Plex Launched New Update for Live TV And Made It Completely Free for a Few Months


Plex chose to give their Plex Live TV option free for 3 months during this COVID-19 pandemic and now they’ve released out some new enhancements and features. The aim of all of the features is to make your live TV experience quicker, customizable, and easier to navigate. Check out some of the highlights below, but you can get into Plex’s deeper announcement post. You can use it on a variety of TV boxes, mobile phones and on a computer if you don’t have a smart tv.

  • Major program guide improvements, including a better overall aesthetic, faster scrolling, and picture-in-guide views (picture-in-guide is available on Android and Apple TV) so you never lose sight of what you’re currently watching while looking at the channels guide, or setting a new recording

  • Chromecast support is available now on iOS, and Android support is expected in the next few weeks

  • Easier recording and closed caption access, with new controls on the play screen, you can do more without missing a moment of your current program (note that this feature is currently available with the brand new Live TV player for Android TV and mobile, as well as Apple TV, with more platform support planned for the future)

  • New hubs, gathering similar kinds of programming together so you can see what movies are coming on later or what your kids can watch. These hubs are available on Android, Apple, Roku, and the Plex web app

  • General watching improvements include: Greatly reduced channel tuning time (from 12+ seconds to a few), fixes around “watch from start,” seeking while watching live, resuming in-progress recordings, improvements to genre-specific recommendations, and new quick access to recently-watched channels across various platforms, most notable Android, Apple, Roku, and the Plex web app


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