- Plex has announced the Plex Arcade subscription gaming service.
- It lets you stream retro games from a host platform to other devices.
- You can stream your own collection or a variety of Atari games.
Plex is one of the most popular options for people wanting to stream their media library to a variety of devices. Right now, the service supports your videos, music, and podcasts, but even offers live TV and a host of free content.
Now, Plex has announced a move into the game subscription arena with its Plex Arcade service. The company has teamed up with streaming app provider Parsec to let users stream retro titles from a host Windows or Mac computer to a variety of platforms. These supported platforms include Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, MacOS, Chrome/Chromium browsers, and Windows.
As for the actual games, Plex has teamed up with Atari to offer 27 titles at launch. You can check out the full list below.
- 3D Tic-Tac-Toe
- Dark Chambers
- Desert Falcon
- Fatal Run
- Food Fight
- Haunted House
- Human Canonball
- Lunar Lander
- Major Havoc
- Missile Command
- Motor Psycho
- Ninja Golf
- Outlaw Gunslinger
- Planet Smashers
- Radar Lock
- Sky Diver
- Sky Raider
- Super Breakout
Fortunately, Plex Arcade also allows you to stream your own collection of retro games from your computerâ€™s library. It currently supports showing metadata for arcade, Atari, Sega (Genesis, Game Gear, Master System, 32X), and Nintendo (GB/GBC/GBA, NES, SNES, N64) platforms. Thankfully, Plex confirmed that itâ€™s working to support more platforms.
Plex Arcade is available for $4.99 a month, or $2.99 a month if youâ€™re a Plex Pass subscriber already. It certainly sounds like an interesting proposition, especially on TV streaming devices where storage space for ROMs can be an issue.
Todayâ€™s phones pack plenty of processing power and storage though, while the supported ROMs are pretty tiny in file size compared to disc-based titles anyway. Furthermore, weâ€™ve already seen local streaming services for modern and retro titles alike. Nevertheless, you can check out Plex Arcade via the button below, with a seven-day trial on offer too.