Plex's new Live TV grid view, which is designed to allow customers to find TV shows and movies through a traditional grid-based user interface, is now available for Apple TV.

The grid view is available for both live TV content and content saved using the built-in DVR functionality in Plex. It first rolled out on the web in June before launching for tvOS today.

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Grid view organizes TV shows by channel and time of day, much like a standard cable TV guide, with a scrollable timeline format for an overview of what's on every channel that's available to you.

Accessing live TV and the new grid view option requires a Plex Pass, priced starting at $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year. Plex is currently offering a deal through Best Buy that provides six months of Plex Pass service for $19.99.

Plex has been offering live TV options since August 2017, with customers able to access over-the-air television channels with no cable subscription using an antenna and a TV tuner. Free over-the-air programming includes major US networks like ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and the CW along with local programming, news, and sports.

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Top Rated Comments

shpankey Avatar
59 months ago
I should add, that pic is not representative of how it looks on atv, thats from the web app. Half the screen is cutoff w/ a lame info section and the atv grid is much smaller. :/ Better than no grid I guess, but wish we would have got the web app grid!
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jeffreco Avatar
59 months ago
I haven't followed this space very closely in the last few years. Wondering if anything has changed in regards to CableCard and DVR recording on anything other than Windows Media Center.

Question for you.

Does the Plex DVR record cable channels such as ESPN, AMC, TNT, etc?

Does the Plex DVR record premium channels such as HBO and Showtime?

Thanks.
It will record cable channels if you have the right hardware. Plex works with devices from Silicon Dust. These are basically network tuners that can take either an over the air signal, or cable with a cable card. If your local cable company encrypts the premium channels, which most do, I don't believe Plex will record those channels. It works really well on the cable channels an will edit out commercials automatically if you choose that option.
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