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Plex has finally brought its Live TV offering to Roku devices. This means anyone who owns a Roku device (including any of the new hardware lineup for 2017) can now gain access to Plex Live TV. That is if they’re a Plex Pass subscriber who also owns a TV antenna and digital TV tuner.
Plex Live TV
There is a lot of television content floating around in the air just waiting to be discovered and watched. And all you need to gain access to it is a TV antenna. However, serious cord-cutters might want to consider paying for a Plex Pass in order to get access to Plex Live TV.
Plex launched Live TV alongside a much-needed DVR functionality earlier this year. And this welcome addition enables cord-cutters to get a cable-like TV service for a fraction of the cost. It’s also much more affordable than the likes of Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue.
Live TV for Roku
At launch Plex Live TV was only available on iOS and Android TV. It has since landed on other platforms including Android and Apple TV, and now, finally, Plex Live TV is available on Roku devices. Which, for Roku owners who pay for a Plex Pass, could be the perfect combination.
In a Plex Blog post, Plex calls Roku its “most popular platform,” which makes you wonder why it took so long for Plex Live TV to land on Roku. At the moment Live TV for Roku is only available as a beta, with Plex planning to release it to all Plex Pass subscribers over the next week.
Sadly, Live TV is only available to Plex Pass subscribers. Also sadly, you cannot yet schedule shows to record on the Plex DVR through your Roku device. However, you will be able to watch content recorded on other supported platforms, so all is not lost on that cable-copying front.
Cutting the Cord
Plex Live TV is a great option for anyone seriously looking to cut the cord. And unless you really can’t bear to live without live news and sports why wouldn’t you want to save a small fortune by cancelling your cable. The fact that Live TV is now available on Roku devices is just a bonus.
Do you own a Roku device? If so, which one? Do you pay for a Plex Pass? If so, are you using Plex Live TV? Are you now going to marry the two to create a beautiful union between platform and features? Do you think I’m talking nonsense? The comments are open below.