Plex Just Added a New DVR Feature




PlexToday Plex announced that they have teamed up with HDHomeRun to bring a DVR option to Plex.

“We’ve put a lot of time into this release, and the result is a really elegant DVR, which takes advantage of all the power and intelligence of Plex,” said Scott Olechowski, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Plex. “Plex rounds out the cord cutting experience with a beautifully organized, easy-to-navigate interface that makes all your content available wherever you go. Now you can view TV in a living room or on your phone, using a streaming stick in a hotel, or even on a plane when you’re offline. The addition of DVR allows our customers to make Plex the heart of their media experience. No other solution comes close.”

This new update will allow you to turn any streaming media player that supports Plex like the Nvidia Shield, Roku, Fire TV, and more into a DVR. To make it work you will need a new HDHomeRun and a Plex server running.

So what can you expect?

program guide by channel (ABC)From Plex:

Plex DVR features include:

Play from Any Device: A true media hub, Plex allows you to play any recorded content on virtually any device, consolidating and organizing your DVR recordings with all your other media (music, photos, and videos). Recordings may be watched on dozens of platforms, while media can be viewed, organized, and played from a consistent, clean interface no matter which device you’re on.

Rich, Easy-to-Navigate Interface: Plex makes information on your TV shows, movies, or sports look beautiful by automatically adding movie posters, plot summaries, cover art, and descriptions. The Plex experience also includes enhanced extras for recorded TV content, including show descriptions, episode synopses, and season information. Plex organizes everything you record, making it easy to find what you want to watch.

Discover More of What You Love: Plex DVR provides a rich a program guide for all your favorite channels, including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW, PBS, CBC, BBC, ITV, Telemundo, Univision, and many more.  The programming guide also highlights content for you, like “News,” “Sports,” “Premieres,” and “Upcoming Favorites.” Plex even recommends upcoming broadcast TV based on your viewing habits and content you already have in your Plex libraries.

Easy, Intuitive Setup: Unlike the typically complex and fragmented software that cord cutters need today, Plex replaces the bland electronic program guide, and eliminates the need for DVR recording software, automatically identifying and integrating with tuners and antennas.

The company has partnered with SiliconDust, creators of the popular HDHomeRun (HDHR) line of tuners. Users simply connect an OTA HDHR tuner (or a CableCARD version) to their network and any digital antenna, and can immediately start recording.

Access Content Whether On and Offline: With Mobile Sync and Cloud Sync, you can sync recordings to your mobile device for access when you are offline, or to your favorite cloud storage account, including Google Drive, Amazon Drive, and Dropbox, for access when your computer at home is offline.

Customize a DVR that Suits You: Plex allows you to custom build your DVR. Add more tuners to record as many shows at one time as you like, or add more storage and record as much content as you can handle.

Stunning Picture Quality: Signals received through HD antennas far surpass the picture quality of cable and satellite for stunning, uncompressed, high definition broadcast.

Priced Right: Plex’s DVR allows greater functionality and freedom all at a significantly better price than traditional cable or satellite TV. In addition to a tuner and antenna, users only need a Plex Pass, which costs $4.99 per month, $39.99 per year, or $149.99 for a lifetime subscription.

Plex DVR is available now in Beta for Plex Pass subscribers. Starting at $4.99 per month, Plex Pass is a subscription-only service that enables users to enjoy the very best Plex has to offer, including Mobile and Cloud Sync, Premium Music, full access to all Plex Apps, parental controls, and much more.

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