Philo Adds 3 New Channels
$25 live TV streaming service Philo fattens its channel lineup with MeTV, Heroes & Icons, and Story Television.
Philo, CableTV.com’s editorial pick for cheapest live TV streaming service, added three new channels to its skinny-bundle $25-a-month plan this week: MeTV, Heroes & Icons, and Story Television. Along with June 2022 additions Decades and Start TV, this beefs Philo’s channel count to 80+, as opposed to its advertised 60+.
These recent additions aren’t cable channels, though. They’re free ad-supported TV (FAST) channels you can also receive through local TV station broadcasts with an over-the-air antenna. They don’t offer much new content, but they’re loaded with classic TV reruns.
MeTV is home to vintage shows like The A-Team, The Andy Griffith Show, Batman, The Beverly Hillbillies, Bonanza, Buck Rogers, The Carol Burnett Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Dragnet, The Flintstones, Full House, Gunsmoke, The Jetsons, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, M*A*S*H, Matlock, Saved by the Bell, Star Trek, and more. MeTV also exclusively airs our favorite Saturday night B-movie showcase, Svengoolie!
Heroes & Icons carries a handful of the same series as MeTV, as well as Monk, JAG, Baywatch, House, Renegade, Wonder Woman, Nash Bridges, and several others. H&I also airs five O.G. Star Trek series daily: Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise.
Story Television is like the HISTORY channel of yesteryear, featuring blocks of reality docuseries based on daily themes: Military & Combat (Mondays), Tech & Innovation (Tuesdays), World Events (Wednesdays), American History (Thursdays), Modern Marvels (Fridays), Unexplained Phenomena (Saturdays), and Biography (Sundays).
As with all Philo live channels, some MeTV, Heroes & Icons, and Story Television shows and episodes are available on-demand.