Today Plex is announcing Plex Arcade, making dozens of retro games available to stream right through Plex.
Spun out of Plex Labs, this is a passion project for Plex (which also means it’s a work in progress!). Here’s what you need to know:
- Plex Arcade requires a Windows or macOS Plex Media Server (no Linux for now)
- Platform support for playing includes Android (mobile and TV), iOS, tvOS, and Chrome. To get started, grab the latest Plex Media Server build and create a new Games library, just like you would any of your existing media types
- Plex Arcade requires a subscription – $4.99/month for non-Plex Pass subscribers, and $2.99/month for those who already have a Plex Pass
- You can try it free for seven days: https://www.plex.tv/arcade/
- Game controllers work great! You can use any Bluetooth or USB game controller that is compatible with your device or use a keyboard for Chrome-based gaming. For best results, Plex recommends a Sony DualShock 4 or Xbox One controller
Partnerships behind the magic:
- Plex has partnered with Parsec, whose low-latency streaming technology makes fully playable game libraries within Plex possible
- And of course, who better than the godfather of gaming, Atari, to bring you a catalog of classic titles right out of the box – from Centipede to Lunar Lander and more
With the addition of streaming games, Plex continues to make good on its mission to bring all types of media in one place, creating the ultimate entertainment experience offering thousands of free on-demand options, 137 free-to-stream live TV channels, and so much more.
In addition to the Plex Arcade blog and video linked above, here’s an FAQ