Plex Now Integrates With Apple's TV App on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

Plex today confirmed that it now supports Apple's TV app, allowing you to keep track of what you've watched using the built-in "Up Next" feature.

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When you watch one of Plex's ad-supported video on demand offerings, which includes both TV shows and movies, you'll be prompted to allow Plex to share what you've watched with the TV app.

From there, Plex content will be visible in Up Next right alongside all other data sources, letting you keep tabs on the Plex content you're viewing.

With the integration, anyone using the TV app or Siri is able to search for a title, and if the show or movie is available as part of the ad-supported video on demand library, Plex will come up as an option where it can be viewed.

All of Plex's ad-supported content is available to watch for free. The Apple TV app integration applies only to video on demand content sourced from Plex and it is not compatible with personal media content, live TV, or other Plex features.

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Top Rated Comments

turbineseaplane Avatar
7 months ago

Plex.. Still in use?
Couldn't live without it.

I have a massive personal library of commercially purchased movie/tv content as well as homemade content (rips of family videos, trip pictures, on and on)

Plex lifetime pass was one of my best purchases ever (a LONG time ago now)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GizmoDVD Avatar
7 months ago

It might be technically impossible to do the integration with personal media libraries, as there is no master source.
Plex already said that. Everything you do in Plex for your personal media is "hidden" to them.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaier Avatar
7 months ago

It will never work with local media because Apple can’t make money from it.
Even their own local library support is horrible, hence the need for Plex.
Sigh.

The reason it doesn’t work with local media is:

“This feature will only work with our free on demand movies and TV shows. We’d love to integrate personal media as well but that’s not technically possible for a couple reasons. To make this work we provide Apple with a list of content we have available for streaming. As detailed in our privacy policy, we don’t know what content our users have in their personal media libraries.”

But go ahead and cast as many baseless aspersions as you’d like.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChromeAce Avatar
7 months ago
We PLEX users with our own ripped content will look like geniuses when the power grid and Internet goes down during World Cyberwar One. All your movies and shows will be gone in the blink of an eye while we invite our neighborhoods over for movie night powered by solar-charged batteries, streaming our DRM-free content from our own local NAS servers.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fenderbass146 Avatar
7 months ago
Got excited then read...I guess it's good Apple doesn't have my Plex info, but be cool if it could pull it locally.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fenderbass146 Avatar
7 months ago

I never understood why anyone would want to use Plex on Apple TV when it works perfect on a Nvidea shield
maybe because they have an apple tv and not a shield? I've had both but like my Apple TV better.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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