Plex’s free TV service gets 15 new channels

Plex, the favored build-your-own streaming service, has added 15 new channels to its ad-supported streaming providing for free TV.

All the new channels accessible on Plex’s free Live TV feed arrive on the service immediately, and most might be accessible globally (although a spokesperson advised The Verge that some can be found in Latin America or the US solely). Plex originally launched the free TV characteristic final yr as a set of pre-programmed, steady channels relatively than conventional over-the-air streams. So it’s not fairly dwell TV, nevertheless it does provide an identical linear expertise in case you’re simply seeking to toss stuff on.

Of those new channels, some notable additions embody MMA TV, USA In the present day, USA In the present day Sportswire, and the Tribeca Channel. The total listing of channels added immediately are, with summaries from Plex:

Plex’s user-friendly Reside TV providing presently helps 182 free channels, with 24 news-specific channels. IFC Movies Picks, IGN, Reuters, Yahoo! Finance, Cheddar Information, Newsy, and FuboTV Sports activities Community are among the many extra notable channels already provided. The service additionally helps filtering for HD-only channels. If on-demand is extra your pace, the service additionally affords a bunch of free motion pictures to stream as properly.

Plex is extensively referred to as a customizable content material server, which by nature makes it a bit of a piracy haven. Nevertheless it’s more and more leaning right into a legitimized combination streaming possibility and increasing on its streaming partnerships.

“With [every] new addition, we’re targeted on persevering with to develop our catalogue to offer leisure choices that talk to everybody,” Shawn Eldridge, VP of strategic alliances and content material, advised The Verge.
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