As I begin a reexamination of Plex, TiVo may suddenly become a whole lot more interesting to folks hosting media repositories.
Since launching about a year ago, the Opera TV Store apps on TiVo are mostly throwaways and rarely worth the time they require to open. But with Plex on deck and the newer ability to pin favorite apps, the math could suddenly, and perhaps dramatically, change. Especially given TiVo’s apparent disinterest in bringing the sort of DLNA access that Xbox and Playstation provide along with an abandonment of TiVo Desktop to pass music and photos to our DVRs.
Right now, only Sony and Swisscom devices are Plex-capable. But it seems quite clear other Opera TV Stores will ultimately receive updates that bring support. Hopefully TiVo will be one of them and more timely than usual.
You may have heard the news today that Plex is coming to devices running the Opera TV Store! We’re excited that Plex will be available on even more devices for our users. Some things to note:
- The app is currently in a preview period and does require a Plex Pass subscription to use during that period
- You can find a list of supported devices on the Opera site. Devices may require an update by the manufacturer before Plex will show up as available.
- We’re working with Opera to ensure the list remains up-to-date as support becomes available on any more devices