Bargain-priced streaming service

Sharen is looking for some advice on cutting the cord:

“Hi Cyn, I’m in the progress of figuring out what to do to cut the cord or at least cut the cost of my tv watching ( I leave the tv on all the time except when I’m out). I figured the first thing would be to get an antenna for local stations since I watch all 3 PBS stations now. I got one that has a pad you put on the wall or window. The first time I scanned, I got 57 stations ( I live just outside Orlando) most of which I wouldn’t watch. But I got bonus stations with the PBS stations, which was great. Now to figure out the rest. I would really appreciate it if the Science channel wasn’t on all the carriers expensive list. That’s the one station I watch most of all and wifi streaming doesn’t always work very well.”

If you’re thinking about cutting the cord, there’s a new streaming service with a bargain price compared to the cost of satellite and cable packages. Philo TV is only $16 a month for 43 channels and $20 a month for  56 channels.

Let’s check out the channels they offer. The $16 a month option includes:

A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, AXS, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, Cheddar, Cheddar Big News, CMT, Comedy Central, Discovery, DIY, Food Network, FYI, GSN, Hallmark, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, History, IFC, ID, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, MTV, MTV2, Nick, OWN, Paramount, People TV, Science Channel, , SundanceTV, Nick Jr., Teen Nick, History, Tastemade, TLC, Travel Channel, TVLand, Velocity, VHI, Viceland, and WE.

For an additional $4 per month, you’ll also get, AHC, Aspire TV, BET Her, Cooking Channel, Destination America, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, Logo, MTV Live, and Nicktoons, Revolt, and UpTV.


You’ll notice are no sports channels, it’s light on news with the exception of BBC America, and there are no local channels.  If you can pick up your local channels with an antenna where you live, you could always go for that option.

To watch, you’ll need a mobile phone number, a broadband Internet connection, and a supported device.


You can watch it on your TV with a Roku streaming box or stick, Amazon Fire TV device, Apple TV, on your PC or Mac using a browser, or on an iPhone, iPad, Android phone, or Android tablet.  Philo says that more devices are coming soon.

You’ll be able to save your favorite shows to watch at a later time for up to 30 days. You’ll also be able to watch the service on up to three devices at the same time.  There’s no contract involved, you can stop or start the service again at any time.

You can give Philo a free 30-day trial right now with no credit card information required. You just need to give them your mobile phone number.  Click here to learn more about Philo or to start your free trial.

If you have a supported device, try it out and see if you like it. Since there’s no obligation, you’ve got nothing to lose.

You will need a good WiFi connection for streaming. At least a 5 Mbps for HD.

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