Philo: Live & On-Demand TV 12+

70+ Channels. Unlimited DVR‪.‬


    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Philo takes the hassle out of TV, bringing you endless entertainment for an unbeatable price. For $25/month, you'll get 70+ channels and more than 75,000 hours of on-demand movies and shows! TV works around your schedule with unlimited DVR. You can save all your favorite stuff for up to a year and never miss a thing. New subscribers can watch Philo for free for a week! Sign up today to start your 7-day free trial.

Here's what The Philo app has to offer:

More than 70 channels: Watch top-rated channels like AMC, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Food Network, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, History, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon, Oprah Winfrey Network, VH1, WE tv, and more!

Tons of entertainment: Reality, true crime, comedy, and scripted drama—Philo has the stuff you love in one spot! Tune in to classic cartoons and top picks for the whole family, or catch up on the latest hit movies and original series with Philo's premium add-ons.

Unlimited DVR: Save all the movies and shows you love for a year and catch up on your schedule.

Profiles: Create up to 10 profiles for a personalized streaming experience. Each user profile gets its own sign-in credentials, saved shows, and watch history.

Multiple devices: Enjoy Philo on up to 3 devices at a time!

Easy discoverability: Find your saved shows, see what's new and trending, or browse curated collections on the Homepage.

TV Everywhere: Philo subscribers can access our network partners' TV Everywhere apps. Select Philo as your TV provider to sign in and start watching!

Download Philo today and start watching now!

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What’s New

Version 5.1.0

We are rolling out major behind-the-scenes improvement to the video player.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49.5K Ratings

49.5K Ratings

64616e6e79 ,

Definite value in service with some quirks

IMO, there’s value in the service for the price you’re paying. I’ve used various live tv streaming services across various price ranges and I end up paying more for watching less. Philo offers the channels I enjoy, with the exception of a few (namely ABC) so I just stream the news from their app.

The app itself can sometimes get a little wonky. Force closing the app, then reloading seems to get things going. Minor inconvenience but I’ll take it. I haven’t had any issues with the service quality, streaming seems to be pretty solid.

Shout out to the team behind Philo, you’re creating something great. Navigation is a little confusing (I just signed up like less than a week ago) and some other UI quirks but I feel like improvements are constantly being made based on change logs.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! Having to force close the app isn't something you should have to do often to be able to enjoy the app and we'll be happy to take a closer look at the wonky behavior you're experiencing so we can help find you a fix. You can give our support team a shout anytime at 855-CS-PHILO or by visiting You can also check out our Help Center for more about navigating & using Philo:


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. :)

liana09071919 ,

LOVE Philo - the app is awful unfortunately

I absolutely love Philo. I love the channels and the shows they offer, as well as how you record the shows. However, the iPhone app is awful. I am constantly checking for updates as I have issues with it on a daily basis. For example, when I try to skip through a show (one you’re able to forward through), it jumps my spot way far forward. Then when I try to go back, it takes it back way further than I even was and I completely end up losing the spot I was in. It drives me nuts! It happens every day. I also dislike they took the pause feature away when the app is in vertical mode (I do this to type a response to a text or check mail while on commercials) - you can only make the screen bigger or close it out - no pausing. Then there are times when I try to forward through and it just freezes the entire app, then I have to close it down.
Lastly, on the iPhone, the icons for the movies and shows you save are so small I can’t read the titles unless title is written in huge letters (it is not normally). So I find myself squinting at the phone when I have perfect vision.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us! Your feedback regarding the play/pause button and the movie/show icon sizes on the iPhone app is greatly appreciated. However, the freezing issue you're describing is not expected, so we definitely want to make sure that gets fixed for you. Please call or chat with us anytime here:



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