Is Pluto TV Right for You?

If you’re exploring cutting the cord, you’ll undoubtedly come across Pluto TV as one of the most popular free options.  First launched in 2014 and purchased by Viacom in 2019, Pluto TV is a free streaming service that features 200+ channels.  While Pluto is popular and free, be sure to review the full channels and details about the platform to ensure it’s the right for you to cut the cord.

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What do you need to get Pluto TV?

Pluto TV can be accessed through a variety of apps including smart TVs, streaming devices, mobile apps and desktop apps.  Pluto can also be watched directly on any web browser.  As with many other streaming services, all you need is an Internet connection and you’re ready to watch with Pluto TV.

What do you get with Pluto TV?

Pluto TV is not a complete replacement for the top streaming services as it is missing many top channels.  Due to the partnership with Viacom, Pluto TV has started to offer noteworthy content such as A&E Networks, CNN, Showtime, Comedy Central, and BET.  Overall, Pluto TV is organized by content type that feature a mix of major nationwide channels and Pluto-branded channels.  These categories include:
  • Movies – Included a large number of Pluto TV branded channels as well as the Paramount Movie Channel.
  • Entertainment – Features premier channels like Showtime, TV Land, and AMC as well as classic favorites like Degrassi, Star Trek, and The Price is Right.
  • News + Opinion – Get your news from major channels like CBSN, CNN, NBC News, Sky News, and Bloomberg Television.
  • Reality – Includes content from MTV, Spike and VH1.
  • Crime – Watch all your favorite crime shows like CSI, Cops, and the Forensic Files
  • Comedy – TV Land Sitcoms and Comedy Central content highlight the comedy offerings.
  • Classic TV -  All your old favorites from Happy Days to The Addams Family.
  • Home + DIY – Includes American’s Test Kitchen and a number of Pluto TV branded channels.
  • Sports – Watch your favorite sports from CBS Sports, Fox Sports, the NFL Channel, Major League Soccer, and more!
  • Gaming + Anime – All your favorite gaming content from IGN.
  • Music – Music from MTV, Vevo, and Hillsong
  • Latino – 20+ Spanish language channels
  • Kids – Content for your kids from Nick and Nick Jr.
  • Local – CBSN from a variety of major cities across America.

How is Pluto TV different than a traditional streaming service?

Pluto TV is completely free.  You don’t need to register, create a login, or provide any credit card information to start watching.  However, you’ll have to watch a few ads during your programming with a typical 30-minute show including four commercial breaks.  Creating an account unlocks special features like favorite channels and the ability to resume watching across devices. 

 

How does Pluto TV compare?

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Pluto TV Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best Pluto TV Channels?

According to various lists, the top 5 best channels on Pluto TV are:

  1. Star Trek - Channel 150
  2. Stories by AMC – Channel 135
  3. Degrassi - Channel 144
  4. CBS News – Channel 204
  5. Hell’s Kitchen - Channel 294

How do I get Pluto on my TV?

If you’re on Roku, you’ll need to download the Pluto TV app.  If you’re using a streaming device such as a Firestick or a mobile device, check the app store to find the Pluto TV app. 

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