Plex Becomes a Free Streaming Service: Thousands of Series and Movies Without Subscription

Plex changes strategy and unveils a free streaming service for series, films and documentaries.

Over the years, Plex has become the almost perfect solution for playing all multimedia content. Unfortunately, Plex usually requires users to download their content manually. Today, Plex is completely changing its strategy and becoming a streaming service (AVOD), in the same vein as Netflix or Prime Video but with one important difference: it will be free.

This free version will provide access to thousands of series and movies from studios as different as MGM, Warner Bros and Lionsgate. The offer will be available in more than 200 countries in Full HD definition and on all platforms where Plex is available (iOS, Android, macOS, Windows OS, Smart TV, Chromecast, GNU/Linux…). Of course, it also depends on the regions, we don’t know yet the catalogue that will be available in France for the moment, there are only a few films that are not very well known.

Plex relies on advertising to monetize the service. These ads will appear at the beginning and in the middle of the video, Plex still promises between 50% and 60% fewer ads than we are used to seeing on TV.

Among the titles available are many classics such as “Terminator”, “Ghost in the Shell”, “Evil Dead”, “Lord of the Rings” or “Apocalypse Now”. Plex promises to update the catalogue with films up to the latest Hollywood Oscar winners, but also productions from the European independent film industry, as well as music and documentaries. Unfortunately, the audio tracks are usually only in English and subtitles seem to be non-existent.

For the moment, the content seems to be appearing as it goes along.

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