Plex on Shield TV - subtitle format ASS no direct play



Is it normal for content with ASS subtitles to always be transcoding? Can Shield TV not direct play that subtitle format?


@danjames92 Solved my issues by suggesting switching to Kodi with Plex add-on, everything working correctly on that.


The accepted answer is not really satisfactory at all. Can someone provide info on why ASS subtitles forces video transcoding on Shield TV? Is there any way to get direct play with ASS subitles working without resorting to using Kodi? At the very least, it would be nice if the Android TV version of the Plex app supported launching an external player instead, similar to the Android phone variant.