Tastemade offers a modern approach to travel and food content. Two streaming services — Philo and YouTube TV — let you watch Tastemade without cable. However, the only way to access all of Tastemade’s on-demand content is to buy one of its subscription plans.

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Watch Tastemade on Philo

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When Philo launched its service in 2017, it took an innovative approach by not making people pay the high fees for sports, cable news and local channels. Instead, Philo’s customers could watch the most popular lifestyle and entertainment channels at a fraction of the cost of other streaming services.

Philo Pricing and Packages

At only $20 per month, Philo’s sole subscription plan provides a solid mix of nearly 60 channels, including Tastemade.

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Philo does not offer expansion options, so you will have to subscribe to HBO or other options separately. You can learn more about Philo’s pricing and packages here.

Philo Channels

Philo’s focus is on the most popular basic cable channels in the lifestyle, entertainment and knowledge categories: channels like HGTV, AMC and Discovery. If you’ve decided cable is too expensive and rely on an over-the-air antenna to get your TV, then Philo is a great way to supplement your TV watching.

However, Philo is not the best choice if you want a complete replacement for cable. Sports channels like ESPN, news networks like CNN and local TV stations charge streaming services high fees. Philo can offer its low subscription rates by skipping those high-priced channels.

You can learn even more about Philo’s channel lineup here.

Philo Supported Devices

Although the Philo app ecosystem not as varied as some of the more-established streaming service, the company has focused on the most popular platforms for watching on a television.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Televisions based on Fire TV, Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari.

You can learn more about Philo’s device support here.

Philo Simultaneous Streams

Philo lets you stream to as many as three devices at a time. Learn more about simultaneous streaming on Philo here.

Philo DVR

Philo’s cloud DVR lets you record as much content as you want, unlike other services which limit you to a few dozen hours. However, the recordings do expire after 30 days.  You’ll find more details about Philo’s cloud DVR here.

Philo On-Demand Library

Philo’s content providers post more than 30,000 on-demand titles into the streaming service’s library. You won’t find any Philo originals, since the company doesn’t produce its own content. Learn more about Philo’s on-demand library here.

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Watch Tastemade on YouTube TV

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YouTube TV sets itself apart from its competitors by providing the best support for the major broadcast networks’ local stations. Beyond that, the streaming service offers a solid channel lineup and unique features.

From a features standpoint, YouTube TV’s user profiles and cloud DVR set the service apart from its competition. You can create up to six profiles on your account, enough for most families. Each profile gets its own viewing history, recommendations and cloud DVR library.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages

YouTube TV only offers one $50-per-month subscription plan which provides about 70 channels, including Tastemade.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s pricing and packages here.

YouTube TV Channels

YouTube TV lets you watch Tastemade as well as other lifestyle channels like Food Network and Travel Channel. YouTube TV’s real strength, however, is its support for the local ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC stations. In almost every market in the United States, YouTube TV carries all four local stations. None of the other streaming TV services match that level of support.

You won’t find too many options for expanding the channel lineup beyond the base subscription. YouTube TV does offer an a-là-carte menu of premium movie channels, sports channels and others. However, your monthly fee will rise dramatically if you choose too many.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s channel lineup here.

YouTube TV Device Support

In general, YouTube TV supports a wide variety of streaming platforms.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain models from HiSense, LG, Samsung and Sharp as well as televisions based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome.

Check out this article for more information about YouTube TV’s device support.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streaming

YouTube TV’s other weakness is its support for simultaneous streaming. You can only use three devices at the same time. While most streaming services have two-device or three-device limits, YouTube TV’s three-device limit is out of synch with its support for six user profiles.

For more information about YouTube TV’s simultaneous streaming support, read this article.

YouTube TV DVR

YouTube TV excels in its cloud DVR feature. Even with six people using the service, you won’t have to worry about bumping into limits on the cloud DVR. Not only does YouTube TV let all users record as much content as they want, but those recordings also won’t expire for a full nine months.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s premium-level cloud DVR feature here.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

Each of the channels on YouTube TV provides its own on-demand content. In addition, you get full access to YouTube’s own original content like Cobra Kai, the revival of the 80s classic Karate Kid.

Check out this article for more information about YouTube TV’s on-demand selection.

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How to Watch Tastemade on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch Tastemade on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, YouTube TV and the Tastemade app.

How to Watch Tastemade on Roku

You can watch Tastemade on Roku with one of these streaming services: Philo, YouTube TV and the Tastemade app.

How to Watch Tastemade on Apple TV

You can watch Tastemade on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, YouTube TV and the Tastemade app.

Use the Tastemade App

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Tastemade got its start as a mobile-first content developer that targeted Millennial foodies. Over the past five years, it has expanded to offer a full range of apps as well as a linear channel for cable providers and streaming services. Among its original programming are shows like celebrity chef Roy Choi’s Broken Bread, the interior decorating show Design Matters and travel show Basic Versus Baller.

Tastemade Pricing and Packages

Even if you subscribe to one of the streaming services discussed earlier, you will only get a limited number of shows through the Tastemade app. Tastemade does not offer TV Everywhere compatibility. As a result, you can only watch a few dozen recent episodes for free.

Tastemade programs
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In order to get all of Tastemade’s content, you have to purchase a monthly $3 subscription or an annual $20 subscription.

Tastemade Device Support

All of Tastemade’s content is available, with a subscription, as on-demand programming so there is no cloud DVR. You will find apps for the most popular streaming devices as well as on iPhones and Android phones.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Devices based on Amazon Fire TV or Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: Most browsers.
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.