You may not have heard about Pluto TV, but you likely will soon. The Los Angeles-based startup launched in 2013 and initially offered channels of linear scheduled programming similar to a traditional cable service, but has remained free of charge since its launch. Pluto TV claims their service attracts over 5 million viewers a month, but that’s nothing compared to some of its bigger-name rivals. For one, their linear programming might deter streaming audiences who are more used to on-demand services. Now, Pluto TV seeks to change all that; the company has decided to finally throw its name into the ring of video-on-demand (VOD) services and compete alongside big-name services. Best of all? It’s completely free.
Pluto TV issued a press release today stating the company has added a massive selection of television shows and movies for its new free VOD service which will give its viewers a new level of freedom:
Exercise your freedom of choice to its full potential with Pluto TV’s new Video on Demand offer. As if you didn’t have enough to choose from with Pluto TV’s 100+ channels of curated programming, we now have 1000’s of hit movies and binge-worthy TV shows ready to pick from whenever you want. Like everything else on Pluto TV, Video on Demand is completely free! Even better? You can stream them wherever you want.
Pluto TV’s new VOD service launches with content from many of Hollywood’s biggest studios such as MGM, Warner Bros., and Lionsgate. Variety reports that the launch titles are diverse enough to attract fans of any genre, with such selections as Mad Max, Thelma and Louise, Dances with Wolves, and The Kite Runner. Best of all? Every episode of ALF is available for streaming.
Pluto TV’s new video-on-demand service can be streamed on Roku devices, Apple TV, or through Pluto TV’s dedicated iOS and Android apps.
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