Philo Fact Sheet

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


  • Entertainment-focused programming package featuring 43 channels for $16, plus an additional 12 channels available as an optional add-on for $4.
  • 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.
  • Seven-day free 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 programs that have 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 favorite shows with friends and family – right from within the platform. For non-Philo users, signing up and watching is as easy as entering a phone number.


  • Computer: Current browsers, including Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.
  • TV: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku and more to come.
  • Mobile: iOS App & Android via Chrome (Android App launching soon).
  • TVE: access to 37 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:

  • Viewer Profile: Connect with friends and family on Philo to see what shows they like and are watching.
  • 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 starting at $16 per month. 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 web browsers, Apple TV, FireTV, iOS/iPad, Roku, with more to come. Philo is based in San Francisco, with offices in New York and Cambridge, MA. For more information, visit


Eileen Tanner,, 509-521-2594
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Revised 11/7/18

43 Channel Package, $16/month
56 Channel Package, $20/month