Philo has just launched their streaming TV service on all Fire TV devices. The Philo app is now live in the Fire TV appstore and is compatible with all Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Cubes, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions. Philo is a TV streaming service that offers a 40 channel package for just $16 a month, making it one of the least expensive alternatives to traditional cable or satellite TV.
Philo’s base $16 per month package of 40 channels includes a wide selection of networks. Notably missing are sports channels, like ESPN and Fox Sports, and local broadcast channels, like ABC, NBC, and FOX. Omitting those types of channels is how Philo is able to price their package so low. They also offer a $20 per month package that adds 9 additional channels to the base package, for a total of 49 channels.
Philo’s closest competitor is AT&T’s recently launched WatchTV service, which offers 37 channels for $15. However, unlike AT&T WatchTV, which is a very bare-bones service, Philo offers perks found on with more expensive TV services. For starters, Philo allows for 3 simultaneous streams, where AT&T WatchTV only offers 1 stream at a time.
Another great feature of Philo is their unlimited DVR. It allows you to save content in the cloud to watch later for 30 days. The DVR service even allows for ad-skipping. AT&T WatchTV does not offer a DVR at all. Another Philo perk is compatibility with TV Everywhere apps. For most of the networks you get with Philo, you’ll be able to use your Philo subscription to activate the individual network’s own apps to get access to more content.
Philo is available to try now with a 7-day free trial. The nice thing is that you don’t need to give them your credit card information to try the service, so there’s no risk of forgetting about it and ending up with an unexpected charge.