Philo Plans to Launch a Co-Viewing Feature

Ever wish you could watch a show with Friends even if they are not in the same home with you? Soon you will be able to do just that thanks to Philo. According to TechCrunch during CES Philo’s CEO, Andrew McCollum said Philo plans to launch a feature that will let friends watch the same shows together even if they are not in the same house.

This new feature will allow Philo subscribers to share links that invite friends and family to watch TV with them at the same time. According to Philo this new feature is finished and is just being polished before launch.

So what is Philo?

If you’re interested in watching sports and still having access to local channels after cutting cable, Philo isn’t the streaming service for you. The company has positioned itself as an affordable alternative to more expensive services. The lower prices are possible because Philo doesn’t include sports, most news, or local stations to its content lineup.

Philo has less channels than some competitors, but still has plenty to offer for the whole family. You’ll find live programming on the grid style guide, along with on demand content. Most channels allow users to catch up on programming for days after airing.

The service certainly isn’t the right option for every cord cutter. But, for those who want an affordable option and aren’t interested in having hundreds of channels to choose from, it’s an option that shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s also worth mentioning that the service is relatively new, and additional content could always be added, if there’s a way to make it fit with the vision of the company.

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