How to Get Pluto TV on Fire Stick

Stream hundreds of channels on Amazon's streaming device

What to Know

  • From the Fire TV menu, choose Find > Search > enter pluto tv in the search bar.
  • Select the Pluto TV app search result > Get > Open to launch the app.
  • The Pluto TV app is available on Amazon Fire TV Sticks and other Fire OS devices.

This article walks you through how to get Pluto TV on your Fire Stick. Find and download the app from the Amazon Appstore and manage it as you would other Amazon Fire TV apps.

How Do You Download Pluto TV on Fire Stick?

Download the Pluto TV app the same way you usually download apps on a Fire TV Stick—from the Amazon Appstore.

  1. From the menu bar on your Amazon Fire TV Stick, select Find > Search.

    Search tile from the Amazon Fire TV Stick Find menu.
  2. Enter pluto tv in the search bar and select the closest match or press the center Select button on your remote.

    Pluto TV search result match from the Amazon Fire TV search screen.
  3. Highlight the Pluto TV app search result under Apps & Games.

    Pluto TV app search result on an Amazon Fire TV Stick.
  4. Select Get to download the app.

    The Get button highlighted from the Pluto TV app on an Amazon Fire Stick.
  5. You will know when the app is downloading when you see Installing and Downloading messages.

    Pluto TV app installation in progress on an Amazon Fire TV Stick.
  6. When the download completes, select Open to launch the Pluto TV app.

    The Open button highlighted from the Pluto TV app screen on an Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Is Pluto TV Free on Fire Stick?

The Pluto TV app is free to use on Amazon Fire TV Sticks and other Amazon Fire devices, including Fire TVs, tablets, and the Fire TV Cube. You don’t need an account or a subscription. The only requirement is a reliable internet connection. 

This free streaming service is also widely available on most other smart TVs, streaming devices, smartphones, and tablets and works best in Chrome and Safari web browsers.

What Channels Does Pluto TV Offer?

Pluto TV offers more than 100 HD channels and over 1,000 movies and TV episodes. Content comes in 15 main categories, including music and local news. Here’s a look at some of the content and channels you’ll find.

  • Movies: Divided by genre and era such as Drama, Comedy, Black Cinema, and ‘80s Rewind.
  • Entertainment: This category includes entertainment news channels like ET Live, MTV, and BET, along with TV Land Drama, Star Trek, and the SciFi channel. 
  • News + Opinion: News channels including CBSN, CNN, NBC News, Today, CNET, and Bloomberg Television.
  • Reality: Channels devoted to reality series such as The Amazing Race, Love & Hip Hop, and WipeOut.
  • Crime: True-crime and procedural fans will find favorites such as CSI, Unsolved Mysteries, and Forensic Files.
  • Comedy: Comedy channels include Comedy Central, AFV TV, and Funny AF.
  • Classic TV: Home to old-school favorites such as Three’s Company, Doctor Who, and Dark Shadows.
  • Home + DIY: Channels in this category include home improvement and lifestyle content from This Old House, Food TV, and Dabl.
  • Explore: An assortment of content which ranges from History and Cars to Science and NASA channels.
  • Sports: The hub for sports programming from CBS Sports HD, Fox Sports, Pluto Sports, and others.
  • Gaming + Anime: The Gaming category includes the Gamer, IGN, and GAMEPOT channels.

Create custom viewing lists by adding live channels to Favorites. Select a channel on the Live TV tab and highlight the Channel button to save it. You can also select a title from the On Demand tab and choose Add to Watch List to view later.

Why Is Pluto TV Not Working on My Fire Stick?

If your Pluto TV app stops working, there could be something wrong with the app installation. Try these fixes:

  • Clear the cache: Go to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > Pluto TV > Clear Cache
  • Restart your Fire Stick: Go to Settings > My Fire TV > Restart and relaunch the Pluto TV app.
  • Remove and reinstall the app: Navigate to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > Pluto TV > Uninstall.

While clearing the app cache or removing and reinstalling should do the trick in most cases, there could be other issues preventing the app from working on your Fire Stick. Some reasons include:

  • The app is unavailable in your region: Pluto TV is available to customers in the U.S. and 25 countries in Europe and Latin America. If you’re traveling with your Fire TV Stick, double-check that Fire TV works where you are. 
  • You need to update the app: Highlight the app > press the Menu button (with three horizontal lines) > More info to check for an app update.
  • Your Fire Stick software needs updating: Go to Settings > My Fire TV > About > Check for System Update.
  • Why does Pluto TV keep crashing?

    There could be a problem with the Pluto TV service or app. Make sure the app is up-to-date, clear the app data cache, and restart your device. If you're still having trouble, update your Fire Stick.

  • How do I update Pluto TV on my Fire Stick?

    From the Home screen, go to Settings > Applications > Appstore > Turn Automatic Updates On, then restart your device to update all apps. To see if an update is available, go to Settings > Applications and select the Pluto TV app.

  • Who owns Pluto TV?

    ViacomCBS Streaming owns Pluto TV. Viacom purchased Pluto TV from its co-founders in 2019, shortly before a merger with CBS.

  • How do I search on Pluto TV?

    Unfortunately, Pluto TV doesn't have a search feature. The only way to browse for content is to use the channel guide.

  • How does Pluto TV make money?

    Pluto TV makes money from ads. Like traditional television services, content on Pluto TV features regular commercial breaks.

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