Posted on Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Pluto.tv is a video streaming site that offers various types of content 24/7 across all devices.
Pluto.tv is a platform that allows users to watch online videos for free, 24/7, on any device. Even though the site is completely free to use, it cleverly mimics the traditional television set by constantly playing videos. If you show up at Pluto.tv at any hour of the day, a certain video will be playing at a certain point in time (the videos do not start from the beginning each time). This is similar to the experience of watching regular television, which is constantly airing programming at all hours of the day. The major difference with Pluto.tv is that the content is typically pulled from YouTube or other online video hosting services. There aren’t as many high-budget, high quality programming options, but it’s still one of the best ways to emulate the TV-watching experience from within your browser.
Like many satellite or cable TV set-top options, Pluto.TV has a lot of channels. The channels are broken up into categories, which include Music, News & Info, Sports, Entertainment, Comedy, Lifestyle, Tech, Art & Culture, Education and Kids. Each of these categories contains ten channels that offer various types of programming. The Music category, for instance, includes channels dedicated exclusively to “Indie Music,” “EDM,” “Covers,” and more. Many of these videos are music videos pulled directly from YouTube or Vevo. Beneath every video you watch is a schedule similar to a cable subscriber’s “TV Guide.” This tells you what programming is scheduled for which hours and on which channel. Pluto.tv is currently in beta, but the site shows promise as a tool that will transform the way we enjoy content online.