Which is the best application to watch free channels on Android TV: we face DTT Channels, Pluto TV, Tivify and Rlaxx TV

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Luckily we have one wide list of options to choose from as far as platforms on which to watch free television channels. From DTT channels to other thematic channels that are not seen on the air.

For this reason, we have set test and compare the most popular apps to watch free TV on your mobile. Although we already told you that there is no absolute winner, since it also depends on the personal preferences of each one, not all offer the same thing and have some incentives that others do not have.

TDTChannels is a player, but it works very well

We started talking about a “newcomer”. And it is that TDTChannels was very popular for years, but announced its closure in November 2022 and then returned in January 2023. Its main incentive is that of serve as IPTV list playeramong which its own list of DTT channels stands out.

tdtchannels interface

Therefore, we start from the premise that It is a player and not an app that already brings channels natively. Although the installation of the channels is simple and it also allows the integration of other lists, the truth is that we cannot judge it the same as the others that do come with a list of predetermined channels as standard.

Judging the application itself, say that it has a simple interface, but intuitive and comfortable to use. Taking the DTT list as a reference, he highlights his organization by themes of them, thus having the main tab divided into sections for general, children’s, thematic channels and more.

Tdtchannels Player

As far as broadcast channels are concerned, and always speaking of the aforementioned list of DTT channels, offer several playback options for each channel in case any broadcast fails. Similarly, it highlights the possibility of be able to change the audio and sound qualityvery useful especially if we are connected with mobile data and we do not want to spend excessively.

In short, the TDTChannels player is a good application. And without advertising. But as we have already been saying, it is not entirely comparable to other applications as it requires manual work to add the lists as it does not have channels by default.

TDTChannels Player

TDTChannels Player

  • Price: Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Developer: Marc Villa
  • Download at: Google play

Pluto TV, one of the pioneers and with a lot of content ‘made in Spain’

It is not easy to know for sure whether or not this application was the pioneer in this area, but it is clear that it is the platform that popularized alternative television channels to DTT. There are many channels that Pluto TV has and although those of DTT are not included among them, it is a wide selection of topics in Spanish.

pluto tv interface

In the section live TV In the app we can find several tabs in which to navigate between the schedules of all the channels, highlighting sections such as news, series, entertainment, children’s or sports. Although there are channels in English, the truth is that we find a wide list with contents in Spanish.

Another section of Pluto TV that stands out positively is that offers content on demand. This section is constantly growing and in it we can find series like South Park, Inocente or classics like A las Once en Casa. In the same way, they also offer movies like Hachiko and Spanish programs like Frank de la Jungla, Españoles por el Mundo or Vaya Semanita.

pluto tv player

pluto tv It is free, although it includes advertising within the channels. In other words, it is not advertising that appears when we carry out actions such as changing the channel, but rather it is inserted in an advertising space between the broadcasts of each channel.

The channel player itself is rather basic. It offers the possibility of channel zapping quickly or add channels to a favorites list, but it does not have the option that the TDTChannels player did give to change the image quality. The maximum resolution it offers is 1,080p, but invariable in case we want to save data.

Pluto TV - Movies and Series

Pluto TV – Movies and Series

  • Price: Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Developer: Pluto, Inc.
  • Download at: Google play

Tivify mixes DTT with thematic channels (and some exclusive ones)

We have known about Tivify for a long time, especially highlighting the possibility of viewing DTT channels. However, it is more than that, being in the end a good mix between the first two applications that we have been talking about, although with differences to highlight regarding them.

Tivify interface

The first is that Tivify offers several plans, two of which are paid. Ads are included in the free version that eventually appears when we enter the app or go from one channel to another. As far as channels are concerned, it allows us to see all of the DTT channels, including the regional ones, but without giving the possibility of seeing those of Mediaset (Telecinco, Cuatro, FDF, Divinity, Boing and BeMad).

if they are paid 0.99 euros for Tivify Plus We continue with advertising, but we get the chance to also watch Mediaset channels. There are also advantages such as recording up to 150 hours of content (in the version free are “only” 60 hours).

in the plan of 7.99 euros per month for Tivify Premium Yes, all kinds of advertising are removed, except for the ones that the DTT channels themselves and other thematic add. Similarly, the possibility of recording content is extended up to 350 hours.

Tivify Menus

With regard to channels, other thematic channels are added to the already mentioned DTT channels. specialized in series and movies. Some of the contents they broadcast are those that are also available for consume a la cartealthough precisely this consumption on demand is also limited to the type of plan you have.

Tivify’s interface is probably the most complete in terms of sections, but with a player that barely leaves zap with swipe gestures from left to right (and vice versa). And it is that in this case we do not find the possibility of changing the image or video quality, being limited in the latter to a maximum resolution of 1,080p.

Tivify

Tivify

  • Price: Free (with subscription plans)
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Developer: TVUp Media Telecom SL
  • Download at: Google play

Rlaxx TV, a complementary option in which it is a pleasure to surf

The rlaxx TV app (technically its name is in lower case), may not be as well known as the previous ones, but it is gaining more and more popularity, being one of the most interesting alternatives to Pluto TV. And it is that its resemblance to this makes does not broadcast DTT channels, but it does broadcast dozens of thematic channels.

Rlaxx Tv Interface

If in the previous applications we talked about minimalist interfaces, Rlaxx TV’s takes the biggest prize in this regard. At least in the mobile field, where it offers only two sections, one to see the broadcast grid and another with à la carte content.

It is in the first section that we find all the channels, distinguishing highly differentiated themes such as music, classic cinema, motoring or documentaries. Although there are not that many channels, the truth is that it can be a good complementary option with those of Tivify and Pluto TV, although most they are in english.

The on-demand content is rather scarce, not being this the strong point of the application. What it offers is also content from the channels it has, being the highlights of them or what has been broadcast in recent days, so that they can be consumed at any time if they could not be seen during the broadcast.

Rlaxx Tv Player

Its financing method is based on advertising, since it is free for the user. Ads are generally inserted when playing a channel for the first time or during its broadcast, ultimately being an artificial insertion. However, it must be said that it is not abused excessively.

If we value its player, we again find absence of being able to change the quality and a maximum resolution of 1,080p. However, the way to change the channel while playing another seems to us to be the most ideal, since by swiping to the right we can navigate through the channel and content grid to quickly switch between them.

rlaxx tv

rlaxx tv

  • Price: Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Developer: rlaxx tv
  • Download at: Google play

Comparative table between DTT Channels, Pluto TV, Tivify and Rlaxx TV

TDTChannels

pluto tv

Tivify

rlaxx tv

Price

Free

Free

Free
Tivify Plus: 0.99 euros per month
Tivify Premium: 7.99 euros per month

Free

In-app advertising

Not

Not

Yes (except on Tivify Premium)

Yes

DTT channels

Yes (inserting the list manually)

Not

Yes (except Mediaset España channels in the free version)

Not

thematic channels

Yes (inserting the list manually)

Yes

Yes

Yes

On-demand content

Not

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ability to record content

Not

Not

Yes

Not

Maximum Image Resolution

Full HD (1080p)

Full HD (1080p)

Full HD (1080p)

Full HD (1080p)

Options to modify the quality of the emission

Yes

Not

Not

Not

Spanish channels

Yes (inserting the list manually)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Channels in other languages

Yes (inserting the list manually)

Yes

Yes

Yes