After much research it seems that I might be able to use Channels + xTeVe + PLEX to do what I want.
I downloaded Channels to a MacStudio and added a source: TV Everywhere. Channels asked for my DirecTV login and took several minutes to scan the channels. I do not use DirecTV Stream, I have DirecTV receivers. I am located in Southern California.
I received no errors and after the scan Channels says there are 158 channels.
When I go to the top of my browser and click Live TV > Guide a lot of it looks pretty good. I scroll through the guide and check several channels and compare to what is actually playing when I watch through my receiver and what Channels says is playing in their guide is actually what is playing when I watch through my DirecTV receiver. So far so good...
The issue I am having is the local ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX stations don't appear to be showing up in the guide. At the very bottom of the guide I have:
8 - ABC Stations from all over the country but they all say, "ABC News - WHATEVER CITY"
10 - CBS Stations from all over the country and they say, all sorts of thing but they are ALL news
I show no NBC or FOX local stations. FOX News and Business and Weather show up fine but not the local FOX station.
Looking through Channels support documents on this page:
I clicked on every link in that article and entered my DirecTV login and was able to watch whatever was playing live without issue so I know my DirecTV login works and I am able to stream these local channels without issue.
So can someone please explain to me why all the ABC and CBS news stations show up from all over the country and I am able to watch them but my local stations are not showing up at all? And why the local NBC and FOX stations are not showing up at all?
I want to get this part sorted out before I go and set up xTeVe for PLEX as the first step in the process seems to make sure Channels is working properly.
Thank you so much for any and all help!