Plex introduces built-in video game streaming service Plex Arcade, partners with Atari

10 months ago by IanDorfman

The Plex media streaming service has announced that it is launching support for video game streaming to complement its existing audio, photo, and video streaming capabilities.

Cited as the last media type commonly found around the house that had yet to be integrated into Plex, the announcement blog post detailed that the current implementation plan for what is now known as Plex Arcade developed over the past year. The first content partner, Atari, will provide games such as Centipede and Lunar Lander on the service, with more game publishing partners still to come.

In order to facilitate video game streaming from within the existing Small Plex iconPlex service, the company is partnering with Small Parsec iconParsec in order to utilize their low-latency streaming tech. However, because of this, game streaming servers can only be hosted via the Windows and macOS versions of Plex, as Parsec does not yet function on Linux operating systems.

Plex Arcade will be available for $2.99 a month for Plex Pass subscribers and $4.99 a month for everyone else. A 7-day trial is also available. In addition to the Windows and macOS server limitation, Plex Arcade can only be played on Small Android iconAndroid, Small iOS iconiOS, tvOS, and the Small Google Chrome iconGoogle Chrome web browser.

Further coverage:
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