Plex Launching Free Streaming Service, With Warner Bros. As First Content Partner

Lawrence Kim
August 30, 2019

Plex hasn't revealed any of the financial details related to this deal; there's also no information on which content will be made available and when the access will launch (aside from "later this year").

The agreement will include a free selection of ad-supported movies and television shows for users in the USA, but there now aren't any plans to support worldwide users.

"Our mission is to tame the growing chaos in the media landscape", said Keith Valory, CEO of Plex.

In addition to using Plex to view your local media collection, this partnership increases the amount of free digital content that Plex delivers. "Licensing these movies from Warner Bros. enables us to offer more types of third-party content than any other platform and bring it all together in one attractive solution". However, the statement does make mention of "premium ad-supported movies and shows". The TV shows and movies will be made available to stream through the Plex app starting later this year, according to the company, which has steadily expanded the platform to aggregate freely available content. The shows will appear inside the Plex app - likely in a different place than the rest of your content - and will likely be joined by content from other studios in the future.

Streaming exclusively to US users, Plex will roll out the content later this year. With a highly-customizable interface and smart recommendations based on the media you enjoy, Plex brings its users the best media experience on the planet from any device, anywhere.

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