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Pluto.TV - Indie app of the day

Today's indie app of the day is Pluto.TV. It's a video aggregate service that rounds up a number of video sources like a TV service provider would.

Published onOctober 19, 2014

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What is Pluto.TV

Pluto.TV is a video aggregation service that finds interesting video content on the web and allows you to follow and watch it. It utilizes a familiar and interesting user interface that is reminiscent of your standard TV guide. It’s currently free to use with no in app purchases.

Here’s how it works. You open the application and you’ll see what looks like a TV guide. There are “channels” that you can tune into that show you content relevant to that channel’s name. For instance, you can find tech news from various tech sources or music channels from various artists. You simply “tune in” to that station and it begins playing video. Then you can set up your device somewhere and have what is essentially a little TV.

The interface will be familiar to most people but it does feel incomplete in some ways. There isn’t a settings menu so you can’t change anything. That means if a setting like the push notifications bother you then you can’t do anything about it. The functionality is cool but it’s also somewhat limited. We would’ve liked to have seen more features. The service also only pulls from a select few sources for right now so you’ll see a lot of content from the same sources without much variance.

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Overall, Pluto.TV is a pretty fun little application. It does fall short here and there but it’s also a new application and we hope more things get added in the future. If you’re interested, the app is free to use with no in app purchases for right now.

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