Plex has launched its own movie and TV streaming service. And the best thing about the service is that it is free and available worldwide. Well, it shows you ads, but at least you get to watch movies and shows legally without having to pay anything.
The launch of the streaming service was announced earlier today through a blog post on Plex’s official website. The on-demand video service will be available right in the Plex app. The company has apps on various platforms, including Android and iOS mobile platforms, Windows and Mac app markets, Amazon Fire devices, Roku products, and Samsung and LG smart TVs.
According to the company, the on-demand video service has thousands of titles on offer, including “movies, shows, sports and music documentaries, Bollywood musicals, and more.” To make this possible, Plex has partnered with major studios like Legendary, MGM, Lionsgate, WB, Participant, 1091, Fremantle, and Gravitas Movies.
While there are other services like The Roku Channel, Tubi, Crackle, and VUDU’s Movies on Us, that offer ad-supported free video streaming, none of them are available worldwide. This gives Plex’s streaming service an edge over its competitors. The platform might have a smaller collection of movies and shows at the moment, but you can expect it to grow wider in the future.
The Plex Media Server software from the company has been popular among people for a long time. The app allows you to access locally stored movies, TV shows, music, podcasts, and news, all in one place and in a beautiful interface. You just have to create a Plex server (on NAS or an always-on device) and store all of your data there. You can then access it via one of Plex’s app on any compatible device, from anywhere in the world.