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DVR operation in client app?

RogersNeighborhoodRogersNeighborhood Posts: 56Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Having to use the web via smartphone to record a program is pretty clunky. Is there a way to do this in the smart TV client app?

If not, is it planned?

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  • OrcaOrca Plex for Samsung Developer Posts: 7,484Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    Accepted Answer

    Sorry, it's not currently available and not planned either.

    Have you checked if your answer might be in the User Manual?
    My Samsung environment:

    2010 BD-C5500 Blu-Ray,
    2011 UE46D7000 LED-TV,

    2012 BD-ES6000 Blu-Ray,

    2014 UE55HU8500L UHD LED TV

    If you enjoy this free app, you can buy me a beer by making a Donation

  • RogersNeighborhoodRogersNeighborhood Posts: 56Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited June 2017 Accepted Answer

    @Orca said:
    Sorry, it's not currently available and not planned either.

    :D Not planned? Really? It's all over the web today, embedded in the announcement that PMS now supports LIVE viewing. In fact, it's even in the official Plex blog (https://www.plex.tv/blog/well-do-it-live/):

    In-app DVR Management: You can now browse the program guide, manage recordings, and more directly from the Android TV and iOS apps (with more to follow).

    Linux Administrator
    Raspberry Pi Hobbyist
    piforall.com

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  • OrcaOrca Plex for Samsung Developer Posts: 7,484Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    Accepted Answer

    Sorry, it's not currently available and not planned either.

    Have you checked if your answer might be in the User Manual?
    My Samsung environment:

    2010 BD-C5500 Blu-Ray,
    2011 UE46D7000 LED-TV,

    2012 BD-ES6000 Blu-Ray,

    2014 UE55HU8500L UHD LED TV

    If you enjoy this free app, you can buy me a beer by making a Donation

  • RogersNeighborhoodRogersNeighborhood Posts: 56Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I can't begin to fathom the reasoning for that, but I appreciate the reply anyway. :smile:

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  • RogersNeighborhoodRogersNeighborhood Posts: 56Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    If I can figure out how, I'll submit a feature request for this.

    Jack

    Linux Administrator
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  • RogersNeighborhoodRogersNeighborhood Posts: 56Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited June 2017 Accepted Answer

    @Orca said:
    Sorry, it's not currently available and not planned either.

    :D Not planned? Really? It's all over the web today, embedded in the announcement that PMS now supports LIVE viewing. In fact, it's even in the official Plex blog (https://www.plex.tv/blog/well-do-it-live/):

    In-app DVR Management: You can now browse the program guide, manage recordings, and more directly from the Android TV and iOS apps (with more to follow).

    Linux Administrator
    Raspberry Pi Hobbyist
    piforall.com

  • OrcaOrca Plex for Samsung Developer Posts: 7,484Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    That may be, but for your information : I'm not Plex, but a third-party developer that is working on this app as a hobby.

    Have you checked if your answer might be in the User Manual?
    My Samsung environment:

    2010 BD-C5500 Blu-Ray,
    2011 UE46D7000 LED-TV,

    2012 BD-ES6000 Blu-Ray,

    2014 UE55HU8500L UHD LED TV

    If you enjoy this free app, you can buy me a beer by making a Donation

  • RogersNeighborhoodRogersNeighborhood Posts: 56Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @Orca said:
    That may be, but for your information : I'm not Plex, but a third-party developer that is working on this app as a hobby.

    And you do a ton of support here, and I appreciate it.

    I just thought it was funny that the feature I wanted got implemented before I could even submit a feature request. And that I got word of it from my Google News page, then from arstechnica.com, before reading it here. Evidently, they were keeping details "close to the vest" until today's announcement--leaving us all in the dark.

    I went ahead and upgraded my Plex Pass to the lifetime subscription. Wish I'd done it when they had the $99 special.

    Jack

    Linux Administrator
    Raspberry Pi Hobbyist
    piforall.com

  • TomS6TomS6 Posts: 2Validating, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I'm a new Plex user, and after some SmartHub upgrade problems the Plex client is working great.

    Is "not planned" still the current state for the Program Guide and Live TV? Are other new features still in the works? Some of the threads seemed to have conflicting info about whether Orca's client would continue, and whether Plex would be coming out with their own Smart Hub client. But of course Plex doesn't really talk about their roadmap, so it makes it hard to tell whether patience is the right solution, or whether I should look for another wife-and-kids friendly solution.

  • OrcaOrca Plex for Samsung Developer Posts: 7,484Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    edited November 2017

    I tried to add LiveTV, but it seems that only works for American HD Homerun devices named Connect.
    I didn't know that and in Europe they only have the Expand version. The stream that was transcoded by Plex is unusable on a Samsung device. Which seems very odd, because the stream that comes straight out of the box works fine....

    But not all is lost if you have a HD Homerun device, as there is a pretty neat workaround.
    Download and install this channel plugin and you will be able to watch live TV using this channel.

    Recordings should already show up in your library, so that should also work.
    The Program guide, well, I don't like it in it's current state, so no, I'll pass for now.

    Have you checked if your answer might be in the User Manual?
    My Samsung environment:

    2010 BD-C5500 Blu-Ray,
    2011 UE46D7000 LED-TV,

    2012 BD-ES6000 Blu-Ray,

    2014 UE55HU8500L UHD LED TV

    If you enjoy this free app, you can buy me a beer by making a Donation

  • TomS6TomS6 Posts: 2Validating, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Thanks for the pointer to the HD Homerun channel plugin, will try it out.

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