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Plex Live TV update adds channel previews, new player, bug fixes

Plex Live TV update adds channel previews, new player, bug fixes

Plex has just pushed out a number of improvements and new features to its Live TV offering, which enables users to access and manage over-the-air television channels. In addition to some bug fixes that are described as 'quality of life improvements,' the company has also added some key features like a guide preview, the updated video player, and more.

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Plex makes its Live TV feature free to everyone for three months

Plex makes its Live TV feature free to everyone for three months

Plex is back with another long blog post, this one offering something free to all of the people who are stuck at home in quarantine. Among other things, the company is making its Live TV feature available to all of its users for free for the next three months. With this, anyone who has an HD OTA TV antenna can stream their region's broadcast television on their favorite (Plex-compatible) devices.

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Comcast, Verizon, and Plex roll out free offers for those stuck at home

Comcast, Verizon, and Plex roll out free offers for those stuck at home

COVID-19 is changing the world in more ways than one. In addition to forcing nations to close borders both outside and inside, it is also forcing people to reorganize their lives around the Internet while confined at home. Unsurprisingly, that has prompted many content distributors to ramp up their offerings to keep their customers from going insane. The latest to follow that trend are giving subscribers and users more free content to consume in the days ahead.

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Plex launches free, ad-supported movie and TV show streaming

Plex launches free, ad-supported movie and TV show streaming

For the past couple of months, Plex has been penning deals with companies like Warner Bros and MGM to offer their content for free through its platform. Today, the agreements Plex has been hammering out for the past few months come to fruition with the launch of that on-demand service, which is available to everyone with a Plex account.

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Plex will add dozens of free MGM movies by the end of the year

Plex will add dozens of free MGM movies by the end of the year

Plex has announced a new deal with MGM that will bring more free movies to its app. The announcement follows a similar deal revealed earlier this year with Warner Bros, underscoring the company's effort to become more than just a home entertainment software solution. Plex says its users will get access to 'dozens' of movies under this deal and that they'll arrive on the platform before the end of the year.

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Plex will add free streaming movies under new Warner Bros deal

Plex will add free streaming movies under new Warner Bros deal

Plex, the company behind the free home media server software by the same name, has penned a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution that'll bring free ad-supported content to the platform. The TV shows and movies will be made available to stream through the Plex app starting later this year, according to the company, which has steadily expanded the platform to aggregate freely available content.

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Plex’s new desktop app snubs Microsoft Store

Plex’s new desktop app snubs Microsoft Store

When Microsoft launched its own app store back in the Windows 8 and Windows RT days, it was criticized for being a practical ghost town. It has admittedly grown these days but it seems it's on the verge of shrinking again. Some developers seem to be advocating for Progressive Web Apps or PWAs, whether or not they are on the Store. The latest one to jump ship is Plex who just announced its shiny new desktop app while also announcing the death of its Windows Store app.

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Plex just made it easier to find new content on your favorite servers

Plex just made it easier to find new content on your favorite servers

Entertainment server software Plex has just received an update that makes it easier to find new content added to servers, the company has announced. The update brings server alerts to the company's mobile apps, making it easier for users to find out when new videos, images, and audio files are added to a server. The alerts arrive in the form of push notifications on mobile.

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Plex Android update brings PiP, video preloading and new viewing modes

Plex Android update brings PiP, video preloading and new viewing modes

Home entertainment software company Plex has pushed out an update for its Android app, adding a number of new features in addition to improved scrubbing capabilities. The update revolves around the Android mobile player and marks the public arrival of features previously launched under beta. Joining the new features is an overall UI update that mirrors the music interface.

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Plex improves Apple TV music experience and refines iOS controls

Plex improves Apple TV music experience and refines iOS controls

Plex on Apple TV has been updated with new audio features that makes it far more appealing to audiophiles and other discerning music lovers. With the new software version comes support for direct playback of high-quality audio, including FLAC and AAC, as well as gapless transitions, soft pauses, and more. As well, Plex has refined some controls on iOS and previewed its new Web desktop and TV designs.

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Plex expands TIDAL features with Artist TV music video streaming

Plex expands TIDAL features with Artist TV music video streaming

Home media center software Plex has been updated with new features related to the music streaming service TIDAL, which arrived on the platform back in November. Under the support, TIDAL subscribers and Plex Pass holders can stream the service's entire music catalog from within the Plex app, something that has been expanded to include Artist TV, which apparently enables users to directly play music videos.

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Plex gets sleek new UI with improved navigation on Roku, Apple TV

Plex gets sleek new UI with improved navigation on Roku, Apple TV

Home media server software company Plex is rolling out its sleek new user interface on Roku and Apple TV, the company has announced. The UI brings a new television navigation experience that was designed to offer a 'unified, consistent experience' on all the devices and platforms that Plex supports.

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