Philo has long been the most affordable live TV streaming service around. For just $20 per month, subscribers gain access to over 60 popular live TV channels that can be watched at home or while traveling using the Philo app on your smartphone, tablet, or streaming device. However, as of June 8, Philo is raising its subscription's cost up to $25 per month.
Despite the looming $5 price hike, now's the perfect time to join. Anyone who's a Philo subscriber before the change on June 8 is able to keep the current price of $20 per month (opens in new tab) for as long as your membership remains active. Upon signing up at Philo, your membership will start with a free 7-day trial (opens in new tab) giving you a week to try out the service before being charged.
Along with the price increase also comes a slight change to Philo's free DVR that's included with each subscription. The new plan priced at $25 per month will allow subscribers to save DVR recordings for up to one year, while the current plan at $20 per month only allows recordings to be saved for up to 30 days. Those who are subscribed to Philo before the change occurs on June 8 will have the option of staying subscribed for $20 per month or upgrading to the plan with improved DVR functionality for $25 per month.
Philo's CEO Andrew McCollum commented on the price change, stating: "As many of you know, our contracts with our content partners include fees we pay that go up every year, and a significant part of the cost of Philo is driven by our platform and billing partners. We are relentless in our focus on keeping our price low, so we do everything we can to reduce our overhead while managing these increasing costs. Even with those efforts, we can't offset these rising costs indefinitely, and this change reflects that reality."
With Sling TV and YouTube TV priced at $35 and $65 respectively, Philo remains the most affordable option amongst its competitors while continuing to offer many of the same channels and features. Along with a variety of shows and movies you can watch on-demand at your leisure, Philo includes 63 live TV channels such as A&E, AMC, BET, Comedy Central, Food Network, HGTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, MTV, Lifetime, TLC, and many more. Plus, you can add on movie channels like Starz and Epix for an additional monthly fee.
Your Philo subscription gives you the ability to stream on up to three devices at once and have up to 10 profiles on your account. Unlike traditional cable, there's no contract to worry about signing — Philo gives you the ability to cancel easily at any time in your account settings. Be sure to sign up at Philo soon before the $20/month plan disappears on June 8.
Live programming has not been so as of late since every company wants to have their own streaming service so new episodes dont show up until much later. (Discovery etc) That's 20 plus tax which they collect for my state even though located in California and could not verify the taxes collected went back to my state. For some reason the android phone app blocks the ability to Cast the screen.
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