Live TV Support for Plex Media Player

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#1

Sorry if this question has been asked and answered, i couldn't find it in my searches. So is there any timeline on live TV support in the plex media player for windows? It seems this feature is being very slow to be rolled out to any new platforms.


#2

was extremely bummed this morning when i setup my hdhomerun only to find out that pmp didn’t have this. figured this is where the feature would’ve been intro’d first. ugh.


#3

Always pays to read the documentation / blog posts first…


#4

Shmeh, i knew it wasn’t in PMP, but last i read that it was back when the feature launched and then conveniently forgot about it until i tried to view my live TV in PMP. :tongue:
Just figured there would have been more progress in the last few months to get this to more platforms… especially considering that windows is traditionally one of their primary platforms.


#5

I’m also waiting for Plex Media Player support for Live TV before I bother to get all of that hooked up. PMP is my primary screen. It seems like they’re doing all of the other players first.


#6

Does anyone have an idea when PMP will get DVR/LiveTV?


#7

Yep. Count me in. I’m interested in this too!


#8

Let them make it work first. Right now it’s unstable on all currently supported platforms.


#9

I was very confused myself - spent 15 mins trying to find out how to watch live TV using Plex player on windows - turns out it doesn’t support it. Is there ETA?

Also in full screen mode the Program Schedule option doesn’t exist at all - in window mode it does, but only offers recording.

Never the less, having ability to record TV and watch is great - for now I have to use HDHomeRun app to watch live TV :frowning:


#10

+1

I’m currently trialling (or rather trying to convince my misses) to use the android app on my shield tab instead of PMP on my HTPC which we have been using for ages (and which we both prefer). Such a shame it’s not available with PMP yet.


#11

Bjzzare that PMP doesn’t support the BIG new feature announced by Plex…Live TV…and yet Apple TV does???
WTF?


#12

I suspect Plex is intentionally making PMP atrociously bad for some reason. There is no way they could continue to deliberately leave out key features and force a completely unusable UI on people unless their goal was to make us hate it. If you have a HTPC, you’re better off using the web UI in a browser than using the bespoke desktop app.


#13

Still waiting.


#14

I agree this feature is badly needed. Mine client updated to the new version last night… I got excited hoping it was going to be included. Such disappointment.

Can’t believe I can stream live tv through plex on my old Roku 3, which always was notoriously bad at streaming live tv. But can’t from Plex on my W10 HTPC.


#15

Live TV in PMP would be very nice indeed! Don’t understand they don’t have it supported yet… and all other “strange” platforms like Roku/Apple TV and even Web are supported.


#16

We released Live TV on PMP today. Let us know how it is!


#17

I got PMP update today, 1.x to 2.4.1.x did not even know there was a version 2.x.
If the post above is real maybe it is in the new version?


#18

@Rainey01 said:
I got PMP update today, 1.x to 2.4.1.x did not even know there was a version 2.x.
If the post above is real maybe it is in the new version?
That is the new version.


#19

So I have PMP v2.4.1 … but where exactly is Live TV in the UI ?


#20

@mikeyman22 said:
So I have PMP v2.4.1 … but where exactly is Live TV in the UI ?
Are you in Desktop or TV FullScreen mode?