Pluto TV is Paramount’s entry into the field of FAST channel providers and was basically the proof of concept that ushered in the various competitors that we’ll be discussing momentarily. Though it does have an on-demand component, its focus is on its large suite of linear channels, some of which are exclusive by way of leveraging Paramount properties.
Pluto includes many themed movie channels exclusive to the service. Just from a quick peek at the onscreen guide while writing this section, notable movies on the slate in the next few hours include “Forrest Gump,” the original “Top Gun,” “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “Clueless,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose,” “House of 1,000 Corpses,” and other major titles. There are various cult film options, too. Pluto’s movie channels definitely have a “something for everyone” flavor to them.
There’s a ton of classic TV on Pluto, as well. Some channels, like the wall-to-wall “Family Ties” and “The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross” channels, overlap with rival FAST apps. But others, like the “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Star Trek” channels, are Pluto exclusives leveraging the Paramount library. In general, the Paramount ownership gives Pluto TV a lot of content not available from competitors, with the likes of CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon/its sub-brands, Paramount Pictures, The Paramount Network (previously Spike TV), and Paramount Television Studios all represented strongly on the platform.
And if you’re a fan of “Big Brother,” then Pluto is great for you, as it carries the show’s 24/7 live streams.