MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Plex Cord-Cutting Bundle With Lifetime Pass, Antenna and TV Tuner

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For this week's giveaway, we've once again teamed up with Plex to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a cord-cutting bundle that includes a lifetime Plex Pass, an antenna, and a TV tuner for creating a live TV setup that provides all kinds of content that can be watched without the need for a cable subscription.

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Plex is an all-in-one media hub that organizes your existing library of content from TV shows and movies to music and photos, plus it offers a whole slew of additional free content even if you don't have an existing media library.

Plex provides live news, Podcasts, live TV content, and ad-supported movies and TV shows made available through partnerships with Warner Bros, Lionsgate, Legendary, and more. Just today, Plex debuted support for TV shows and movies from Crackle, adding tons of new content that can be watched for free.

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With the addition of Crackle, Plex users in the United States have access to more individual movies than can be streamed on Netflix, with no monthly fees, plus it includes original Crackle content.

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One of the most useful parts about Plex is that it learns about your viewing preferences based on what you watch, so it can recommend new TV shows, movies, podcasts, and web shows that you might not otherwise have known about.

To use Plex, you can set up a Plex Media Server on a Mac, which makes all of your media content accessible on your devices through the Plex iOS and Apple TV apps, along with the Plex apps for consoles, Android devices, and other set-top boxes.

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Plex's Live TV service, which can replace cable for basic television watching, doesn't require any kind of cable subscription. It can be set up with just a digital tuner and digital antenna, which lets you access HD content from channels available over-the-air like ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and the CW, plus local programming that includes sports and news.

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Plex's website has a full rundown on which DVR tuners and antennas are compatible with Plex's over-the-air service, which is worth checking out if you're thinking of cutting out cable. For our ‌giveaway‌, Plex is offering a Mac-compatible SiliconDust HDHomeRun Tuner with multi-room multi-user support, and a Clearstream Eclipse TV Antenna.

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Plex's Live TV functionality requires a Plex Pass subscription, priced at $5 per month, $40 per year, or $120 for a lifetime subscription, all of which are more affordable options than a standard cable subscription. Plex is including a lifetime Plex Pass in the ‌giveaway‌, providing our winners with lifetime access to Plex's premium service.

Plex's free content, which includes all of its ad-supported TV shows and movies, can be watched with a free Plex account.

We have two Plex cord-cutting bundles to give away, which include a tuner, antenna, and Plex Pass. To enter to win our ‌giveaway‌, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the ‌giveaway‌ restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (May 1) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on May 8. The winners will be chosen randomly on May 8 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

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Top Rated Comments

Westside guy Avatar
7 months ago


This is one giveaway I won’t be entering as I never watch television programming.

Thanks for letting us all know.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Derekeys Avatar
7 months ago
Yes please
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gigapocket1 Avatar
7 months ago
I wish they would have posted a coupon for the lifetime membership. I would have bought in a heartbeat at a discounted rate
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SeaFox Avatar
7 months ago


It seems at every turn, I run into usability road-blocks. What happens when you request such things on their support forums? You're told it isn't a good idea and that the way it works is the right way.

This doesn't sound like the Plex forums I visit freqently. At the Plex fourms I visit, what happens when you request features is -- nothing. Your request sits there, and regardless of how many dozens (or hundreds) or people vote for the feature Plex as a company never responds and you're left scratching your head as to why you even bothered to ask.

Asking for support for an issue you're having with how things are already supposed to work isn't a whole lot different, three-quarters of the time. You're more likely to get helpful suggestions from the volunteer moderators than actual support from employees.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mateytate Avatar
7 months ago
Don’t even mention ‘The Plex Dance’.... The fact that is even a thing the company officially supports, goes to show how little they care about the user experience. I moved to Emby a few years ago and haven’t looked back.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iKwick7 Avatar
7 months ago
Bought a plex lifetime a couple years ago on sale even though I really don’t need it. Ripped the entire dvd and Blu-ray library and have a plex server in the house for all the TVs. Love it.

fyi- plex lifetime usually goes on sale at least ones a year if anyone’s interested in it. Usually Black Friday week and maybe a second time at some point.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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