavy Plex user, the last option obviously makes the most sense.

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