Welcome to Philo—television for everyone!

Start your 7-day free trial to access 50+ live and on-demand networks. After your free trial, continue to watch the shows and channels you love for only $20 a month.

Philo’s channels include AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BET, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, Discovery Channel, Food Network, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, History, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon, OWN, Paramount, Travel, TV Land, UPTV, VH1, Vice, WE tv and more!

From reality and true crime to lifestyle and scripted drama, Philo has the shows you love. Looking for content for the kids? Watch favorites like PAW Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants, Peppa Pig, Bubble Guppies, and more on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, and TeenNick.

Philo offers an unlimited DVR and the ability to stream on up to three devices at once. Start watching now on your smartphone, tablet, computer or TV. Personalize your Philo experience by creating up to 10 profiles per household. Everyone who shares the account can have their own sign-in credentials, saved shows, and watch history.

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What’s New

Version 1.8.1

Improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Amber611 ,

Great price & streaming, but needs work!

I rarely write reviews with being very ill, and bedridden with very bad breathing difficulties. First off I do love Philo’s quality streaming and it’s an Awesome price too, especially with so many channels!!! The app though REALLY needs work with the channel guides!!!! I don’t have a TV right now so I only use the app! To record/DVR things ahead of time I have to scroll to the time/day, and then tap on the movie/tv show. Then it goes to the movie/show’s own page, and you can record or read about it. I would LOVE to be able to record/DVR just by tapping or double tapping the movie/show, or clicking a + or some button please on the main channel page!!! Not to mention the worst part is after setting the movie/show to record or just reading about the show/movie summary, you have to go back to the channel page, and then BOOM (with no choice!) you are no longer at the future schedule/time/day!!!!! You are sent back to the current time/day, making you have to scroll ALL THE WAY BACK FORWARD again to where you were, if you want to record multiple things ahead of time!!!! This is not only annoying but Extremely Frustrating, especially since the extra constant scrolling over and over again, really aggravates my already bad breathing issues!!!!! :( Definitely not user friendly for me, and I’d only guess annoying for everyone else!!!! PLEASE try to fix this, or I’ll sadly have to go to another streaming service! Thank you.

Developer Response ,

Hi Amber, just wanted to let you know that the Channel Profile no longer resets every time you navigate back to it, so you don't have to scroll excessively like before. And to DVR a show, you can now press and hold a tile to open the content modal and then press Save. Thank you again for your feedback, hope you are doing well!

Jam07 ,

Philo is Good, but with so many tv options of today, it should be great.

I like philo. I’m currently on day 7 of the free trial. I do wish the UX design was a bit better. Overall user experience and discoverability could be improved. It should be effortless to scroll around and discover new shows—rather than seeing the same 10-15 in rotation. The Netflix or Yourube menu models allow for people to watch their normal preferences plus explore new shows they otherwise wouldn’t. Why? Because that increases app usage if you tell me what shows are good not just me watching the same (and only) shows I already know about. With Philo, I have to know the show I’m looking to watch. Also, the fact that when watching a season, the next episode doesn’t auto play is a bit out of touch with understanding user behavior.

I learned more about how the app works from reading these App Store reviews than I did from actually using the app.

It’s a good app & I hope they grow and fix things.

Apple2011g ,

Great Product Love It

This app is amazing! I just got the app I tried it out it’s so easy to use very user-friendly. It’s much cheaper than dish and I get all the channels that I really wanted. This app is worth every dollar. My contract with dish expires in October. I can’t wait to cancel them. I love this app and I am so happy that I found this app. The picture quality is superb with no glitches or loading. This app is easy to use on both the phone and on Roku. I don’t think there is anything that I don’t like about Philo. I can see myself being a long time Subscriber to their service. If you want to save money and can live without the sports channels then this is the perfect solution for you. What I did for local channels was I bought an over the air antenna. I’m connecting that to Clearstream and I can access those channels from the Clearstream app on Roku. That’s my solution to the rip off artists who work in the cable companies. Thank you Philo for providing this amazing solution keep up the good work.


Philo, Inc.
33.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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