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Plex Launches Free Live TV Feature That Offers 80+ Channels

Thursday July 23, 2020 6:00 am PDT by
Streaming media platform Plex today announced the launch of a free Live TV feature, which will let Plex users access and watch 80+ live television channels at no cost and with no hardware required. Live TV options range from live news like Reuters TV and Yahoo finance to children's shows and live sports. Movies, documentaries, gaming, esports, comedy, game shows, anime, and more are also...

Hulu and Plex Rolling Out New Features for Streaming Video With Friends

Thursday May 28, 2020 10:22 am PDT by
Hulu is testing a new "Watch Party" feature that's designed to allow up to eight people to watch TV shows and movies together through the Hulu website and chat with one another while the content is playing. Some Hulu users who sign in on the web will see a popup describing the new Watch Party option, which is available for a select number of TV shows and movies. Watch Party is limited to...

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

Friday May 1, 2020 11:00 am PDT by
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. Plex is an all-in-one media hub that organizes your existing library of...

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

Friday May 1, 2020 6:00 am PDT by
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...

Plex's Ad-Supported Free Video on Demand Feature Now Available Worldwide

Wednesday December 4, 2019 5:00 am PST by
Plex today announced that its ad-supported video on demand feature is available worldwide in more than 200 countries and accessible to anyone who creates a free Plex account. Content includes thousands of free movies and TV shows from Plex partners like MGM, Warner Bros, Lionsgate, and Legendary. There is no subscription or special hardware required, though the content will include ads....

Plex to Offer Free Ad-Supported Movies Through Warner Bros Partnership

Thursday August 29, 2019 4:04 pm PDT by
Plex today announced a new partnership with Warner Bros that will allow Plex to offer additional third-party content. Plex will be able to provide users with free ad-supported movies and TV shows through the Plex app on Apple TV, iPhone, and other devices. For those unfamiliar with Plex, it's an all-in-one media hub that organizes your entire library of content, from TV shows and movies...

Plex Releases Beta Version of Redesigned Apple TV App

Wednesday April 3, 2019 4:49 pm PDT by
Plex today announced the launch of an updated Apple TV app that's available right now in a beta capacity. The updated user interface has been designed for the larger screen of a TV with a side bar rather than a top menu bar, which is meant to be a better use of screen space. The side bar is customizable so you can pin your favorite media sources, put them in the order that you want, and...

Plex Said to Be Mulling Ad-Supported Movies and More Premium Content Subscriptions

Tuesday January 8, 2019 2:13 am PST by
In a bid to compete with the likes of Amazon Prime and Roku, Plex is reportedly planning to offer users ad-supported movies and premium content subscriptions through its platform. Plex Web Shows According to TechCrunch, the personal media management service is already in discussions with rights holders and networks to bring ad-supported content to the Plex platform, in a manner similar to the ...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Lifetime Plex Pass and 2TB Western Digital My Cloud Home

Friday November 2, 2018 11:03 am PDT by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Plex to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a media bundle that includes a lifetime Plex Pass and a 2TB Western Digital My Cloud Home connected storage device. Plex is 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,...

Plex Announces Free 'Plex Web Shows' Feature

Wednesday October 3, 2018 6:00 am PDT by
Plex today announced that it is adding a new Plex Web Shows beta feature to the Plex service, allowing Plex users to watch web shows for free without a media server or a Plex subscription. Plex Web Shows provides unlimited on-demand streaming of a curated selection of web shows on any device where Plex content can be accessed. At launch, Plex plans to offer access to web shows across a...

Plex's Grid View Channel Guide for Live TV Now Available for Apple TV

Thursday July 12, 2018 5:27 pm PDT by
Plex's new Live TV grid view, which is designed to allow customers to find TV shows and movies through a traditional grid-based user interface, is now available for Apple TV. The grid view is available for both live TV content and content saved using the built-in DVR functionality in Plex. It first rolled out on the web in June before launching for tvOS today. Grid view organizes TV shows ...

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

Friday June 29, 2018 11:01 am PDT by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Plex to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a cord-cutting bundle that includes a lifetime Plex Pass, a TV tuner, and an antenna. Plex, for those unfamiliar with it, is an all-in-one media hub that organizes your entire library of content, from TV shows and movies to music and photos, plus it offers free access to news, support for Podcasts,...

Plex Announces Live TV Grid View Coming Soon to tvOS and iOS Apps

Wednesday June 13, 2018 8:36 am PDT by
Media hub company Plex this week revealed a new way for its customers to navigate Plex's Live TV service, through a more traditional grid-based user interface. Launching first in Plex's web browser, the new grid view organizes live TV programs by channels and the time of day, much like classic cable TV guides. While the program guide is only available on the web for now, Plex confirmed in a s...

Plex Launches a New Podcasts Beta, Revamps Mobile Apps

Wednesday May 30, 2018 6:00 am PDT by
Plex today announced the launch of Plex Podcasts, a feature that's designed to provide Plex users with an intuitive, customizable podcasts experience on any iOS device or Mac with no subscription or media server required. According to Plex, the new Podcasts feature offers cross-platform playback, so you can begin a podcast on one device, such as your Apple TV, and then pick it up later on...

Plex Launches Miniaturized Music App for Mac and Windows Called 'Plexamp'

Tuesday December 19, 2017 5:10 am PST by
This week Plex announced Plex Labs, a new internal section of the company that focuses on sharing in-depth Medium posts, community ideas, and passion projects created by Plex engineers. The first such project is called "Plexamp," a macOS and Windows app that pulls from your existing Plex music library and accumulates it all into one miniaturized interface (via The Next Web). The...

Plex Launches 'Plex News' With Free Content From 190 Providers

Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:23 am PDT by
Plex today announced the launch of Plex News, a new personalized streaming news service that's available to Plex users. Plex News includes national, international, and local news from 190 providers like CBS News, CNN, A+J, IGN, Cheddar, Financial Times, Mic, and more. Plex News is a free service and it does not require a Plex Pass or other subscription fee, but it is supported by ads. Over...

Plex Launches Live TV Support for Apple TV App

Wednesday August 2, 2017 6:40 am PDT by
Two months after rolling out Plex Live TV to iOS and Android TV devices, Plex today announced that its live streaming TV feature is now available for users on Apple TV. In addition, on any app where Plex Live TV is available, Plex Pass users will be able to use a new "Time Shift" feature, meaning they can scrub back and forth through any live broadcast, as well as pause it. We’re...

Plex Rolls Out Live TV Support for Over-The-Air Channels Within iOS App

Thursday June 1, 2017 6:56 am PDT by
Plex will today begin integrating a live television feature into its popular video streaming and personal media application for iOS and Android TV, allowing Plex subscribers to stream live TV on their smartphones wherever they are located. The company said that live TV is supported only under the Plex Pass subscription tier, which starts at $4.99/month. To use Plex Live TV, users will have to...

'Plex Cloud' for Accessing Media Anywhere is Now Available to All Plex Pass Users

Thursday March 9, 2017 9:16 am PST by
Plex today announced that its new Plex Cloud service has officially launched, making it available to all Plex Pass users. Plex Cloud has been in beta testing since September of 2016, but is now ready for a wider release. Plex Cloud is designed to allow Plex users to store their media in the cloud so that it's accessible from anywhere without the need to set up a local server. Using a...

Plex Acquires Watchup to Bring Curated News Videos Into Streaming Media App

Tuesday January 31, 2017 5:51 am PST by
Streaming media application Plex today announced its acquisition of Watchup, a free app that offers viewers a collection of local, national, and world news videos from 160 trusted news sources that they can further personalize by liking and disliking each news story (via TechCrunch). Watchup originally began as an iPad app back in 2012, and since launched apps on iOS, Apple Watch, Apple TV,...