You’ve been looking for a reason to cut the cable cord for months, but can’t imagine life without your HGTV fix (and your tot can’t live without Nick JR.!). Meet Philo, a new television streaming service. With Philo, you can still swoon over Joanna Gaines’ latest designs, watch Planet Earth with your kids and browse 35 other top cable channels, for a total bargain price. Want to know more? Scroll down for the details.

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What It Is

Philo is the first-ever streaming TV service that offers live TV, DVR and on-demand services, just like your dish or box. It carries content from well-known programming groups like A+E Networks, Discovery, BBC America, Comedy Central, HGTV, Nickelodeon and more, and the focus is on entertainment, lifestyle and knowledge programming (which means no sports or news).  

“Our goal at Philo is to build a television service that people love as much as they love their favorite shows. We’re constantly looking for ways we can improve the experience because, at the end of the day, we’re also building Philo for ourselves,” said Andrew McCollum, Philo CEO.

How It Works

You sign up and provide a phone number to get started on a seven-day free trial. From there, you’ll be able to stream on up to three devices at once, anywhere in the U.S., plus you’ll get an unlimited 30-day DVR, an on-demand library, watch programs that have aired within the last three days, among other features. You can cancel and restart at any time.

Currently, Philo is available for Mac and PC on a web browser, Apple iPhone and iPad (running iOS 9 or newer), Android phones and tablets (running Chrome 54+ and Android 7.0+ newer), and Roku (more devices coming soon).

How Much It Costs & How to Get It

You can get the basic service (35+ channels) for $16 a month, or opt to add an additional nine channels for just $4 more.

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