Of the multiple systems currently in existence for remote access to our own content, Plex has always seemed to me the best option. I respect, of course, users with other preferences, but after testing them repeatedly over time (I don’t close the doors to anything, it would be absurd), I continue to stay with what Plex offers me, which, in addition, in its free version, already it meets my needs and those of the people with whom I share my library.
One of the reasons why I like Plex is that its managers do not rest on their laurels, quite the contrary, every once in a while they surprise us with a new feature. Some as interesting for everyone as free TV channels, others much more surprising, but that deserve to be valued, such as Plex Arcade, an experiment in which not even the company itself had much confidence, and perhaps due to the lack of bellows in the proposal closed its doors last March.
A dead king is king, they say, so after the silent departure of Arcade, the service has decided to surprise us with a new function, and this one I do see a lot of future for. And it is that, as we can read in the company’s blog, Plex has launched a new aggregator feature for streaming services in which we are discharged. The feature is currently in beta, but it is still accessible to all users, including those using free accounts.
With this feature, Plex users will be able to configure their accounts in the various streaming services compatible with this new feature (Netflix, HBO Max, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+, etc.) and in this way, when they decide to search for a particular content, Plex will indicate which platform it is on and, in addition, will offer the possibility of playing it directly from its interface.
This proposal is not something new, in fact we already find similar functions, for example, in the Apple TV + app for Apple TV. However, the great advantage of Plex’s proposal compared to other similar options is that these are usually linked to a specific platform, while in the case of Plex, it is enough to configure the service accounts in the server configuration and , in this way, we will be able to access the content from the platforms that have a client for Plex, which are practically all existing today.