Philo: Live & On-Demand TV

Philo: Live & On-Demand TV

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 2.5.5
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: Philo
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
17,188 Ratings
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Philo: Live & On-Demand TV App

Welcome to Philo—television for everyone! Start your 7-day free trial to access 60+ live and on-demand networks. After your free trial, continue to watch the shows and channels you love for only $25 a month. Philo’s channels include AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BET, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, Discovery Channel, Food Network, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, History, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon, OWN, Paramount, Travel, TV Land, UPTV, VH1, Vice, WE tv and more! From reality and true crime to lifestyle and scripted drama, Philo has the shows you love. Looking for content for the kids? Watch favorites like PAW Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants, Peppa Pig, Bubble Guppies, and more on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, and TeenNick. Philo offers an unlimited DVR and the ability to stream on up to three devices at once. Start watching now on your smartphone, tablet, computer or TV. Personalize your Philo experience by creating up to 10 profiles per household. Everyone who shares the account can have their own sign-in credentials, saved shows, and watch history. For more information please visit our Help Center: To find: Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, Ad Choices, Nielsen TV Rating Measurement, and Do Not Sell My Personal Information, please visit

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Philo: Live & On-Demand TV app reviews

  • Overpriced $25 for way too many ads that are constantly the same 1/5

    By JBRojo91
    I have seen the same 5 commercials every single break and it’s like 3 minutes each at least 8 times an episode. How people are rating this well is beyond me, horrible app that I will never use again and how they can charge $25 for a horrible service, you can’t save videos unless it’s playing live, you click save and there isn’t even a guarantee it will record. I can’t think of a single thing it did well compared to another streaming site.
  • Tv line up 4/5

    By pepsipooh47
    I gave it a four star because y’all don’t support PHL 17 on the channel line up no streaming device support it I switch from sling because of the pricing is much better with y’all but please add phl17 to the channel line up thanks
  • Hard to change channels 3/5

    By Rip off one
    Good channel lineup, but why do you make it so hard to change channels ? Even free tv like Pluto tv make it simpile to change the channel you just click the fowatd or backward button on the four arrow remote. Or on Apple tv you swipe left or right on the remote. Same for Direct TV streaming or Fubo tv or even Youtube tv. Why isnt there anything like that on Philo. Also why is there no way to access the Guide whileI watching a program on a certain network. You should add guide when you swipe up you should have an overlay of the guide that comes up or there should be an option that states guide and you can click on it to go directly to the guide. You make people exit out of the program they are watchingTo change the channel. Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense but You keep doing it and haven’t made changes so I guess you’re making money off of it but you probably would make more if you made some changes just my opinion.
  • Mobile/tv 1/5

    By Kaes Mom
    We have subscription but when we tried the mobile app it was wanting us to subscribe again and not giving us a sign in option….
  • Never works 1/5

    By Treestand82
    It always says can’t fetch data or data unavailable
  • Spyware concerns 1/5

    By ziggakat🤹🏻‍♂️
    I noticed Philo has a lot of ads/commercials geared towards my ethnicity. Makes me suspect the app scans through my photos. How else would my ethnicity be known . Also I don’t even watch those annoying shows I’m constantly bombarded with!
  • I’ll subscribe when… 2/5

    By Cdgsuper
    …the app quits crashing after 20 minutes of use on my apple tv that has no issues with any other streaming service.
  • Ads 1/5

    By oglocoz
    Too many adds and too long. This isRidiculous I will not renew my subscription. $25 is too much.Also you cannot connect the device to anything like a Roku or something so that’s pretty stupid
  • Can’t chrome cast. 1/5

    By Dionysusn
    Downloaded and signed up for this app because it’s the only way to watch the new Ru Paul. I have an iPhone, and an LG tv with chrome cast. After calling customer service I was informed that there is no way to cast to the tv, and no app for LG so the only way to watch is on your phone. It’s 2022. Why can’t I watch content I’m paying for on my tv?
  • Too many commercials for $25 a month 2/5

    By Mfrazier 69
    Way too many commercials for the price.
  • Philo 3/5

    By dertydeedsrus
    Recently has begun to buffer every w great internet. Other than that is good. Before some updates ago it never had an issue.
  • Greedy 1/5

    By haterofphilo
    It is 25$ a month for this service. For this you get only paramount IPs. Even with this incredible cost, Philo feels the need to run a minute of ads for every 4-5 minutes of viewing. This is not on live programming. Yeah these ads cannot be skipped. I could almost excuse paying 25$ for a single streaming service, but the ads are way too much. Pick one or the other. I bought one month of this service and will never buy another again. Save your money and look elsewhere. This is a terrible experience and absolute ripoff.
  • Too expensive for amount of advertising we’re being forced to watch! 2/5

    By LucaRamon
    I like the variety of shows, however I will not continue subscription once this month runs out. For the amount you pay for this service your advertising is way too long, you do 3 to 5 min of programming to 4 to 5 minutes of ad’s that you can’t fast forward through. I have several streaming services that on average are $10 cheaper then yours and there are no commercials or you can fast forward through them.
  • Love it! 5/5

    By kee527
    My husband and I finished the three seasons of Yellowstone on Paramount+ and decided we couldn’t stop there, so we subscribed to Philo. I’m so excited to watch all the Hallmark movies and Alaska PD. The amount of media and the option to record and skip through the ads is great. I haven’t used it yet, but I will in the future. Great deal for what you’re paying, in my opinion. Also, their customer service is great. I’m having issues with Chromecasting, and their service team helped me as much as possible. I was even disconnected, and the sales rep emailed me with extra steps I could follow. They didn’t work, but I think it just might be a glitch. It’s the thought that counts!
  • Love Philo! 5/5

    By Abi22683
    I absolutely love Philo! I use it daily. I wish they offered an add/commercial free version. I’d definitely pay extra to eliminate those. Other than that, I absolutely love it! Highly recommend!
  • Philo is the Best!!!!! 5/5

    By feliciamorin
    It has a channel for every member in your family crime, mystery, home improvement & cartoons even ghost and aliens content on philo I love it … if you don’t have philo “YOU ARE MISSING OUT BIG TIME”……. SUBSCRIBE TO PHILO YOU WONT REGRET IT I PROMISE…♥️♥️♥️♥️
  • ADS ADS ADS ‼️‼️ 1/5

  • Price cut for the the elderly Folks and handicap low income me 5/5

    By MsDllbaby318
    I love Philo the price I’m afraid by me being on a fixed income I won’t be able to pay some mon when it’s due I have to ask my children to pay for this I don’t want to go without
  • too many ads 3/5

    By kimora john
    i love the amount of shows and channels on the app. I also enjoy the free trials and pricing but i have a huge problem with the ads! i watched a 20 minute episode and had like 7 ads... i dont like how close the ads are too. too many ads give this app less ratings for me.
  • Best streaming app 5/5

    By jade.love1995
    I will definitely be keeping this subscription! definitely recommend if you want cable on a budget !
  • Love it…. 5/5

    By dmv0694
    The only thing I would change is having the ability to download shows to watch
  • Email?? 1/5

    By Dr. Tft
    Why do I need a new email address to resubscribe when I already have an account with an email address on it?!
  • pay for commercials 2/5

    By fegurley
    most of the content can be found on youtube but youtube allows most commercials to be skipped.
  • Great App and Great Service 5/5

    By luciolefirefly
    The app and service are top notch. Cheaper than most but that’s because no local channels (I use an antenna for those anyway), no sports and no news. Otherwise a great slate of cable channels (including many Discovery/Scripps and Paramount channels) and an extensive on demand library and free DVR.
  • LOVE IT! 5/5

    By dmiles9606
    What an awesome and affordable way to enjoy great shows that are not offered on antenna tv.
  • Would like to luv it 1/5

    By TBandrew
    I cannot stand this app it always freezes my iPad and or force closes the app. What’s the point of paying for a service that constantly causes issues. S.O.S oh not to mention my Apple TV is always frozen while watching tv too.
  • Rock Shows they are the best 5/5

    By oscar xv
  • It will not download the latest version 2/5

    By jenduncan
    I hit the update button but it won't download the latest version of the app
  • commercial 2/5

    By Bxrah25
    too many commercials and they are 10 mins long
  • No Cast functionality on ios app 1/5

    By DoubleFaultz
    Missing Google Cast in 2021? This seems elementary. Bring this app into the present by adding Cast functionality.
  • Love it 5/5

    By sacygirl24
    Why have dish?
  • Fraudulently Charging 1/5

    By LexieBlaine
    BEWARE. I signed up for a one week trial and cancelled within 20 minutes because the streaming didn’t work. It kept freezing - no issues with any other streaming service. My subscription still shows as cancelled, but they charged me $25 today for a one month subscription.
  • Cancelling Subscription? 3/5

    By sakncheese
    I signed up for this app because I thought it was something else and am still in my trial period. I have gone to the website to cancel subscription before I get charged and it clearly states that there’s a cancel option at the bottom of page but there is not. Has anyone had trouble cancelling their subscription?
  • W 5/5

    By Bananamann69
  • 4 Stars 4/5

    By Allan please don't forget
    I love this app wish I could download this app on my XboxOne. Great channels it has to offer.
  • The commercial 🥱 2/5

    By neeneethegoat
    The site is good but imma give them a three because it’s sad I have to sit throw the commercial it should be a way to skip them. I wanna get rid of the app just for that reason alone 😣😣
  • Needs to be updated 3/5

    By TeaP0t
    I wish the option to choose specific DVR recordings of a show was available like it is on PC and Android especially for times when a show may have messed up during recording. I dont know why this isn't a feature for iOS.
  • Too many Ads 2/5

    By calmerme01
    Good choices but Every 5 minutes there’s a 2.5 min ad break, so annoying when you’re watching a good tv show or movie. Finishing the free trial but that’s it 👎🏾 def not worth $25 a month.
  • Won’t recognize apple subscription. 1/5

    By Dirty Milker
    Signed up with the T-Mobile Tuesday $10 off each month for a year discount. Got the subscription email from apple and the subscription was showing up under my Apple ID. However, the app kept asking me to purchase a subscription and clicking restore purchases did not nothing. Checked the Philo website and it didn’t have the subscription on there. Tried using chat help but every time I got out of the queue it said it timed out and put me back In queue. Just not worth my effort trying to fix their mess when they won’t even let me talk to them so I cancelled my subscription and will be striking Philo from my list.
  • It’s EHHH OK 3/5

    By Nurse_Lizz
    It’s okay. It’s better than cable but for paying $25 a month and still getting 2:30 min ads every few minutes it’s kinda ehhh I feel at times I’m watching more ads than the actual episodes. I think there’s better monthly subscriptions out there.
  • No Cast Support 3/5

    By Altrepublic
    App seems to work well enough, however there’s no Google Cast support, only Airplay. Needs Chromecast support.
  • Overall Good…..except Vizio TV support 4/5

    By C From Michigan
    Philo is good. My only complaint is not being able to cast from my Apple products to my Vizio TV. I was using WatchTV before this and the app for Apple devices allowed Google casting and Apple AirPlay (that worked….even AirPlay won’t play on Vizio for Philo). Having to go get a separate device (FireTV stick) was annoying. Actually….Philo just needs an app on Vizio TVs. That would resolve my complaints. Otherwise, no streaming issues. I love the DVR option and the price is just right. Thanks!
  • Smorgasbord of good things! 5/5

    By Nevienoe
    I can always find something great to watch no matter my mood. A plethora of entertainment!
  • I loved it 5/5

    By tnia campbell
    All shows and movies
  • Disgusted with all the fake reviews on here 1/5

    By katherine011
    This app is absolute trash it’s way too expensive. If it was free it wouldn’t be worth it. There is literally a ad every 5 seconds and they’re ridiculously long!!

    By eduardomf092
    Do not sign up for this ever!! It’s $25 a month and you have a ad every 2 minutes!!!! 3 minute or 1:30 minute súper long ads. And that’s after u pay $25 a month!!
  • 5min of show for 5min of ads. 1/5

    By moses2420
    Utter trash gotta pay way more than any other subscription but still deal with a stupid amount of ads. It’s 2021 don’t interrupt peoples show with ads and charge them for it. And I mean excessive.
  • Would be perfect if… 4/5

    By Retsnom7457
    I got the app and subscription just so I could watch G4, but the other channels are a not bonus, it’s very reasonably priced for live TV, but the app cannot stream to chrome cast, or any form of screen mirroring, which kind of makes the mobile app useless compared to just using a chrome browser. I prefer to watch this stuff on a screen bigger than my phone most of the time.
  • The app freezes a lot 2/5

    By leeshay1234
    The app keeps freezing. I looked to see if I needed a update or something but I don’t. It’s just the app.