20 Unofficial Plex Channels You Should Install Right Now
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Whether you’re a cord-cutter, a home theater lover, or merely looking for an easy way to manage all of your personal media, Plex is an ideal piece of software.

The app presents your videos, music, and pictures in beautiful libraries, all of which you can then stream to your various devices.

However, one of the app’s best features is Plex Channels. Some channels are official and available via the Plex Channel Directory. Others are unofficial, and only available through the Unsupported AppStore.

Here are the best unofficial Plex channels you should check out.

How to Install the Unsupported Plex AppStore

Before you can watch the channels we’re about to recommend, you need to install the Unsupported Plex AppStore How to Unlock More Channels on Plex With the Unsupported App Store How to Unlock More Channels on Plex With the Unsupported App Store There are hundreds of Plex channels available through the Unsupported App Store. Here's how to install it and unlock the extra content. Read More .

First, download the WebTools plugin from GitHub. Once the download is complete, extract the file, and ensure the new directory is called WebTools.bundle.

Next, move the folder into your Plex plugin folder. You will find it at %LOCALAPPDATA%\Plex Media Server\ on Windows and ~/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/ on a Mac. The Unsupported AppStore is part of the WebTools plugin.

plex unsupported appstore module in webtools

To access the store, open a browser and enter your Plex Media Server’s IP address followed by :33400. Log in using your Plex credentials and click on UAS in the left-hand panel to launch it.

Warning: The following channels are unsupported by Plex. As such, they may be unfinished, become buggy, or even stop working altogether.

1. C More Sport

Never let anyone tell you that cutting the cord means you’re going to miss out on live news and sport; it’s just not true. It’s easy to watch live news on Plex Plex News Should Help Keep Cord-Cutters Happy Plex News Should Help Keep Cord-Cutters Happy Plex has launched Plex News, which is comprised of news clips from an array of sources from across the political spectrum. Keeping you up-to-date with what's happening in the world. Read More , and C More provides a way to watch live sport.

C More Sport is a Scandinavian broadcaster that shows live soccer, ATP tour events, European ice hockey, NBA, UFC, and more.

2. FilmOn

FilmOn used to be a great way to legally watch U.K. TV networks from anywhere in the world for free. Today, the channels are behind a paywall.

Nevertheless, the app still boasts more than 600 channels that aren’t behind a paywall, so there’s plenty to watch.

3. Full Movies on Reddit

Reddit is a treasure trove of movie content. This add-on pulls data from seven subreddits: /r/FullMoviesDailyMotion, /r/FullMoviesOnGoogle, /r/FullMoviesOnline, /r/FullMoviesOnVimeo, /r/FullMoviesOnYouTube, /r/FullTVShowsOnVimeo, and /r/FullTVShowsOnYouTube.

Make sure you have the legal permission to watch the content before hitting Play.

4. Democracy Now

democracy now interview with bernie sanders

Democracy Now is a well-established name in the world of American political broadcasting. The content typically leans towards investigative journalism, though there’s a healthy dose of regular news as well.

The show has won countless journalism awards during its 22-year existence.

5. The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a vast repository of old music videos, movies, and TV shows. You can find content such as The Adventures of Robin Hood, the 1955 version of The Fast and The Furious, and the House on Haunted Hill.

6. The ITV Player

If you live in the UK, you can use the unofficial version of the ITV Player to access all of the network’s most recent shows on demand.

Non-residents will need to use a VPN like ExpressVPN (save up to 49% off using this link) or CyberGhost (get 6 months for free using this link).

7. LiveLeak

LiveLeak is a British video sharing site. It’s less strict than YouTube about what it allows users to upload, often leading to some rather edgy content.

8. MTV Networks

If you like the type of shows churned out by the former music-only channels, you need to install this plugin.

You can grab old episodes from channels like MTV, VH1, CMT, and LogoTV.

9. NBC Sports

nbcsports video section on website

In case you’re not aware, NBC Sports publishes lots of video clips on its official website. There are Premier League highlights, and the latest from the NHL, the NFL, NASCAR, and more.

The plugin pulls all the videos off the website and makes them available in the Plex app.

10. Old Movie Time

Old Movie Time is an online repo of classic movies from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s.

We listed the same channel when we discussed the best private Roku channels 20 Private Roku Channels You Should Install Right Now 20 Private Roku Channels You Should Install Right Now Here's how to add private channels to your Roku, alongside some of the best private Roku channels you can install right now. Read More in an article elsewhere on the site.

11. CW Seed

CW Seed is an online-only offshoot of the CW Television Network. It features content that was specifically made for the web, with a particular focus on animation, game shows, and comedy.

Some of its most well-known web series include How to Be a Vampire, Freedom Fighters: The Ray, and Constantine: City of Demons.

12. USTVnow

USTVnow is another name that’ll be familiar to many cord cutters.

The service is aimed at U.S. expats and military personnel. The free package includes The CW, ABC, PBS, and CBS. For $19/month, you also get FOX, AMC, Bravo, Nickelodeon, and more.

USTVnow also offers some TV shows and movies available on demand.

13. Webisodes

Webisodes can pull videos from shows on YouTube, Daily Motion, and Vimeo, then display them in your Plex library for easy viewing.

It also offers an RSS feed. Whenever one of your favorite shows pops up on it, Webisodes will make the video available.

14. Spotify

There is no official Spotify plugin for Plex. However, if you have a premium Spotify account, you can use this unofficial channel to listen to your music.

As is the case with so many third-party Spotify services, this channel requires a premium subscription. It’s just one of the many reasons it’s worth paying for Spotify Is Spotify Premium Worth It and Should You Upgrade? Is Spotify Premium Worth It and Should You Upgrade? Is Spotify Premium worth it? In this article, discover what Premium offers and whether you should upgrade from Spotify Free. Read More .

15. TuneIn

Similarly, there is no official TuneIn radio plugin. But once again, the Plex community has stepped up to provide a solution.

The TuneIn channel boasts many of the same features as the regular app. You can even sign into your account for a customized listening experience.

16. IMDb Trailers

imdb list of trailers on website

If you want to stay abreast of the latest upcoming movies, install IMDb Trailers. It lets you play thousands of movie trailers directly from the IMDb website.

17. Link TV

Link TV is an ad-free U.S. network that relies exclusively on contributions from viewers and other foundations for its funding.

It offers news, documentaries, music, and citizen-focused content. France24 provides the news programming. Additionally, you will often see English-language content from Deutsche Welle and NHK.

18. XKCD

Webcomic XKCD has earned itself cult status since launching in 2005. The comic strips usually feature one of either mathematics, programming, or science. These days, it’s become essential reading for anyone who either works or has an interest in such fields.

The strip has won countless web-based awards.

19. Facebook

If you’re a Facebook user, you might be interested in the unofficial Facebook channel. It can show your newsfeed and photo library via the Plex interface.

20. Library Updater

We end the list with a practical channel.

From time to time, the developers of these channels will release updates. Ordinarily, you’d have to re-enter the App Store and update each one manually. Library Updater removes that hassle. Just click the icon, and it will install any available updates for your channels.

Keep Digging for More Plex Gems

There are more than 170 channels in the Unsupported AppStore. In addition to video, music, and photos, they cover everything from subtitles to metadata. If these handpicked channels aren’t enough to satisfy you, have a dig and see what else you can find.

And when you’re finally happy, make sure you grab the best Plex plugins The 10 Best Plex Plugins for Power Users The 10 Best Plex Plugins for Power Users For casual users, Plex is ready to use straight out of the box. However, power users may want to get more out of Plex. And these Plex plugins will help. Read More to supercharge your Plex experience.

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  1. Real Human Bean
    September 27, 2018 at 1:49 am

    You lost all credibility at Vice , it's a commie website

  2. mitchinphx
    October 29, 2017 at 4:58 am

    Very nice, seems like I was able to figure it out. I did need to restart plex server after adding in the WebTools.bundle into the plug ins folder. It didn't start the first time so i opened plex in a tab and copied the same address into a new tab and made the port 33400 instead of 32400. i also removed everything after the port number and it allowed me to login to the tools and follow the directions above. some channels were gone, but look at the date this was posted and the content... not surprised they made them remove it. thanks for this info!

  3. Gino Côté
    September 11, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    No link to download or to get it.
    Very not usefull.

  4. glenesis
    September 4, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Links, please???

  5. Pip Longrun
    February 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Icefilms and LetMeWatchThis are dead channels, they no longer have an active dev that supports those channels. Have a look at a channel called PrimeWire. I've contributed to this channel personally and it is still being worked on occasionally.

  6. free87
    February 3, 2017 at 3:20 am

    Awesome! I was able to update my plex and have installed unsupported apps. It works really well!

  7. Ben
    December 29, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Not to worry. Figured it out.

    • Peter
      January 14, 2017 at 9:12 am

      How did you do it?

  8. Ben
    December 29, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I can't seem to get it to run on my Synology NAS drive. It cannot seem to find the app/server when I use the 33400 port.

    Please advise.

  9. Me
    November 27, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Where do I enter my Plex Media Server IP address, AND where do I find this address. What a useless page!

    • mm
      December 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      double click the icon in the minitray....just because you're stupid doesn't mean the page is

      • Frustrated Jarhead
        September 14, 2017 at 1:34 pm

        For sure.

  10. Itz-M3
    August 19, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    I cant find #12(Vice) in the UAS. Did it get removed or name changed?

  11. Tomara
    August 5, 2016 at 10:49 am

    I'm glad I found this.. Although I didnt really pick any from this list, I found some other ones from it that were more useful for me.

  12. marko
    August 2, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    where do i type the ip address stupid question i know

    • Tomara
      August 5, 2016 at 10:48 am

      To your browswer, Firefox or Chrome or whatever you are using. You can find that IP if you type to command line "ipconfig" and look at the line that says "IPv4 Address" or IPv6 Address".

  13. Anonymous
    July 16, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Am I the only one who is lost? Need more directions after placing the Web Tools Bundle in to the Plex plug-ins folder. Where do I find my Plex IP address?

    • Swarve
      July 17, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      Its easy, it should be the machine in which Plex Media Server is running on. Just type "127.0.0.1" which means "localhost" as the IP, on the machine running Plex, followed by the port 33400

      • Brendan
        October 18, 2016 at 1:16 am

        Copied the WebTools.bundle folder to the Plex plug-ins folder, but 127.0.0.1:33400 returns:

        This site can’t be reached
        127.0.0.1 refused to connect.

        Any help??

        • Waji
          October 20, 2016 at 7:02 am

          Try with:
          localhost:33400

        • grayxenon
          August 4, 2017 at 1:28 pm

          try downloading the latest version of webtools

  14. dane22
    July 2, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Please change download link of WebTools from:

    https://github.com/dagalufh/WebTools.bundle/releases/tag/2.1

    to

    https://github.com/dagalufh/WebTools.bundle/releases/latest

    That way, people always downloads the latest version

    Best Regards

    dane22 (Author of WebTools)

    • Swarve
      July 17, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Just noticed this, I also nearly downloaded a outdated version as well :)

      • dane22
        July 17, 2016 at 11:27 pm

        Thanks for noticing this.....

        Just wish the author of this blog would do as well, cuz....

        HE IS DAMAGING THIS !!!!!

        And added comments twice now, but still the article is not altered!

        MODS PLEASE: I'M THE AUTHOR OF THIS !!!!

        • Dan Price
          July 18, 2016 at 7:27 pm

          Done!

        • dane22
          July 18, 2016 at 8:30 pm

          Thanks Dan, and FYI, just launched a Windows Easy Installer for WebTools 2 hours ago

        • bosaka
          July 25, 2016 at 10:40 pm

          were do i get that?

        • dane22
          July 25, 2016 at 11:41 pm

          Please go here for all the nifty details

          http://forums.plex.tv/discussion/126254

  15. ripcad
    June 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I got the bundle installed. I went in and installed several channels and they show up in the webtools, but when I go into Plex, Channels they don't show up there.

    What am I doing wrong?

  16. stavi
    June 19, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Let Me Watch This age IceFilms have been dead for a couple of years.

    • Swarve
      July 17, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      It might still be accessible in other countries, I doubt it though.

  17. Tommy Mikkelsen
    June 7, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Please update the download link for WebTools to:
    https://github.com/dagalufh/WebTools.bundle/releases/latest

    Best Regards

    dane22 AKA UKDTOM

  18. D-Smitty
    May 22, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Is this possible on the Apple TV 4 App?

    • thisguy
      June 18, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      you want to customize an apple product?

    • Swarve
      July 17, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      In the restricted Apple ecosystem? Of course not.

  19. Anonymous
    May 21, 2016 at 10:27 am

    can't locate the folder on mac os el capitan .. help plssss!

    • EntGent
      June 26, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      ~/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins

  20. Anonymous
    May 8, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    "...the TV channels most-loved shows...." **channel's***
    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apostrophe

  21. Wes
    April 27, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Make sure to disable "compatibility checking" under server settings --> Channels. That was why mine wasn't showing up.

  22. jason
    April 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    "If you need subtitles for your videos, either because they’re in another language or the audio is not clear,"

    ...or maybe I'm hard of hearing or deaf perhaps and do actually "need" them. It's funny to me that this didn't even occur to the author.

    • Dan Price
      April 28, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      Damn - sorry. Should have thought! My bad...

  23. Jason
    April 27, 2016 at 1:06 am

    I think the issue is the download is called webtools.bundle.2-1 , delete the 2-1 from the file directory and copy the webtools.bundle into the plugins folder under plex, wait a few then it will show up under channels in your media server

    • Dan Price
      April 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      You're right, and I do state this in the piece:

      "First, download the WebTools plugin from GitHub. You need the file titled “WebTools.bundle.zip”. Once the download is complete, extract the file and ensure the extracted directory is called WebTools.bundle."

  24. Anonymous
    April 26, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Are there firewall ports that need to be opened? I keep getting an error message: "This channel is not responding."

    • Matt
      April 27, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      same here

    • Dan Price
      April 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Which channel?

  25. Donald Boothby
    April 26, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    I put in 127.0.0.1:33400/web (only I used the IP address I got from ipconfig (type in a DOS box). Then, I clicked on Channels underneath Libraries in the resulting web page. However, I can't get the thing to load.

  26. Wes
    April 26, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Can't get this to work. I get connection refused or site can't be reached error. I've also tried the localhost address of 127.0.0.1:33400

    • Anonymous
      April 26, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      @Wes
      Your Plex server isn't necessarily on port 33400. The default is IIRC 32400, but it can be assigned arbitrarily if you know what you're doing. To look and see what it is on your Plex Media Server, open its Config web page and the correct port assignment (the :XXXXX part) will be part of the URL in your address bar.

      • Ryan
        April 27, 2016 at 1:24 am

        when you move the folder delete everything after the word "bundle" make it look like ".bundle" is the extension of the folder

    • Wes
      April 27, 2016 at 12:52 am

      I changed to 32400. Now I'm getting 401 Unauthorized. Is this something to do with me using SSL connections in Plex?

    • Wes
      April 27, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      I figured it out. In the server settings I needed to disable compatibility checking. Now it shows up :)

    • Brendan
      October 18, 2016 at 1:42 am

      Try 127.0.0.5:33400 - I had this problem as well

  27. Midelus
    April 26, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    You do not need Plex Pass to stream your Plex videos outside of your network. Other than that, nice article

    • Anonymous
      April 26, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      @Midelus,

      Just to amplify your statement, the primary value of Plex Pass is having access to new tools before the standard userbase gets them, plus the ability to download and save content from your local Plex libraries (not from channels and not from shared libraries) on your client devices.

      I don't find the latter function terribly compelling since it's much slower than just copying the relevant files off the file server where they reside, but it can be useful for a crippled device (cough iOS cough) that doesn't have a good way of doing that.

    • Dan Price
      April 28, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Good spot :)

  28. kevinws
    April 26, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    @ Francis

    For Ubuntu the location is /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server.

  29. Ryan
    April 26, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    I'm getting the same error when trying to go to the interface, with no option to log in. If I open the "Login" shortcut the page loads but there is no where to log in, or to do anything

  30. Francis
    April 26, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    how do you install this on ubuntu??

  31. Jeff
    April 26, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    I got a "refused to connect" error

  32. Anonymous
    April 26, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    The Library Updater channel doesn't even remotely do what you've described. It is - shockingly, given the name and your screenshotted description - designed to update your LIBRARY, not your Channels. In fact, the version I have on my server doesn't even have the capability to update channels. Many of the other channels are useful, but how many are functional outside the US?

    • timekills
      August 30, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      Exactly. I was going to post this comment as well.

  33. Anonymous
    April 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    There's a Google Play Music channel that I use to enable access on devices that won't talk to Play Music, and I use a plugin that adds a Library type for instructional videos, so they appear as TV shows do (nested folders) rather than a flat listing.