Streaming Service Plex Launches Free Live TV Channels

Plex, the ad-supported video-on-demand service, has launched an online TV platform, dubbed “Live TV on Plex,” featuring 80+ channels of customizable live programming available worldwide.

In 2019, Plex launched an AVOD service via digital antenna and tuner TV featuring TV shows and movies from Crackle, Warner Bros., MGM, Endemol Shine Group, Lionsgate, and Legendary. Plex over-the-air TV provides free access to local channels and major networks such as NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, the CW and PBS.

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The new Live TV platform offers consumers news from Reuters and Yahoo Finance, kids’ shows such as  Toon Goggles, food, travel, and home & design programming on Tastemade, sports including live games, original programming and movies/docs from fubo Sports Network, gaming and esports on IGN1, and two new LGBTQ+ channels from Revry.

“Two of the most important factors for an enjoyable streaming experience are finding something of interest to watch, and being able to watch it from any device you choose,” Keith Valory, CEO of Plex, said in a statement.

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Plex provides users with a range of viewing options beyond movies and TV shows, including podcasts, web shows, curated news, and a way to combine streaming music via TIDAL with a user’s personal music collection.

“Combining the new Live TV service with the over-the-air TV and DVR feature, Plex offers the most comprehensive and least expensive streaming TV service in the world,” Valory said.