Plex launches a free, ad-supported streaming service in over 200 countries

Sarah Perez for TechCrunch:

Plex today is launching its own ad-supported streaming service, a rival to The Roku Channel, Tubi, Crackle, Vudu’s Movies on Us, and others that offer a way to stream movies and TV for free without a subscription. The service will feature several thousand movies and shows from studios like MGM, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, Lionsgate, and Legendary…

Unlike many competitors, Plex has structured its deals in order to stream content outside the U.S. Plex told TechCrunch the majority of its content will stream in some 220 countries worldwide. This immediately makes it the largest ad-supported video service, in terms of reach — if you’re not counting platforms for user-generated video, like YouTube.

MacDailyNews Take: Plex says in their intro video, “You watch a few ads, you get unlimited entertainment.” For free. Hey, that sounds just like what we grew up with: Broadcast TV!

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