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Does Plex work with the Apple TV app?

RumikRumik Posts: 40Members ✭✭

Finally the Apple TV app is coming to the UK, so I'm finally tempted to pick up an Apple TV, but I'm not clear on how well Plex integrates with this app, if at all? Can anyone explain?

Thanks

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  • RumikRumik Posts: 40Members ✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    Okay, thanks everyone!

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  • nokdimnokdim Posts: 885Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, TunerTester Plex Ninja

    You need to have a PMS (Plex Media Server) installed in order to use this App on the Apple TV.
    You can download a free version and see if it suits your needs.
    You can pay for plex pass which gives you additional features like LiveTV .

  • westerpwesterp Posts: 20Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited September 12

    I have PMS on a Ubuntu box and a nexus player and I'm thinking about replacing it with a new Apple TV 4K. WIll Plex on ATV work aout of the box just like on Android ?

  • nokdimnokdim Posts: 885Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, TunerTester Plex Ninja

    You will need to keep your PMS on Ubuntu and make sure remote access is enabled which sounds like you already do.
    And yes you just install the App on ATV and launch and follow the prompts like on Android and it will tie into your Plex Server running on Ubuntu.

  • RumikRumik Posts: 40Members ✭✭

    Hi there.

    I'm a long-time Plex user, I currently have a server running on my NAS. My question was regarding integration with the Apple TV app on the Apple TV 4/4K.

  • ShaGeShaGe Posts: 85Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited September 12

    It won't work. I'm in Canada and we're getting it now, too. But, I've tried the TV app out and the way it works is it gets the information from the sources rather than locally. Since everyone has a different Plex library, it wouldn't be able to get that information. Where a streaming service has all of the same titles for all users in a given region, it can send available shows through the Internet. I think it is similar to how the Siri Remote works. If you ask it to tell you a show, it can bring up what is in the iTunes Store or Netflix, but it can't tell you what is in your Plex library

  • BastardSheepBastardSheep Posts: 340Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Plex for Apple TV is just a client for Plex that runs on 4th generation Apple TV's and later. You still need a system running Plex Media Server to serve up the media, metadata, catalogue etc.

    Is that what you're talking about by "the Apple TV app"? Has Plex for Apple TV not been available in the UK until now? It's been available in Australia from release.

    Or by "the Apple TV app" are you referring to Apple's "TV" app? If this is the case, I believe that works via online catalogues similar to Siri searches, so has no way to know anything about your local media collections. Apple have not offered up a way for other companies with no online media catalogues to integrate their systems in to it.

  • RumikRumik Posts: 40Members ✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    Okay, thanks everyone!

  • westerpwesterp Posts: 20Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Is the Apple TV App the shell for Apple TV?

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