Philo vs AT&T Watch TV Which Service is Right For You? (Updated: November 2018)




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Now that AT&T Watch has had some time to find its place on the list of affordable streaming services, it’s time to revisit our post comparing AT&T Watch and Philo.

The two were immediately compared because of their similar price points and channel lineups. Each service skips local channels and sports programming to keep costs down while still packing their guides with news, entertainment, movies, family friendly content, and more.

In this post, we’re taking a look at how these services compare and what makes them each unique.

Pricing and Packages

Since our last comparison post, both services have added to their channel lineup, without increasing their costs. Here’s what you’ll pay for each.


  • 43 channels for $16/month
  • 55 channels for $20/month

AT&T Watch

  • 37 channels, free for AT&T Unlimited & More customers
  • 37 channels for $15/month

Both services offer a 7 day free trial before committing to a monthly subscription.

Channel Lineup and Features

While both streaming services have added to their channel lineups, the options are similar.

Here’s what you’ll get with the basic Philo package but not with AT&T Watch

  • AXS TV
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • CMT
  • Game Show Network
  • Hallmark Drama
  • MTV
  • Nick
  • Paramount
  • People TV
  • Science
  • Nick Jr.
  • Tastemade
  • Travel
  • TV Land

With Philo, you can record an unlimited amount of content, with saved shows and movies available for up to 30 days after they air. Stream your content on up to 3 devices at the same time.

And this is what you’ll get with AT&T Watch but not with Philo.

  • Audience
  • Boomerang
  • Cartoon Network
  • CNN
  • HLN
  • Nicktoons
  • TBS
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • TNT
  • Tru TV

AT&T Watch also has a library of 15,000 on demand titles. Currently, you can only watch on one device at a time.

Check out Luke’s post comparing all of the major streaming services to see the full line up for these services, along with Sling, PS Vue, DIRECTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu, and FuboTV.

What’s Changed?

Both streaming services have been making changes with their channel lineups to better fit their viewers’ preferences. Read about AT&T adding 6 new channels here, and Philo adding 3 networks to their package here.

Philo has also been making some updates to create a more user friendly experience. They announced in October that users can now create personal profiles, making it easier to find the content you love without sifting through your spouse or kids’ favorite TV shows to get there.

Just before adding the profiles, Philo updated their Roku app. Now, you can scroll through an organized grid guide to find your favorite channels. You can read more about that update here.

AT&T Watch has been making some changes of their own while working to become a major player in the world of streaming services. In September, AT&T exec Randall Stephenson announced that the AT&T Watch would be rolling out additional packages, all within the $15-25 range sometime this year.

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