Amazon Fire Stick is one of the most compact and affordable ways to stream endless amounts of entertainment. Simply plug it into your TV for access to all the streaming services and apps you can think of. As well as huge names like Hulu and Netflix, the Fire Stick also offers access to one of the more competitively priced streaming platforms: Philo. For just $20/mo., you can watch more than 60 live TV channels as a Philo user. Plus, you can enjoy an unlimited amount of DVR storage, 3 simultaneous streams, and 10 individual user profiles through 1 account. Select on-demand content is also available.
Wondering how to watch Philo via an Amazon Fire Stick? Keep reading for the lowdown on the viewing process. And head here for our in-depth Philo review, including everything you need to know about plans, pricing, and content.
How to get Philo on Amazon Fire Stick
Getting Philo on a Fire Stick involves a few simple steps. All you need is a TV, a decent Wi-Fi connection, and, of course, the Fire Stick device. Here’s every step you’ll need to take:
- Plug your Fire Stick into your TV and turn it on. If you haven’t set up the device, make your way through the setup process and ensure the streaming stick is connected to the internet.
- Press the Home button on the Fire Stick remote and head to the Search bar at the top left.
- Type in Philo and scroll down to the streaming service app. Press the ‘Get’ button.
- The app will begin installing. Once complete, hit ‘Open’.
- To access Philo’s content, you’ll need to sign up. But you can try the service for free for 7 days first. Simply click ‘Start Free Trial’ and type in your phone number. You’ll receive a link on your phone. Click it, then click ‘Confirm Sign-Up’ to kickstart your week-long free trial.
Can you watch Philo on older Amazon Fire Stick models?
Thankfully, Philo is compatible with all Amazon Fire Stick models, including the older ones. It also works with every Amazon Fire TV streaming device. The only thing you need to be aware of is the Fire tablet. If using one of those, you’ll need to make sure that the operating system is a minimum of 5.0 to download Philo.
Philo Supported Devices
Philo doesn’t discriminate when it comes to device compatibility. Its supported devices list includes everything from Android and Apple devices to Roku and Chromecast streamers. If you’re interested in watching Philo on a device other than an Amazon Fire Stick, browse the full compatible device list below:
- Amazon Fire TV (all models)
- Amazon Fire Tablet (OS 5.0 or higher)
- Android phones and tablets (OS 5.0 or higher)
- Android TV (5.0 or higher)
- Apple TV (4th gen or later)
- Chromecast (2nd gen or later)
- iOS phones and tablets
- PC and Mac browsers
- Roku (all current models)
How to download Philo content on Amazon Fire Stick
Some streaming services allow you to download content for offline viewing. That means you can watch titles without the need to connect to the internet — perfect for long car journeys or boring flights back home. There are usually one of two ways to download content: either straight to the app’s library or directly onto your device. (Usually, this device has to be a mobile or tablet.) Unfortunately, Philo doesn’t offer this feature, meaning you’ll need to have a Wi-Fi connection to watch any show, game, or movie.
Although Philo isn’t yet part of the offline viewing category, plenty of other streaming services are. Hulu lets certain subscribers download up to 25 titles at any one time. Downloads will remain in the Hulu library for 30 days. But once you hit play on a particular title, you’ll only have 48 hours to finish watching it before the download expires. The only catch is that you’ll have to pay a little more money to become a Hulu No Ads subscriber, as this is the only package that has offline viewing capabilities.
Amazon Prime Video and Netflix both also come with the ability to watch titles offline. Your Prime Video limit depends on your location, but is generally between 15 and 25 titles across a maximum of 2 devices. Similarly to Hulu, you’ll have 48 hours to start finishing watching any title before automatic deletion. Netflix is a lot more generous. It allows users to download up to 100 titles on 1 device at any one time. (If you want to download to more than one device, you’ll have to pay for a pricier package.) The expiration date differs by title. Some give you only 48 hours after first viewing, while others will last for a week.
The final cut
Installing Philo TV on a Fire Stick couldn’t be more straightforward, so you may as well take advantage of the service’s free trial and see what the live TV experience has to offer. Remember: even if you do sign up for the paid package, you can freely cancel at any time. Whatever you do, you won’t have to go through the process of downloading the Philo app again and again. It will remain easily accessible on your Fire Stick home screen unless it’s deleted. And even if you do decide to delete the app, finding it again will take a matter of seconds.