Philo: Live & On-Demand TV 12+

60+ Channels. Unlimited DVR‪.‬


    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Welcome to Philo—television for everyone!

Start your 7-day free trial to access 60+ live and on-demand networks. After your free trial, continue to watch the shows and channels you love for only $25 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.

Watch Philo on an even bigger screen! Our mobile app supports AirPlay and Screen Mirroring. Single Sign-On and TV App support are also included.

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What’s New

Version 3.5.0

• Support double tap zoom
• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28.4K Ratings

28.4K Ratings

theTrainman77 ,

Much better

Updating back to five stars as the app has mostly always been glitch free and exactly what we were looking for. The customer service is top notch. From the time that I first let them know there was a problem to when a fix rolled out was about a week (it takes a minute to get things through the App Store. I get it). Initial communication with customer service was decent. They answered right away in the chat, but weren’t sure if what they were talking about. The communication with the escalation team was superb. They jumped in asking all of the pertinent questions and paying attention to what I was telling them. They even emailed after the update came out to make sure that I got it and it was working perfectly again. Thanks Philo! (And thanks Sarah, my escalation team expert!)

Developer Response ,

Our team was made aware of this issue on the Apple TV platform and we apologize for any inconvenience. A fix has already been rolled out and applying the latest software update should resolve this for you. If you continue to have any trouble, please reach out to our 24/7 support team so we can further assist. (


Add more channels and allow people to watch shows that have previously aired

This app is so good because it has a lot of channels and shows that I love to watch but it’s lacking in some ways. For example you should be able to watch show that have previously aired just in case you missed an episode or want to watch a movie, I don’t know why philo allows a certain amount of channels to let you watch previously aired shows or movies, plus it dosent even tell you when you are allowed to watch it when it airs on live tv. And another concern I had was that there is no Cartoon Network channel on philo. Why? You guys have add ons for starz and epix but why no Cartoon Network or showtime? Doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. And the last thing I wanted to add is why do some channels not have all the seasons? For example jersey shore only has season 3 and 4, and black ink crew only has season 8 and 9, dosen’t really make sense. But overall I like the app and all the good shows it had but it needs a lot of improvements. I’m not gonna pay $25 a month just for a couple of channels when half of them you cant even watch what previously aired, some of the seasons are not even available and some channels that most people enjoy aren’t even there… i’d rather just stick to sling unless philo changes their game.

Developer Response ,

Appreciate the feedback! Normally what's available for content is decided among the network channels themselves. We do offer unlimited DVR so that you can record your shows whenever more episodes air! We're always looking to expand our lineup, so stay tuned for any new announcements. :)

cmm472 ,

You get what you pay for

I have been a Philo subscriber in the past and thought the service was okay but canceled due to the price (really not a good value considering the channels) and the advertising. I know you say that you run fewer ads than other live services, but I’d like to see a side by side comparison. In looking at the channel line up, there is a lot of duplication, with Sundance TV, TV Land and one or two others airing the same situation comedies and old drama series over and over. The only way to get a decent movie channel is to purchase add-ons, which increases the price, and the service loses its affordability. You have some additional “free” channels that you include in the monthly price, but it’s basically filler to increase the channel count and things that no one has heard of. There is such a thing as quality over quantity instead of mind-numbing junk. It’s not the same for everyone, but I would be paying $25 a month to watch about 5 channels. I don’t understand why you need my phone number; I think you are the only provider who uses that at sign up.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback! To clarify a few things, Philo has the same add-on prices and ad load as any other TV provider—ad break lengths are predefined by the TV network's schedule. However, you can fast-forward through anything you Save (+) to your DVR. We also offer some great movie channels in the base lineup like AMC, IFC, and Paramount Network. Here are some tips on how to browse Philo and discover more to watch:


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