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Plex introduces free Spanish-language live TV channels
by Paul Hill
Plex has announced that it is rolling out several Spanish-language channels on its free live TV service. Initially, six channels will be available with 25 more rolling out in the coming weeks. With over 80 channels launching in July and more than 30 Spanish-language channels rolling out in the coming weeks, the platform will have more than 100 channels in all.
Unfortunately, the new channels will only be available to users in the United States, however, if you are in that region you’ll receive a range of new content covering telenovelas, game shows, sitcoms, movies, award-winning series and more. While these channels will primarily serve the 58 million Spanish speakers in the U.S., those looking to learn the language will also be able to use them as a resource.
Some of the new shows and movies being made available include:
Casados con Hijos (Married with Children) La Niñera (The Nanny) Mi Bella Genio (I Dream of Jeannie) Doña Barbara Señorita Pólvora Latido Music with 24/7 music videos, artist interviews, live performances, and more Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Wipeout Escape Perfecto Ma ma Chico and Rita and more. To watch the new channels, you just need to download the free Plex app available for Roku, Apple TV, Android, smart TVs, iPhones, iPads, Android, or visit the Plex website. Just head to the Live TV section and select a channel to start watching.
By Jay Walker
Plex Pass Lifetime plan is now only $88 for a limited time
by Jay Walker
Plex has been around for quite a long time. It started as a media server app, and now offers streaming services to existing users, thanks to deals it got from some of the biggest movie studios and production companies. The firm also recently added 80 free channels for users worldwide. While the service is mostly free to use, users can pay for Plex Pass to access premium features and contents, as well as discounts and deals from its partners.
Currently, Plex Pass has three subscription plans -- with Lifetime plan being the most expensive. The Monthly plan costs $4.99, while Yearly plan costs $39.99, and the Lifetime plan costs a one-time payment of $119.99. However, since Plex Pass is turning 8 today, Plex is celebrating the new milestone by giving users a chance to purchase Lifetime Plex Pass for only $88 using the code 8PLEXPASS8 upon checkout.
If you are interested in grabbing the offer, it can be purchased starting today until 5:59 AM PT tomorrow. Note that price may vary depending on the location, and currency.
Plex launches more than 80 live TV channel for users worldwide
by Paul Hill
Plex has announced that users will be able to watch live TV on its platform anywhere in the world. The platform has begun hosting around 80 free channels with more expected soon. The content will vary from country to country due to licensing restrictions but, in general, there should be something to watch no matter where you are.
The firm said that it is providing a broad spectrum of content including live news like Reuters and Yahoo Finance, kids shows from Toon Goggles, live sports and original content from fubo Sports Network, gaming and esports on IGN1, and LGBTQ+ channels from Revry.
Commenting on the launch, Keith Valory, CEO of Plex, said:
Over the last year, Plex has announced moves to bring streaming content to its platform to keep up with trends. The firm did, however, re-affirm its commitment to personal media management going forward so that it keeps its traditional user base happy.
QNAP launches TS-x53D 2.5GbE NAS Series for gamers, media enthusiats, and general NAS lovers
by Sayan Sen
Leading NAS manufacturer, QNAP has announced a new network-attached storage (NAS) lineup dubbed the 'TS-x53D 2.5GbE NAS series'. With this product stack, the company is targetting general NAS lovers, like media server enthusiasts, as well as gamers who have massive game libraries, etc. The devices will be powered by Intel's 10W Celeron J4125 processor based on Goldmont Plus core architecture. They have been named such that the 'x' in the model name indicates the number of drive bays it has. Hence, the top of the line "TS-653D-8G" model features up to six bays and 8GB dual-channel memory. It comes with a price tag of $799 on Amazon.com and the lesser options are expectedly cheaper. The other options are:
TS-253D-4G: 2 drive bays, 4GB DDR4 memory (1 x 4GB), price: $511; TS-453D-4G: 4 drive bays, 4GB DDR4 memory (1 x 4GB), price: $630; TS-453D-8G: 4 drive bays, 8GB DDR4 memory (2 x 4GB), price: $740; TS-653D-4G: 6 drive bays, 4GB DDR4 memory (1 x 4GB), price: $773. These NASs support SSD caching (both NVMe and SATA) for low latency faster data access. Dual 2.5GbE RJ45 ports are provided for up to 5Gbps transfer speeds via port trunking. The TS-x53D feature Virtual JBOD tech to utilize unused storage across multiple QNAP NAS units.
Other key features are:
Hot-swappable 2.5-inch/3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps HDDs or SSDs 1x PCIe 2.0 x2 slot (PCIe 2.0 x4 slot for the TS-253D) for attaching NIC network cards of up to 10GbE standard as well as expanding M.2 slots 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 3x USB 2.0 ports 4K60 support via HDMI 2.0 4K video hardware transcoding support for converting videos to universal file formats Video streaming through DLNA, Plex, and Chromecast Support for QTS App Center for third-party apps With all the data, security is often paramount for a NAS and QNAP's Snapshots tech protects against ransomware. For data recovery and restoration, the devices feature HBS 3 and QuDedup technologies.
The NASs come with a three-year standard warranty which can be extended up to five by paying a fee.
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Plex adds more streaming content thanks to new partnership
by Paul Hill
Plex has announced that more content will be available to users in the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain after it reached a partnership agreement with Endemol Shine Group.
The partnership will see free ad-supported content arrive in the aforementioned countries; titles include Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Bananas in Pyjamas, City Homicide, Deal or No Deal, MasterChef, McLeod’s Daughters, Mr Bean and Peaky Blinders. The content will vary by country so you may not see all the titles listed here on Plex.
Commenting on the development, Shawn Eldridge, vice president of strategic alliances and content at Plex, said:
Endemol Shine Group said that it was pleased with the partnership and that it was looking forward to working with Plex in the future. The firm didn’t specify how it sees its relationship with Plex evolving.
Today’s news arrives almost two weeks after it announced the launch of ad-supported video content from Crackle. The content offered by Crackle was limited to the United States so today’s news will be welcomed by those elsewhere in the world who are waiting for new content.