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Plex Updates Their Smart TV Apps

Plex for Smart TVs (including Sony, Vigo, LG, and Toshiba) has gotten beefed up with some awesome new features that bring you the great big-screen experience that you have come to know and expect from Plex. As always, there are lots of small user experience improvements and general clean-up of the app experience.

Some of the updates include:

  • Plex Channels: Watch media from supported services, such as Vimeo, TED Talks, Soundcloud, and more
  • Plex Companion: Fling content from another Plex device to your Smart TV for large screen viewing
  • Filtering & Sorting: Slice and dice by genre, director, record label, and more to quickly find what you’re looking for
  • Trailers and Extras: Enhance your movies with extras, and automatically play trailers before your movies for the ultimate cinema experience

Which Smart TV television models are supported?

The Plex for Smart TVs app is available on a wide range of television models by multiple manufacturers.

LG

The app is made available through the Smart TV Alliance for LG televisions. The 2013 “Netcast” and 2014 “WebOS” based models are supported as indicated. You can find the list of supported LG models on the Smart TV Alliance website.

Related Page: Supported LG Models

Sony

The app is available through the Opera TV Store for many Sony Bravia models.

Related Page: Opera TV Store Support List

TiVo

Plex is available on many Series 4 and Series 5 based TiVo devices. TiVo devices provided through a TV provider often have various licensing deals in place, which can affect app availability.

Tip!: If you get your TiVo device through your television provider, you can contact them to inquire about availability.
Note: The Plex for Smart TVs app on the TiVo platform does not require a Plex Pass subscription, but it is still an early preview version.

Toshiba

The app is made available through the Smart TV Alliance for Toshiba televisions. You can find the list of supported Toshiba models on the Smart TV Alliance website.

Related Page: Supported Toshiba Models

VIZIO Televisions

Supported Models

All 2014 model televisions are supported. Only some 2013 model televisions are supported, however. You can determine whether a 2013 model is compatible:

  • If the app store is named Vizio Internet Apps Plus, then the model is compatible
  • If the app store is named anything else (including just “Vizio Internet Apps”), then the model does not currently support the Plex App

Downloading the App

Open the Vizio Internet Apps Plus store on your television. You can find and download the Plex App there.

Other Televisions

Other television models and manufacturers aren’t currently supported by our Plex for Smart TVs app. We’re always working to expand our compatibility, though, so new models or brands may gain support in the future.

Instead of the Plex for Smart TVs app, some brands and models are able to run other Plex apps.

Roku TV

Roku TV models can run our regular Plex for Roku app and is available by default on all Roku TVs. They’re also able to run the preview release (available early to Plex Pass subscribers) of our upcoming brand new Roku app.

Samsung Smart Hub

The Samsung Smart Hub app is created by a talented community developer. It isn’t directly developed by Plex.

About Joe DiFiglia

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

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