Pluto TV bills itself as the leading free streaming television service and now it is rolling out on LG's smart TVs. The app allows viewers to stream hundreds of linear channels for free and is available immediately on 2020 model LG smart TVs in the U.S., with plans to expand to other regions.

LG plans to roll out the Pluto TV app on its 2016 through 2019 smart TV models beginning this fall. A key functionality is that Pluto TV content will be available through LG Channels, which will integrate 99 Pluto TV channels.

The following is the full press release on this news:

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August 4, 2020 (LOS ANGELES) -- Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in the U.S., today announced a global distribution deal with LG Electronics, bringing its award-winning platform with hundreds of premium linear channels to LG’s line-up of critically-acclaimed smart TVs. Pluto TV is now available on LG smart TV models (2020) in the U.S., with rollouts on 2016-2019 models to begin in Fall 2020. Expansion plans to other regions will be announced at a later date. Pluto TV currently has a global footprint spanning 22 countries across three continents.

Pluto TV delivers viewers easy access to award-winning content across TV series and movies, news, lifestyle, tech and science, music, kids programming, and more, all for free. Pluto TV content will be discoverable instantly through the LG Channels experience -- LG's proprietary feature offering access to over 200 free streaming channels including movies, shows, breaking news, sports, comedy and more. Once fully integrated later this year, more than 99 Pluto TV channels will be available on LG smart TVs.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring Pluto TV and our leadership in free, ad-supported streaming television to LG’s lineup of critically-acclaimed smart TVs,” states Brendon Thomas, Vice President Distribution, Pluto TV. “Through this partnership, we are excited to have another opportunity to accelerate our mission to entertain the planet by bringing an unparalleled lineup of programming, with instant discoverability through the LG Channels experience, to millions of LG users, for free.”

“In the highly unusual times we are living in, people are turning to home entertainment in even larger numbers than ever before,” said Matt Durgin, Director, North America Partnerships at LG Electronics. “With the debut of Pluto TV on LG smart TVs, our customers now have access to an even more expansive and diverse roster of free streaming content that will keep everyone entertained and engaged at home.”

Pluto TV delivers 100,000+ hours of free, premium content to an audience of over 24 million monthly active users in the US alone. With this new global distribution deal, LG customers will have access to hundreds of channels and tens of thousands of titles on demand featuring content from over 200 major media partners, launching just in time for the arrival of a new slate of programming that includes 40 iconic and award-winning CBS and Comedy Central properties, amongst others.