Plex Search Now Features More Than 150 Streaming Platforms

Plex’s latest beta features are a modern answer to a modern problem: needing to scour HBO Max, Netflix, Disney Plus, and three other services for something to watch. The firm unveiled a new “Discover” tool that gathers and suggests material from many streaming services, as well as a universal watchlist that keeps everything you want to watch in one place.

The Discover screen works similarly to the homepages of most streaming services, providing recommendations for what to watch next while also allowing you to see material from many libraries. There is a feature that allows you to choose only the services that you currently have.

Plex Supports Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney Plus, HBO, And More

It has been pushing for years to establish itself as a legitimate one-stop shop for streaming and an ad-supported free TV business model — which the new menu may finally be able to do. A new “watch from these areas” tool is now available, which is useful if you know what you want to watch but aren’t sure where to look. It adds a section to the movie and TV program information page that lists which streaming providers offer that material. Plex may even direct you to the streaming service from the website in some versions of the client. Plex supports a large number of streaming providers with these characteristics, to put it mildly.

It includes Hulu, Disney Plus, Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, and Peacock, as well as almost 150 other streaming services. With a few exceptions, if you can legally stream what you’re viewing someplace on the internet, Plex can usually tell you about it. You may also have it look through your Plex libraries of self-hosted videos and other stuff. As long as you’re running the most recent version of the Plex app, these capabilities should be free on most devices.