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Plex's streaming app is now completely free to use on PS4 and Xbox One

Plex, the popular media streaming app, is now free on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The app launched on both consoles in preview for paying Plex Pass customers, but now their core functionality is available to everyone at no cost. If you've got a massive media library on your PC or Mac, all it takes is registering an account, installing Plex's media server app on a PC or NAS, downloading the app for your respective console, and then going through the quick setup process.

Plex will play almost any format that you throw at it, and you'll be able to stream all of that media to the TV, smartphones, tablets, and wherever else a Plex app exists. The best part might be how it organizes all your stuff, automatically pulling down high-res media artwork, descriptions, and so on. Paying for Plex Pass ($5/month, $40/year, or $150 for lifetime subscription) does still get you plenty of perks though, like offline syncing for mobile devices, cloud sync, movie trailers, Vevo music videos, and early access to the company's latest software. But if all you're trying to do is stream your movies on your video game console of choice, you can do that without paying a cent. There's also a Plex app for the new Apple TV if that's your preferred set-top box.