I told you about Pluto TV some time ago, but I think it’s a good time to revisit this amazing service that’s just what cord-cutters need.
When I purchased a new smart TV, the Pluto TV app was included, so I checked out what this amazing free app has to offer. Pluto.TV has close to 200 channels of shows, movies, and music plus a lineup of movies and TV shows that you can watch on-demand. All of it is free!
These are commericals. But with a full line-up of channels and movies, it is still a pretty good deal. You don’t need a smart TV to watch Pluto.TV. You can watch from your phone, tablet, a browser on your PC or Mac, or from a streaming device like a Roku box or Amazon FireTV. Basically, you can watch it anywhere as long as you have a high-speed Internet connection.
For your tablet or phone, just go to the app store and look for Pluto TV. The app is free to install. Same for your streaming box, just go to the app store and look for Pluto TV. To use on your computer, click here to go to Pluto.tv.
You’ll open up on a grid of live programming.
Scroll down to check out what’s available. You’ll see the time the program starts, its title, and description.
To watch a channel, just select it in the grid. It will pop up in the video window.
Hover at the top right to go full screen or add closed-captions. In a browser, volume control is at the top left.
What kids of channels can you watch? Let’s break down the available categories.
Movies – There are 20 movie channels offering everything from drama to comedy. There’s an Indie channel, CMT Westerns, action, horror, documentaries, and more. Juse about any kind of movie you can think of.
Entertainment – features programming from MTV, BET, Spike TV, and TV Land. There’s also a talk show channel, true crime, classic television, and even a channel devoted to British programming and one for classic cartoons.
News – features CNN, Bloomberg TV, news from NBC and CBS, Weather Nation, News Maxx, Sky News, Young Turks, and more.
Binge Watch – comprised of channels that feature just one show you can catch up on Dog the Bounty Hunter, Unsolved Mysteries, Cold Case, Gordan Ramsay’s many programs, Antique Roadshow, classic Doctor Who, MST3K, Riff Trax, and more.
Comedy – features a dozen comedy channels and three devoted to videos of cats, dogs, and other animals.
Sports – features sixteen channels that carry live sports, classic sports, and sports analysis programming. Don’t expect to find current NFL, MLB, NBA games, but there’s still a lot to see.
Explore – has channels devoted to science, investigation, travel, nature, biography, and more. Two that stand out for me are ones devoted to marijuana and Slow TV, which takes you on train trips all over the world.
Life & Style – features a dozen channels devoted to cooking, the home, weddings, and faith. Plus two channels with LGBTQ – focused programming.
Tech & Geek – offers channels about science, tech, comics & nerd topics, Minecraft, Anime, and even NASA TV.
Kids — offers Nickelodeon programming and seven other channels of family-friendly options.
Latina- There are eleven Spanish-language channels offering movies, sports, and TV shows.
Music – dozens of music channels cover about every genre there is.
You’ve also go On-Demand choices for streaming any time you please in dozens of categories of TV shows and movies.
All completely free to watch. All you need is high-speed Internet. To view on your TV, you will need either a smart TV with the Pluto TV app or a streaming box or streaming stick that allows you to download it. Or watch on your phone, tablet, or right on your computer in a browser.
With all of the choices, you won’t run out of programs to watch anytime soon.