Plex is expanding its service to become more of a social network with the launch of its new Discover Together feature. Discover Together allows users to create profiles and find and follow friends in order to discover new shows or movies to watch. The feature was first introduced into beta testing in 2022, but it has been updated and expanded as it rolls out to Plex’s wider user base.
With Discover Together, users can see what their friends are watching, bookmarking for later, and how they’re rating the content they viewed. The feature also allows users to leave comments and start discussions about their favorite shows and movies.
Plex aims to leverage these personal recommendations to also power its own suggestions, and even allow streamers to engage in conversations around their favorite content. The company believes that Discover Together will help users to discover new content that they’re more likely to enjoy, and it will also help to create a more engaged and connected community of Plex users.
Benefits of Discover Together:
- Discover new shows and movies to watch based on the recommendations of your friends
- See what your friends are watching, bookmarking, and rating
- Leave comments and start discussions about your favorite shows and movies
- Get personalized recommendations from Plex based on your friends’ viewing habits
The Plex Discover Together feature is a welcome addition to the service. It allows users to connect with friends and discover new content that they’re more likely to enjoy. The feature is still in beta, but it is expected to be rolled out to all users in the coming months.