Los Gatos, CA, June 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plex, the streaming media app that organizes your favorite media content and streams it to all of your devices, today announced the addition of free Live TV for all Plex Pass subscribers. Plex Live TV (currently in beta) and DVR is the most affordable and accessible way for users to watch their favorite HDTV digital broadcast channels, including local news and live sports, as well as 86 of the 100 most popular U.S. network television shows. Today customers can watch live TV with Plex on any iOS device or Android TV platform, including NVIDIA Shield, with support for Android Mobile and Apple TV to shortly follow. Additional device support is also coming soon.  

Plex Live TV and DVR fill a void in the current media consumption landscape by offering both major local and international network programming, with news and sports, at a fraction of the cost of traditional cable or satellite packages, skinny bundles, and other live TV streaming services. Plex Live TV and DVR are available to Plex Pass holders at no extra cost, with a one-time purchase of an antenna and digital tuner from a wide variety of vendors. The Plex Pass subscription includes a bevy of premium features beyond TV programming, including Plex Cloud, offline playback, enhanced music features, automatic photo-tagging, and more. Pricing is $4.99 a month, $39.99 a year, or $119.99 for a lifetime pass.

In addition, Plex is the only platform that seamlessly combines live and recorded TV with a user’s personal libraries of TV shows, movies, photos, videos, and music. By rolling it all into one, users have easy access to all of their favorite content on an unparalleled number of devices, making Plex the perfect complement to other streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. With all of these capabilities, Plex is also the perfect successor to Microsoft’s discontinued Windows Media Center (WMC) product.

“Plex has always been about serving up the best possible media experience in one beautiful interface, no matter where you are and what device you’re using. We want to put all of your favorite content right at your fingertips whenever you’re ready to enjoy it,” said Keith Valory, CEO of Plex. “Now our Plex Pass users can enjoy free live and recorded TV with local news and sports at no extra cost, and without having to purchase yet another service.”

Cord-cutting is increasing, with recent statistics showing a full 25 percent of U.S. homes opting not to subscribe to a traditional pay-TV service. While this indicates that consumers are frustrated with the current experience, it’s not because they are losing interest in watching TV. As other reports show, people are still watching an average of more than five hours a day of live TV and new research shows access to local broadcast TV news is a major driving factor for people to hold onto traditional cable. Streaming media is also on the rise, and Plex Live TV and DVR offers people another way to watch all the news, sports, and network shows they love without being tied to large cable bills or contracts. All of this at the lowest price of any other recently announced Live TV options from other vendors.

Plex Live TV and DVR works with any antenna and supports a wide range, and growing number, of digital tuners, including: ATSC (North America), WinTV-dualHD, WinTV-HVR-955Q, WinTV-quadHD, Digital TV for Xbox One, AVerMedia AVerTV Volar Hybrid Q, SiliconDust HDHR (all models), DVB-C/T/T2 TVButler 100TC, WinTV-soloHD, and Freeview HD TV for Xbox One.

For more about Plex, Plex Live TV and DVR, and Plex Pass visit https://www.plex.tv/.  

About Plex
Plex is a streaming media app that allows people to easily personalize, organize, and watch their favorite content -- movies, TV shows, music, photos, and videos -- in one beautiful interface available on all of their streaming or mobile devices. As a 4+ star-rated and Top 10 most-watched app on most OTT platforms, our mission is to give our users the best possible experience for enjoying their media and to give our partners a better way to promote their content and engage with their audiences. For more information, please visit https://plex.tv, or follow @plex on Twitter or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/plexapp.

Susie Hayne
Lyman Agency
susie@lymanagency.com