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Plex merges content from any service with new Discover and Universal Watchlist features

Plex released today with a big user interface update for its platform, including its Apple TV and Android TV apps. The changes bring two new sections called Plex Discover and Universal Watchlist to provide a more seamless experience for finding, saving, and watching movies and TV shows, no matter what service they’re on.

Plex announced the new changes in a press release and blog post today:

Starting today, with two major updates, the global media streaming platform Plex becomes the only app you need to find any movie or show, acting as a window to ALL your streaming services. paid and free. Plex is the first and only streaming platform to offer ad-supported free movies, shows and live TV, plus the ability to easily search for any title ever made and create a personalized watchlist for all the movies and shows you care about. , no matter where they are.

Plex cited a recent study that found nearly 50% of respondents struggle to know what content is on which service, while 44% struggle to find something to watch. With the average person now having at least four streaming services, Plex Discover aims to “do for media streaming what Google did for the internet.”

Discover has its own tab (the compass icon) but can also be found in the Universal Watchlist section. Discover also works for unreleased movies and shows.

The new Universal Watchlist is a nice compliment to Plex Discover:

If the title isn’t available on a service you have, just add it to the new Plex Universal Watchlist, an easy way to track whatever you want to watch. This means no more scrolling for hours looking for something to enjoy. Plex will even show you newly available titles from your Universal Watchlist when they’re on one of your services. Because Plex Universal Watchlist captures what you want to watch, we’ll always be able to tell you where to watch it, even if it’s no longer on the service you first saw it on.

Here’s what it looks like from the home screen:

And you can also find your Universal Watchlist in the new Discover tab.

The new Discover and Universal Watchlist are technically released in beta, but are publicly available to everyone starting today.

Plex for Apple TV is a free download on app store. And to unlock everything the platform offers, Plex Pass costs $4.99/month.

Find out all the details about the new update in Plex blog post here.

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