Pluto TV comes to Ubuntu Touch in the form of a webapp, but things have to improve (at least on the PineTab)

Pluto TV on Ubuntu Touch

A little over a month ago, Pluto TV landed in Spain. For those who still do not know what it is, these are the platform's own channels, free and that we can see online, for which we need a web browser (it is not necessary to use Widevine) or an app to be able to enjoy them. From today December 2, that app has reached the OpenStore, the official Ubuntu Touch store, but it is a webapp.

Using a webapp is better than doing it from the browser, since it removes unnecessary components from it and focuses only on what is needed. Speaking of the browser, the Morph Browser Ubuntu Touch has changed a lot in recent weeks, with a new icon and an interface more similar to that offered by Android's Firefox or Chrome than what we have seen so far. In addition, they have also enabled hardware acceleration on some devices, which makes the scroll more responsive.

Pluto TV available on the OpenStore

The problem, as we have already indicated in the headline of this article, is that it doesn't work too well, at least on the PineTab. And the problem I do not think is the app, but the limitations that the tablet still has. When you open it, the app is what is expected of it: a separate browser window that we can use to "watch" Pluto TV, and I put it in quotes because right now, at least on the PineTab, it's constantly cutting itself off.

There is a known problem that makes the Internet connection via WiFi not very stable, even if we are next to the router. Probably, when they improve this, we will be able to watch Pluto TV and other free streaming services without these cuts. But the fact is that there is an app, and Ubuntu Touch users can use it, although I think that those who will be able to enjoy it best will be those of a PinePhone that takes more time in development and whose hardware is not so new.


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