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Plex “free” Live TV launched for your phone and television

Plex “free” Live TV launched for your phone and television

Today the folks at Plex launched a system* where users of all sorts can watch live TV stations for free. Of course "free" isn't entirely free when it includes advertisements, and this system most certainly includes advertisements. But Plex appears ready to roll with a surprisingly appealing proposal for the masses nonetheless. Users around the world can now watch free Live TV on Plex.

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Plex adds Watch Together feature so distant friends can share movies

Plex adds Watch Together feature so distant friends can share movies

Home entertainment software Plex has revealed a new feature called Watch Together that will enable friends and family to remotely watch the same content at the same time. Remote watch parties have skyrocketed in popularity in light of the lockdowns, which have resulted in movie theater closures and social distancing. The feature comes amid third-party solutions that, in some cases, offer a less than stellar experience.

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Plex free movies and TV shows expand under new deal with Endemol Shine

Plex free movies and TV shows expand under new deal with Endemol Shine

Plex has struck a new content deal with Endemol Shine Group that expands the number of free movies and TV shows available through its streaming app. This deal comes only days after Plex announced that it had partnered with free ad-supported streaming service Crackle to integrate its content with its own platform, that itself building upon previous deals with major media companies.

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Plex Free Movies and TV gets huge library of new content from Crackle

Plex Free Movies and TV gets huge library of new content from Crackle

Home media server company Plex has announced an expansion of its free content streaming integrations with the addition of Crackle. The expansion is available for Plex users in the United States, the company announced on Friday, bringing thousands of new additions to the platform's growing number of free streaming options. Because the content is integrated in the Plex app, you won't have to toggle between it, Crackle, and other free video apps.

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Plex Labs releases updated Plexamp and new Plex Dash for servers

Plex Labs releases updated Plexamp and new Plex Dash for servers

Plex Labs has announced its first release in a while, and it comes in two forms: an update to the existing Plexamp music software and an entirely new feature called Plex Dash for users who run their own Plex server. These two new apps are only available for Plex Pass subscribers, meaning you have to pay to get access to them. Both products bring a number of features, as well as an appealing new aesthetic.

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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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