Plex Launches 15 New Free Streaming Channels, Bringing Total to Nearly 200
Ad-supported Video-on-Demand (AVOD) streaming service Plex is giving viewers more of what they want by offering 15 new channels. With these new additions, users have nearly 200 channels to choose from.
Plex’s new channels are available to stream now. Note that most of the channels are available internationally, but some are limited to the United States or Latin America. The newest additions include:
- AfroLandTV (Global)
- WildEarth (Global)
- Johnny Carson TV (Global)
- The Carol Burnett Show (Global)
- MMA TV (Global)
- USA TODAY (Global)
- USA TODAY Sportswire (Global)
- Motorvision TV (Spanish, available in the US, Latin America, and Spain)
- MST3K (US and Canada)
- Shout! Factory TV (US and Canada)
- Tribeca Channel (US and Canada)
- Love Nature en Español (US)
- The Walking Dead Universe (US)
- BUZZR (US)
- Motorvision TV (Portuguese, available in Brazil)
The company hopes to offer content that caters to a variety of audiences, so this is an important step. “With [every] new addition, we’re focused on continuing to expand our catalogue to provide entertainment options that speak to everyone,” Shawn Eldridge, VP of strategic alliances and content, told The Verge.
Plex is a free streaming service that includes on-demand access to 50,000+ movies and TV shows. The service also offers 300+ free-to-stream live TV channels in 193 countries. Users can also connect Plex to their computers to stream and share any media they have on their hard drives.
The service also offers a universal watchlist - simply add the streaming services you subscribe to and Plex becomes an automatic launch portal for any show or movie. This saves you the trouble of looking up what is streaming where.
Plex offers a subscription tier that offers even more features for people who want more functionality, but it packs a powerful punch even in its free version.
Plex even offers a Plex Arcade option where you can play dozens of Atari classics plus your own collection of game ROMs and emulators on your favorite devices.
This is an incredibly flexible platform that’s perfect for fans of any media.
While Plex isn’t exactly the same as linear TV, it offers 192 channels including 24 news channels. You can also stream free movies with the service. Users like Plex because it’s customizable and free.
In addition to ad-supported content, Plex also offers a premium tier, Plex Pass. You can subscribe for $4.99/month, $39.99/year, or $119.99 for a lifetime subscription to get access to additional features, including the option to record OTA channels to download and replay.
In April, Plex surpassed 25 million viewers. At the time, the company had raised $50 million in funding to further expand its offerings and features.