Same shows, same commercials
I thought this was great at first until I really started to watch. It's all the same shows just on a loop. I can't count the number of times I've seen the same episodes and the same movies. I've actually found myself watching less frequently and I have several different channels saved as favorites but it's all the same over and over again. The commercials for the channels show better movies than what is actually played. When's the last time you showed Red Dawn? I've never seen it. But I've seen Chopping Mall about every other day. I wish you actually played the movies you show in the commercials. But the main reason I've been watching less is the commercials. Talk about a lack of variety. For the love of God get some different commercials. The same ones played every commercial break over and over before I just turn it off. How many times do I have to see the same political ads, the same Siesta Key ad, "Thank about what I saw!" or the Hills"I want to forgive you and I want to forget you." The repetition is enough to drive you crazy. The same ads played over and over again on every channel. If you offered an ad free version for a few bucks I'd almost be willing to pay for it. Almost. That doesn't solve the problem of showing the same episodes and movies until I can recite them. Miss a movie? Don't worry. It will be on again tomorrow or even the same day on a different channel. And the next day and the next day.
Overall is good, however is uncomfortable to use
I came to this app only for the anime and have found one that I liked a lot (and couldn't seem to find anywhere else!) and it’s the only reason I continued to use this app.
The fact that this app is completely free is amazing. However, if you aren’t a very patient person then this app isn’t for you. There are a total of three ads, each 30 seconds long at least (they are unskippable) showing up together 3 times throughout a single episode. That’s 4:30 seconds worth of ads per episode. Yeah, that’s a lot.
Another issue I have with this app is the programming of it. Seriously, hire some real programmers that actually know how to make apps. Not only is the app glitchy by itself, the “forwards” and “backwards” buttons don’t even work! You could press on them forever but they wouldn’t move the episode even a second forward or backward. If you by any chance had had to unfortunately miss some part of the video then fear not: all you have to do is replay the episode from the very beginning and watch all the ads again with it (I know that sounds very exciting indeed!) .
So to summarize it all: don’t use this app if you’re impatient and don’t use this app if you get distracted easily. That’s all from me. Hope the devs will fix the app someday!
I just downloaded this because of Instagram ads
By Ayden Girl
Hey I just downloaded this app because of the ad on Instagram so I wanted to see what it was like. Overall I like the content there is a wide variety of shows and movies and they have old shows like fear factor that aren’t available anywhere else but a lot of the shows and movies are available through regular cable which is nice I guess if you don’t have cable. I think you guys should change the layout of the app it’s very weirdly laid out and then when I was looking for movies and tv shows there is no search bar so the only way to look up movies and tv shows is via genre which I found very tedious and annoying because I wanted to see if you had specific movies and or tv shows like wipe out but I can’t look it up the second problem I had was when you open the app it takes you directly to the live tv but when I want to watch movies and or a different tv show on demand the live tv noises are still in the background while I am looking while xfinity or any other app usually stops the live show while you are looking for another one. Sorry for being too critical but this is a review it is a pretty good app it just needs a lot of app adjustments just to make it better.
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!
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).
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!!
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.
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
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.
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.