Plex Launches Plex Arcade With Retro Games to Play

Streaming media platform Plex today announced the launch of a new Plex Arcade feature that makes dozens of retro games available to stream from Plex.


Retro arcade games can be played on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Chrome, and Android devices. Setup requires a Plex Media server on Windows or macOS, and any Bluetooth or USB game controller is compatible. Plex says that it recommends a Sony DualShock 4 or Xbox One controller for the best performance.

For the new gaming feature, Plex has partnered with Parsec to ensure low-latency streaming and Atari, to provide classic gaming titles like Centipede, Lunar Lander, Food Fight, Desert Falcon, Missile Command, Gravitar, and more.

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Along with these built-in games, Plex Arcade supports user-owned ROMs and has metadata for a wide range of retro cartridge based systems like Atari, Sega, Nintendo, and Arcade, with support for more titles coming in the future.

Plex Arcade is priced at $2.99 per month for those that are Plex Pass subscribers, and $4.99 per month for those that do not have a Plex Pass. Plex Passes cost $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year, but a lifetime pass is also available for $119.99. Plex is also offering a seven day free trial for those who want to test the service before subscribing.

Plex has an FAQ with additional information about Plex Arcade.

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Top Rated Comments

ArPe Avatar
43 months ago
Retroarch and OpenEmu are free.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GizmoDVD Avatar
43 months ago

Absolutely absurd that Plex Pass owners/subscribers have to pay additional fee for this. Ridiculous.
Because many people bought a $75 lifetime pass and Plex has to play parsec a monthly fee to offer this service. Do you think everything should be free? You paid $75 and got exactly what Plex was. More more more
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aaronhead14 Avatar
43 months ago
Absolutely absurd that Plex Pass owners/subscribers have to pay additional fee for this. Ridiculous.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LeeW Avatar
43 months ago

a collection of late 70s/early 80s games? Apple Arcade costs only $14.11/year more.
To be fair, those 70s/80s games are largely better than what Apple Arcade offers.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hot-gril Avatar
43 months ago

My time isn't.

Looks like fun to try out for a couple of months.
OpenEmu is the one emu app that "just works," the rest are indeed a time sink. It's Mac-only, so you know they focused on proper Mac support. Like, setting up OpenEmu probably takes less time than setting up Plex.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nexx27 Avatar
43 months ago
Hilarious video!

"That's what I'm talking about... Motherf..." lol
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)