If there’s one service that seems to be nearly everywhere, it’s Plex. And that makes sense Plex is one of the best options to create your own media server, and it has live tv and free ad-supported video on demand viewing (AVOD). That’s why it’s exciting to see Plex Integration arrive on Apple’s TV app. But unfortunately, the only thing you’ll get AVOD. Sorry, no watching your personal files.
That’s right, if you were hoping to watch your personal media or Plex’s free live TV though Apple’s TV app, that’s not happening (at least not for now). When you enable Plex integration on Apple TV, you’ll be able to search for a movie or show on Plex’s free ad-supported video on demand library. From there you can choose something you like and start it for free. Once you start a title, it’ll show up in the “Up Next” section of the Apple TV app.
But that’s it; no other Plex content features will work. That may sound pretty confusing, but apparently, the restrictions come down to Apple rules, as explained by a Plex Employee on Reddit. They state:
You can download the Plex app for Apple TV from the App store right now to enable integration.