Not only are we in the Golden Age of Television, we’re also in the Golden Age of Streaming Apps. You’ve probably noticed that we’ve reviewed several since the pandemic started, but we hope you’re ready for at least one more.
We cut the cord to cable (again) before this all started, so we’re always on the hunt for ways to get all our favorite shows for the best price possible. Sure, we can buy (and have purchased) individual seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Better Call Saul and Bakeaway Camp with Martha Stewart, but that can get really expensive with series ranging from $9.99 to $24.99 per season.
Well, that all ends thanks to Philo, a new MVPD we were recently asked to review. What’s an MVPD, you ask? (We had the same thought, too). It stands for “Multichannel Video Programming Distributor,” which includes more old-school options such as cable or satellite TV.
There’s so much to love, too. First of all, you get more than 50 channels currently, including VH1, AMC and Food Network (for those shows listed above), as well as Logo, Lifetime and A&E.
Second, the price can’t be beat. A $20 subscription gets you access to all channels with live broadcasts, on-demand episodes, as well as a built-in DVR function so you never miss any of your favorites. You can watch on pretty much any device, including Amazon Fire and Apple TV on your big screen.
Though you’ll have to wait through commercials on live channels and on-demand episodes, you can zip right through the ads on anything you’ve recorded via the DVR function, so you’ll definitely benefit from planning what you want to watch in advance.
All you need is your mobile number to get started with a seven-day free trial and if you enjoy the experience, sign up within 48 hours for an additional five days free before billing kicks in.
We’ve only been using it a few days and can already tell that Philo will be a game-changer in our household. Best of all, every $24.99 we save on buying a full season of a show will buy us a 1.75 liter of Tito’s from the liquor store.
We might need to borrow 50¢ to make popcorn, though.
$20/month for 50+ channels
Free 7-day trial