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Philo’s budget TV service will soon work with Chromecast (updated)

It’s part of Philo Connect, a plan to support synchronized viewing across devices.
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Philo’s budget TV service is now Chromecast compatible. Subscribers with the Android app will soon be able to cast Philo to a Chromecast or Chromecast-supported TV. The feature should be available in “upcoming weeks” and could make it easier to watch Philo on a big screen. The company says this is the first part of “Philo Connect,” which will allow users to seamlessly watch content across multiple devices.

While Philo started out as a streaming service for students, it has become one of the most popular budget-friendly options for cord cutters. For $20 per month, users get 61 channels. Philo lets you watch on the web, iOS and Android smartphones, Roku, Fire TV, Android TV and Apple TV. The company says it wants to bring Philo Connect to those devices as well.

“We took the time to build Philo Connect to expand our experience to support synchronized viewing on all your devices, not just Chromecast,” said Devon Ray Williams, Philo’s head of product. “Today’s launch has laid the groundwork for us to support social viewing and watch parties between multiple users, no matter where they are.”

Update 7/31/2020 12:45PM ET: Philo clarified that while its Android app is now Chromecast enabled, the feature won’t be available to users immediately. It should roll out in the upcoming weeks.

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