Atari® Partners with Plex to Bring Popular Streaming Platform to the Upcoming Atari VCS

Atari® - one of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers - and Plex, “the popular streaming media platform for all your favorite media,” today announced a partnership to feature Plex on the upcoming Atari VCS PC/console hybrid gaming and entertainment system when it launches this November.

Plex on the Atari VCS will allow owners to stream their personal collections of films, television shows, photos, and music, as well as enjoy thousands of free on-demand movies and shows from content providers Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, Crackle, Lionsgate, MGM, and more.

Plex is the world’s most comprehensive streaming platform, bringing its more than 20 million registered users free, on-demand movies and TV shows, access to 80+ free live TV channels, as well as podcasts, web shows, news, music, over-the-air live and recorded television, in addition to users’ personal media collections, all in one beautiful interface. With Plex and an Atari VCS, users can fully transform any room into the ultimate entertainment center - for retro and modern gaming, media streaming, and more.

“We set out from the start to make the Atari VCS a home entertainment gateway by offering the versatility of a fully-featured mini-multimedia-PC, with a focus on classic and new games, and extensive streaming capabilities,” said said Michael Arzt, COO of Atari VCS & Connected Devices. “Plex is the clear market leader when it comes to easily hosting and accessing a diversity of content from movies, to TV to Tidal music and more, which makes them an exciting partner for the Atari VCS at launch and beyond.”

Plex will come as a free app install on the Atari VCS. Users new to Plex can make a free account for access to the platform’s many base features. A premium Plex Pass is $4.99 USD monthly, $39.99 USD yearly, or $119.99 USD for a lifetime subscription. Paid Plex Pass services include OTA live TV and DVR functionality, trailers and bonus content for movies, free use of paid Plex mobile apps, and more. For more information about Plex, please visit

28. August 2020, von Markus 'Markus S.' Schaffarz



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