Plex is now offering over 80 free channels to its lineup. Here’s a look at what you can expect.
Plex is now offering over 80 free live streaming channels to its lineup. With channel surfing becoming the new on-demand, Plex joins the revolution with free, ad-supported streaming TV channels.
Plex, the popular DVR, and media streaming service have been including a growing library of free on-demand content. It’s now debuting more than 80 live streaming TV channels that cover news and sports to cooking and kids networks. All channels are free but ad-supported.
The company already has a way to allow consumers to record live over-the-air TV but that requires additional investments in equipment and Plex Pass. Now you get free TV with or without Plex Pass. You’ll just need to put up with a few commercials.
According to today’s announcement: “Plex is the only streaming media platform to bring together all forms of media in one place, offering more content in a single platform than any other service on the market. Free ad-supported movies and shows, podcasts, streaming music, personal media, and now pre-programmed Live TV are all easily accessible via Plex, and on virtually every device.”
And to give you an idea of what’s included in the 80 channel lineup, the announcement continues: “Today’s addition of Live TV on Plex offers consumers significantly more free options, ranging from news like Reuters and Yahoo Finance, to kids’ shows like Toon Goggles, to food, travel, and home & design programming on Tastemade, to all things sports including live games, original programming and movies/docs from fubo Sports Network, to gaming and esports on IGN1, and two new LGBTQ+ channels from Revry: entertainment and news. Live TV on Plex also offers comedy, game shows, anime, and more.”
Live TV on Plex is free (ad-supported) and available now on Apple TV, iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire, Android mobile, Android TV, and web desktop, with updates for smart TVs and gaming consoles coming shortly.