Plex Adds A Traditional Grid Guide for OTA TV to Roku & The Apple TV




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Last week Plex a popular media center app rolled out an updated user interface for Roku and Apple TV users. With this update, Plex rolled out an update adding a long asked for feature a traditional grid guide. This means now when you access your antenna through Plex on Roku and the Apple TV you will find a gride guide like this one:

In a statement on Plex website they announced the update saying: “While we think that searching and our Discover view are often a faster way to access DVR-related content for users, many users are familiar with a traditional “TV grid” style schedule and may wish to use that. Displayed in a scrollable timeline format, the Channels view of the Guide gives you an overview of what’s on every channel you receive. From here, you can see program details, schedule a recording, filter the timeline view to only show a certain day, and also scroll forward and backward in time.”

You can now access the Plex traditional grid guide for antenna users on:

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • iOS
  • Plex Web App
  • Roku

Here some other new features Plex added this month:

  • Restoring some basic usability qualities that suffered a bit under “type-first”. Fewer clicks to get where you want to go. More discoverable actions and sources. More intuitive gestures and navigation. Fewer distractions with things you shouldn’t have to care about.
  • Ownership and customization. You have complete control over your navigation—you tell Plex what you care about, we build an experience for you, and if you don’t like it, you can rearrange sources, hide sources, and more.
  • Improved functionality in a multi-source world. Features like Search need to work perfectly to deliver exactly the results you want.
  • At the core of the experience is the sidebar. In addition to being a better use of screen space than the top menu, it lets you see all the stuff you care about, and none of the stuff you don’t.

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