Philo announced today that the Philo Android app is now Chromecast enabled. The update gives subscribers broader access to the streaming service’s channel lineup by allowing them to cast content to their connected devices.
Chromecast support on Android devices is the first stage of Philo Connect, an effort to allow users to cast content from a mobile device to any Chromecast or Chromecast supported TV. Philo plans to add Philo Connect to more devices going forward, including iOS, Fire TV, Roku, and the web. The feature will roll out in the coming weeks, said a Philo spokesperson.
“Chromecast support has been one of our most requested features, allowing subscribers to play Philo content on television screens. We wanted to go beyond just Chromecast support to create a better way to seamlessly watch content on all of your devices, a feature we are calling Philo Connect” said Andrew McCollum, CEO of Philo.
“At Philo, every addition to our product is scrutinized and tested to bring true value to our subscribers,” said Head of Product, Devon Ray Williams. “We took the time to build Philo Connect to expand our experience to support synchronized viewing on all your devices, not just Chromecast. Today’s launch has laid the groundwork for us to support social viewing and watch parties between multiple users, no matter where they are.”
Philo recently added getTV and INSP to its channel lineup, followed by the addition of TV One. The streaming service now offers 61 channels including Discovery, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Comedy Central, and more for $20/month.
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