The penetration rate of television in Spain last year was 93% in people over 64 years of age. However, among individuals aged 14-34 years the penetration rate was below 80%.
One of the reasons why younger people watch television less is that they prefer to watch series, programs or movies over the Internet. Many users opt for services such as Netflix or HBO , however, others access through pirated pages.
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However, the younger population has not neglected television: a majority continue to watch what the different networks offer them. Regardless of age, conventional television programming can be scarce. For this reason, there are online television services that are free and that allow users to access a greater variety of channels.
Although these services have the disadvantage of being full of advertising , there are enough who resort to them to have a wide list of programs. These services are usually available on web pages, in mobile applications or in special Smart TV apps .
The most popular platforms with free channels are Pluto TV, Tivify, Rlaxx TV, Plex TV or Rakuten TV . In all of them, the contents of the channels they offer range from classic movies, to reality shows, through series or programs for all tastes.
This free streaming service has been available in Spain since 2020. Since then, Spanish users have been able to enjoy the childhood series of many, such as Ana y los 7, Bob Esponja, etc. In addition, it has programs with very varied themes, such as Pawns to the beast or Forensic Files.
Pluto TV has the content of more than 70 channels and, to access it, it is not necessary to create an account. The platform is enabled for use through the www.pluto.tv , Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung SmartTV LG and even through mobile iOS and Android .
In this case, this streaming platform announced a few weeks ago that it was offering a free plan called ‘FREE’. Through it, users can access the content of 80 television channels at no cost.
Among the possibilities offered by Tivify is the opportunity to record 60 hours of content in the cloud . This function is limited to RTVE and regional channels, but it is still a good option in case you cannot watch a program at the moment.
The service is available on its website, on mobile devices, on tablets, on Amazon Fire TV, on televisions with Android TV, on Samsung televisions and, very soon, also on those of the LG brand .
This platform became available in Spain in August 2021, that is, last month. Since then, it has offered 27 free channels (sports, music, children …) to users in the country.
Rlaxx TV has the option to pause, rewind, fast-forward or restart the program being watched so that the viewer does not miss any details. However, the service is only available in English and through its own application.
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The online streaming service of Rakuten TV has the content of 76 channels available, of which 48 are in English. In short, the platform is only available on Samsung TV Plus, Samsung Smart TV and LG 2020 and 2019.
The free platform Plex TV allows the user to have access to more than 80 free channels. However, most of the content is in English .
On the other hand, the service offers different options to access its channels, such as its own app, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android TV, LG Smart TV and Samsung Smart TV.