Plex Adds News to OTT Lineup

Building on its acquisition of Watchup earlier this year, Plex this week launched an OTT-delivered news service that curates content from several sources, including CBS News, CNN, Cheddar and Sky News.

The new, free offering also uses AI tools to help users personalize their news feeds, and also represents a follow-on to its Live TV and DVR offering for subscribers to the Plex Pass service.

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Plex said the customizable news offering will be rolling out to all users over the next 48 hours, starting with Plex Pass subs. It’s supported on several platforms, including Android TV devices, Apple TV, Roku players and TVs, Android and iOS mobile devices, with more to be added.

Other news partners include The Street, CNET, McClatchy, Hearst Television, Scripps, Tribune Media , Financial Times, and The Blaze. In all, Plex said more than 190 global publisher partners are involved in the news offering.