TiVo is a digital video recorder(DVR) introduced in 1999. It is marketed and developed by TiVo Corporation. TiVo provides us with scheduled broadcast programming television programs,whose features include “Season Pass” and “WishList”. You can also search shows or episodes with the help important keywords like title,actor,director,category or keywords. TiVo app is also available outside the United States of America,in countries like Canada,Australia, Mexico,Sweden etc. The quirky sounds and also the remote control shaped like a giant peanut is really catchy.
On the other hand,Plex Media Server or Plex is a media playing software/app which is very popular among the technology lovers. Basically, Plex helps us to view and access our stored media on our Mobiles from any other device where Plex is installed. The devices can be anything, ranging from Laptops to desktops,even tablets. In other words,any device with the supported multimedia content provided with Plex,can run the media you want to share or view or stream. Basically everything.
We can say that Plex helps us organise our multimedia content from personal media libraries to the other devices. It was introduced in the year 2009. Originally called Plex Media Center,it was later renamed to Plex Media Server. It was based on Kodi(then known as XBMC). Plex Media Server can also be connected with multimedia from cloud or virtual storages which is very useful in certain cases.
About Plex integration with TiVo
TiVo has participated in the streaming genre for a long time,but the recent integration with Plex is a huge step. It helps you the good qualities of both TiVo and Plex. For example finding, recording and also playing great TV content (including movies,music and even personal media). My personal best feature being that,you don’t need to go for any subscription or pass(like the Plex Pass) if you have this setup.
Steps to complete the Plex for TiVo setup
- You need to download Plex Media Server first on ur TiVo device( the process is very simple and painless as downloading apps on TiVo devices is as easy as on any other smartphone).
- On the main screen of your TiVo device,go to main menu and find “Music and Photos”. Authenticate your Plex account and then library pops up.
Your Plex account is synced in your TiVo device. Now you can use Plex on TiVo. As simple as that.