Plex Brings Its Live TV Service to Roku

Yesterday, streaming service Plex announced that it had expanded its compatibility to include the top media player platform, Roku.

Plex launched its streaming service, the Plex Pass plan, in June of this year, making it a relatively new player in the streaming industry. Plex Pass is $4.99 per month and comes in addition to the company’s free media consolidation service (which basically makes it possible to access all your digital media—like movies, images, and music—in one place). Plex Pass lets you pair your digital antenna with many of the features typically reserved for cable subscribers, including DVR capabilities, a comprehensive channel guide, and the ability to pause, fast forward, and rewind while watching live streams.

Given the popularity of the Roku platform, this news is a big deal for the cord-cutting community. Essentially, this change will allow more people to painlessly ditch their cable provider, as they’ll be able to enjoy all the same functions and features they get with their cable package for a drastically lower price.

While the rollout has been pretty smooth, the Plex app for the Roku is still in beta, so Roku users will have to wait a little while to access all the Plex features they get on other streaming devices. The DVR feature, for instance, isn’t yet available on Roku. However, if you schedule a recording using your computer, phone, Apple TV, Android TV, or Amazon TV, you will be able to access that recording on your Roku.

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Courtenay Stevens

Courtenay has been a professional writer for nearly 7 years. She loves that she can now help people cut the cord by merging her affinity for writing with her passion for watching TV, talking about movies, and keeping up with her various fantasy sports teams.
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1 Comment on "Plex Brings Its Live TV Service to Roku"

  1. Can Plex be accessed on Roku without the use of a computer? I don’t own one, only an android phone and pad.

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