Pay TV is an expensive service and many people are looking for audiovisual content alternatives. Streaming services, such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, play an important role when it comes to cutting cable TV, but do not bring linear (live) channels. The technology IPTV has options with free or paid channels to watch over the internet; check out six legal options that are available in Brazil.
1. Pluto TV has free IPTV
Pluto TV arrived in Brazil in November 2020, and is maintained by ViacomCBS. The service has 24 live channels and also has content for streaming on demand. The IPTV platform is 100% free and legalized, but there are ads in the middle of the schedule. All content is available in Portuguese.
Pluto TV has the following channels:
- Cine Successes
- Action Movies
- Comedy Cine
- Cine Drama
- Cine Terror
- The three Stooges
- MTV Pluto TV
- Are You The One MTV
- People Are Awesome
- The Pet Collective
- Back door
- Fashion Box
- Nick Jr. Club
- Classic Nick
- Rocko’s Modern Life
2. Guigo TV has pay TV channels
Another not well known option is Guigo TV. It is a paid and legitimate IPTV service that can be an alternative to traditional cable TV, and has 50 channels.
One advantage is that the same subscription to Guigo TV can be used on eight different devices, with up to five simultaneous transmissions (with a maximum of two per channel). The platform is available on the web, iOS, Android, Android TV, Chromecast and smart TVs.
These are the plans of Guigo TV:
|33 channels||R $ 7.90|
|Guigo Sports||4 channels||R $ 24.90|
|Guigo Novels||1 channel||R $ 16.90|
|Children’s Guigo||2 channels||R $ 12.90|
|Guigo Family||10 channels||R $ 16.90|
The complete list of channels is available on the Guigo TV website. The platform allows free testing of the IPTV service for seven days, and there is no penalty for cancellation. Payment can be made via credit card or bank slip.
3. Plex TV has 80 channels on your free IPTV
Another free IPTV streaming is Plex TV. In addition to being a media platform, the service has 80 TV channels to watch over the internet. Like Pluto TV, there are advertisements during the programming, but there is no content in Portuguese.
The platform also includes movies and series for streaming on demand. Some major brands stand out among the available channels, such as Tastemade, Reuters TV, Yahoo! Finance, IGN TV and Toon Goggles.
To watch Plex TV, simply download the Plex app that is available on almost all platforms, including iOS, Android, web, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku and smart TVs from various manufacturers.
4. Globoplay and Globoplay + live channels
Rede Globo has its own streaming service, which is the popular Globoplay. By having live channels available on the platform, Globo also falls into the IPTV category and offers free and paid options.
On the free platform, Globoplay allows you to watch the live signal from Futura and Globo in some regions of the national territory (discover the municipalities).
The user can also follow content on demand from TV Globo, including excerpts from newspapers, soap operas and other programs.
Globoplay + live channels
The Globoplay + live channels plan costs R $ 49.90 per month (or 12 times R $ 42.90 in the annual plan) and has access to the following pay TV channels:
- More Globosat
- Mega pix
- SporTV 1, SporTV 2 and SporTV 3
- Universal Studio
The paid plan also gives access to full content from TV Globo and other Globoplay streaming titles, including series, films and documentaries.
5. Claro Box TV is an IPTV that looks like cable TV
Another IPTV service available in Brazil is Claro Box TV. It is paid and involves its own TV box, but it is a good alternative for those who want to escape from traditional pay TV.
There are two plans for Claro Box TV:
|Live Channels||Streaming content||Monthly value|
|Open channels (except Globo, SBT, RedeTV and Record)||Access to NET Now, Claro Vídeo and Claro Música||R $ 20.00|
|Open channels (except Globo, SBT, RedeTV and Record)
More than 80 pay TV channels
|Access to NET Now, Claro Vídeo and Claro Música||R $ 49.90|
It is necessary to pay a subscription fee of R $ 250, which is exempt for Claro broadband, landline and post-paid cell customers. The monthly fee is charged by bank slip, and there is no penalty in case of cancellation.
Those who subscribe to Claro Box TV will receive a TV Box at home that must be installed by the customer. In case of cancellation of the service, the equipment must be returned to Claro.
As for content, Claro does not make available on its website the list of broadcasters present on Claro Box TV, and is limited to saying that the service has “more than 80 channels”. The collaborative site Line Up has the complete list, but be aware that some titles need to be signed separately.
An important absence are Globo channels, such as Globonews, SporTV, GNT, Multishow and Globo itself that is present in the digital open signal. Those who like these channels can subscribe to Globoplay + live channels. However, Claro Box TV does not include the Globoplay application and, therefore, it is necessary to use the smart TV or other TV Box application.
Another shortcoming is Simba Content’s open channels: Record, RedeTV! and SBT are not present in Claro’s connected box. The most popular broadcasters on Claro Box TV are Band, Record News, Gazeta and TV Cultura.
6. Oi Play has IPTV with up to 20 paid channels
Another option with channels via IPTV is Oi Play. The service is already included in some Oi’s mobile and broadband plans, but can be hired separately by anyone.
For non-Oi customers, the invoice can be paid by credit card, and Oi allows you to test your IPTV service for 30 days free of charge. The plans have no loyalty and can be canceled at any time without penalty.
These are Oi Play’s plans with their respective channels:
|Package||Available channels||Included in plans||Single monthly price|
|Oi Play Basic
Includes Oi Collection
|Band, Record News, CNN, TV Cultura, TV Rá Tim Bum, Prime Box, Prime Music, Prime Travel, Fashion TV and FishTV||Oi Fiber 200 Mb / s
Hi Post 8 GB and 50 GB
|R $ 6.90|
|Oi Play Advanced
Includes Oi and Paramount + Collection
|Band, Record News, CNN, TV Cultura, TV Rá Tim Bum, Prime Box, Prime Music, Prime Travel, Fashion TV and FishTV, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Brasil, ESPN Extra, Paramount Channel, MTV, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon and Comedy Central||Oi Fiber 400 Mb / s
Hi Post 100 GB
|R $ 19.90|
In addition to Oi Play broadcasters, the client has access to the Oi Collection content, which includes films and series. In the Advanced plan there is also access to Paramount +.
Unlike Claro Box TV, Oi Play does not require its own TV Box and can be used on your computer and smartphone, in addition to smart TVs and TV Box with Android TV operating system. A version for LG and Samsung TVs is under development by the operator.
Data collected on November 27, 2020. With information: Guigo TV, Globoplay, Pluto TV, Oi, Claro, Plex