Plex expands Live TV support, time shifting to Apple TV

After making its Live TV function available in beta on iOS in June, Plex has taken it out of beta and expanded Live TV support to the Apple TV as well, according to an update from the company. The company’s Plex DVR feature for recording and watching programs is also officially out of beta on iOS, but according to a company spokesperson users will still need to use the iOS, web, or Android apps to schedule recordings, after which they can be viewed on the Apple TV in the same way as any other media item in the Plex library.
In addition to getting Live TV support, Plex Pass subscribers are also getting the ability to pause, rewind and fast forward live television on both iOS and tvOS. Once the user has the right antenna and tuner configured, they’ll be able to remotely watch TV and rewind moments they missed, though how far back one will be able to rewind isn’t entirely clear. We’ve received a tuner to test the functionality on Apple TV, so watch for a closer look soon.

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