Plex on Android now works more like a 'real' DVR

You can timeshift and record live TV while you watch using one tuner.

Plex recently turned your devices into virtual DVRs through its live TV update, but there have been limitations: you couldn't timeshift to replay an important moment, and watching a show while it recorded required a second TV tuner. Not much of a replacement for a real DVR, is it? The situation just got much better, however, as Plex has updated its Android app with support for both timeshifting and, as you might expect, watching a live show while in mid-recording. If you missed a crucial play in the big game or just want to repeat what someone said, you can skip back just like you would with a conventional DVR.

The feature is available right now on Android mobile devices and Android TV, although you'll need a Plex Pass subscription to use it. Amazon-made hardware is coming soon. And while it's still slightly odd to pay for the privilege of controlling free TV, look at it this way: it's still considerably less expensive than a traditional TV subscription or buying a dedicated over-the-air DVR box.