While modern games are fun, there is a certain charm about old school arcade games that just cannot be replicated with the games we play today. For those who love old school games, you’ll be interested to learn that Plex has announced the launch of Plex Arcade. This is a game subscription service that will give users access to a bunch of retro arcade games.
Plex has worked together with Atari to license a catalog of classic arcade games, so gamers should have access to a bunch of games right out of the box. However, unlike other game subscription services, Plex Arcade’s setup is admittedly a bit more complicated and less straightforward when it comes to setting it up.
First of all, users will need to have a Plex media server running on either a Windows or macOS computer (no M1 support yet, unfortunately). This is because Plex uses Parsec to stream the gameplay, which also means that users will need to have a Parsec account. However, the upside is once you’ve all these setup, users can stream to different types of devices, whether it be an Android phone, smart TV, Apple TV, Chrome, and so on.
Plex Arcade is priced at $4.99 a month for those who do not have a Plex Pass account, and $2.99 for those who do. Users who are interested can find more information and instructions on Plex’s website.