Philo has really become a big YouTube TV competitor, offering many of the same features, for less than half the price. Currently, Philo has over 59 channels, and it also offers unlimited cloud DVR. Though there is a bit of a catch for that DVR. And this is all for just $20 per month.
About that catch with unlimited cloud DVR. It's not exactly a DVR. Philo actually says "Save unlimited shows". It works the same way, but technically it's not a DVR. In addition to that, you can only save it for 30 days while YouTube TV does it for nine months. This is a good way to catch up on TV shows that air when you're at work or not at home to watch them, though.
The big selling point for Philo though, is the 59 channels that are included here. These are mostly Viacom channels. Those are channels that aren't usually found on other streaming services – aside from AT&T TV NOW.
These channels include A&E, AMC, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, OWN, Paramount Network, TLC and many more. That makes this a great compliment to another streaming service like YouTube TV. Now unfortunately, there are no locals here, nor Fox channels. So this isn't a good replacement for YouTube TV's recent announcement that it's dropping Fox RSN's and YES Network.
Philo is somewhat limited in what platforms you can watch on. It's available on Android, Android TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, iOS, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. So it has all of the big platforms covered, but not some of the more niche ones like PS4 and Xbox One.
The service offers a free seven day trial, before you need to pay. To get started, you put in your phone number and within 48 hours Philo will follow up with getting your billing details to unlock the next five days. Then on the eighth day it is going to charge you the $20 per month.
You can sign up for Philo by clicking the link below.