Plex is becoming more than just a platform for streaming movies, TV shows and music. The service is now implementing Plex Arcade for Atari games .
Plex Arcade relives the best of Atari games
In an advertisement in the Plex Blog , the platform introduced an interesting addition to its content library: Atari games. By subscribing to Plex Arcade, you can get unlimited access to these classics for a monthly fee.
While most game streaming services don’t require you to install a server, Plex does. This means that you will need to install the Plex server on your Windows or Mac computer (Linux is not supported yet) in order to use the service.
Once you have configured Plex, You can access Plex Arcade from your TV, Chrome browser, as well as from your iOS or Android mobile . And as for your controller, the service supports “almost any Bluetooth-enabled controller.”
The Plex Arcade library currently consists of 27 popular Atari games. Some of the most exciting games in their lineup include Centipede, Millipede, Super Breakout, Lunar Ladder, Missile Command, and more. You can check the full list of games in the Plex Arcade library .
In addition to the games that the service comes with, also gives you the option to use your own ROMs and emulators . This way, you can play almost any classic game you want.
Plex calls Arcade “a kind of internal Kickstarter-like project” and notes that “if there is interest and we see some submarines, we will It will turn into the glorious pheasant we know it can be. However, if the service doesn’t take off, it will likely be canceled.
If you are a Plex Pass subscriber, Plex Arcade will cost you $ 3 / month ; otherwise, you will have to pay $ 5 a month. But if you want to try it for free first, you can sign up for a free trial on the Plex Arcade site .
Will Plex Arcade take off?
The addition of games from Atari to the Plex lineup is a bold move, especially considering the fact that the Atari VCS system is scheduled for release in spring 2021.
Despite this, Plex Arcade could attract a lot of nostalgic users. It’s unclear if Plex plans to add more games to its library, but you may need to consider doing so to justify the cost of the subscription.