Skip to main content

Philo TV Channels: Packages & Pricing in 2021

Philo on Roku
Philo is an inexpensive streaming option with a lot of channels you'll want to have.

Choice is everything when it comes to streaming TV, and another interesting option is upstart-turned must-see service Philo.

Philo has just one plan that gets you 70 channels for a single price. Starting June 8, 2021, that price is going to be $25 a month. Anyone subscribed to Philo before that date will continue to pay $20 a month. And that's it. No having to pick and choose which channels you want on which packages. It's all or nothing.

The good news? Philo still has a fairly comprehensive set of channels — particularly given the price. It can go a long way toward filling the holes in competitors' plans — or maybe it's just enough on its own. Your call, of course.

Let's break down everything there is to know about Philo. The good. The great. The reasons you might well want to consider it as your only streaming option or to bolster another strategy, like free over-the-air TV.

How much does Philo cost?

Philo is $25 a month for the standard service. That's it. No plans to pick from. No charts of channels from which to choose. 

There's no contract and you can cancel any time you want.

Does Philo have a free trial?

Yes, Philo has a free trial. You can give it a go for a week before paying the monthly subscription free.

How many subscribers does Philo have?

Philo's last report on subscribers came in November 2020, when it said that it had surpassed 800,000 subscribers. No new subscriber data has been shared since then.

What channels does Philo have?

Here's the full list of channels available on Philo:

Accuweather, A&E, AMC, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, Aspire, AXS, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, Bloomberg Television, Cheddar News, CLEO TV, CMT, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, Crackle, Crime Investigation, Destination America, Discovery, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, DIY Network, Food Network, FYI, Game Show Network, GET TV, GustoTV, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, History Channel, ID, IFC, INSP, Law & Crime Trial Network, Lifetime, LMN, Logo, Motortrend, MTV, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nick Toons, OWN, Paramount Network, People TV, Players TV, Pocket Watch, Revolt, Revry, Ryan and Friends, SCI, Starz Kids & Family, Sundance TV, Tastemade, Teen Nick, TLC, Trvl Channel, TV Land, TV One, Up TV, VH1, Vice, We TV

What add-ons does Philo have?

There are three channel add-on options available with Philo.

The first is the "Movies & More" add-on, which gives users Cinemoi, HDNet Movies, MGM HD, Reelz and Sony Movies for $3 per month.

There is an EPIX add-on package that includes the EPIX, EPIX Hits and EPIX2 channels for a monthly fee of $6.

Then there is the Starz add-on, offering Starz, Starz Encore and Starz Kids & Family for $9 per month.

A seven-day free trial is available with all of these channel add-on packages.

Does Philo have a cloud-based DVR?

Yes — Philo has an unlimited cloud-based DVR, so you can "record" all the shows you want. Recordings are saved for up to 12 months days so you can watch something over and over during that time frame. Philo subscribers who previously were only able to keep recordings up to 30 days can visit the Philo help page to learn how to update to the year-long DVR option.

Can you stream Philo on multiple devices?

Philo allows up to three streams on three devices at the same time. So you can watch on a TV in the living room while someone else is watching from the bedroom and a third person is watching on their phone while on the go.

Philo also has the ability to create up to 10 profiles on a single account, so each person in your family can watch what they want.

Which devices can you watch Philo on?

Philo supports most major modern hardware platforms. Consumers can watch Philo on their TV with Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV (fourth generation or later), Android TV (5.0 or higher) and Google Chromecast (second generation or later). Philo can also be viewed on a PC or Mac supported browser, Android OS 5.0 or higher devices, iOS OS 13.0 or higher devices (including iPads and iPhones) or an Amazon Fire Tablet OS 5.0 or higher.

Phil Nickinson

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for AndroidCentral.com and Mobile Nations and is the Dad part of Modern Dad.