What is Philo?
Philo is a subscription-based streaming service that offers live TV and on-demand content. It was launched in 2017 and is based in San Francisco, California. Philo is available in the United States and can be accessed via web browsers, mobile devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Android TV.
Overall, Philo is a cost-effective option for cord-cutters who want access to a variety of entertainment channels without the high cost of cable or satellite TV. However, it may not be the best choice for those who want access to sports or local news programming.
I wanna access Philo now! What do I need to do?
If you are a playmoTV DNS user you can access Philo outside the US (as a matter of fact anywhere in the world).
If you’re not a playmoTV DNS user then you need to do the following (existing users that are linked can go to step 3):
- Sign up for a playmoTV DNS account (takes less than a minute if you sign up via Facebook)
- Link your computer or device to the playmoTV gateway so we can help you access Philo.
- Sign up for Philo at their website. Yes, it’s that easy!
Does playmoTV DNS include access to Philo?
No, playmoTV DNS only helps you unblock access to Philo. We assume that you either have an existing Philo account, or you will sign up for one after you sign up for playmoTV.
How much does Philo cost?
Philo offers two subscription plans: the standard plan costs $25 per month and provides access to 63 channels, including AMC, BET, Comedy Central, Discovery, Food Network, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon, and TLC. The premium plan, which costs $29 per month, includes the standard plan channels plus nine additional channels, such as Logo, Nicktoons, and Cooking Channel.
The service does not include local channels or sports networks. Philo also does not offer DVR functionality, but it provides a 72-hour catch-up feature that allows subscribers to watch previously aired episodes on-demand. Philo does not require a contract or long-term commitment, and subscribers can cancel their subscription at any time.
What content is on Philo?
Philo offers a variety of live TV channels and on-demand content from popular entertainment networks. Here are some examples of the content available on Philo:
- AMC: Philo subscribers can watch popular shows like The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, and Fear the Walking Dead.
- Comedy Central: The service offers popular comedies like South Park, The Daily Show, and Tosh.0.
- Discovery: Philo subscribers can watch popular shows from the Discovery family of networks, including Shark Week, Deadliest Catch, and MythBusters.
- Food Network: The channel offers cooking shows and competitions like Chopped, Iron Chef America, and Guy’s Grocery Games.
- HGTV: Philo offers a variety of home improvement and design shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, and House Hunters.
- MTV: The channel offers a mix of music videos and reality shows like Teen Mom, Catfish, and Jersey Shore.
- Nickelodeon: Philo subscribers can watch kids’ shows like SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, and PAW Patrol.
- TLC: The channel offers a variety of lifestyle programming, including Say Yes to the Dress, 90 Day Fiancé, and Trading Spaces.
In addition to these channels, Philo also offers programming from networks like A&E, Animal Planet, BET, Bravo, CMT, History, and VH1. While the service does not offer sports or local channels, it does provide access to a wide range of entertainment programming at a relatively low cost.
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How to subscribe to Philo
You can sign up for Philo by using your credit card. When they ask for your zip card before submitting your credit card information just remember to write your zip code along with some additional digits so Philo thinks you’re in the US. (See this tip if you want further information on the zip code trick)
If you cannot use your credit card when signing up for Philo, then you can use StatesCard, a virtual credit card provider that helps users pay for streaming services that only accept US credit cards.
Supported devices for Philo
Philo is supported on the following devices:
- Apple TV (4th generation).
- Amazon Fire TV/Fire TV Stick.
- LG TV’s running webOS.