Not sure how to find your favorite movies and TV shows on Pluto TV? Wondering how to search on pluto tv? Don’t worry, we got you covered.
Over the past half-decade or so, the popularity of internet streaming platforms has skyrocketed. More and more broadcasting companies have either invested in or started their own streaming platforms where you can watch hours of video content including movies, TV shows, Podcasts, and much more.
Now people can watch almost anything they want on various streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, HBO max, Apple TV and so on. Yes, there is a monthly subscription fee to pay but that’s still less than what they pay for a traditional TV cable connection.
Then there are free streaming services with a lot of viewing options including tv shows, movies, live Television, etc. I am talking about lawful platforms with 100% licensed content. Pluto TV is a similar streaming medium where you can watch thousands of hours of content for free.
But, unlike other online streaming platforms, Pluto doesn’t feature a conventional search bar where you can simply type and search for the titles. Of course, you can scan the entire platform to locate the preferred titles, but the process is relatively lengthy and frustrating.
I’ve encountered several users who struggle to discover the desired content on the platform. Many people don’t even know how to search on Pluto TV due to the absence of a search bar. But there are other ways to find exactly what you are looking for.
In this article, I am going to talk about some ways you can use to search for the material you wish to watch.
So without any further ado, let’s begin.
Pluto TV: An Overview
If you never heard of Pluto TV, it’s a video streaming platform that is a part of Paramount Global, a reputed media and entertainment organization.
The platform is available in the USA and part of Europe for free and provides video-on-demand service where you can legally watch numerous digital TV channels similar to your old-school tv connection.
Pluto TV offers more than 300 channels and over 100,000 hours free of on-demand content. It’s a round-the-clock streaming service where you can watch exactly what’s being telecasted on the TV at a given point in time. The only difference is that you need a TV guide and have to wait for the time when your desired show will be broadcasted.
Is Pluto TV Legal?
Pluto TV is a 100% legal streaming service and all the content available on the website is fully licensed.
Its revenue mainly comes from the video advertisements and ad breaks that appear during the programs, very similar to your standard television.
So yes, there is a lot of content to watch but expect a flurry of advertisements in the meantime.
How Do You Search on Pluto TV?
Let’s discuss some methods that you can use to browse smartly on your Pluto TV.
Search By The channel
The most effective way to find your favorite content is through the channel guide.
Simply click on live TV on the homepage of Pluto and here you can see a number of channels along with their numbers that you can memorize for future references.
Keep in mind that Pluto TV frequently updates the channel number so visit the channel guide often so that you always know which channel is broadcasting your favorite movie or tv show.
On the left side of the window, you can see the categories such as Movies, Crime, Food, Comedy, sports, kids, news, and much more. Simply click on your preferred category and the guide will show you:
- Channel Number
- Name of the Channel
- What is currently being broadcasted (TV show, movie, documentary, etc)
- Upcoming shows/movies with their timings and duration.
Browse through On-Demand Content
The On-Demand section is more suitable to watch movies and tv-series. From the home page, click on On-Demand and you can see a full list of categories including movies (Romance, Love, Sci-Fi, etc), TV shows, Documentaries, Music videos, and much more.
This section also includes the most recently added content on Pluto TV. So if you want to check out the newest content, click on New on Pluto TV.
If you don’t finish something you started watching, don’t worry. From the Continue watching tab, you can access all your unfinished titles and start exactly from where you stopped last time.
Use The Search Bar
Pluto has released the search bar option in some regions in USA and Europe. Now you can simp,y type the title name and find out if the movie or tv show is available in the On-Demand section or is there any channel that is going to broadcast it.
The search result shows you 3 categories:
- The Live broadcasts related to your searched query
- The channel name related to your search query
- The On-Demand titles related to your searched query
Simply type the title of the show or just the genre to find out the closest matched results.
Try Google Search
The quickest way to find if the movie you want to watch is available on Pluto TV is by running a Google search using the title.
Simply type the title followed by Pluto TV and if the content is available on Pluto TV, Google will highlight the direct link to it in the first 3-5 results.