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Cord Cutting Combo: Philo + YouTube TV

Cheerful family having popcorn while watching television at homeWhich streaming service is right for you? For most cord cutters, the answer is that there isn’t just one. When it comes to perfect pairs, many of our readers say that Philo and YouTube TV give them the combo of channels to meet their streaming content needs. We’re talking about the benefits of each service and pairing them up, below.

What You’ll Get with YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a live streaming service with over 60 channels, including major networks and local stations.

A YouTube TV subscription allows you to create up to 6 separate accounts, each with its own login information. You’ll also get unlimited cloud storage to save recorded episodes and watch them anywhere, on any device.

With your YouTube TV subscription, you’ll get the following channels:

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • Fox
  • NBC
  • AMC
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • Cheddar
  • Big News
  • Bravo
  • BTN
  • Cartoon Network
  • CNBC
  • NBC Sports
  • CBS Sports
  • CNN
  • Comet
  • CW
  • Disney XD
  • Disney
  • Disney Junior
  • SEC ESPN Network
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN U
  • ESPN News
  • Fox Sports
  • Fox News
  • Fox Business
  • Freeform
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • NBC Golf
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • LA
  • MLB
  • MSNBC
  • My TV
  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • NBA TV
  • NBC Sports Network
  • Neon
  • NESN
  • Newsy
  • Olympic Channel
  • Orlando City SC
  • Pop
  • Seattle Sounders
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • SNY
  • Start TV
  • Sundance TV
  • SyFy
  • Tastemade
  • TBS
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • TNT
  • TCM
  • Tru TV
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • USA
  • WE TV
  • Yes
  • TYT
  • Youtube Red

What You’ll Get with Philo

Philo is an inexpensive streaming service, offering live and on-demand content from some of the most binge worthy channels.

A Philo subscription costs $16/month (or $20 for an upgraded package) and comes with unlimited recordings, saving content for up to 30 days, and the ability to watch on up to 3 screens simultaneously.

When you supplement YouTube TV with a Philo account, you’ll add these channels that you can’t get with a YouTube TV account alone:

  • A&E
  • Animal Planet
  • AXS TV
  • BET
  • CMT
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery
  • DIY Channel
  • Food Channel
  • FYI
  • GSN
  • HGTV
  • ID
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movies
  • MTV
  • MTV2
  • Nick
  • Nick Jr.
  • Teen Nick
  • OWN
  • Paramount
  • Sci
  • History Channel
  • TLC
  • Travel Channel
  • TV Land
  • Velocity
  • VH1
  • Viceland

Better Together

Together, YouTube TV and a basic Philo subscription will cost you $56/month. Combining the two services means that you’ll have access to most major channels and a good selection of specialty channels.

YouTube has the best of prime time TV, sports, and news stations, but is missing some of the most requested lifestyle and entertainment channels. Philo is a strong service alone but doesn’t have the big names like ABC and NBC or live sports. That makes it an excellent add on subscription to create a complete cord cutting setup.

Each service has a user-friendly interface, so switching between the two won’t cause headaches. With apps on both Apple and Android devices, you can record and store content with both YouTube TV and Philo and watch at home or while traveling.

There may not be a perfect streaming service that can replace a cable package with hundreds of channels on its own yet. Combining two strong services can give you the variety of channels you need to make cord cutting work for you.

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