Plex Arcade features a bunch of old-school Atari games

You can also add your own ROMs and emulators to your server.


Media streaming service Plex is moving beyond TV, movies, audio and photos. Starting today, you can play a bunch of Atari games through a Plex Arcade subscription. Plex has teamed up with Parsec to offer classics like Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command and Super Breakout. You'll also be able to add your own game ROMs and emulators to your library.

You can stream the games to Android (mobile and TV), iOS, tvOS or the Chrome browser. They should be playable with almost any Bluetooth controller you can connect to those devices.

There are a couple of catches, however. After a seven-day trial, Plex Arcade costs $3/month for those with a Plex Pass and $5/month as a standalone subscription. You'll need to be running your Plex media server on Windows or macOS since Parsec doesn't support Linux or other platforms. Still, if you somehow happen to have acquired some classic game ROMs, Plex Arcade could be a handy way to play them on your TV, phone or tablet.