Pluto TV - It’s Free TV

Review by Elijah Martin
20 Aug 2020
5
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  • Author: Pluto, Inc.
  • Version: Varies with device
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Last update: 26 Mar 2020

Pluto TV is an American TV service that offers free, ad-supported content. Since its launch, it has grown to millions of users. The app tries to emulate the experience of broadcast programming. Pluto TV has deals with hundreds of partners providing more than 250 channels.

Ad-Supported Platform

Pluto TV doesn't cost anything. You don't even need to create an account to watch content: just open the app and you'll have channels up and running. The service is ad-supported, and you will have to watch commercials. It also means that it lacks some channels that premium services offer.

Using the app is similar to watching over-the-air TV. Each commercial brake has at least three ads that last for a total of 5 minutes.

Video and Music Streams

The core of the app is 200 video streams and 36 music streams. There are convenient shortcuts to different categories:

  1. Movies divided into genre-specific sub-categories such as Drama, Action, Westerns, and more.
  2. Entertainment is where you'll find hundreds of reality-show channels.
  3. News includes CBS, NBC, Cheddar, and some options for weather-watchers.
  4. Binge Watch features popular TV shows such as Cold Case Files.
  5. Tech+Geek also includes TV channels about the most popular sandbox games.

Don't forget to check On Demand categories to find content listed by keywords (genre, producer, and so on).

Crowded Interface

Pluto TV has an interface that's easy to understand but hard to use. For example, you can't search for a particular channel. At the same time, we really like the ability to sort channels by category. You can also switch from on-demand content to live TV by clicking the button at the bottom of the screen. Click on a video to expand it to a full screen.

Conclusion

According to Pluto, its service has over 22 million monthly users. It may not be a one-size-fits-all app, but that is ok. It offers a large number of channels, just like a traditional TV service. Just keep in mind that you won't find the latest TV shows and movies that have graced some of the finest networks.

Highlights

  • Absolutely free;
  • Hundreds of channels;
  • Doesn't require an account;
  • Changing the collection of on-demand content.

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