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Plex launches free ad-support live TV streaming with over 80 channels

Plex TV launches

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Available now as a free update to the Plex app, users can stream more than 80 live TV channels for free.

The new ad-supported streaming option allows users to stream Toon Goggles, Tastemade, Fubo Sports Network, IGN, Reuters, Yahoo Finance, and more. Offerings will encompass sports, news, kids, cooking, lifestyle, and other genres appealing to all types of users. With this new streaming option, Plex is now capable of streaming live TV, one's own media library, over-the-air local live TV and DVR, on-demand titles and web shows, podcasts, curated news, and music via TIDAL, from a single app.

"Combining the new Live TV service with the over-the-air TV and DVR feature, Plex offers the most comprehensive and least expensive streaming TV service in the world," said Plex CEO Keith Valory.

It is now available for Apple TV, iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire, Android, and the web. Updates for smart TVs game consoles shortly.

The streaming wars continue to heat up with several new services continuing to launch, providing consumers with not only more options, but more monthly subscriptions as well. Quibi and Peacock have both launched in recent months. Plex at least keeps things affordable by only offering an ad-supported free option.