Welcome back to the series of posts here at SciFi Mafia that we’re calling Web Series Wednesday where we devote a space to the wonderment of the web series. Every Wednesday we’ll cover an awesome web series and give you all the info to get into it.
This week we’re covering Pluto TV.
Rather than focusing on a specific web series today we’d like to share with you a new free platform for viewing online content. On Pluto TV there are loads of channels to choose from and if you’re feeling especially sci-fi then yes, there’s a whole channel devoted to sci-fi web series shows. And if you want to watch cat (or dog, or polar bear) videos all day there’s a channel for that too. There’s pretty much a channel for everything.
Though it doesn’t have its own specific app for the Apple TV, this morning I pulled it up on my phone and airplayed the Pluto: Kids Science Channel for my son when he woke up and he’s been watching dinosaur videos playlist-style all morning with his nose glued to the tv. You also have the ability to use a DVR-like feature and save a show to your account to watch later, or even send a reminder to a friend to watch a show with you.
Not to discount that there are good things on TV, but there are new people every day who are unplugging from cable and using things like the Apple TV and Netflix to entertain themselves. Pluto TV should definitely be added to the arsenal of free entertainment available at your disposal whether you’ve unplugged from cable or not. We’re in love.