Apple TV and DVR function

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#1

Does anyone know how to set up the Apple TV to use the DVR functionalities of Plex? Do I still need an external digital receiver? I already have the antenna but not quite sure how to use this feature with the Apple TV. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


#2

I too would greatly love an answer to this question. I expected a guide or something to be forthcoming after the announcement last month but there has been nothing that I could find that would help me get this working.


#3

@jmac049 said:
Does anyone know how to set up the Apple TV to use the DVR functionalities of Plex? Do I still need an external digital receiver? I already have the antenna but not quite sure how to use this feature with the Apple TV. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

From the DVR and Live TV forum section (https://forums.plex.tv/categories/dvr-live-tv) there is a pinned post: READ FIRST (Frequently Asked Questions) (https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/230611/read-first-frequently-asked-questions)

The links in the post cover everything you need to know.

In a nutshell, you need a tuner connected to your antenna or cable service; said tuner must be compatible with Plex (listed in the above FAQs); you configure the tuner to work via your Plex Media Server. You set up recordings and/or watch recordings and/or watch live TV with support Plex client apps (list in the above FAQs)

Plex is not providing the content, they have merely added DVR capable software to the Plex Media Server and various Plex client apps. Users must supply the appropriate hardware (tuner, antenna/cable). Note: Plex does NOT work with encrypted cable channels (and most likely never will).