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Plex adds four free streaming TV channels from Fox

Streaming app Plex had added four linear content channels from Fox Corporation to its free, ad-supported service.

The new channels — LiveNow from Fox, Fox Weather, Fox Soul and TMZ TV — will now be distributed to more than 16 million monthly active Plex users across a wide variety of devices where Plex is supported, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV (Google TV) and Apple TV.

“We’re thrilled to expand our [free, ad-supported television] channel line-up with the addition of Fox Weather, Fox Soul, LiveNow from Fox and TMZ,” Shawn Eldridge, the vice president of strategic alliances and content at Plex, said in a statement. “This partnership enhances our content offering and strengthens our commitment to providing a diverse range of free, high-quality entertainment for our viewers. The addition of these channels further expands our growing line-up, making Plex the go-to destination for all your entertainment needs.”

Many of the channels are widely available on other free, streaming platforms, including Fox’s own ad-supported service Tubi. Additionally, Fox Weather, LiveNow from Fox and Fox Soul can be found on a handful of premium, cable television replacements, including Fubo TV and YouTube TV.

Other news, information and opinion channels carried on Plex include AccuWeather Now, Bloomberg, Cheddar News, EuroNews, Law & Crime Network, NBC News Now, Newsmax, Revry News, Scripps News and Yahoo! Finance.

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