Remove the News icon from the home screen

apple-tv

#1

News has recently been added to Plex on the Apple TV. Is there anyway to remove this icon - I've found nothing in the settings. I have my own news sources and I don't need someone else's opinion on what I should read.


#2

This is coming soon...


#3

News is officially a problem for me. Watching a playlist, all of the sudden I get a news ad cut-in.

I didn't buy a lifetime pass to have ads injected.


#4

@darcilicious said:
This is coming soon...

So is Xmas. any chance we can turn it off before Xmas?


#5

Yup, several app updates, across several platforms, several weeks later, and still unable to disable.


#6

It can not be so hard to add a fu..ing toggle in the settings de disable the news in the Apple TV App...


#7

@Hanterdro said:
It can not be so hard to add a fu..ing toggle in the settings de disable the news in the Apple TV App...

Right. Default it to “on” and then only allow Plex pass users to turn it off.


#8

And still nothing right? News is broken. New is unwanted by every single post I've seen on the subject. Make it OPT-IN and let's get a method to get rid of it from the server (for all clients) AND on a per-client basis.

I thought I'd try it out, but it's worthless. None of the settings make any difference. Not country, not interests. It starts by playing videos of something I have no interest in and have deselected: video game news. And skipping the video only brings MORE video game news.

I'd say axe the entire feature but I'm sure that's not going to happen as it's likely a revenue source for Plex - this is why it's been added despite no one having requested it and no one wanting it now.


#9

I'm myself a software developer... and I don't understand why it's so hard to add just a small option to disable the news button on the home screen.

if(option.hideNews) {
newsIcon.display: none
}


#10

@Hanterdro said:
I'm myself a software developer... and I don't understand why it's so hard to add just a small option to disable the news button on the home screen.

if(option.hideNews) {
newsIcon.display: none
}
$$$, that's why.


#11

@elan said this would be corrected but we are STILL WAITING!


#12

Is it still displayed after disabeling at account-level basis?


#13

@"Markus & Edda" said:
Is it still displayed after disabeling at account-level basis?

oha... amazing... I was able to disable the news on the Apple TV app on my Plex server account settings under "Online Media Sources". When was this option announced?

News is finally gone on tvOS and iOS <3