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Pluto TV

Updated on February 25, 2022
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I grew up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and currently reside in Florida.

If you recently bought a new TV, chances are you had the option of buying a ‘Smart TV’ which came with ROKU or some other type of Streaming service built into the TV. Many people know that this is how you stream via the internet your subscriptions to Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.

But did you know, that there is a service out there that is very similar to your Direct TV or Cable subscription, but instead of costing you $50, $100, $200 dollars a month to have, it is available absolutely free?

There is such a thing, and it is called Pluto TV.

If you are addicted to scrolling through 500 channels or more trying to find something to watch, and you are afraid that leaving Direct TV or Cable will limit your choices, you should give Pluto TV a try, it might be enough to fill that addiction.

And if you happen to already be a subscriber to something like Netflix or Amazon Prime, then you already have access to ‘prime’ content and ‘just released’ material, which makes it all the easier to ditch Cable or Direct because Pluto can fill all the other needs, local TV, Cable News, General channels, etc. no need to pay those extra fees to watch regular shows with advertisements anymore.

Its Free!

Did I mention its Free?

Pluto offers an enticing collection of more than 250 channels which allows access to thousands of free movies and TV shows for the low price of absolutely nothing, zilch, nada.

Pluto TV is a live TV streaming service, like Sling and Hulu, but unlike those services which offer streaming access to channels you would find on cable TV, Pluto TV offers its content for free.

Pluto has more than 21 million active users as of March 2020, making it the largest free TV streaming service in the U.S. and the number of users can only grow as Pluto launches in Latin America, the first to get access to Pluto being Brazil.

Cut the Cord with Pluto

On Pluto TV, you can find content from a great many familiar channels, as well as some you may never have heard of. Unlike Netflix or Amazon Prime, the layout of how to scroll through content and view what is playing is much like what you may be familiar with from Direct TV or Cable making the transition over from costly paid for TV to free Pluto TV easier to adapt to.

Looking through the Pluto TV guide you’ll find your normal categories such as News, Sports, Cartoons, Comedy and Movies. While others are geared more toward younger viewers who are accustomed to viewing entertainment on their computers and cell phones, such as the Chill Out and Geek + Gaming sections.

Chances are, no matter what platform you choose to watch shows and movies on, your device is capable of streaming Pluto TV. The service can be streamed via a web browser, phone or computer app, and of course almost all 'Smart' TVs sold today.

So check it out, you might find that Pluto TV is an ideal fit for you.

© 2020 Ken Burgess


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