Philo Fact Sheet

LAUNCH DATE — Philo launched in the U.S. on November 14, 2017.


  • Entertainment-focused programming package featuring 59 channels for $20.
  • Programming agreements and investment from top programming groups: A+E, AMC, Discovery and Viacom.
  • Package of entertainment, lifestyle and knowledge-focused programming from top-rated channels, including:

    • A&E, AMC, BBC America, Cheddar, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Food Network, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, ID, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon, OWN, Tastemade, and many more; new content will continue to be added in the future.


  • Watch on up to three different devices at the same time, with personalized profiles for 10 users per account.
  • Seven-day trial that you can start in seconds with just a phone number.
  • Unlimited 30-day DVR, deep on-demand library, plus the ability to pause any live channel, start programs from the beginning, and watch any program that has aired in the past three days for no additional charge.
  • Streamlined interface, intelligent search, and easy, but powerful functionality to save and follow your favorite shows.
  • Easily share links to favorite shows—right from within the platform. For non-Philo users, signing up and watching is as easy as entering a phone number.


  • Computer: Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox
  • TV: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and more to come
  • Mobile: iOS/iPad, Android Mobile devices, and Fire Tablets (Fire OS 5 minimum)
  • TVE: access to 38 TV Everywhere apps and websites for participating networks included in subscription


Philo will layer a social platform onto the Philo service. Watching TV will be a shared social experience for the first time on Philo. Examples of features include:

  • Social Discovery: See what shows are popular with your friends.
  • Synced Viewing: See what shows friends are watching and join them to watch together. Or, see how far your friends have watched to avoid accidental spoilers.


Inspired by Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of electronic television, Philo was created to build a better TV experience. The company started in the college market and is now available nationwide, offering subscribers dozens of top-rated television channels for a low monthly subscription. In addition to being the first entertainment-focused streaming TV service, Philo offers live TV, unlimited DVR, on-demand, and content from top programmers all available on Android devices and Android TV, Fire Tablets and Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS/iPad, Roku, and PC/Mac web browsers, with more options to come. Philo is based in San Francisco, with offices in New York and Cambridge, MA. For more information, visit


Alana Davis, Camille Schmidt, (415) 308-7723

Philo is a registered trademark of Philo, Inc. Use of this trademark by Philo and/or any approved licensees does not imply any association with, or endorsement by, any person, living or dead.

Revised 4/16/20

61 channels, $20/month.
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