The bottom line: Philo does a lot for less
Named after television inventor Philo T. Farnsworth, livestreaming service Philo is somewhat revolutionary in its own right: it’s lean, cheap, and sports-free.
While other streamers fight to add more channels and games (and hike prices accordingly), Philo keeps it light n’ breezy. It offers zero sports or local channels, focusing instead on entertainment (like Comedy Central, Paramount Network, and AMC) and lifestyle (such as A&E, HGTV, and Cooking Channel) networks.
You get 60 of them for just $20 bucks a month, to be exact. Throw in unlimited cloud DVR space (with a 30-day time limit), and Philo appears to be more than a “bare-bones” livestreaming service.
Sports fans should probably stop reading here, though. We’ve reviewed some other streaming services you can check out.