Pluto TV is the popular free streaming service with hundreds of virtual “channels” that you can access via a cable TV-like interface. You can watch movies, TV shows and even live programming without having to pay one cent. However, since there are over 250 Pluto TV channels to choose from, which ones should you start with?
That’s an excellent question. The truth is there are so many different channels and categories to watch on Pluto TV, it’s going to be up to your individual tastes to decide which ones you will eventually keep watching. However, we think we can get you walking in the right direction with our picks for the best Pluto TV channels.
Best Pluto TV channels
1. Stories by AMC (140)
The AMC cable TV network has been the home for some of the most acclaimed TV series ever made. This Pluto TV channel rotates blocks of episodes of various AMC series, including episodes from the first five seasons of the hit zombie drama The Walking Dead. Other AMC shows that can be watched on this channel include Into the Badlands, Halt and Catch Fire, and Hap and Leonard. This channel will add other AMC series in the future, including early seasons of Fear The Walking Dead, Preacher, and more.
2. Degrassi channel (172)
Canada’s favorite teen drama-soap opera also has a huge following in the US. Now you can watch episodes of the classic series 24/7 on one of the Pluto TV channels. While watching the Degrassi channel, you may recognize some young actors who became bigger stars when they got older. That also includes an actor that later became the hit pop song artist known simply as Drake.
3. CBS News channel (236)
There are plenty of good news channels to choose from on Pluto TV. The CBS News channel may be the best one to stream. It’s live, 24/7, and it has a reputation of being very objective and offering solid reporting. That’s all you really want in a 24-hour news channel.
4. Hell’s Kitchen channel (356)
Gordon Ramsey has never been called shy. Indeed, the channel dedicated to his many, many Hell’s Kitchen seasons shows him uncensored, with all of the words you could not hear on primetime TV. It’s still a ton of fun to see these chefs not only compete in the kitchen but also watch their personal challenges as well. Oh, and there’s lots and lots of conflict.
5. Classic Doctor Who channel (370)
You can pay to stream these episodes on BritBox, or you can watch them for free as one of the Pluto TV Channels. The BBC sci-fi series about a renegade Time Lord who tries to fight evil across all of time and space still holds up, even if some of its special effects and sets don’t.
6. Mystery Science Theater 3000 channel (385)
Is there anything more fun than watching a show where a man and two robots make fun of some really awful movies? We don’t think so, and you won’t either after watching a few of these classic MST3K episodes. Be sure to also watch the Rifftrax Pluto TV channel (389). It features more riffing of movies from three former MST3K writers and performers.
7. NFL channel (465)
Nearly all professonal sports are currently shut down. So, why not relive some great sports history moments on the Pluto TV channels? Our pick is the NFL channel which has some great programs that look back at pro football in the US.
8. Slow TV channel (597)
Sometimes you just want to watch something calm and soothing. One of the Pluto TV channels does just that. Slow TV just offers up some narration-free videos of trips in the countryside. We especially like the railway video trips through Norway and other regions.
9. TokuShoutSu channel (681)
Want to see how the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers came to be? Check out the TokuShoutSu channel on Pluto TV. It offers, among other things, tons of episodes of Super Sentai, the Japanese TV franchise that was later adapted into the Power Rangers show.
10. Totally Turtles channel (719)
“Heroes in a half-shell” It’s hard to believe that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been a huge pop-culture presses for over 30 years. Now you can watch a ton of classic and more recent TNMT animated TV episodes 24/7 as one of the Pluto TV channels.
Those are our picks for our favorite Pluto TV channels, but let’s face it: you will have favorites of your own. Tell us which channels you like the most in our comments!