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You can now stream Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis ROMs on Plex

New   2021-01-27 03:15:02

Plex has unveiled a new component of its streaming software called Plex Arcade which adds game streaming to its movie and music streaming capabilities. The service, which is still in beta, will cost non-Plex Pass users $ 5 per month or, for those who already have a Plex Pass, an additional $ 2.99 per month. It lets you stream over two dozen Atari games to your PC, Mac, iOS, tvOS, and Android devices. Additionally, the new service allows you to host ROMs - if you have any - on your own private Plex server and stream them to your devices. You will need to install a "core" Libretro style emulator, which provides emulation capability for a given platform and some corresponding game ROMs, but then you will have everything you need to start streaming ROMs for SNES, Sega Genesis or on a dozennes other consoles. When it comes to controllers, Plex says any Bluetooth or USB game controller should work - but for best results Plex recommends a Sony DualShock 4 or Xbox One controller. Theoretically, a PS5 or The Xbox Series X controller should also work, but they were not specifically mentioned by Plex in its Plex Arcade blog post . The service is available for a free trial for seven days on the official Plex website, but Plex Arcade will require a Windows or macOS Plex Media Server (not Linuxfor the time being). Watch out for Google Stadia, Plex has your number Plex"s new game streaming service is Parsec, a peer-to-peer software that connects you remotely to another PC. It is this low latency streaming technology that allows you to operate Plex Pass. What makes the service so interesting is that it really expands Plex"s capabilities while still staying true to the company"s manufacturing philosophy. your media available wherever you are. It has always been possible to stream music, movies, and TV shows from your computer to your devices, but now you can add games to the list. Of course, Google Stadia and Nvidia GeForce Now users are unlikely to ditch current generation games to stream Game Boy Color games on Plex Arcade, but for ROM library owners looking to stream their obtai legally ned game collection, this is a super enticing proposition for just a few bucks a month. Not sure what to stream first? Here are the best Google Stadia games