Philo - Live TV Streaming Service Review


Philo is a live TV streaming service designed for entertainment lovers which includes 37 channels for $16/month or 46 channels for $20 per month.

They include major channels from A&E Networks, AMC Networks, Discovery, Scripps Networks, and Viacom.

Philo does not include any local or sports channels like ESPN, FS1, or NBCSN.

$16 Philo

  • 37 Channels
  • No Local Channels
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  • 17 of Top 35 Cable Channels
  • Sports Channels
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⚫︎ Cloud DVR


30 days

⚫︎ 3 Device Streams

Watch on up to 3 devices at the same time.

⚫︎ On Demand

Most channels have on demand content.

⚪︎ No TV Everywhere Apps

Does not provide app logins.

⚪︎ No Parental Controls

Does not have any parental controls.

Tech Specs

HD Video

Streaming Reliability


On Demand Reliability


Live Delay

0 seconds

Channel Switching

0.0 seconds

7-Day Free Trial

Philo offers a 7-day free trial. Your subscription is month-to-month and you can cancel at any time.


We researched Philo and reviewed six other live TV streaming services for more than 100 hours. Philo is compatible with Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch mobile devices, Roku, and from you computer’s browser.


Unlimited Cloud DVR

Philo has unlimited DVR storage, but you can only keep shows for 30 days.

streams Simultaneous Viewing

This service allows for three simultaneous streams.

Many apps TV Everywhere

Similar to traditional cable and satellite subscriptions, Philo includes “TV Everywhere” logins for most channels they offer.

Mind the Kids No Parental Controls

There are no parental controls for Philo. Only Hulu and Sling have parental controls.

Devices and Apps

Device Compatibility

Philo is compatible with many smartphones, tablets, Roku devices, and computers. You can also AirPlay to an Apple TV from an iOS devices.

TV Devices

  • Roku
    • Roku Streaming Stick
    • Roku 2, 3, 4
    • Roku Premiere
    • Roku Premiere+
    • Roku Ultra

Phones & Tablets

  • Android 4.4 or newer
  • iOS 7 or newer
    • iPad 2 or newer
    • iPhone 4s or newer
    • iPod Touch (5th gen) or newer


  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari


Local Channels

Philo doesn’t offer any local channels like ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, NBC, Telemundo, and Univision.

ABC ⚪︎
CBS ⚪︎
The CW ⚪︎
Fox ⚪︎
NBC ⚪︎
Telemundo ⚪︎
Univision ⚪︎

Top Cable Channels

Philo offers top cable channels from A&E Networks, AMC Networks, Discovery, Scripps Networks, and Viacom.

You get 17 of the top 35 cable channels as part of their base package.

The top 35 cable channels are listed below. For a list of all channels, look at Philo’s full channel lineup.

A&E ⚫︎
AMC ⚫︎
Animal Planet ⚫︎
BET ⚫︎
Bravo ⚪︎
Cartoon Network ⚪︎
CNN ⚪︎
Comedy Central ⚫︎
Discovery ⚫︎
Disney Channel ⚪︎
E! ⚪︎
Food Network ⚫︎
Fox News ⚪︎
Fox Sports 1 ⚪︎
Freeform ⚪︎
FX ⚪︎
FXX ⚪︎
Hallmark ⚪︎
History ⚫︎
Investigation Discovery ⚫︎
Lifetime ⚫︎
MTV ⚫︎
Nickelodeon ⚫︎
OWN ⚫︎
Spike ⚫︎
Syfy ⚪︎
TBS ⚪︎
TLC ⚫︎
TNT ⚪︎
truTV ⚪︎
USA Network ⚪︎
VH1 ⚫︎

View the Philo full channel lineup for a list of all channels.

Sports Channels

National Sports Channels

In order to keep monthly pricing low, Philo doesn’t include access to any national sports channels, regional sports networks, or college or pro networks.

ESPN2 ⚪︎
Fox Sports 1 ⚪︎
Fox Sports 2 ⚪︎
NBC Sports Network ⚪︎
TBS ⚪︎
TNT ⚪︎

Regional Sports Networks (RSNs)

Philo doesn’t include access to regional sports networks (RSNs) as part of their service.

beIN Sports ⚪︎
Eleven Sports ⚪︎
Fox Soccer Plus ⚪︎
Golf Channel ⚪︎
Olympic Channel ⚪︎
Tennis Channel ⚪︎

Premium Channels

Philo doesn’t currently offer the ability to add premium channels.

Cinemax ⚪︎
HBO ⚪︎
Showtime ⚪︎
Starz ⚪︎