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Plex live TV channel guide grid view option arrives on web

Plex live TV channel guide grid view option arrives on web

Personal media server software Plex has updated its live TV interface with a new channel guide. Such a feature seems, on the surface, like it would be a simple thing to offer: it's just a page of live content. However, Plex points out that it isn't that simple, not when you factor in the DVR feature and the maker's multi-layer recording engine.

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Plex Podcasts arrive in beta on iOS, Android, and Roku

Plex Podcasts arrive in beta on iOS, Android, and Roku

Plex has been updated with support for podcasts, the company has announced. The software, which enables anyone to create their own home media server, now allows users to access podcasts on both their television and mobile devices without a subscription or separate app. The new feature is currently in beta but available to anyone with the Plex App.

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Plex News gets Xbox One support, major Android update inbound

Plex News gets Xbox One support, major Android update inbound

Plex, the popular home entertainment software, just added Plex News to its Xbox One app. With it, Xbox One owners who use Plex will have easy access to news content from a variety of providers like Reuters, Associated Press, and more. In addition, Plex recently announced an upcoming update for its Android app, one that will add local video casting to Chromecast and more.

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Plex Live TV arrives on Xbox One, plus major new features for Roku

Plex Live TV arrives on Xbox One, plus major new features for Roku

Plex just introduced its Live TV functionality on Xbox One, giving console owners access to live stations delivered over the air. It's a major update for the Xbox version of the software, and it comes with full time-shifting functionality so users can pause, rewind, and fast-forward content. That's only a taste of what all Plex has released, though, and Roku users are in a treat.

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Plex VR arrives on Daydream with co-watching and drive-in theater

Plex VR arrives on Daydream with co-watching and drive-in theater

Plex has announced support for Google's Daydream platform, enabling home media enthusiasts to access and play their personal movie collection in the privacy of a VR headset. The support follows the launch an unofficial solution for VR headset owners called "Plevr," which Plex says was impressive enough that it decided to bring about official virtual reality support.

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YoutubeAuto for Android Auto brings YouTube, even Plex to your car

YoutubeAuto for Android Auto brings YouTube, even Plex to your car

While Google has recently brought interesting new features to Android Auto, like Google Assistant and wireless pairing, there are still some things it refuses to add, more for safety than anything. Of course, that’s not going to stop some very enterprising app developers, especially those with access to an unofficial Android Auto SDK. Take for example this all too obvious YoutubeAuto app, which, funnily enough, adds more than just YouTube to your Android Auto enabled vehicle.

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Plexamp is Plex’s gorgeous replacement for Winamp

Plexamp is Plex’s gorgeous replacement for Winamp

Plex, the company behind the personal media server software by the same name, has announced the launch of Plexamp, its own replacement for the beloved, basically defunct Winamp player. Plexamp is the first result of another new Plex announcement: Plex Labs, a new "ethos," the company explains, that will bring exposure to community projects among other things. Plexamp, for its part, is a gorgeous audio player for macOS and Windows.

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Plex on Android updated with DVR time shifting and more

Plex on Android updated with DVR time shifting and more

Plex has just blessed its Android product with proper DVR functionality, including the ability to watch a show even if it is currently being recorded via a single tuner. This new functionality applies to both the mobile version of the Android app and the Android TV version. This is joined by full time shifting functionality, enabling users to do things like rewind and pause DVR content during Live TV.

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Plex DVR now purges ads from your recorded shows

Plex DVR now purges ads from your recorded shows

Back when DVR first became a thing, the prospect of watching your favorite shows and fast forwarding through the commercials was indeed an exciting one. No one likes commercials, after all, which is part of the reason why services like Netflix have become so incredibly popular. Today Plex is taking that sort of DVR functionality one step further, implementing a new feature that will remove commercials from your recorded shows so you never see them in the first place.

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Kodi addon and repository devs down on pressure from Netflix, Amazon, Disney

Kodi addon and repository devs down on pressure from Netflix, Amazon, Disney

Kodi lives on, but some of the developers behind a few of the more nefarious addons for the service are now out of the game. Or so they've suggested. Cease and desist letters have been sent to developers behind the Colossus Kodi addon repository, URLResolver, MetaHandler, Ares Wizard, and more have been knocked out by a new wave of threats of legal action from major studios. One legal warning was apparently delivered by hand to the developer The_Alpha - that was the final straw for that particular dev.

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Plex users can now stream music with Android Auto

Plex users can now stream music with Android Auto

Android Auto users now have another music streaming app option: Plex. The app can be used by Plex users to stream music from the user's personal music library, giving them in-car access to their favorite albums directly from their own media center. This differs from the other music apps available through Android Auto, such as Pandora, which streams music from the service itself.

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Plex Live TV support arrives for Roku: pause, fast-forward, and rewind live TV

Plex Live TV support arrives for Roku: pause, fast-forward, and rewind live TV

Plex's Live TV feature now supports Roku devices, enabling users to fast-forward, rewind and pause live television delivered over-the-air via an antenna. Plex announced the new support today, saying that the only exception to it is the current inability to schedule a DVR to record shows from the Roku. However, already existing DVR'd content from other devices can be watched on the platform.

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