How to hide and/or rearrange Live TV channels in Plex’s Program Guide

Plex now offers dozens of free Live TV channels in their app. There’s a large selection of different channel genres on the list, with something to appeal to everyone. That means there are probably channels that you or your family will likely never watch. Luckily, it’s easy to clean up the list by disabling specific channels so that they don’t appear in the channel guide and it’s just as easy to reorder the channel list so that your most-watched channels are on top. Here is how to do it. Read more ›

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How to disable or enable the Recent Channels list in Plex’s Live TV Program Guide

Plex just launched free Live TV channels in their app. By default, the top of the program guide for these channels is a list of the 3 most recently viewed channels. If you prefer to hide the recent channels and always just see a static list of all channels, here’s how to do it. Read more ›

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Plex launches new Live TV streaming service with over 80 free channels

Plex, the much loved media player app available on nearly ever platform, including all Fire TV models, has expanded their free content offering with the addition of 80 free live linear channels. Much like the library of free on-demand movies and TV shows, added by Plex late last year, these live channels are ad-supported and are avialable globaly to everion, without the need to create an account or sign into the app. Read more ›

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Plex releases all-new interface update for Roku — Coming to Fire TV soon

Plex has announced the release of an all-new user interface for their media app. The new interface provides quicker ways to get to your content through the use of a vertical menu along the left side of the screen. You can pin your favorite media sources to the sidebar and turn off media sources you don’t use to customize the menu items. The new interface is currently available for Roku users and is available as a beta for Apple TV users. Fire TV users will have to wait a bit longer to get the new interface in the Plex app.

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Plex is shutting down Plex Cloud in November

Plex will be shutting down their Plex Cloud service on November 30th, as first reported on by Variety. After halting the creation of new cloud servers in February due to performance and quality issues, Plex has decided to stop supporting the service for good. Plex Cloud allowed Plex users to run a virtual Plex server in the cloud by uploading their media to cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft’s OneDrive. When Plex Cloud first launched, it supported Amazon Drive, which offered unlimited storage for $59.99 a year. Plex dropped support for Amazon Drive shortly after launching Plex Cloud and Amazon dropped their unlimited plan soon after. Plex Cloud was a compelling option while paired with an affordable unlimited cloud storage plan, but it likely became less attractive to many when support for Amazon Drive was lost. Plex Cloud was a great concept and good when it worked correctly, but it seems like it was a service that was ahead of its time.

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MrMC v3.6 update includes the Plex add-on with more add-ons coming soon

The media center app MrMC has recently been updated to version 3.6 and with the update comes the return of add-on support. It’s still not possible for users to install their own add-ons in MrMC, but the app’s developers will be adding highly requested add-ons to the app. The first add-on being added is the official Plex add-on. Selectively allowing add-ons in this manner is the only way for MrMC to remain in the Amazon appstore. Read more ›

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Plex introduces Hardware-Accelerated Streaming and makes Auto Quality available for free

Plex, the popular media player for streaming your own media collection to all of your devices including the Fire TV, has made a couple of announcements that should make for a better experience. First off, all customers can now use the “Automatically Adjust Quality” setting for their streams without needing to be a Plex Pass subscriber. If you are a subscriber, then you now get access to a new hardware-accelerated streaming option that uses dedicated hardware, that your server probably already has, to more efficiently transcode your media. Read more ›

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Plex News adds aggregated news clips to the popular media player app

Plex now offers local and national on-demand news videos directly within their app for free to all customers. The media player maker acquired Watchup earlier this year to promised to integrate it’s stand-alone newscast aggregator capabilities into Plex. Read more ›

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Plex updates Fire TV app with new UI and support for Live TV and DVR

Plex has just updated their Amazon Fire TV app with a significant interface overhaul. In doing so they’ve also added support for Live TV and DVR capabilities to Fire TV devices. This means you can now connect a TV tuner to your Plex server and stream live programming to all of your Fire TV devices with recording and time shifting capabilities. Read more ›

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Plex’s add-on for Kodi is now free for everyone — Plex Pass no longer required

One of the best things about Plex, the popular media center app, is that it has always supported a huge range of devices and platforms. That support even includes a Kodi add-on, which you can install directly from within Kodi by navigating to the Video Add-ons section. To use Plex’s Kodi add-on, however, you historically had to be a Plex Pass subscriber, which costs $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year. That changes today because Plex has announced that their Kodi add-on is now available for anyone to use for free. So if you’re running a Plex server, you can now get the full Plex experience right from within Kodi, without having to switch apps or pay anything.

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