How to Install Pluto TV on Firestick and Kodi in 2022?

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Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 1 Jan 2022

If you want to add Live TV to Firestick or Kodi, Pluto TV is the way to do so. Pluto TV, essentially a free cable TV streaming app, is one of the best Live TV Kodi addons you can get. It lets you stream a good number of cable TV channels for free. The only downside to it is that it is supported by ads, and you will have to sit for commercial breaks during streaming, but that gives it the touch of real cable TV. 

While you might think that Pluto TV can only stream cable TV channels, that’s not actually the case. You can also find a wide array of on-demand content within Pluto TV, such as TV series and movies.

Pluto TV lets you stream popular TV channels, such as MTV, CNN, NBC News, CBSN, and NFL Channel, among many others. There are also many in-house channels featured on Pluto TV. The best part about this platform is that it is an official app, and you can find it on mobile app stores like Amazon and Google Play Store. No matter what you stream, Pluto TV is legit and free, so you won’t have to face any legal consequences. In other words, you are not bypassing any copyright claims via this platform.

You can make an account and sign in to Pluto TV as well. Doing so will let you sync your content, so you can continue to where you left off after switching devices.

You can install Pluto TV on Amazon Firestick, Kodi, or any other device. There are two different ways of downloading it on various devices. First, we are going to install it on Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Installing Pluto TV on Amazon Firestick

Pluto TV is officially available on the Amazon Appstore, and you can easily download it by searching it on your Amazon Firestick. You don’t need to sideload it on your device. It is a very simple process, and we will walk you through each step, so let’s get into it.

  1. Start your Amazon Firestick, and on your home screen, go to Find and then hit Search.Amazon Firestick Find menu with Search highlighted
  2. Search for the Pluto TV app. It will take you directly to the store. You can either type or use Alexa voice search.On firestick search for the Pluto TV app
  3. Once you’re in the Amazon Appstore, click on the Pluto TV icon.Amazon Appstore, click on the Pluto TV icon
  4. If you’re downloading Pluto TV on your Amazon Fire TV device for the first time, you will see the Get option. As for users who previously installed it, the Download option will get displayed. Whichever option you see, you will get the Pluto TV when you select them.Amazon Appstore, the Pluto TV click download
  5. Downloading Pluto TV will take two to three minutes (depending on your internet speed), so just wait until it finishes.
  6. Once it’s successfully installed, click Open to launch it.Amazon Appstore, the Pluto TV click open

You’ve successfully installed Pluto TV and can start streaming content on your Amazon Firestick device.

How to Use Pluto TV on Amazon Firestick?

Let’s learn how to use Pluto TV on Amazon Firestick. Pluto TV has an easy-to-understand UI, making it very user-friendly. Even if you are not a tech enthusiast, learning it will be quick and easy. 

To launch Pluto TV, go to the end of the Quick Access Bar and choose the last option before settings.The Apps and Channels icon on Firestick- three boxes and a plus sign located on the far right of the Firestick home screenHere you will see all your installed apps. Scroll down and select the Pluto TV app. Click to open it.Pluto TV icon on Amazon Firestick apps and channels

Pro Tip: If you want to change your Quick Access apps, here is where you do it. Just go to the app you want in your quick access bar, then press the hamburger menu button on your remote. Then, select more and move the app to where you want it on the quick access bar. 

Once you’ve launched the Pluto TV app for Firestick, you will see the following screen.Pluto TV app launch screen for Firestick

There are two options at the top-middle part of the screen: Live TV or On Demand.

Live TV will let you watch all the live TV channels.

On-Demand will let you watch TV series and movies whenever you want to.

Let’s talk about them in detail. This will help you in getting a better understanding of what to expect from Pluto TV.

Pluto TV: Live TV

When you open Pluto TV, Live TV is the default screen. Here, you can watch all the live TV channels. You can see the selection from the channel list. You can also look through the EPG (electronic program guide) or TV guide on this screen.

If you love to watch your TV with subtitles, you can easily activate them. Just press the down button and click on CC at the bottom right corner to activate subtitles during playback. You can choose the preferred language for subtitles and then click on OK.

Pluto TV: On-Demand

The on-demand option gives you access to the world of free movies and TV shows. When you choose On-Demand, you will open a menu on the left, showing you all the TV shows and movie categories.

Choosing a category from the movies or TV shows opens a list of movies on the right with their poster image. You can scroll through them and select the one you want to watch.

Just like Live TV, you can press the down key on your remote, and a small menu will pop up on the bottom right corner. Here you can play/pause, forward/rewind 15 seconds, and choose the subtitles.

Pluto TV Sign-in on Firestick

You can make a Pluto TV account and use it for signing in to the app on your Firestick. While logging in isn’t required, we still recommend it. Once you’re signed in to Pluto TV, your watchlist and preferences will be synced across the devices/platforms where you have Pluto TV signed in. It will also give you access to Pluto TV Control Center, which provides numerous online remote functions. 

See the steps below. 

  1. Launch Pluto TV, then click on the select button on your remote to go to the channels list.Pluto TV dashboard channel list
  2. Using your remote, move towards the left menu, where you can see the categories.Pluto TV dashboard Featured button highlighted
  3. With your remote still, move to the last menu on the left side. Here you see two options: Search and Profile. Choose Profile.Pluto TV dashboard Profile button highlighted
  4. Click Manage account.Pluto TV Profile Manage account button highlighted
  5. Here, you can either select Sign In or Sign Up. Click Sign In and enter your email address and password in the required fields. Click Sign In.Pluto TV Profile Manage account Sign in screen

Installing Pluto TV On Android TV Devices

Pluto TV is not only limited to Amazon Firestick or Kodi. If you have an Android TV, you can easily install it via Google Play Store. It is available on Android stock boxes and Android TV OS Boxes such as Mi Box and Nvidia Shield.

To install Pluto TV on your Android TV, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Play Store app on your device.
  2. In the search bar, type “Pluto TV.”
  3. Click on download and follow the given instructions.

Android TV and Firestick have the same Pluto TV interface. But if you are using stock Android TV Boxes, your default orientation might not match your TV screen. Remember that stock TV boxes use an OS designed for mobile phones, so the orientation is set to portrait. But you can easily change it to landscape from the settings.

Installing Pluto TV on Android Mobile Devices

You don’t need a big, fancy device and TV to enjoy Pluto TV. You can download it on Android mobile phones and tablets. Simply do the following:

  1. Open Google Play Store.
  2. Search for Pluto TV.
  3. Download and install.

Installing Pluto TV on iOS Devices

Pluto TV is not limited to just Android devices. If you have an iOS device like iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, you can download it from Apple’s App Store, and it is officially available in App Store.

  1. Open App Store.
  2. Search for Pluto TV in the App Store.
  3. Tap to download and install it on your device. 
  4. Launch it from your Home screen.

Installing Pluto TV on Mac OS and Windows PC

Pluto TV can be downloaded on Mac OS and Windows PC. The process is very simple but different for both of them.

Mac OS: You can download the Pluto TV app from the App Store or use a web browser and stream on the Pluto TV website. 

Windows PC: Use the Windows Store and download the app on your device. You can also stream directly from their website using a web browser.

How to Install Pluto TV Addon on Kodi?

If you don’t want to add different apps to your Firestick and would rather use Kodi instead, you can try the Pluto TV Kodi addon. This way, you can still enjoy the platform while keeping everything on Kodi.
Note: If Pluto TV doesn’t work on Kodi itself, you can try to use an APK or the Downloader App by sideloading Pluto TV (or Chrome to watch Pluto TV via browser).

Let’s get to the process.

  1. Launch Kodi and open Settings.Kodi Settings button is indicated by a large cog button at the top of the left navigation menu on Home Page
  2. Click Add-ons.System menu and then click on Add-ons
  3. Choose Install from repository.Install from repository
  4. Select Kodi Add-on repository.Kodi Add-on repository screen

If you don’t see Kodi Add-ons Repository, skip the next step.

  1. In the menu, scroll down to Video add-ons and open it.Kodi Add-on repository video add-ons
  2. Skim through the list and look for Pluto.TV.Kodi video add-ons, Pluto TV highlighted
  3. Select Install.
  4. A prompt will appear. Click OK to continue.
  5. When the Pluto TV addon is successfully installed, a notification will appear at the top right corner. Wait for it.
  6. Now go back to Kodi’s home screen, go to Add-ons, and then to Video add-ons. Here, you will find your newly installed addon. Click to open it.
  7. A prompt will appear, asking you to sign in to your Pluto TV account. If you do have your account, you can sign in here. Otherwise, you can continue as a guest.
  8. From here, you can start exploring and streaming things you want to watch.

Is Pluto TV Safe and Legal?

Pluto TV is not illegal. So, whatever you want to stream on it, you don’t have to worry about breaking any law. We highly recommend you try it out to enhance your streaming experience. It will bring cable TV to your streaming platform while saving you money and the troubles of switching platforms to watch different cable TV channels.

Pluto TV Not Working, Here’s How to Fix?

Plenty of guides out there make it seem easy to get Pluto TV on Firestick to work. While it’s not rocket science to install Pluto TV, there’s a possibility that (depending on your locale) you might not be able to access Pluto TV. To fix this, you can try to create another Amazon account – one based in a Pluto TV supporting country like the UK – switch to that one on your Firestick, and then connect to a good VPN, such as ExpressVPN, while using a browser to access PlutoTV.

To Sum Up

If you love TV but don’t have access to a premium cable network, you just don’t want to pay for dozens of channels that you won’t even watch, or you are a college student who can’t afford to pay for cable, Pluto TV is your best alternative. It’s a great streaming platform that won’t get you into any legal troubles. Plus, viewers get to enjoy HD channels, movies, and TV shows for free. You can always sign in to your Pluto TV account to keep your watchlist synced and data saved.

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