Plex, the service that lets you stream movies & TV shows, is getting into video games with its new Plex Arcade service.
For around $5 USD per month (or $3 USD if you have a Plex Pass), you’ll be able to stream classic games includes ones from Atari using the low-latency service Parsec.
Parsec lets you remotely control a PC from another device, typically to play games.
There are around 27 Atari titles on the service including Centipede, Super Breakout, and Missile Command.
In addition to the Atari, you’ll be able to add your own Atari (2600, 5200, 7800), Sega (Genesis, Game Gear, Master System, 32X) and Nintendo (NES, Super NES, N64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance) titles.
To get started with Plex Arcade, you’ll need the following:
- Plex Media Server version 1.21.2 or newer (running on Windows or macOS)
- An account from our partner (Parsec) linked to your Plex account
- An active Plex Arcade subscription for the Plex account (this is not the same thing as a Plex Pass subscription)
From there, you’ll be able to play games on your Android phone, Android TV, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, Mac, Plex Web app and Windows. More app support is coming in the future.
Controllers (both USB and Bluetooth) are supported with Plex Arcade or you can use a keyboard and mouse.
You can sign up for Plex Arcade here and there’s a 7-day free trial.