Philo: Live & On-Demand TV

Philo: Live & On-Demand TV

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.5.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: Philo
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
28,508 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. Watch Philo on an even bigger screen! Our mobile app supports AirPlay and Screen Mirroring. Single Sign-On and TV App support are also included. For more information please visit our Help Center: To find: Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, Ad Choices, and Do Not Sell My Personal Information, please visit This app features Nielsen's proprietary measurement software which contributes to market research, like Nielsen's TV Ratings. Please see for more information.

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Philo: Live & On-Demand TV app reviews

  • To many commercials 1/5

    By Jalenereyesss
    Commercials every two minutes
  • Okay 3/5

    By YMJ1
    The feature functionality for watching a series needs significant improvement. Should be able to go to the Previous/Next episode while in an episode. Also the FF/Rewind options in episode don’t always work.

    By Save4Jimm
    We watch Philo more than all the rest apps put together. Lots of family friendly programming.
  • Ads 3/5

    By Camz96zz
    I got the $25 a month and still had ads. First off thats stupid expensive for a service that had ads. Especially cuz the show i wanted wasn't even fully available. I’m sure its great but for me and my show it wasnt.
  • Ads 3/5

    By karsten_gpp2020
    I don’t like how there 2 minute ads every 5 minutes like cmon im tryna watch my show
  • Ads too long and too frequent 3/5

    By Hardjlu
    Ads too long and too frequent
  • Ad’s 1/5

    By courtmetts
    the ad’s on here are ridiculous, for $25 a month I should be able to watch 5 mins of a show and not have 3 mins of ad’s, it makes you not even want to watch anything on here. I’ll deff be cancelling
  • Deleted scenes 3/5

    By dram0077
    I love Philo,but now not so much! I was watching an Afterparty show and they replayed a scene from the show that I hadn’t seen before. I decided to watch the show again on another TV app, and realized there were three scenes in one episode that Philo deleted, all while watching from the DVR with commercials. That’s not cool especially when you’re paying a monthly fee for the app.
  • Not a good app 1/5

    By annMun
    I got this app to watch Jersey shore family vacation and there is to many ads , there is a 2 and a half minute ads every 4 minutes. I don’t have much time to watch TV cause I work a lot . Was excited to watch and I was so frustrated when after every preview of show 2 more minutes. Its like 8 minutes of ads at one time . Worst steaming ever.
  • My #1 favorite app PERIOD 5/5

    By aliExpressJunkie
    I loveeeee this app so much everything I love watching all in 1 place.. it’s like I have cable but at a reasonable price.. THANKYOU PHILO
  • Garbage 1/5

    By RebelResearch
    Seems to be a rather specific niche app. Are you’re looking to stream from an “on demand” library that consists of over 7 choices, enjoy watching ads as much as you do the feature, and insist on paying double the cost of the major streaming services? Well, my friend, the creators of Philo have been reading your diary.
  • Great but hate the update 4/5

    By Callie Rea-Rea
    PLEASE go back to the format you had as of about a week ago. The ease of using Philo on Roku was one of the things I loved most. But since it updated or changed it’s clunky, frustrating and not nearly as user friendly. It’s annoying enough that I am considering dropping it.
  • Bug issues? 2/5

    By blmas04
    There are certain apps that pause Philo when I open them for PIP and the pause/play button is now gone from that viewing feature. Which maybe seems small but it’s pretty much the only way I ever watch any tv show.. I keep hoping these recent updates fix the problem but nothing has so far
  • Best steaming App 5/5

    By Classic Horror Siren
    I love this streaming app. Great movies, clear picture, a great pick of channels, and best of all the monthly fee is the reasonable. To this date I have never had any issues with this streaming app. It is one of the best streaming apps out there!
  • Is it worth it? 5/5

    By IckABod765
    Philo is loved in my household. It’s truly enjoyed. But I barely watch it. I have to pay for extra services in order to watch USA, Fox, and Cartoon Network. Plus my sports. By that time I am pretty much paying the same amount for what your competitors charges. Instead of having several subscriptions. I can spend the same for just one subscription. Not going to happen though. I just keep praying that Philo will add some more networks to their lineup. I would spend a bit more on the subscription if those networks were added to the lineup. Plus I would love to see Philo added to the Xfinity Flex box.
  • Thank you 5/5

    By Being safe
    Thank you for giving us a great option for cable cutters
  • No Samsung TV support 2/5

    By JigokuShoujoXIV
    I know I know, it’s a budget tv service and they don’t have the resources to make an app for every type of device. But Samsung is not some hole in the wall company, it’s one of the main ones! It’s inconvenient to jump through loopholes just to watch tv (cast to apple app to open the philo app within the apple app 🙄). Orrrr I can just get Sling TV and forget that hassle. Bingo. I think I’ll try that. I don’t mind the commercials or not having the nuggets selection in the world. But no support for one of the main TVs in the world? Hello?????
  • Love it but can make a suggestion 5/5

    By Marjorie Lig
    Need shorter ads or remove ads package
  • Great tv app 5/5

    By 3 dollars a table......
    Limited on channels but the channels available are some very popular ones, in my opinion
  • Should have got much sooner! 5/5

    By iangie007
    I’m having a ball with all the channels. Watching my favorite genre CRIME SHOWS!! It’s better than having multiple separate subscription!!!!
  • Freezes on commercials over airplay 3/5

    By xxdoombunny
    The service has great offering at a a great price. However the only way to watch it on tv is over airplay. It freezes constantly (I don’t have this issue with other apps, including YouTube tv trial). I was hoping this would be a more affordable alternative, But it’s lacking apps for Xbox and other platforms, and with airplay problems, it’s just not useful. Update after dev response: I have a gig network running in my house, including internet. This is an issue with your app and air play to a tv that supports airplay. You really need an app on other platforms to make this more useable. The show streams fine, then locks up when it switches to Ads during AirPlay. I found out however, my other tv has the Philo app, and it works without trouble. So again, issue is with airplay buffering through your app. I’ve done airplay with dozens of other streaming apps, no issue!
  • Updates Not Working On My End 1/5

    By Ms. Jacobs
    I have deleted this App so many times but continue to purchase it because it has mostly all of the shows I enjoy. But why does it have to be refreshed every 2 seconds then restarts from the beginning I’ve literally only been able to watch 2 full shows & that’s with me continuously pressing fast forward when it freeze’s.
  • Won’t cast to Chromecast 1/5

    By Haylzzzhoney
    App won’t cast to Chromecast from my phone. I immediately cancelled my subscription.
  • Just okay 2/5

    By keisha99
    It’s okay, just okay. I wasn’t too happy to discover their their live tv is not actually live. It’s a 20 minute delay. I ordered this service to watch the VMA’s which start at 8pm. It’s 8:20pm and they’re still on the pre-show. I’m definitely canceling.
  • Audacity 1/5

    By Badgal92
    The audacity for y’all to charge $25 a month and make us watch over 2 min in commercials every 6 min smh UNSUBSCRIBED!
  • Still disappointed 2/5

    By Tesstess9324
    There’s still so many problems. Each time this app updates I get more problems. Bring back the play/pause. I’m sick and tired of having to open the app to play something that gets randomly paused.
  • App keeps freezing 1/5

    By LinaNe34
    The app keeps freezing every time the advertisement commercials are over I’ll and the commercials are very annoying and it’s kind of make me want to cancel my subscription.It’s too expensive for to keep freezing
  • Ad free please 4/5

    By naniiig59(
    Would give 5 starts if there wasn’t so many ads there’s 1-2 minute ads every 5 minutes it’s annoying! Other than that it’s great. Philo should really consider turning ad free since you are charging $25 a month
  • Worst Subscription 1/5

    By evr1011
    For a $25 a month subscription the amount of ads is ridiculous. 3 minutes worth of ads for every break in an episode. Compared to all the other subscriptions I have this one is the most expensive with the most adds and overall lowest quality. Save you’re money!!!
  • Love PHILO. 5/5

    By Mama Murray10
    I have been using PHILO on my Roku as my cable for several years now. Have not missed cable at all. PHILO has all the channels I need. Never looking back!😊
  • Reels access 1/5

    By Fitzgel
    Very frustrating trying to find out how to watch Reelz “On Patrol Live”. It indicates that it is there and available to watch but then doesn’t have a play option. HELP!!!
  • Slow 1/5

    By three2bears
    Continuously quits running and freezes
  • No.. 1/5

    By pandilandi
    I didn’t know i was paying 25$ a month to watch advertisements 🙄
  • Way too many commercials 1/5

    By Sunshine1897
    I have enjoyed Philo for some time now. However, like every thing else, money seems to be the key factor in messing up a good thing. I can no longer enjoy Video On Demand without the commercials. I am now subscribed with YouTube TV. Yes there's extremely short commercials, but I can enjoy Video On Demand with no commercials. Thanks Philo for being greedy and messing up what use to be a good thing.
  • No Cast functionality on ios app 1/5

    By DoubleFaultz
    When is cast coming?!!!! Missing Google Cast in 2021? This seems elementary. Bring this app into the present by adding Cast functionality. It’s been a year and no Cast functionality!!!
  • Airplay 1/5

    By askjdaskld
    Seriously THE WORST APP to cast to your tv. Anything you go to Facebook while casting it’s turns off and starts all the way over. It’s terrible.
  • Everything you want in a cable provider 5/5

    By pittsbyrd
    First off I love the DVR which all you have to do is click on your favorites and it does the rest! Watch on phone. Gunsmoke and westerns fan there all here. Channels adding. A lot of TV for the price!!!
  • App issues 1/5

    By aggravated 6
    This app is garbage it keeps crashing in the middle of shows u are watching, I have never had this problem before ever but as of lately the app is not good
  • Rinky Dink App 1/5

    By Cayenne1011
    Nothing but trouble when trying to load a simple app to watch streaming content on my phone. once downloaded, all I see is a splash green with no action I can take to watch content. After several chat sessions with support, walking me through different techniques to try, and a phone call which, by the way, all of the above got dropped each time during the process, the app still doesn’t work.I probably need to look for a different service.
  • Cool 5/5

    By flowerZz5
    But the app “where is all the movies link” Ya tv is good and why is there only what’s hot on Philo movies like 50 to pick from it says on demand is it only for tv shows and not movies
  • What I want to watch 5/5

    By Happy Philo viewer
    Philo has what I want to watch at a reasonable rate. Along with being able to record for later viewing it is a combination of great tv at a time when saving money is of great importance.
  • Bait and Switch 1/5

    By Autolycus88
    I just wanted to pay their service to watch Reelz for On Patrol Live. Their site does not mention that once you sign up you have to pay extra to get the channel, which is ok. But you then have to set up for direct billing with them and can no longer subscribe through your platform. Thus making it difficult to cancel and only on their terms. Bait and Switch. Awful service.
  • Nope 2/5

    By HiiHellooHeyy
    Not worth 25$ when it’s not ad free.
  • Love this app! 5/5

    By Lexi8586
    It should be better if it was available on the Vizio smart tv
  • View app from iPhone via chrome cast 2/5

    By HmmAndUmp
    Why cannot my iPhone be connected via chrome cast? All my other streaming services can do that but you all! Please fix this before I cancel.
  • Great 5/5

    By shea_monea12
    Philo is like cable without the satellite 😭 it doesn’t have Some channels like TLC AND USA but it has a lot to offer. Spending $25 isn’t bad for what you get❤️
  • Commercials 2/5

    By nikkidarlin
    85% medicine commercial and it’s repetitive every commercial break same ole commercials.. where are the happy commercial it’s always about some type of medicines even on the food network
  • Terrible 1/5

    By jbossman803
    Terrible app three adds on an intro of a show where I paid 25 bucks but netflix, HBO max, Hulu. I could pay less with no adds
  • Trash 1/5

    By Smooch860
    Trash app 25$ a month to watch a loading circle