Forget Freeview! There’s a new way to watch hit movies for free
Freeview has just had competition, with the launch of a new rival that offers access to a huge library of content that can be viewed for free. The video on demand platform Rakuten TV has just announced the launch of new channels via the Plex service. These are tailored to specific types of content, such as action, thrillers, comedy and top movies, so if you’re not quite sure what you want to watch, you can just Tune into any of the channels that suits you and see something curated to your liking.
In total, Plex offers access to a library of over 50,000 different titles, including movies, TV shows, and sports and music content.
You can watch Rakuten TV channels through the Plex app which is available on iPhones, Android phones and tablets as well as streaming devices such as Amazon’s Fire TV line and Roku and Chromecast products.
Plex is also available for PlayStation and Xbox consoles, on smart TVs made by Samsung and LG and can also be accessed through a web browser.
Just click here to head over to Plex’s website and watch their lineup live.
Along with the new Rakuten channels that just launched on Plex, you’ll also get access to the huge library of on-demand content already available on the service.
Plex offers a wealth of content that covers a wide range of tastes, from blockbuster Hollywood films such as Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow, to the critically acclaimed BBC drama Happy Valley, to the influential classic horror film Night of the Living Dead.
Now you might be thinking that there is a catch and there is a little thing to do as all this content is supported by advertisements. This means that your movie binge will be interrupted by sponsored posts.
Speaking about the recent update to its service, Plex said, “Available on almost any device, Plex is the first and only streaming platform to offer free live movies, shows and TV shows. ad-supported, plus the ability to easily search and save – any title ever created, no matter where it is.
“Solving the streaming struggle, Plex delivers a more personalized and intuitive experience in an easy-to-use app. With the addition of Rakuten TV Channels, Plex will expand its already strong catalog of content, delivering an even stronger entertainment offering. “