If there’s one service that seems to be almost everywhere it’s Plex. And it makes sense that Plex is one of the best options for creating your own media server, and it has live TV and free ad-supported video-on-demand playback (AVOD). That̵
That’s right, if you’re hoping to watch your personal media or Plex’s free live TV through Apple’s TV app, it won’t (at least not for now). When you enable Plex integration on Apple TV, you can search for a movie or show in 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 will appear in the “Up Next” section of the Apple TV app.
But that’s it; no other Plex content feature will work. That may sound confusing, but apparently the restrictions boil down to Apple rules, as explained by one Plex employee on Reddit. They state:
You can now download the Plex app for Apple TV from the App Store to enable integration.