Plex adds Web Shows to build out its content offering

Plex has been busy over the past year adding new features and deals to bring more content to its platform. (Plex)

To keep building its content offering, media hub provider Plex is beta launching a new curated Web Shows service to bring web content onto its platform.

Plex Web Shows is free and does not require a media server or paid Plex subscription. It offers unlimited, on-demand streaming available on any device.

Web Shows content is coming from independent creators including Epic Meal Time, ASAPscience, Household Hacker, People are Awesome and The Pet Collective, as well as content from other brands such as GQ, Saveur, Epicurious and Pitchfork.

“The launch of web shows is another step for Plex toward their continued evolution to become one platform for all the media that matters most to you, and the overall best destination for online content—something they strongly believe consumers deserve as the volume of content (and content providers) continues to explode at an astronomical rate. While the availability of content has never been greater, discovering and simple, convenient access has never been more challenging,” Plex wrote in a statement.

RELATED: Plex rolls out ad-supported news channel

Plex has been busy over the past year adding new features and deals to bring more content to its platform.

Last year, the company launched its own ad-supported news channel that roundups content from sources including CBS News, CNN, Hearst, Scripps, Tribune Media and Cheddar.

The company also began integrating live local television. The local channels work with Plex’s network DVR, but users need to buy an antenna and tuner to access the OTA signals.

Plex has also launched a virtual reality platform that includes features like viewing content with friends and voice chat.


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