Philo Adds Support For A+E Network Apps




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Update: A+E Networks no longer support Philo support.

Earlier today we reported that the live TV streaming service Philo had added app login support for Scripps-owned networks including the Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Food Network, Great American Country, HGTV, and the Travel Channel.

This comes as Philo’s CEO Andrew McCollum talked about adding network app support back in January: “We got a lot of requests for enabling logins on TVE apps, which is something that we have planned and had done a lot of the work for but because demand was so strong we’ve tried to accelerate that.”

Now Philo has added support for A+E Network apps like the History Channel, Lifetime, FYI, and Vineland to name a few.

I’m sure many are wondering what the issue is with having the ability to log in to network apps. We learned from other streaming services that companies need to pay extra to offer network app log in support. When you only charge $16 a month, there is not a lot of room to pay extra for a network, so that is likely a big part of the hold up from adding a ton of app support.

Philo has made no official statement on the new app support so hopefully, they are still working on adding more apps to their service.

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