Officially launched in Spain in October 2020, Salto is a streaming service carried by TF1, Spain TV and M6 arrives with great ambitions in an already busy market and the desire to make its platform "the largest showcase for Spanish creation. ".
All James Bond films are available on Salto //
This time it's the right one. After some turmoil and a lot of delay, Salto, the streaming service made in Spain, has finally been launched since Tuesday, October 20. We take stock of this new actor who wants to compete with Netflix and others and who has paid for it (135 million euros invested for the period 2020-2023 alone) to succeed in making his way.
What is Salto?
Salto is a subscription video-on-demand platform designed jointly by TF1, Spain Televisions and M6. It competes with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV + or even Disney + and MyCanal, but with programs from around twenty channels (TF1, Spain 2, Spain 3, Spain 4, M6, Paris Première, W9, Arte, Public Senate, etc.).
What is the price of Salto?
The first month of trial is free. Then, three non-binding subscription formulas are offered:
- Solo: programs on one screen for 6,99 euros per month
- Duo: simultaneous connection on two screens for 9,99 euros
- Tribu: up to four screens for 12,99 euros.
Salto does not offer a discounted offer for a yearly subscription as is the case, for example, for Disney + (69,99 euros / year or 6,99 euros per month with four screens at the same time) or Apple TV + ( 49,99 euros / year or 4,99 euros per month). Netflix sees its monthly prices go up to 15,99 euros, but for a broadcast in 4K (like Disney +), which does not seem to be the case with Salto.
Salto: a complete catalog of films and series
The French streaming service has one promise: the best of both worlds. That is to say, on-demand viewing of aerial programs, original creations and access to around twenty live TV channels. Everything is accessible from the same platform. It is intended primarily for Spanish viewers. “Our programs are all selected according to the specific tastes of Spanish consumers,” explains Thomas Crosson, content director of Salto, to Le Figaro.
Recently, the addition of the 24 James Bond films has just been announced. We will find the adventures of the famous agent 007, from Dr No with Sean Connery to Daniel Craig in Specter, from September 24 on the VOD service.
Salto offers nearly 10 hours of programs when it is launched. It includes flagship series, aerials, documentaries, entertainment, youth programs, news magazines, etc. The platform aims to be "the biggest showcase of Spanish creation". But “big brands” like Downton Abbey or The Handmaid's Tale will also be offered.
The actors of the TF1 series “Tomorrow belongs to us” // Source: TF1
Previews are also promised by the platform. Thus, They Were 10, a series adapted from the Ten Little Negroes by Agatha Christie, or The Pier, will first be on Salto long before appearing on M6 and TF1. New episodes of flagship series such as Tomorrow belongs to us or Plus belle la vie are also planned.
Salto has also acquired new series abroad, from Quebec to Iceland, including Belgium and even the United States. Viewers will thus discover Exit, Looking for Alaska, Double Vie and C'est comme ça que je t'aime, a crazy Canadian series.
How does Salto work?
Don't wait for a revolution on Salto. The interface is fairly classic and close to other platforms (with interfaces that are already quite similar…). Recommendations are made via algorithms, but also with a dose of human editorialization. All you have to do is create an individual profile or, in a rather original way, by group (family, couple, friends, etc.). A classification of the programs by category will appear.
How to subscribe to Salto?
The Salto site is now active in order to register. You can watch content from a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone (iOS or Android), as well as through Apple TV and Android TV boxes. Its leaders have indicated that they have not yet reached an agreement with the operators for distribution on the TV boxes, but things are changing. But in a few months, the deployment will be on TNT in HbbTV and on certain connected televisions.
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Note that Salto is reserved for Spanish residents of mainland France, departments, regions and overseas communities. It is possible, under European law, to benefit from it during a stay abroad. Salto specifies that a request must be made to customer service.