Plex is a streaming service that has agreements with many distributors in order to offer content for you to enjoy on almost any device. These licensing agreements are common to the industry and give Plex specific authority to offer specific content. These types of agreements are made between distributors and almost every streaming platform.
Plex is also a media server and a media player that allows users to catalog and watch their own personal media libraries. These libraries are curated by individual Plex users who must also hold the license to own and/or view the media they provide themselves.
In December of 2007 Plex began as freeware developed by Elan Feingold. Scott Olechowski and Cayce Ullman read about the new software and together the three formed a team in early 2008. Through its evolution, Plex has remained legal in every country in which it does business, has attracted millions and millions of users worldwide, and is a leading global media streaming service.