Plex today announced that it’s bringing its Live TV service to Roku. It already has support for Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV. Support for Roku’s devices was missing, it was hard to miss that fact initially. The wait ends for Roku device owners soon as the Plex Live TV service is finally going to be released for this platform.
Users will require a Plex Pass to access the Live TV service. Plex has confirmed today that a beta release of the service is out now for Roku and that it’s planning to release it to all Plex Pass subscribers in about a week from now.
Plex Pass subscribers who have the Roku preview channel installed will be able to use Roku to watch free HDTV digital broadcast channels. The channels will also include local news and sports.
Users will have the ability to fast-forward, pause or rewind using time-shifting. All they need for this is a Plex Pass subscription and a digital antenna-tuner to enjoy their favorite shows and more.
The Plex Pass subscription costs $4.99 per month. It’s much less than the base price of many over-the-top TV streaming services, but then again, subscribers are limited to the channels they can get from their digital antenna.