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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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Plex News brings personalized news broadcasts from around the world

Plex News brings personalized news broadcasts from around the world

Plex has announced a new product called Plex News that brings news content to anyone, including people who aren't running or using a Plex Media Server. The new product follows Plex's acquisition of Watchup, and makes it possible to find news segments on a variety of topics from major networks, including CNN, Scripps, CBS News, Financial Times, Tribune Media, The Street, Sky News, and more.

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Plex Live TV and DVR launches support for Amazon Fire TV

Plex Live TV and DVR launches support for Amazon Fire TV

Cord cutters using Plex Live TV and DVR received a happy bit of news today. Plex announced today that Live TV and DVR have come to Amazon Fire TV, giving you another option for streaming your over-the-air shows. This expansion will be a welcome one for Plex subscribers, as previously, Plex Live TV and DVR was only accessible on Android, iPhone, Android TV, and Apple TV.

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Plex for Kodi addon is now free for everyone

Plex for Kodi addon is now free for everyone

This past December, Plex announced an addon that would bring the best it has to offer to Kodi users, enabling the latter to access their Plex server via a device running Kodi. That was great news, but only for those who use Plex often enough to justify buying a Plex Pass. That has quietly changed, as now the Plex for Kodi plugin is available to anyone and everyone, and it is free.

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Plex DVR exits beta alongside new live TV time shift feature

Plex DVR exits beta alongside new live TV time shift feature

Plex recently launched some key features for cord-cutters, making its software an attractive option for those who don't want cable but do have an over-the-air TV antenna. The company first introduced the DVR feature, though as a beta, that allows users with a Plex Pass to record their favorite shows from their OTA antenna. That feature has now exited beta, and it has been joined by a vital feature that improves the TV-watching experience: time shifting content.

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Plex Live TV gives cord-cutters their cheap streaming fix

Plex Live TV gives cord-cutters their cheap streaming fix

Plex is adding Live TV support, adding the ability to stream content worldwide to iOS and Android devices. The system joins Plex DVR, the company's TV recording service, that has already won the hearts of cord-cutters looking to escape their monthly cable bill. Now, they'll be able to stream what's being broadcast live.

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Plex Cloud service goes live for all Plex Pass subscribers

Plex Cloud service goes live for all Plex Pass subscribers

Back in September, Plex announced a new service called Plex Cloud, a way to store media files in the cloud rather than on their own hard drive. The feature has its appeal, mostly the easy expansion of cloud storage relative to the huge amounts of time it takes to upgrade and backup 1TB+ hard drives at home. Plex Cloud has thus far only been available to some users as a beta, but it is now available to all Plex Pass holders, the company has revealed.

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Amazon’s Alexa can now control your Plex media server

Amazon’s Alexa can now control your Plex media server

The AI battle over your living room is getting a tad more intense. At CES 2017, NVIDIA surprised its fans by becoming the first, and so far only, gaming and multimedia device to integrate Google Assistant and Google Home into its functionality. Though that future has yet to arrive, Amazon and Plex are bringing their own future to the present. Now anyone with an Amazon Echo, or actually any device where Alexa resides, can now enjoy hands free control of the popular Plex media server, bringing the smart home of the future to your living room today.

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