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In the era of streaming and video on demand, thinking about Internet television in a linear way, broadcast 24 hours a day, perhaps sounds a bit archaic. However, the reality is that both Pluto TV and the Rakuten TV channels have recently opted for it in Spain, the first serving six months in Spain and the second having launched in a limited way in beta.



Today in Genbeta we are going to compare both services, from number of channels to device availability, through genres, image quality, etc. First of all, yes, it should be noted that the Rakuten TV Channels are currently in beta, so the platform could improve the section soon.



Pluto TV and Rakuten TV Channels: how is their bet similar




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As we saw in our analysis of Pluto TV, there is always something on the platform on broadcast, and everything is very focused on it, although there is also content on demand.



That is a point that Pluto TV and Rakuten TV have in common, there is content on demand such as movies or series. There are ads on both platforms, since that's what they live on, but On Rakuten TV, registration is required to access said content (not the Channels), while in Pluto TV the access from the web and from the applications is totally free.



It should be said that, as is the trend in live video on both services, the on-demand content is not of high quality if we look at critical ratings. I have found some jewel like 'Birdman' on Pluto TV, but it is not normal.



How are Pluto TV and Rakuten TV Channels different?





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In Rakuten TV there is a good interface to choose channels, but there is no sign of programming or what is being called what is being broadcast.



Finding the differences between the two platforms is not difficult, always bearing in mind that, as we have said, Rakuten TV is in beta. This explains, for example, that We have only seen its Channels section on Samsung and LG televisions with the Rakuten TV application, and not on mobile devices that have their application or on Apple TV, which also has it.



On the contrary, Pluto TV has an application for iOS and Android, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV. In other countries there are applications for Smart TV, so it is expected that they will soon arrive in Spain. Something remarkable is that in the Amazon Fire TV, Pluto TV has been integrated in Spain among the live channels of the service, so we do not even have to enter its application to see them, although we must have it installed.




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Another big difference that speaks in favor of the maturity of Pluto TV is that This platform offers hourly programming for each channel, as in the EPG of DTT. At Rakuten TV, at the moment, we cannot know what we are watching or when it starts or ends, only the channel.



Regarding number of channels, Pluto TV has promised to end 2021 with 100 channels, and at the moment it is going for 60 and rising steadily each month. On Rakuten TV we have counted 76 channels, compared to the promised 90.




The problem with Rakuten is that in addition to having almost the entire grid in English, we cannot see the programming or see what is being broadcast




But, in any case, I think that the important thing in this comparison is also is talking about quality and adaptation to the Spanish market. And, in that sense, Pluto TV wins by a landslide. Because it offers channels that without having a very high quality can be entertaining and, above all, because they have programming in Spanish.



On Rakuten TV, of the 76 channels, we have counted 48 in English (And that taking into account that many of the music we have not cataloged, because they can be seen perfectly without understanding a specific language when showing concerts, video clips, etc).



It is true that there are quality channels in your field, such as Bloomberg or Hollywood Reporter, but, without offering subtitles, in Spain they have it very difficult. Those that are in Spanish also do not have a differentiation that will make users take Rakuten TV into account compared to other streaming platforms. But, as we said, everything is beginning.





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Categories on Pluto TV.



They do make a good division by genres at the interface level, dividing by Movies, News, Sports, Music, Entertainment, Lifestyle and Children. Pluto TV does the same, but goes deeper with categories such as Crime and Mystery or Comedy.



As for playback, Pluto TV allows you to "watch from the beginning", so if we are late to a broadcast we will not miss anything. And how is it



Full list of Pluto TV channels to date




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  • 50 - MTV Tunning

  • 51 - VH1 Classics

  • 52 - Teen Mom

  • 53 - Wipeout

  • 54 - Investigate

  • 55 - Beastly Endeavors

  • 58 - Land of Wolves

  • 100 - Pluto TV Star Movies

  • 105 - Pluto TV Cinema Action

  • 110 - SCIFI

  • 115 - Thrillers

  • 120 - Romantic Cinema

  • 125 - Pluto TV Cinema Drama

  • 130 - Pluto TV Cinema Comedy

  • 135 - Latino Cinema

  • 200 - Andromeda

  • 205 - The rules of the game

  • 210 - The Midsomer Murders

  • 215 - Curro Jiménez

  • 220 - Mutant X

  • 225 - Series

  • 230 - Without boobs there is no paradise

  • 235 - Land of Wolves

  • 300 - MTV Originals

  • 305 - MTV Catfish

  • 310 - The Invisible Girl

  • 315 - MTV Cribs

  • 320 - Made

  • 325 - Troll

  • 330 - Real Life

  • 335 - MTV Pregnant at 16

  • 340 - MTV Dating

  • 350 - Rich

  • 400 - The Conqueror

  • 405 - Real World

  • 410 - Pluto TV Animals

  • 500 - Ana and the 7

  • 505 - Comedy Made in Spain

  • 510 - What a week

  • 515 - Failarmy

  • 520 - The Pet Collective

  • 525 - People are awesome

  • 600 - Forensic Files

  • 605 - The New Detectives

  • 610 - The FBI Files

  • 700 - Kitchen

  • 750 - MTV Love Music

  • 755 - Clubbing TV

  • 760 - Loupe

  • 800 - Action Sports

  • 805 - IGN

  • 900 - Spongebob

  • 902 - Big time rush

  • 905 - Animakids

  • 910 - Kids

  • 915 - Clues of blue

  • 920 - Go Diego Go

  • 925 - Junior

  • 930 - Pluto TV Teen Stars

  • 935 - Action Kids



Rakuten TV channels




  • Channel 0 - Top Movies - Rakuten TV

  • Channel 1 - Action Movies - Rakuten TV

  • Channel 2 - Comedy Movies - Rakuten TV

  • Channel 3 - Drama Movies - Rakuten TV

  • Channel 4 - Spotlight - Rakuten TV

  • Channel 7 - Family - Rakuten TV

  • Channel 11 - Hello! Play

  • Channel 28 - Filmstream (English)

  • Channel 29 - Runtime

  • Channel 32 - MyTime Movie Network

  • Channel 37 - Sofy TV

  • Channel 51 - BatteryPop (English)

  • Channel 52 - Cool School (English)

  • Channel 55 - Tankee by Playworks (English)

  • Channel 56 - ducktv

  • Channel 57 - ZooMoo (English)

  • Channel 59 - Brat TV (English)

  • Channel 61 - Junior Planet

  • Channel 101 - MAVTV Motorsports Network

  • Channel 103 - Hard Knocks Fighting Championship

  • Channel 104 - World Poker Tour (English)

  • Channel 105 - Fuel TV (English)

  • Channel 107 - FTF For The Fans (English)

  • Channel 108 - Lax Sports Network (English)

  • Channel 110 - ESTV (English)

  • Channel 111 - EDGESport (English)

  • Channel 112 - Poker Night TV (English)

  • Channel 151 - Baeble Music (English)

  • Channel 152 - Billboard (English)

  • Channel 153 - Qello Concerts by Stingray

  • Channel 154 - Stingray Karaoke

  • Channel 155 - Latido Music

  • Channel 158 - Stingray Hot Country

  • Channel 159 - Stingray Soulstrom

  • Channel 160 - Stingray Greatest Hits

  • Channel 161 - Stingray: Hitlist

  • Channel 162 - Stingray: Classica

  • Channel 163 - Clubbing TV

  • Channel 165 - Qwest TV Jazz and Beyond

  • Channel 166 - Qwest TV Classical

  • Channel 167 - Qwest TV Mix

  • Channel 201 - The Design Network (English)

  • Channel 202 - So Yummy (English)

  • Channel 203 - GoTraveler (English)

  • Channel 204 - Hungry (English)

  • Channel 205 - Gusto TV (English)

  • Channel 206 - Motorvision.tv (English)

  • Channel 208 - Powernation (English)

  • Channel 209 - The Boat Show (English)

  • Channel 210 - Travelxp (English)

  • Channel 213 - Demand Africa (English)

  • Channel 251 - The Pet Collective (English)

  • Channel 252 - People Are Awesome (English)

  • Channel 253 - Fail Army (English)

  • Channel 254 - Dry Bar Comedy (English)

  • Channel 257 - Chive TV (English)

  • Channel 258 - The Hollywood Reporter (English)

  • Channel 259 - People TV (English)

  • Channel 260 - VENN (English)

  • Channel 261 - BCC Gaming (English)

  • Channel 262 - PlayWorks (English)

  • Channel 263 - Revry (English)

  • Channel 264 - Destination TV (English)

  • Channel 265 - Fashion TV (English)

  • Channel 266 - Froot TV (English)

  • Channel 269 - Insight TV (English)

  • Channel 273 - Young Hollywood (English)

  • Channel 276 - Comedy Dynamics (English)

  • Channel 301 - Weather Spy (English)

  • Channel 302 - Singray Naturescape

  • Channel 350 - Euronews

  • Channel 352 - Reuters (English)

  • Channel 354 - Holywire (English)

  • Channel 355 - Revry News (English)

  • Channel 357 - Bloomberg Television (English)

  • Channel 358 - Bloomberg Quicktake (English)