In the strive to be competitive in the online streaming TV market, streaming service Pluto TV has announced to the public that it will add new content of live streaming channels that will include a bigger library of on-demand movies as well as TV shows. This launch of this on-demand service came after Pluto TV announced licensing deals with a few giants in the industry like MGM, Lionsgate, and Warner Bros for their huge library of video content.
Pluto TV claims to have more than 6 million viewers monthly and they are expanding their ad-supported service with video on-demand.
The growing market for live streaming television shows on the internet has been increasingly becoming popular in the past year. There is a lot of new competition like DirecTV Now and YouTube TV. Hulu also has recently joined in with their Live TV service. While PlayStation Vue and Sling TV are veterans in the online TV streaming service.
But unlike other services, Pluto TV’s service is different. Rather than porting the traditional broadcast and cable television and stream it on the internet, Pluto TV has cleverly used web videos and compiled them into one “live channel” that you can watch any time.
Pluto TV will now be able to offer their users a much wider variety of content with the titles provided by Lionsgate, MGM and Warner Bros.
Currently, Pluto TV is streaming more than a hundred live channels like news, cartoons, CNET, The Surf Network, classic movies, IGN, World Poker Tour, MST3K, The Onion, music and a lot more. All of which are free.
A lineup of free movies by Pluto TV include Paramount Pictures’ “Vanilla Sky” and MGM’s “Silence of the Lambs,” “The Usual Suspects”, “Species”, “The Usual Suspects”, Lionsgate’s “Haywire”, “Brothers, & Bad Boys” and a lot more.
There’s also TV shows like “Super Fun Night”, and Warner Bros.’s “The Ben Stiller Show”.
Despite a lot of Pluto TV’s competitors using a different approach, the idea of offering on-demand content that is supported by advertisements is not only unique to Pluto TV alone. Tubi TV also is doing something similar and they have raised $20 million funding.
Besides the wide variety of content provided by other companies, Pluto TV also announced a few deals with CNN Great Big Story, Hearts Entertainment, Al Jazeera Entertainment, The Orchard, Defy Media, Machinima, Studio71 and Tastemade, Endemol Shine International, Yahoo!, CNBC, Cheddar and Mashable.
Pluto TV supports various devices like mobile, smart TVs, streaming media players and even desktop.