too many ads 2/5
I just want to say that there is an excessive amount of ads and it is every 10-20 minutes and its very irritating.
Too Many Ads for the price 1/5
So I gotta pay 20 dollars a month to watch shows just to watch 2:30 mins worth of ads that play almost every ten minutes ? I’m sorry that is just stupid and makes no sense. If we are already paying money we shouldn't have to sit through a ton of ads I mean come on.
Too many commercials 1/5
Maybe I’m just spoiled watching Netflix or Hulu and haven’t watched live tv in years but holy crap their are so many commercials. I timed it, there was 8:12 seconds of the show sandwiched between three minute ad breaks. And it’s the same ads over and over again.
Too many ads. 1/5
The further you watch the more ads. I’ll get 1 minute of my movie than 8 minutes of ads. Not worth $20.
I never write reviews 3/5
I never write reviews but this app deserves it. I really like the app. So many channels for a really good price but my only problem with it is when I put it on my tv is buffers a lot! I can’t even watch the mind of the show with out it buffering it’s kinda annoying! Other than that I love it app and my kiddo does too!
This thing is sooooooo slow I am pulling my hair waiting for it to load. 1/5
Too slow , I’m canceling!!!
I tried it and liked it at first. But honestly, one thing I really don't like is that I have to manually play the next episode. I wish it kept playing on its own. I rely on kids shows to keep my kids entertained while I do house chores. But it's hard to keep pushing play while I'm doing dishes. So I'm letting it go. Hulu and YouTube will have to do.
Please add more channels 3/5
I pay too much money y’all to have these lame tv channels can y’all please put freeform on here I’ll be completely happy thank you for your time
Tooo many ads 2/5
I’ve only used this app for about two days and can I just say.....HOHOHO, like what. Why are there so many ads? We are already paying twenty a month. Should you think to at least limit the number of ads. Service was horrible and wouldn’t recommend nor continue this subscription. Your money would be better spent on Netflix or prime video. Trust me when I say this, this is not a great nor viable option for anyone. Simply it’s just trash. The streaming quality is decent but the ads and the lack of features such as skipping and dashboard ones are very low. Overall a bad experience and would try it.
Review philo 1/5
I am not happy with service the app doesn’t work on my phone or tv and when I try to cancel it will not let me
This would be cool IF........ 3/5
I would definitely use this service, great price for the exact channels I want. If only I could ChromeCast from my IOS device.
Ad Spamming 1/5
By Fat Goon
U get the movie but like 15 minutes till ur hit with like 10 30 second ads
Great app, but.. 4/5
Can’t watch on TV when using iPhone adapter, I can hear it on TV but the screen stays black. Hopefully this can be fixed since it’s a great app and love the channels and price. Thanks.
Scammy Cancellation Policy 1/5
I’m having the hardest time trying to cancel my account. I would not recommend signing up for the service for this nightmare alone. The company’s response to a lot of issues that come up just makes you feel left alone while they’re off the hook and you’re just continuously charged. Hoping this will get resolved ASAP, and not given more runaround from Philo. I would really like to see if their customer service team can actually help a customer and I’ll happily amend my review rating. Until then I wish I could have given them less than one star.
App crashing 2/5
App was working perfectly fine a few weeks ago. Now it keeps crashing when trying to watch things
Political ads 3/5
By Gangster Ann G
I just signed up for Philo TV today, the free week trial. I’ve seen several trump ads, no Biden ads. If this continues, I’ll be able to save $20/month and not subscribe to this. I have tried and tried to figure out how to fast forward through commercials with no success.
Don’t do it 1/5
Just don’t. It’s a waste of time. I’ll start by saying one of the worst feelings is when you get your hopes up to watch one of your favorite movies you haven’t seen in a really long time, and you go to log in and find out the movie is unavailable to watch. Then you go to your back up movie and the same thing happens. And then you realize you’re entire saved movies list is like that! Yeah that’s what it’s like to have Philo. Advertise movies and shows you can’t watch! So then you ask customer service why this is happening and they avoid the question. Then you finally get the answer out of them and they say once it’s watched it’ll save to your DVR for 30 days, but I watched a movie last night that is now no longer available? Really confusing. On top of that I couldn’t imagine paying $20 a month and dealing with the non stop ads Philo bombards you with. Seriously don’t even waste your time with this streaming service. Oh! And if you have an iPhone you can’t stream to your smart tv or chrome cast!! You can only stream on androids. What a crock!
1 Annoying Bug 4/5
First off, I want to say that I absolutely love this app because it has one of my favorite channels and I don't have to buy some expensive package from a cable company just to get 1 channel that I want, and this app has it at at a very affordable price. But the 1 annoying bug that I'm talking about is that every time I am watching a show, and I press the power button, it makes me watch more advertisements when I unlock my phone, and at random times, when it comes time for another advertisement, it restarts at the beginning of the episode, forcing me to scroll back forward, only to have to watch more advertisements
So far I’m impressed with the value of this for only $20 a month and the video quality is great too.
Bad experience ever (app+service) 1/5
The app doesn’t allow to stream to chromcast. The app doesn’t show when a movie will be available for viewing, I had to call the support to get such info. When we started to watch the movie, the ads was everywhere!!! 10 mins watching - 5 mins ads! It’s so bad! For what we are paying the money?! Very bad experience ever!!!
First of all let me say this, I love the channels offered. Great line up. Here’s my problem. I’m not able to watch on my smart tv. I’ve tried screen mirroring my iPhone to my tv but it is not showing any picture. Just sound. The tv is Lg I was lead to believe that I would be able to watch this on my phone while on the go and on my tv at home. Kinda disappointed.
This app is inconsistent 1/5
App is buggy and freezes a lot - using IOS 14 and Amazon Fire Stick - needs MAJOR update
App keeps on crashing 1/5
By Edi disuse
This app keeps on crashing on both my iPhone and iPad. Every time I try to go live on the AMC app it crashes and crashes. Can’t even watch AMC live because it always 2 hours behind
I tried other services like sling. I was not impressed with the selection requirement. You had to choose orange or blue. With Philo they have added many more channels since I started without increasing the price at all! Their support is phenomenal. Have you seen their DVR? It’s unlimited and basically can replay any show even if you forgot to save it!!! Great library!
Not worth the price, very few episodes available 1/5
For such an expensive monthly subscription, there is very few episodes available of the shows I purchased the app to watch , only works on roku tv, no airplay available... lots and lots of commercials
Number of ads ridiculous 2/5
The amount of ads on this service are ridiculous when you have to pay $20 for the subscription. Often get 5 minute blocks of ads 1 minute apart. Will not be renewing the service for this reason
By fjjdskaoie c
I never wrote reviews but I’m going to because I’m still watching ads even tho I’m paying for this service.
Got 5 mins of commercials out of 6 mins watch time 1/5
By Jollier Roger
Would not be worth it if it was free.
Same commercials over and over and over and over and over. Same ads, same order.
Blocks of 2-3 mins of commercials would play sometimes a minute apart.
Negative for advertisers as well, their ads show so often I feel negative towards the advertisers.
Zero stars should be allowed. If negatives were allowed this would be at best a -3
Enjoyable app, but why the ads? 3/5
By Nick Hayes
We have the app, and enjoy it, but we are debating on whether to continue with it. While we enjoy the programming, I really have to question the fact that ads are a part of it. In my opinion, if you are paying $20/mo for service, there should be no commercials during the programming.
nope -5 stars 1/5
way too many ads for paid subscription. hula doesn't even push 5 mins of ads every 5 mins of a show and its cheaper.
Doesn’t work with Chromecast on iOS 3/5
Very disappointed I couldn’t use my iPad to stream to my Chromecast on my tv. Apparently you can if you have android so I fished out an old tablet I had. Did not work at all. Said “Connecting” for over 30 min. Could be the tablet being a bit outdated but as of now, this service is unusable for me.
I do not have a reliable computer or other console to stream and Chromecast is only way I watch tv. Haven’t watched real tv in years since tv antenna changed and was hoping this would be it. Might reconsider later if updated. Had a few shows I was excited to see.
Pleased but not fully happy 3/5
I like the app, I like the options but I wish it had the option to use AirPlay or chromecast to my smart tv since you can’t download the app there. I have it on my fire stick on one tv but I can’t watch from my phone using the tv which is better then watching on my phone if y’all could add that feature I would be tickled pink
I shouldn’t have to pay $20 to get ads throughout the show I’m watching. I’m happy I can watch my show but the ads get annoying very quick. Never using this app again after I’m done with my show.
Good Value 4/5
By Review 1.0
If (and it’s a big if) you don’t have a desire to have sports packages as part of your streaming TV service; Philo is a great option. It’s a good companion service for cord cutters that are happy getting local stations over the air; and I think the choice to price it to fill that niche was a smart one. Unlimited “cloud” DVR is a great feature as well.
My complaints are few; but significant. I hope someone from product development receives this feedback; as the developer has made it clear in other responses that they are monitoring these reviews.
First; when playing VOD content; I’d you forget that it isn’t a DVR recording and attempt to fast forward in a commercial it will advance the time index but continue playing the minutes of commercials. Once you recognize your error and try to go back to the start of the content after the commercial break; you inevitably will have to completely restart the commercial block. Making you rewatch some amount of the commercials that you’ve already watched. This is true if you do this 30 seconds or 3 minutes into the commercial block. It’s frustrating. It wastes time. It should be improved.
Second; It’s been years now. As I write this in the Apple App Store; Please add yourself to the TV Providers in iOS.
Third; it would be nice if apps on platforms could work towards common commands per platform. Example; Philo has a click and hold to fast forward when using a physical remote where as a different live TV dvr with an app on the same platform uses a click alone. And Philo advances at a speed where the other source jumps a fixed time per click. This isn’t Philo specific but underscores the needs for developers to participate in starboards bodies.
Thanks for making a great affordable service.
Lots of selections but no cast function 2/5
I don’t want to watch shows on my phone when I’m at home and there is no ability to cast dirt my from the app to a Chromecast or smart tv. App would be so much better with this function
Good app but 4/5
What happen to the guide button on the iPad,on all my other devices including Apple TV there a guide that you can flip through but on iPad it’s a bunch of busy thumb nails
5 stars for OTP instead password. 5/5
Thank you to make my passwords remembering easier 😁
By Aud Chick
I have to start by saying that I use AppleTV to watch TV. I have the 10 or so channel apps that I enjoy watching. I can watch live and in demand on my favorite channels. We had the Spectrum a la cart of 10 channels and that was $28/mo plus $70 for Internet. We just got ATT fiber and for $49.99/mo + $39.99 for 65 channels. Once I started looking into the channels I actually watch, I realized that some of my favorite are at a higher subscription level it was a no-no. I started looking for streaming services and I’m so happy I found Philo. It has all the channels I watch and two extra that I really wanted to try. Right after the first day of streaming, I called and cancelled my ATT TV. Now I get fiber internet and TV for $70-that’s $30 less for the channels I want to watch. This is perfection. So glad I found Philo before I got locked in to a 1-yr. contract! Win-win, so thank you Philo!
It’s ok 1/5
But needs the ability to chrome cast, its 2020
Streaming is awful 1/5
Constantly cuts out or just doesn’t work at all to a Vizio tv attempting to use the Airplay, or casting ability. Glad I $20 for an absolutely worthless app. Screw Apple and this app. How about making the app useful and have the ability to cast to a smart tv for $20 an month. Hulu is cheaper and has ads too but it works for casting to your smart tv. Save your money.
Very Disappointed. 1/5
I subscribed and had Philo for less than an hour before cancelling. I was really excited because of all the channels it offers that we love to watch.
I logged on and tried to stream through my smart TV, and it didn’t work. I previously visited the Philo website through my smart TV, and it really looked like it would work streaming through the internet. I do feel like there is a way to stream this through my smart TV, but their customer service didn’t seem interested in working through that. They just told me it wouldn’t work in that device. Since our smart TV is our main form of watching shows in our house, I cancelled the subscription. I don’t understand how I can stream this service on my 4 year old iPhone 7 but not a practically brand new smart TV. Very disappointed.
Pay 20$ and watch ads 1/5
Philo can go to hell
Commercials commercials and more commercials 1/5
Do yourself a favor and just find a different streaming service ... for the money the amount of bs commercials they show it’s ridiculous. 30 min show turns into an hour and a half. Forget a pleasant marathon when you spend most of the time watching commercials.
Hi there, I would really like it if you could save an episode, to watch later and also make things downloadable. Also, some shows don’t have all the seasons or episodes. There aren’t that many kid shows. Can you please add Oswald, Wow Wow Wubzzy, Little Bear, Ni Hao Kai Lan, Cyberchase, Scooby Doo shows and movies, all Care Bear movies and tv shows, baby looney tunes, Franklin.
Why commercials 3/5
I like the app and all its channels. But if your paying a monthly fee why are there so many commercials? I can see maybe one but there’s like 5 in between a few minutes of your show. I believe paying subscribers should not have to deal with commercials
No LG WebOS support 1/5
How can they not support the best OLED TV brand on the market today is simply baffling.
No smart cast 3/5
Love this app for the variety it offers but the fact that it does not allow smart cast and does not have an app for Vizio tv is very disappointing and why I will have to go with another streaming service
Not worth the price 2/5
I've been steaming for over a decade. I've been able to be quite happy using just 3 services (Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon prime). The only reason I decided to try Philo was to have access to certain series' entire libraries (on most services, you only get a few episodes picked here-and-there, or as they'd say, 'curated' 😫, an over MISused word).
With Philo, you DO get the access I'm referring to, BUT - and this is a major reason I hate this - the number of adverts that are FORCE FED.... EVER FEW minutes is outrageous (by comparison, on Hulu, only only on certain parts are there adverts and it's always a 2.30 minute block of sales spots followed by only a couple more - and they've spaced FAR apart).
I was being forced to sit through 2.30 minute blocks every 7 minutes.
When someone's PAYING for a steaming service, such as Netflix and Amazon, there's ZERO ads This is a case of pure GREED on the part of the backers - and Philo's the brainchild of the cable consortium.
I'm not going to pay to be forced to sit through BS, and you shouldn't either.
I haven't even discussed the... unusual (bizarre) initial set-up.
A good idea, but executed terribly. I cancelled the same day I got this free trial (I couldn't stomach even a week's' work of 'free' Philo with all those adverts....no way.
Why do they have to make it so hard to stop or unsubscribe from app or website? You have to call CS. I HATE that!