How to Install Pluto TV

TV streaming has become increasingly popular in recent years. As more people move from standard cable channels in favor of online streaming services, more services have become available to the public. Pluto TV is a popular, free online TV streaming service that has quickly become one of the top choices in the US.

How to Install Pluto TV

In this article, we’ll show you how to install Pluto TV on your favorite TV, console, or mobile device.

How to Install Pluto TV

Pluto TV is available on a slew of devices, including smart TVs, mobile devices, PC and laptop browsers, as well as some gaming consoles. We’ve included a detailed description of how to install Pluto TV on most of these devices, which you’ll find below.

How to Install Pluto TV on Smart TV

Pluto TV is compatible with Samsung, LG, Hisense, and Vizio smart TVs. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t watch Pluto TV on other smart TVs. While there are no official Pluto TV apps for other brands and models, you can still use your TV’s native browser to watch Pluto TV. Follow these steps:

  1. On your Smart TV, open the Menu.
  2. If your TV is running on Android, you’ll be able to access Google Play Store.
  3. In the Play Store, hover over the search menu.
  4. Search for Pluto TV app.
  5. Install the app.
  6. You can now go back to the app menu and move the app to be more accessible.
  7. If you don’t have the Google Play Store available, go to your TV’s web browser.
  8. In the browser, select the URL bar and put https://pluto.tv/live-tv in the bar.
  9. You’ll be able to watch Pluto TV from your TV’s browser.

This process will be different depending on your specific brand of Smart TV. While your TV browser usually has fewer functionalities than a native app for Pluto TV, it can still work to provide you with a free, contract-free TV streaming service.

How to Install Pluto TV on Samsung Smart TV

Since 2016, Pluto TV has used a native app for Samsung Smart TVs, via the Tizen OS. Here’s how to install Pluto TV:

  1. Press Home on your remote.
  2. Swipe left to the Apps menu.
  3. Go to the top right and press the search icon.
  4. Type in Pluto TV on the search menu, then select the Pluto TV app from the list.
  5. Press Install on the Pluto TV app menu.
  6. Once the application has been installed, you can press the Add to Home button on the menu to add the Pluto TV to the Home screen.
  7. Once you’ve added the app to the home screen or Apps menu, locate it, then press Open to launch Pluto TV on your Samsung Smart TV.

If your older Samsung TV model uses an Android operating system, follow the general steps for Smart TVs to access Pluto TV via the Google Play Store or your browser.

How to Install Pluto TV on LG Smart TV

Newer LG models come with a dedicated Pluto TV app. To access this app, you’ll need a 2020 LG TV with WebOS or newer model. LG has incorporated Pluto TV on their LG Channels feature for these TV models. To access it, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the LG Home menu.
  2. Select the LG Channels App.

For older models, you can download the Pluto TV app:

  1. Press the Home/Smart button.
  2. Click on More Apps.
  3. Open the LG content store.
  4. Find Pluto TV in the app list or search for it via the search bar.
  5. Install the app.
  6. Access the Pluto TV app on the Home menu.

How to Install Pluto TV on Vizio Smart TV

Vizio Smart TV models using SmartCast 2016 and newer technology come with pre-equipped Pluto TV compatibility. To access Pluto TV on these smart TVs, follow these steps:

  1. Press the large V button on the remote.
  2. Choose Widgets on the TV menu.
  3. Find Pluto TV from the list of widgets.
  4. Click on it, then press on the Install button to download the app.
  5. Enjoy Pluto TV from your main Vizio menu.

How to Install Pluto TV on Hisense Smart TV

Hisense models 5659/2019 and 9602/2020 come with out-of-the-box Pluto TV compatibility. Here’s how to install Pluto TV on these TVs:

  1. Click the dedicated Pluto TV button on your remote control.
  2. Enjoy Pluto TV with no additional fees.

If you have an older Hisense model, you may be able to access Pluto TV from its browser. Follow the general steps for smart TVs.

How to Install Pluto TV on Apple TV

If you’re using an Apple TV, it will come with the appropriate iOS. You’ll need to download Pluto TV from your US iTunes account through the App Store. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the App Store via the App Store button on your remote.
  2. Swipe to the search bar of the store.
  3. Type in Pluto TV.
  4. Find the Pluto TV app in the list.
  5. Open the menu, and then press Install to download the app to your TV.
  6. You can use Siri to find the Pluto TV App in the app list and start streaming right away.

How to Install Pluto TV on Amazon Fire Stick

Amazon Fire Stick has a dedicated Pluto TV app that doesn’t need to be sideloaded into the TV itself to work. You can open Fire TV and start streaming from Pluto TV. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Press the Home button.
  2. Hover over the search bar.
  3. Enter Pluto TV in the search bar.
  4. Click on the Pluto TV app in the search results.
  5. Press on Download to install the app on Fire TV. This will enable Pluto TV on your TV.
  6. You can put the Pluto TV on the main app menu by holding the Home button on your remote.
  7. Press the Apps on the menu.
  8. Find the Pluto TV app, select Options, then select Move.
  9. Move Pluto TV to be wherever you want to for quick access.
  10. Signing up for an account is optional.

How to Install Pluto TV on Roku

Roku also comes equipped with a dedicated Pluto TV app that bypasses your TV. Follow these steps to install it:

  1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote.
  2. Scroll down to the search bar.
  3. Enter Pluto TV in the search bar.
  4. Find the Pluto TV app in the results.
  5. Select Add Channel to download Pluto TV.
  6. Pluto TV will now be on your channel list. To move it, press the star icon and select Move channel, then move Pluto TV wherever you want it to be.

How to Install Pluto TV on Kodi

If you prefer using Kodi rather than your TV directly, you can get Pluto TV on Kodi as well. Follow these steps:

  1. Select Add-ons in the Kodi menu.
  2. Go to Video add-ons.
  3. Select Download.
  4. Scroll down to Pluto TV, and select it.
  5. Select Install, then click OK.
  6. A checkmark will be on the menu to indicate a successful installation.
  7. Go back to Video add-ons and find Pluto TV on the list.
  8. Click to Sign in with a Pluto account, or select Guest to watch it without an account.

How to Install Pluto TV on Android

If you’re using an Android mobile device, installing Pluto TV is rather easy:

  1. Open the Google Play Store.
  2. Tap on the search icon.
  3. Type in Pluto TV.
  4. Select the Pluto TV app in the search results.
  5. Tap on the Install button.
  6. Wait for the installation to finish, then press Open.
  7. Pluto TV app will be available on your app menu.

How to Install Pluto TV on iPhone

iPhones use similar steps to regular iOS devices:

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Tap on the search icon, then type in Pluto TV.
  3. Select Pluto TV from the search results.
  4. Tap on the Install button, then select the app from the main menu.
  5. You’re done! You can sign up for a free account or watch Pluto TV without an account.

How to Install Pluto TV on PS4

Pluto TV is also available on PS4 and PS5 via the PlayStation Store. Follow these steps to install it:

  1. Log into your PlayStation account.
  2. Go to the Store, then select Apps.
  3. In the search bar, type in Pluto TV.
  4. Download the app that pops up as a result.
  5. Find Pluto TV on your Apps list and open it to watch free streamed TV.

How to Install Pluto TV on Xbox One

Likewise, the popular Xbox One gaming console has access to the Pluto TV from the Microsoft Store. Use these steps to install it:

  1. Log into your Microsoft account.
  2. Open the Microsoft Store on your Xbox One.
  3. Find Pluto TV on the search menu.
  4. Click to download and install the app.
  5. Find Pluto TV on your apps list.

Additional FAQs

How Do I Stop Pluto TV?

To uninstall Pluto TV from your device, navigate to the App store where you found it and click ‘Uninstall’ to remove it from your device.

Is Pluto TV Free?

Pluto TV is a completely free, ad-supported service. You don’t have to pay any fees to watch it, and making an account is also optional. All of the channels will display ads similarly to regular cable TV.

Is Pluto TV Good?

Pluto TV has more than 100 channels, dedicated mostly to repeats of old TV shows. However, it also has access to a decent collection of news and sports channels.

That said, Pluto TV has a somewhat limited repertoire of on-demand TV shows and movies, focusing mostly on 20th-century content rather than contemporary programming.

What Is the Activation Code for Pluto?

Pluto can require an activation code to pair your device with your Pluto TV account. Go to channel 002 and press Activate to input the code. You can find your code at this link.

Enjoy Free TV

If you’ve followed the instructions, you’ve installed Pluto TV on your favorite streaming device. Now you can enjoy more than 100 free TV channels, packed with nostalgic and new TV shows and movies.

What Pluto TV channels do you like the most? Leave a comment in the section below to let us know.

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