Plans (ways) to let plugins provide library content?
Today content is separated into:
- Libraries (Movies, TV, etc) for local content
- Channels for remote content
Are there any plans to merge the two somehow, for example by letting plugins provide items dynamically for a library (cached for perf. ofc)? Right now the only way to get content into a library is to have a scanner scan local files and insert media items into the database, and those media items can't be indirect and played via a URL service (as far as I know).
Having plugins provide library content would allow e.g. my 'TV' library to contain both local shows, as well as shows i've subscribed to from my national TV station, which has a Plex channel already, which would also allow me to search those shows from the main search bar.
I don't really care where the content comes from, I just want a single overview of all my TV shows/Movies/etc.
I feel Plex has a unique opportunity to merge/unify the different content silos, so that they are all available as if they came from the same source. Having to jump into 5 different Channels to check which provider has the video I'm looking for has the same issue as having to check Netflix/HBO/etc to find a movie.
Thanks for any input here!