Plex has launched a free movie and TV streaming service in over 200 countries

Written 6 months ago by IanDorfman

Plex has announced and released a new ad-supported video on demand service that is available to all Plex users in over 200 countries.

In the official blog post detailing the specifics of the service, the Small Plex iconPlex development team emphasized that the service's availability means it is reaching "more countries than any other free streaming service to date." No specific countries were listed as excluded, though the official FAQ cites certain content distributors having "very specific requirements" regarding where some of their media can be played due to licensing requirements.

Though all Plex users (including those with paid Plex Passes) will have to watch ads for the freely provided content, Plex promises that it will only serve up "one-third the amount of ads you’d expect on cable television," while also ensuring that the encoding quality is high. Importantly, these ads will not be present in any Plex user's personal content library.

The content that Plex offers on this service aims to be eclectic, with a mix of live-action and animated content from the following continents and countries:

• Africa
• Australia
• China
• Europe
• India
• Japan
• Latin America
• New Zealand
• Russia
• United States

Plex's free movie and TV service can be accessed by going to plex.tv/watch-free and signing up for a free account.

Further coverage:
Plex Blog
Engadget