Plex officially adds integration with Apple TV app

Plex began beta testing integration with Apple’s TV app last month but at that time, some of the specifics were unclear. Now Plex has confirmed that it is rolling out the integration of its free on-demand video streaming service with the Apple TV app.

Plex is a free streaming service and features an ad-supported streaming component  that provides free movies and TV shows. The service can also be used to watch live TV and listen to podcasts.


Plex officially is now officially integrated with the Apple TV app

There are 2 main aspects to Plex’s streaming service. The first is the streaming service allows users to create their own libraries and access them remotely. The second is that Plex offers its own ad-supported movies and TV shows that can now be streamed to the Apple TV app. An employee from Plex explained the streaming service’s integration with the Apple TV app, saying that it is not technically possible to stream user-hosted content from Plex to the TV app.

This feature will only work with our free on demand movies and TV shows. We’d love to integrate personal media as well but that’s not technically possible for a couple reasons. To make this work we provide Apple with a list of content we have available for streaming. As detailed in our privacy policy, we don’t know what content our users have in their personal media libraries.

Apple TV+ - Plex

When the ad-supported streaming service is connected with the TV app, users will see the following message:

Start watching by connecting Plex.

This participating app will share what you watch with Apple.

Your playback, searches, purchases, and device trust score are used to personalize your experience, improve that of others, send you notifications, and prevent fraud.

Plex is currently available on the App Store for free. Check it out and let us know in the comments below!

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Usman has been playing games for as long as he can remember. He is an editor at iThinkDifferent and writes about games, Apple news, hardware, productivity guides, and more. When not writing for iTD, Usman loves to play competitive Team Fortress 2, spends time honing his football skills, and watches superhero movies.

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