Plex's Ad-Supported Free Video on Demand Feature Gains Content From Crackle

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Plex today announced that it is adding to its lineup of ad-supported free video content, introducing TV shows and movies from video entertainment service Crackle.


Crackle brings thousands of free movies and TV shows to Plex, which also includes content from additional partners such as Legendary, MGM, Lionsgate, Warner Bros., and more. Plex users will be able to watch TV shows like Hell's Kitchen, Snatch, and Roseanne, along with movies that include Captain Phillips, Patriot Games, The Illusionist, and Failure to Launch.

For those who are unfamiliar with Plex, it's an all-in-one media hub that organizes your entire library of content, from TV shows and movies to music, photos, and more. Plex also offers free access to news, web shows, podcasts, movies, and TV, plus it can even be used to stream live TV with a TV antenna.


Plex's free media can be played on almost all platforms, including Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad, along with Roku, smart TVs, Android devices, and consoles. All that's needed is the Plex app. More information on Plex can be found on the Plex website.

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24 weeks ago
Does anyone use Plex for anything other than streaming their own ripped movies and TV shows?
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24 weeks ago


Does anyone use Plex for anything other than streaming their own ripped movies and TV shows?

Nope not at all. Plex users have Plex for a very specific reason and streaming content from other servers is not it. I have mine because it’s best to have all my movies available even when the internet goes out and licenses from major brands expire.
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24 weeks ago
Nice... Keeps getting better and better!
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My opinion here: This pandemic is likely going to force Apple's hand to acquire a significant amount of content sooner than later. Otherwise this experiment is going to go the way of iTunes Ping.

I've enjoyed a few of the shows that the service offers, but it's going to be in trouble once the free one year subscriptions run out. It's hard to justify renewing the service(with real money) and only a small handful of shows that are available.

I don’t know how much TV you have to watch to run out of content but for me, it went from falling behind a few shows I want to watch to a flood of new shows that I wont be able to get to, with even more coming.

Apple was wise to offer it for free to Apple hardware buyers while they build up the library. We’re only 5 months in and the library is already growing large with dozens of shows in the works and news of deals in sports. AppleTV+ will easily justify its price. Heck, I’d pay $4.99/month for the second season of For All Mankind alone.
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My opinion here: This pandemic is likely going to force Apple's hand to acquire a significant amount of content sooner than later. Otherwise this experiment is going to go the way of iTunes Ping.

I've enjoyed a few of the shows that the service offers, but it's going to be in trouble once the free one year subscriptions run out. It's hard to justify renewing the service(with real money) and only a small handful of shows that are available.

Ping was DOA. I don’t think there’s ever been an Apple product that failed as early as Ping. Maybe Apple Music Connect, but comparing ATV+‘s possible trajectory to Ping is a stretch.
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My opinion here: This pandemic is likely going to force Apple's hand to acquire a significant amount of content sooner than later. Otherwise this experiment is going to go the way of iTunes Ping.

I've enjoyed a few of the shows that the service offers, but it's going to be in trouble once the free one year subscriptions run out. It's hard to justify renewing the service(with real money) and only a small handful of shows that are available.
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