Plex today announced the addition of free live TV for all Plex Pass subscribers. Plex Live TV, currently in beta, and DVR gives Plex users a new way to watch their favorite HDTV digital broadcast channels, including local news and live sports, as well as 86 of the 100 most popular U.S. network television shows.
Starting today, Plex Live is available on any iOS device or Android TV platform, including NVIDIA Shield (with a new update that will allow USB tuners), with support for Android Mobile and Apple TV to follow shortly. Plex says it is working to add additional device support.
Now with a USB tuner you can use Plex to watch live TV anywhere you are at home and around the world. The Plex Pass subscription includes a bevy of premium features beyond TV programming, including Plex Cloud, offline playback, enhanced music features, and automatic photo-tagging. Pricing is $4.99 a month, $39.99 a year, or $119.99 for a lifetime pass.
“Plex has always been about serving up the best possible media experience in one beautiful interface, no matter where you are and what device you’re using. We want to put all of your favorite content right at your fingertips whenever you’re ready to enjoy it,” said Keith Valory, CEO of Plex. “Now our Plex Pass users can enjoy free live and recorded TV with local news and sports at no extra cost, and without having to purchase yet another service.”
“Thanks to Plex’s new live TV capabilities, SHIELD users now have the ability to watch and record free digital broadcast channels using a TV antenna along with a USB or network-attached tuner. Network television shows can be watched at up to 1080p resolution with 5.1 surround sound.” Said Nvidia in a statement to Cord Cutters News. “Simply put, SHIELD is the only device that allows you to watch live TV, DVR shows and play them back around the world.”
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