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Media streaming platform Plex has launched Plex News, a new news streaming service that brings together a raft of well-respected news organisations.

These include CNN, CBS, Sky News, Euronews and the Financial Times.

The idea is to deliver news from "some of the most trusted sources on the planet", and presumably cut through the scourge of fake news that's garnered headlines of late.

You can personalise your news feed. Plex's AI will also learn what you like and recommend content based on your viewing habits.

It's quite a bold step for Plex. For the uninitiated, Plex lets you stream content that you already own. So you load up a hard drive with films, music and TV shows, and stream it to your smart TV, smartphone or laptop.

Plex says it's hoping to differentiate itself from Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, which offer little in the way of current affairs.

"There's so much amazing media available today that you'd be forgiven for taking in an entire season of 'Game of Thrones' or the whole Marvel cinematic universe (once you figure out the order) without coming up for air," the firm wrote in a blog post.

"But it turns out some pretty crazy stuff is happening every day in the real universe too, and we think it's more important than ever to provide balanced news coverage from a variety of trusted and reliable sources.

"If Plex were a nutritious media breakfast, it's kind of like eating your Wheaties. But with less carbs. Those things will kill you."

Plex can deliver local news coverage for over 80 per cent of US markets, as well as regional content for many other countries.

Plex News is available now on Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Android Mobile and iOS.

Source: Plex

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