Pluto TV adds Hulu to its galaxy

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 03 July 2015

Online video start-up Pluto TV has signed a distribution deal with Hulu for all of the latter's free, ad-supported content to be available on Pluto TV's website but not its mobile platforms for iOS and Android devices.

Viewers will gain access to a slate of current and older shows, like The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Saturday Night Live, as well as Seinfeld, Star Trek, Cheers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Happy Days.

The deal comes on the heels of Hulu's recent announcement that it's distributing Showtime. Hulu's subscribers can add Showtime to their subscriptions before the premiere of new seasons of its hit shows Ray Donovan and Masters Of Sex on 12 July, and access the channel at as well as through the Hulu app.

The channel will cost an extra $8.99 (in addition to the $7.99 that subscribers already pay for Hulu service). All of Showtime's old as well as new series, documentaries, sports programming along with huge library of movies will be available to Hulu subscribers across the US, that too devoid of advertisements.