Yesterday Viacom and Discovery launched a new live TV streaming service called Philo. This service is a news and sports-free service that includes channels from Scripps, AMC, A+E, Viacom, and Discovery. Subscribers to this new service will get access to 35 networks for $16 a month.
We did a little digging and found 5 things you need to know:
1 Network App Access
Philo does not support any network app log ins at this time. Philo subscribers will only be able to watch content in the Philo app.
A Philo representative did say support for apps such as TLC GO, AMC, and others is on their “roadmap.”
2 Device Support
Philo is supported on Web browsers, Roku, iOS, Android, and Chromecast.
Philo staff have not commented on the possibility of Fire TV, Apple TV, and Android TV support.
Philo offers a 30-day DVR but you are only able to add shows to the DVR not episodes. So once you set up a recording, every episode of that show will be saved for 30 days. There is no way to record just one show.
4 Networks Included
If you want a current list of networks included, you can find it HERE.
Philo does not include any Disney, FOX, CBS, or NBCUniversal-owned networks.
There are also no locals.
5 Number of Streams
Philo comes with three simultaneous streams at once.
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