The app is great, but the update has a couple issues
The new iOS update would be excellent, if a couple of issues were resolved before the changes get pushed to the main site and apps for other devices. The screen pauses when popped out of the UI, and restarts the selected channel when it is popped back in. The program info (which doesn’t update when another program starts) and settings display on the main screen should also be fixed to only appear when the screen is double-tapped, instead of appearing onscreen when scrolling the grid. The grid also displays episode titles instead of program titles on many channels, while not displaying episode-specific descriptions (showing generic synopses of a series instead) in the by-channel listings log. The grid is also now not capable of vertical scrolling to see what’s airing in the future, while the channel-specific listings log has been reduced from going out six hours in time to just two-and-a-half hours, when it should extend much farther out in time (at least 12-24 hours out).
Good content, very glitchy app
I downloaded the app because Pluto acquired a show I like, and I was very pleasantly surprised by the amount and variety of content. The problem is that the app is very glitchy. The app freezes at least three times an hour, and if you’re watching a streaming channel, you end up missings chunks of your show. Commercials play right in the middle of scenes, and then they freeze. Closed captioning works on the app on my iPad, but not on the app on my TV. I can fast forward and rewind when I use the app on my TV, but not on my iPad. When I’m watching a show using picture-in-picture, and I go back to full screen, the app completely forgets where I am in the show - usually skipping back at least thirty minutes in the show. (And since I can’t fast-forward except in fifteen second increments, I usually give up on watching the rest of the show.) And it drives me absolutely nuts when they show episodes of a TV show out of order. I was watching one of their “binge” channels, and they showed an episode from season 1, then three episodes from season 4, then season 1, then season 4, then season 1, then season 4. Who binge-watches like that?
Horror fans we are back in!
If you are one of those horror fans that was disappointed to see the chiller channel go without a second thought to us horror fans, then give Pluto tv a try! They have loads of great channels and a 24/7 horror movie channel that shows nothing but a great selection or horror related movies and shows, plus they are constantly adding new channels. I was convinced to give this app a try and I’m glad I did! It’s very easy to navigate and the quality is good. The only draw back I’m having is sometimes, out of nowhere, there is like a quick second cut out or pause, would be a better word, and whatever I’m watching will restart with a second delay or a second forward of what I’m watching, if that makes any sense, not too big of a deal, could be WiFi connection but if Others are experiencing this could be something within the app? Not complaining much after all it’s free and I’m pretty happy with it and in my opinion it’s the best streaming tv app out there!
Ok but not great.
I signed up on the computer using google but the app does not have a login with google option so I had to setup another account using just email. Favorites in the app or in the web browser do not stay as favorites. No favorite recall menu. Video and audio glitches all the time. Commercials are not synced with shows and cuts off important or suspenseful parts. I use the web version and iOS app version and have the issue on all 3 of my devices, iPhone, iPad, and Windows Laptop using Google Chrome. I love the app but the MANY technical issues are almost not worth it. I am not sure how old this app is but live streaming has been down to a science for many years but these guys don't seem to even see that bar. Have been using it on LTE and Fiber backed WiFi at over 50Mbps down 30Mbps up both scenarios with the exact same issues. The iOS app version also appears to reset itself mid stream in an attempt to catch up but then skips parts of the show or will back track to a part that has already been shown and then skip forward again and cut more stuff out. The whole Pluto TV service needs work. A lot of work.
The best, but there’s room for improvements.
Simply put: PlutoTV is, without a doubt, the best free Live TV app in any platform. Hands down. Although I praise the creators for their incredible achievement, I think there is plenty of room for improvement.
For instance, I would suggest to expand the time frame in the guide. As it stands now it is way too limited, if we check the guide to see what’s next we’re only allow to see two or three titles, at times just one. It is unfortunate cause so many good movies and shows go unnoticed due to a lack of awareness. If you could sort it out PlutoTV would take a massive step in the right direction.
Secondly, the Spanish content is too limited as well. No saying it isn't good, but I think more movies and documentaries should be added. The Hispanic community thrives for good AND exciting programming, we are more than just Novelas and Soccer. We love Hollywood movies too. And so, please gives us great content DUBBED IN SPANISH, please. Oh and before I forget, the Películas en español on the On Demand section should have way more programming too! There are movies on Latino Live TV that isn’t available On Demand!! Fix this please..!
And lastly, apparently switching channels in the TV app is currently unavailable. Any updates coming soon?
I can live with the third point, but I would immensely appreciate if the first and second points are addressed in future updates.
Thanks you so, so much for this APP!!
It’s a great app. The one complaint I have would be lots of commercials interrupting the shows. But I understand the need for them. There are many, many commercial breaks. Another thing I would like to see is being able for me to broadcast to my tv. I understand it’s possible in some cases, but trying to stream to my smart tv doesn’t work. It could be my tv is to old. I know it sounds like I listed a lot of complaints, but for a free streaming service, this is a great app with many great channels. Rifftrax, mst3k, music channels, news, comedy stand up, drama shows and movies, Pluto tv has it all. For those looking to “cut the cable tv cord” this is a great option
***update**** my cable tv service now provides a Pluto tv app. So now I can watch Pluto on my big screen tv.
It really is a good app with nice variety. Only complaint is the same as before. Many commercials. But it’s enough content to satisfy most any viewer
SOTG (Suggestions On The Go)
I had had channels for my pets like The Pet Collective and the Western Channels but they’re gone now and we have a new guide to go by and can’t set up tv for our animals? That’s BS. You, as a developer, should have KEPT the channels that both people and animals found cute and antiqued because it would have kept a lot of people at bay. Also, I have some suggestions, you should try and broker a deal with some kid friendly channels so that children from the ages of ten and under can watch too. Along with that goes for brokering for Animal Planet (cute but sad and keeps kids from abandoning their pets), Disney Jr/Nick Jr (children’s channels), History plus Military History(kind of the same channels but Military History is the throwback of History Channel for MILITARY), and some more movies that are not rated R like Big Hero 6, Hachikō, Max (Marine. Hero. Friend.), and some other family related ones. You guys really need this or Pluto TV would not be free.
How To Restart Episodes From The Beginning ..?!!??
I have been constantly having this same problem from the beginning which i downloaded this App over a year ago. I can’t restart episodes in the Free Tv and Movies Section. Even if the episode ends and runs all the way it will not restart.
All it has is 15 second rewind and 15 second forwarding which is also not working properly since your newest update. It’s not possible to restart a full episode or pull back with the status bar. Most episodes I am unable to watch over again. There seems to be either an update issue or a function issue because this particular issue has never had a proper function. PLEASE HELP ! Your App is awesome but this particular issue and function problem is very problematic. I am using an Apple iPad with the latest ios software. I also could find where to email you my issue so unfortunately I had to write you in the review section. Thank you
Pluto TV feedback.
By Z. Brown
Thank you for fixing the problems that I had listed in my feedback with this program. Everything works as it should. I had honestly lost hope that things would not be looked into. With that particular problem, the channel table view cell and all the stuff I had listed. Thank you. The question is, were you able to fix stuff on the window side of things, there is a grid on the bottom, and nothing else for sale? Who knows, it could already be patched up already. I haven’t got on the app from my Windows computer. I’ll be doing that soon, need to eat something for breakfast. It is for the bug fix that you did, this app gets five stars again. Keep doing what you are doing. And I will be reporting if things get messed up in the next update or so. And I really hope that doesn’t happen.
Love this app
Dear Pluto tv owners Thank you for the updates that you did for
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