You can now stream arcade games right from within Plex

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What you need to know

  • Gamers can now play arcade games inside Plex starting at $2.99 per month.

Plex has today announced Plex Arcade, a way for users to stream arcade games from their Plex server.

Games can be played on iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple TVs via a game controller, with Plex recommending a PlayStation or Xbox controller for those who are serious about their arcade fun.

Let the gaming begin. Play old school Atari classics plus your own collection of game ROMs and emulators on your favorite devices, courtesy of Plex Labs and Atari. It's a guaranteed win!

There are current;y 27 games available while others will surely be coming in the future. Those games include some big hitters like Super Breakout, Centipede, Lunar Lander, and Missle Command. Plex says gamers can even use their own ROMs to help flesh out their arcade library.

If you have your own classic game ROMs and emulators, add them to Plex so you can curate, personalize, and play to your heart's content.

Plex Arcade is available right now with dozens of Atari games out of the gate. It'll run you $2.99 per month if you're already a Pass Pass holder, while everyone else will pay $4.99 per month. I'm curious to see how many people take Plex up on this, especially those who are already paying Plex for video streaming and will now see an additional $3 fee tacked on the top.

Plex is offering a free 7-day trial, at least, and users can cancel whenever they would like, too. You can check out Plex Arcade now.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.