Yesterday, Redditor souljargoods discovered that networks owned by Scripps Networks now list Philo as a TV provider.
The list of Scripps Networks apps that recognize Philo TV credentials includes:
• Cooking Channel
• DIY Network
• Food Network
• Great American Country
• Travel Channel
Philo Takes Low-Cost Crown
Now that Philo works with TV Everywhere, the $16-per-month live TV streaming service is an even better deal.
Subscribers to Philo TV can unlock the channels premium content by simply entering their Philo login credentials on each network’s website or the network’s own apps.
The addition, TV Everywhere helps address one of Philo’s weaknesses: limited device support. Philo only offers apps for iOS, Android and Roku.
TV Everywhere support lets Philo’s customers access various cable TV apps on a much wider range of living room devices, smart TVs and game consoles.
Philo TV made waves in the media industry by launching with the lowest subscription rates. At $16 per month, Philo is cheaper than America’s most popular live TV streaming service, Sling TV.
Of course, there are reasons for the low price. Philo does not carry local TV stations or sports networks. Skipping out on those channels lets Philo avoid the extra fees those channels charge.
Philo focuses its channel lineup on family and lifestyle channels. In addition to the Scripps channels, Philo carries channels like AMC, BBC World News, Lifetime and Sundance TV.
Philo still needs to develop more apps of its own, but expanded TV Everywhere support is a step in the right direction.
Chris Casper is a former tech industry product manager who escaped from California for New Mexico. Now he writes about science and tech while searching for the perfect green chile sauce.