Never heard of it don’t worry Philo TV has flown under the radar but is fast gaining momentum. It started as a on-campus TV streaming service for colleges and universities in the US. Now Philo TV is available to everyone with a price that beats all of its competitors at the moment $16/month.
What the catch you might ask…well for the price you can’t refuse for cable it is a sports free service which is the primary reason they are able to keep their costs down.
Philo TV Channels
Now you may ask what channels are offered at such an amazing price. Philo includes the following TV Channels to enjoy at your leasure:
A&E, AMC, AXSTV, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, Cheddar, CMT, Comedy Central, Discovery, DIY, Food Network, FYI, GSN, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies, HGTV, IFC, ID, LifeTime, LifeTime Movies, MTV, MTV2, MTV Classic, Nick, Own, Sci, Paramount Channel (formerly Spike), Sundance TV, Nick Jr, Teen Nick, History, TLC, Travel Channel, TV Land, Velocity, VH1, Viceland, and We
For an extra $4 more per month we can add the following channels:
- American Heroes Channel
- BET Her
- Cooking Channel
- Destination America
- Discovery Family
- Discovery Life
- MTV Live
We must admit live streaming sports is probably the main reason why cable TV still exists. However to choice for Philo TV to not offer sports was a financial choice then one of preference. As we all are well aware of Live sports is a very sought after valuable space. If you wish to offer sports stations TV networks much be willing to pay a pretty hefty price for it. These prices become ever more inflationary with each passing year.
How to Watch Philo TV?
If you wish to watch Philo you will need the following devices:
Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, web, iOS, and Android Chrome
The Future of Philo TV
Philo TV has been setting it aim as being a pioneer in the “Social TV” space. What is social TV you may ask? The idea of sharing movies TV show interactively with Family and Friends.
Does it come with a Cloud DVR service?
Yes. Philo has a DVR services where you can record a show or movie of your choice so long as it is watch within 30 days. There isn’t a limit on the number of shows or movies you can record so long as it is watched within 30 days. If you happen to forget to record live TV show movie you can rewind within 3 days of it airing and mark it to record.
Are you allowed to watch Philo on Multiple Devices?
Yes. You can watch Philo TV on up to three devices at the same time.
Deals and Promos
Like many of its competitors Philo TV does offer a 7 day free trial subscription and you don’t need to input a credit car for up to 48 hours giving you up to 2 days to watch Live TV content. Just remember after entering your credit card after the two days to cancel before your trial ends or you will be charge for the service.