Viacom’s online ad-supported TV service Pluto TV June 13 announced it has launched on Comcast Cable’s Xfinity X1 platform.
Pluto TV, which is already available on Comcast’s Internet-only $5 monthly Xfinity Flex service, joins Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime Video reaching the cabler’s cloud-based X1 subscribers.
“The launch of Pluto TV on Xfinity X1 is a pivotal moment for Pluto TV, expanding our reach to a whole new audience in search of free streaming entertainment,” Tom Ryan, CEO and co-Founder of Pluto TV, said in a statement. “Pluto TV is the perfect complement to the X1 platform, delivering a rich lineup of original live channels and on-demand movies and TV shows to Comcast’s customers right where they enjoy the rest of their entertainment experience.”
The AVOD service would appear to complicate Comcast’s planned launch of an NBC Universal branded SVOD/AVOD service to subscribers in 2020. The ad-free version would be available to non-subs and priced comparable to Hulu and Netflix, or $9 to $14 monthly.
Regardless, Pluto TV, with 150 content partners, features movies: Pluto TV Movies 1 & 2and Drama, Comedy, Family, Indies, Romance, Documentaries, Thrillers, Cult Films, Horror 24/7, Action Movies, Flicks of Fury, The Asylum, and Black Cinema.
Entertainment through the Crime Network, The New Detectives, Unsolved Mysteries, Forensic Files, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Pluto TV Conspiracy, Pluto TV Animals, Cold Case Files, Shout TV, Buzzr, ClassicTV,ConTV, Wipeout, Kids TV, After School Cartoons, Classic Toons, Awesomeness TV, Nosey, What?! and Revry, MTV Pluto TV, Paramount (PZG) Movie Channel, Comedy Central Pluto TV, Spike Pluto TV, Pluto TV Logo, BET Pluto TV, Nick Pluto TV and Nick Jr. Pluto TV – all featuring iconic, hit shows from Viacom’s deep library.
Lifestyle content with Pluto TV Cars, People TV, Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, Complex Networks, Wahlburgers, Pluto TV Her, Pluto TV Her Dramas, Pluto TV Travel, Pluto TV Weddings, FrontDoor, Adventure TV, Food TV and Faith TV.