Plex challenges Netflix and now lets you watch thousands of movies for free on its app

Plex took a totally unexpected turn with the launch of the completely new free broadcast service with a broad catalog of over a thousand movies and series that will be expanded over time.

Initially the service was to allow users to store their content from movies and series to enjoy them in one place. Now Plex has decided to become something completely different from its strategy, as it will now become a broadcast service like any other service like Netflix, HBO, Disney + ... etc.

Although Plex has already offered Plex Pass to access content from almost any device, users can now access for free to enjoy thousands of movies and series from various studios ranging from MGM, Warner Bros and Lionsgate.

To enjoy the service, you must have your own account, which you can create for free after downloading the application. b The company promised to add more content from movies and series along the path. The contents can be enjoyed through the Plex app on any compatible device with a maximum resolution of 1080 pixels.

 As with other on-demand video streaming platforms, the new service will also provide personalized recommendations based on the content already shown, with controls to improve the level of recommendations.

If you want to try the service, you can do that by downloading the app for: Android or iOS.

Plex brings all your video, music, and photo libraries together with your preferred podcasts, web shows, streaming music from TIDAL, and online news delivered to your Android TV, Fire TV, PC, Mac, or Android phone. You can also watch and record FREE over-the-air broadcast TV (tuner/antenna required).

Magically organize all your personal media—photos, music, movies, shows, even DVR-ed TV—and stream it to any device in a beautiful, simple interface, and Plex adds rich descriptions, artwork, and other related information

Enjoy music streaming from TIDAL, including 60 million high-quality tracks and 250,000 music videos; augment your existing library or just listen to TIDAL—right in Plex

Search for your favorite podcast or discover new ones through personalized recommendations. Plus: 30-second skip, variable speed playback, rich discovery, and full Plex-style support for cross-device playback status (including On Deck, so you can pick back up where you left off on any device)

Cut the cord! Go premium with a Plex Pass and use Plex Live TV & DVR so you can watch and record free over-the-air HD TV, at home or away, like NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX, with any supported digital antenna and tuner

Enjoy free features, like remote access, sharing, security, and casting, all beautifully enhanced with rich descriptions, artwork, ratings, and more

View videos stored right on your mobile device or an SD card in Plex's beautiful interface

Enjoy premium features with a Plex Pass subscription: DVR & Live TV, Camera Upload, Premium Photos, Mobile Sync, Parental Controls, VIP Perks, and much more

FREE FEATURES

Remote access & sharing

Security & privacy

Rich descriptions, artwork, ratings, and more

Flinging of photos and videos from your mobile's Camera Roll to Plex apps on virtually any platform

Remote control Plex on your big screen with your mobile device

Enjoy streaming of any media on your Plex Media Server to other Plex apps

VIDEO

No built-in Android player? No problem! Use Plex as your go-to-player for any file (locally and remotely from your Plex library) including MKV, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, and more

Watch your favorite web shows

Stay up-to-date with Plex News: a free, personalized newscast with trusted local, national, and international news sources

Listen to your favorite podcasts—no subscription or server required

Full support for subtitles, including SRT, PGS, SSA/ASS

• (Plex Pass) Add movie trailers and extras to your collection

• (Plex Pass) Set parental controls to customize your family's experience

• (Plex Pass) Wirelessly sync videos to your mobile device for offline playback

MUSIC

Play almost any music file, including MP3, M4A, FLAC, ALAC, and more

• (Plex Pass) Show lyrics for recognized music

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