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Plex partners with Lionsgate to bring ad-supported movies to users worldwide

What you need to know

  • Plex announced a new partnership with Lionsgate.
  • The partnership will allow users to view ad-supported movies, shows, and other content for free.
  • Unlike other Plex partnerships, content will be available worldwide.

Plex and Lionsgate announced a new partnership this morning that will allow users to watch ad-supported content around the globe. Plex users will be able to watch movies, shows, and other premium content for free. Unlike Plex's deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution which is restricted to U.S. users, the Lionsgate deal provides content for users everywhere. Plex did point out that individual pieces of content might be restricted in specific countries.

Plex is a media streaming app that's available on a wide variety of platforms. It allows users to stream their personal library of content, including movies, TV shows, and photos. It can also be used to watch Live TV and DVR. Recently, Plex expanded the type of content available through the service by entering the ad-supported video space. Its first partnership was with Warner Bros., though that deal was limited to U.S. users.

Plex recently retired its Microsoft Store app, but released a new Windows app that the company feels is more capable. Plex also has apps on just about every platform, including Android, iOS, Roku, and TiVo. You can check if your platform of choice is supported on Plex's website (opens in new tab).

Sean Endicott
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Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).

2 Comments
  • Always looking for new ways to watch more commercials! Thanks!
  • I do like the new Surface Book commercial... but I think the emphasis is that people can watch more movies. :)