Pluto TV, TiVO Partner for TiVo+ Content Network
The alliance between free Pluto TV and TiVo means the latter’s customers can seamlessly access the streamer’s channels and on-demand content.
The deal nicely expands Pluto’s reach. The platform offers 250-plus channels, from news to comedy. The AVOD counts 22 million active users. Pluto has an eclectic array of shows — from music, news and documentaries to movies and esports.
“We launched TiVo+ because we wanted to bring entertainment together in one easy place for viewers, and this partnership allows viewers to easily discover an awesome array of 50,000 hours of free programming from Pluto TV via TiVo+,” Dave Shull, president and CEO, TiVo, stated. “Now we can definitively say we’re catering to everyone’s tastes and preferences, making finding, watching and enjoying something they love easier than ever before.”
Pluto TV will roll out in the next few weeks to customers on TiVo EDGE, TiVo’s premium, 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD), all-in-one media device. Versions are designed to work with HD antenna or digital cable.
Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS company, will also be available on the upcoming TiVo Stream 4K device.
“Launching Pluto TV in an integrated way with TiVo aligns perfectly with our goal to provide a friction-free viewer experience with our distribution partners,” adds Tom Ryan, CEO, Pluto TV.
TiVo+ launched in October 2019 — free to TiVo device owners. The service is a partnership with various publishers, including XUMO and Jukin Media. Content is myriad; sources include FilmRise, Outside TV+, Unsolved Mysteries, Complex Food52, Gannett, Newsy and others.
Pluto TV is also in an alliance with Verizon. The streamer will now have a key slot on Verizon’s various platforms: wireless network, Stream TV and its FiOS service. Verizon claims nearly 116 million wireless customers, another 4 million video subscribers on FiOS and 6 million FiOS broadband users, respectively.