There are a couple of issues with the Pluto TV app that could be improved for Android TV when comparing it to Live Channels: 1) The description for a given channel does not update until you actually select that channel, making the guide much less descriptive than Live Channels, which displays current descriptions for whatever channel you select in the guide. 2) You cannot scroll through the guide in the Pluto TV app, making the Live Channels app better for finding information on upcoming programs that are not currently playing. Other than that, the Pluto TV app is working fine with both audio and video on every channel, while Live Channels has a few that are not currently working (4K TV - 408, Classic TV - 425, Shout! - 427, MST3K - 428, FailArmy - 504, AwesomenessTV - 615). Despite the issues, Pluto TV is a fantastic addition to the Shield TV.
I think that Pluto TV is a wonderful app with great potential. I love the diversity of the channels and the high quality presented on each channel. I watch Pluto TV mostly on my Chromecast and I experience little to no issues. However, when my phone is away from the app, playback tends to stop and I receive a message that requires me to return back to the app to continue to play content. Pluto TV should work on creating a seamless, smooth streaming experience with no interruption. I also think that if possible, it would be a good look to eliminate the YouTube buffering icon in between videos to once again make streaming flow smoothly. Lastly, I have a few channel suggestions. I would LOVE to see a channel dedicated to Beyoncé and Michael Jackson, two of our greatest entertainers to grace this earth. I would also like to see a channel filled with all R&B music, resembling BET's old show "Midnight Love." Looking forward to more from Pluto TV!
*ZERO STARS!* Audio only. Seems to be a common problem here. *UPDATE* STILL NO VIDEO!! I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 running on the latest Lollipop update. I'm seeing a lot of people here having no video. Please rectify this issue and would be happy to rate 5☆.
Completely unwatchable on my Nexus Player. The videos are constantly lagging out and breaking up. I have a 50mpbs connection, Hulu and Netflix run fine, so I know it's this app. Great concept otherwise. Love the music video selection.
Meh, good idea lousy app This app is very buggy. Sometimes it will cast to my tv and continue playing audio on my phone, with a 2-3 second delay. Sometimes a video will freeze and I have to close the app and restart my Chromecast to resume watching. When it works it's great! I hope these issues are being addressed. *edit now the whole thing is locked up and the video won't stop playing.
Really cool - lots of great content, no need to pay for any tv service anymore. Especially like the music video channels. Only thing, I watch it on android TV and I feel like there's a little bit of stutter/flicker compared to watching pluto tv channels using the android 'live channels' app.
Thanks for continuing to use Pluto TV!
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