Latest in Entertainment

Image credit: Rainer Puster via Getty Images

Philo cuts its most affordable TV streaming plan

Now there's only one option, and it's $20 a month.
111 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Rainer Puster via Getty Images

The budget TV streaming service Philo announced it's eliminating its lower-cost subscription. Beginning May 6th, Philo will drop its $16-per-month plan, offering only a $20 monthly subscription. The move puts Philo on a growing list of streaming TV providers that have increased prices in the past few months.

Philo's $20 plan includes 58 channels -- that's 13 more than it included in its $16 offering. The additions include BET Her, Discovery Family Channel, MTV Live, Nicktoons, UPtv and more. If you're an existing customer with the $16 service, you won't see a price hike as long as your subscription doesn't lapse. And if you already have the $20 package, you shouldn't notice any changes. Only new customers will be restricted to the $20 option.

When Philo launched 18 months ago, it promised a low-cost service. Since then, DirecTV, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue and Sling TV have all raised their rates. Disney, Apple and AT&T's WarnerMedia have all tossed their hats in the ring and announced plans to launch their own streaming services.

At $20 per month, Philo is still less than DirecTV, YouTube TV, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue. But we don't know yet how much the new streaming services will cost, and Hulu still offers a $6 option. Of course, price isn't the only factor, and you'll want to compare channels, too. Philo doesn't include HBO, so if you're looking to watch the last episodes of Game of Thrones, you'll need to choose one of the other options.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
111 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

View
B&H sale cuts up to $350 off Apple's 2019 iMacs

B&H sale cuts up to $350 off Apple's 2019 iMacs

View
NVIDIA's latest GPU drivers pack a speed boost for 'Apex Legends'

NVIDIA's latest GPU drivers pack a speed boost for 'Apex Legends'

View
The latest 'Fortnite' weapon lets you drop heavy stuff on opponents’ heads

The latest 'Fortnite' weapon lets you drop heavy stuff on opponents’ heads

View
ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2019): Sometimes it’s good to be boring

ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2019): Sometimes it’s good to be boring

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr