Plex announced The Plex Arcade Subscription Game Service. It lets you stream retro games from one 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 users who want to stream. Right now, the service supports your videos, music, and podcasts, but it also offers live TV and a wide variety of free content partnered with streaming app provider Parsec to allow users to stream retro titles from a Windows or Mac host computer to a variety of platforms, including Amazon Fire TV, Android, and Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, MacOS, Chrome / Chromium brows and Windows.
As for the actual games, Plex has teamed up with Atari to offer 27 titles at launch. You can see the full list below.
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Fortunately Plex Arcade you can also create your own collection stream of retro games from the library on your computer. It currently shows metadata for Arcade, Atari, Sega (Genesis, Game Gear, Master System, 32X) and Nintendo platforms (GB / GBC / GBA, NES, SNES, N64). Thankfully, Plex has confirmed that more platforms are supported.
Plex Arcade is available for $ 4.99 per month or $ 2.99 per month if you are already a Plex Pass subscriber. It certainly sounds like an interesting proposition, especially for TV streaming devices where ROM space can be an issue.
Today's phones offer a lot of computing power and storage space, while the supported ROMs have a relatively small file size compared to disc-based titles anyway. In addition, we've already seen local streaming services for modern and retro titles. Nevertheless, you can test Plex Arcade using the button below. A seven-day trial version is also offered.