USTVnow Plex Channel Plugin

If you want to watch USTVnow on all your Smart TVs and streaming media devices like Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV we suggest the Plex App.

There are two options available to configure the Plex App for USTVnow. If you already run a PMS (Plex Media Server) in your home, option 1 is for you. If you have never heard of Plex before and just want to be able to watch USTVnow on nearly any device with just a few steps, option 2 is for you.

 

Option 1 - Use your own personal Home Plex Server.

Follow the below steps. These steps assume you have an existing Plex Media Server and you are already using the Plex app on a Smart TV or streaming media device.

 

  1. Locate the Plex channel plugin directory on your personal Plex Media Server: https://support.plex.tv/articles/201106098-how-do-i-find-the-plug-ins-folder
  2. Install the official USTVnow channel plugin by downloading the ZIP file and unzipping it into the plugin folder: https://github.com/USTVnowProjects/ustvnow-plex-plugin
  3. Restart your Plex Media Server so the new plugin is detected.
  4. Open the USTVnow channel inside a Plex App on your Smart TV or streaming media device.
  5. Start the linking process to link your USTVnow account with your Plex player by locating the Link code image.
  6. Scan the code with a “QR reader” using the camera of your smartphone. If you don’t have a QR reader app, you can try i-nigma or any other free app.
  7. Open the webpage URL that was read by the QR reader and when prompted, login to your USTVnow account or Sign-up for a free account if you do not already have one.
  8. After logging-in or signing-up you will be asked to confirm the link code and this will complete the linking process. The confirmation button is not initially visible on your smartphone screen and you will have to scroll-down to see the button.
  9. Return to the Plex app on your Smart TV or streaming media device; and exit/re-enter the USTVnow channel in order for the channel to sync with your USTVnow account.
  10. Start watching TV by selecting The “Playing Now” or “Channel Guide” option on the USTVnow channel.

  

Option 2 -  Using our Hosted Plex Servers.

This option is currently in limited release and available to selected paid USTVnow users who have expressed interest participating in testing this feature.

 

Follow the below steps or watch our YouTube Video.

  1. Create a Free Plex account on the Plex website https://www.plex.tv/
  2. Add the Plex app on your Smart TV or streaming media device (Roku, Apple TV, etc.).
  3. Link your Smart TV or streaming media device to your Plex account using the linking code that is provided by the Plex app.
  4. Send Customer Support a message with your Plex username.
  5. We will add your account to one of our hosted Plex servers and reply with an email.
  6. Accept the email invite from Plex to our hosted server (found in your email inbox. Look for noreply@plex.tv email).
  7. Within the Plex app on your Smart TV or streaming media device, connect to the USTVnow hosted Plex server.
  8. Open the USTVnow channel inside the Plex App (you may need to leave the app and open again to be able to find and open the USTVnow channel).
  9. Start the linking process to link your USTVnow account with your Plex player by locating the Link code image.
  10. Scan the code with a “QR reader” using the camera of your smartphone. If you don’t have a QR reader app, you can try i-nigma or any other free app.
  11. Open the webpage URL that was read by the QR reader and when prompted, login to your USTVnow account or Sign-up for a free account if you do not already have one.
  12. After logging-in or signing-up you will be asked to confirm the link code and this will complete the linking process. The confirmation button is not initially visible on your smartphone screen and you will have to scroll-down to see the button.
  13. Return to the Plex app on your Smart TV or streaming media device; and exit/re-enter the USTVnow channel in order for the channel to sync with your USTVnow account.
  14. Start watching TV by selecting the “Playing Now” or “Channel Guide” option on the USTVnow channel.




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