Philo channels: A complete guide to the cheapest live TV streaming service

Philo drives a hard bargain.

Oct 9, 2018, 6:00 am


Austin Powell 

Austin Powell


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Philo is the best live TV streaming service you (probably) haven’t heard of. At the very least, it’s the cheapest—and the Philo channels are worth a closer look.

With Philo, you get 59 channels of live TV for just $20 per month. And these aren’t throwaway channels, either. We’re talking about MTV, Comedy Central, AMC, and the Food Network, among others. You won’t be able to watch local channels—for that you might want to invest in an HD antenna—and you’ll have a hard time streaming football or other sports, but you’ll have no shortage of entertainment options.

Here’s everything you can look forward to with Philo.

Philo channels: $20 per month

Philo is the cheapest way to watch AMC online, which is helpful if you’re looking to upgrade to the ad-free AMC Premiere. There are some other surprising cable favorites to be found too, including Comedy Central, MTV, IFC, and VH1. Philo used to offer a $4 add-on package that tacked on an additional 12 channels, but Philo has since consolidated all of its offerings into one compelling package.

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Philo channels:

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • American Heroes Channel
  • Animal Planet
  • AspireTV
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • BET Her
  • Cheddar Business
  • Cheddar News
  • Cleo TV
  • CMT
  • Comedy Central
  • Cooking Channel
  • Destination America
  • Discovery Channel
  • Discovery Family
  • Discovery Life
  • DIY Network
  • Food Network
  • FYI
  • Game Show Network
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Drama
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • HGTV
  • History
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Law & Crime
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movies
  • Logo
  • Motor Trend
  • MTV
  • MTV2
  • MTV Live
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nicktoons
  • Oprah Winfrey Network
  • Paramount Network
  • PeopleTV
  • Revolt
  • Science Channel
  • Sundance TV
  • Tastemade
  • TeenNick
  • TLC
  • Trvl Channel
  • TV Land
  • UpTV
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WE tv


Philo devices

Thanks to an update earlier this year, you can watch Philo on most streaming devices: Roku, Apple TVAmazon Fire Stick, and iOS and Android devices. 

Even better: You can stream Philo on up to three devices at the same time.


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Philo features

Philo drives a great bargain, in part because it offers free cloud DVD storage for up to 30 days. You can also get started with a free trial without giving up your credit card information. All you need to get started is a verified phone number.


New to cord-cutting? Here are our picks for the best movie streaming sites of 2018 and free live TV apps and channels. If you’re looking for a specific channel, here’s how to watch HBO, Showtime, Starz, ESPN and ESPN2, AMC, FX, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, FS1, TBS, TNT, Golf Channel, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, the CW, NBA TV, MTV, the Weather Channel, and NFL RedZone without cable, as well as free movies on YouTube. If you’re on the move, here’s how to watch Fox Sports Go and live stream NBC Sports.

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