What is Pluto TV? You Asked, We Answer





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pluto tv logoWhen it comes to choosing streaming services, there are plenty of options available. Even better than finding a great option for you is finding a great option that happens to be free.

In this post, we’re answering some common questions about Pluto TV.

What is Pluto TV?

Pluto TV is a free streaming TV service with over 100 channels. With the Pluto app, you’ll get news, sports, movies, TV shows, viral videos, cartoons, and more.

While there is some on-demand content available, including a good selection of movies, the focus is on live TV.

What Happened with Viacom?

Viacom purchased Pluto in March. Since then, we learned that Pluto TV has 15 million users and that the company has been working on plans to continue growing the streaming service through 2020.

Those plans started when Viacom announced plans to add more device support, along with launching Pluto TV internationally. They also added new channels, including Viacom channels, which are listed later in this post.

How Much Does It Cost?

Pluto TV is a free, ad-supported service.

How Can I Watch?

You can watch Pluto TV on the following devices.

  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Chromecast
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Vizio Smart TVs
  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • Sony Smart TVs
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • iOS Devices
  • Android Devices

What Channels Will I Get?

Since Viacom purchased Pluto in March, the channel lineup has changed significantly.

You can find a PDF of the pre-Viacom channels here. However, channels are being added consistently, so visit the Pluto TV website for the full channel lineup.

After the Viacom purchase, the following channels were added to the lineup:

  • BET Pluto TV
  • Comedy Central Pluto TV
  • MTV Pluto TV
  • Nick Pluto TV
  • Nick Jr. Pluto TV
  • Spike Pluto TV
  • CMT Westerns
  • Comedy Central Stand-Up
  • MTV Dating
  • MTV Guy Code
  • MTV Teen
  • Paramount Movie Channel
  • Spike Outdoors
  • MTV’s The Hills

Can I Record Content?

No. Pluto TV does not have a Cloud DVR option.

Are you using Pluto TV to watch live TV content for free? Let us know what you think about this streaming service in the comments below.

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