In its ongoing bid to be the most inclusive media platform on the planet, Plex has announced the addition of more than 80 free, ad-supported livestreaming TV channels that cover categories such as news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and kids.
The live TV channels can be accessed through the regular Plex interface under the label “Live TV” on all of
The lineup of channels includes content providers such as Reuters, Yahoo Finance, Toon Goggles, Tastemade, fubo Sports Network, IGN1, The Bob Ross Channel, Comedy Dynamics, and entertainment and news LGBTQ+ channels from Revry. Among the selection are also 19 channels dedicated to different genres of music videos, like Hot R&B, Latin x Pop, and Only ’90s Kids Will Understand.
Most of the channels are available globally, but some, like Tastemade and fubo Sports Network, are U.S.-only.
Each channel will appear in a new on-screen guide, which looks much like other electronic program guides — a grid that features a vertical scrolling list of channels, paired with a 3-hour window featuring the currently playing and upcoming shows.
You can customize the guide to suit your tastes by selecting which channels appear, and how those channels are ordered in the guide.
More content to navigate
The addition of Live TV to
There is also a feature called Plex Movies + TV, a free collection of ad-supported video-on-demand titles. All three features will now be present in the main
For the moment, the free live TV channels will not be indexed by
In the future,
Recently, the company introduced a “watch together” feature that lets two or more
Earlier in 2020, there were rumors that
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