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Philo vs AT&T Watch TV Which Service is Right For You? (Updated: February 2019)

Watching TV, Watching, Living Room, Domestic Life, SmilingAffordable streaming services Philo and AT&T Watch have each been upgrading their platforms and adding content since our last update in November. Today, we’re taking another look at these two comparable services so you can choose which is the right option for you.

Pricing and Packages

Once again, Philo has added to its channel lineup while keeping its affordable subscription cost the same. You’ll notice a few new additions, including MTV Classic and Motor Trend.

AT&T is still offering the same number of channels but has also maintained its monthly cost. This is what you’ll get and how much you’ll pay for each.

Philo

  • 44 channels for $16/month
  • 57 channels for $20/month
  • 3 Streams at Once
  • DVR

AT&T Watch TV

  • 37 channels, free or AT&T Unlimited & More customers
  • 37 channels for $15/month
  • 1 Stream
  • No DVR

Channel Lineups

Here’s what you’ll get with your monthly Philo subscription (channels that you’ll get with Philo but not with AT&T Watch are marked with an asterisk.)

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • AXS TV *
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • Cheddar *
  • Cheddar Big News *
  • CMT *
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery
  • DIY *
  • Food Network
  • FYI
  • Game Show Network *
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Drama *
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • HGTV *
  • IFC
  • ID
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movies
  • Motor Trend *
  • MTV *
  • MTV2
  • MTV Classic *
  • Nick *
  • OWN
  • Paramount *
  • People TV *
  • Science *
  • Sundance TV
  • Nick Jr. *
  • Teen Nick
  • History
  • Tastemade *
  • TLC
  • Travel *
  • TV Land *
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WE TV

With the upgraded package, you’ll also get the following channels:

  • American Heroes Channel
  • Aspire
  • BET Her
  • Cooking
  • Destination America
  • Discovery Family
  • Discovery Life
  • Law & Crime
  • Logo
  • MTV Live *
  • Nick Toons
  • Revolt
  • Up TV

These are the channels you’ll get with a monthly subscription to AT&T Watch TV (channels that you’ll get with AT&T but not with Philo are marked with an asterisk.)

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • Audience *
  • BBC World News
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Boomerang *
  • Cartoon Network *
  • CNN *
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery
  • Food Network
  • FYI
  • Hallmark
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • History
  • HLN *
  • IFC
  • ID
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movies
  • MTV 2
  • Nick Toons
  • OWN
  • Sundance TV
  • TBS *
  • Turner Classic Movies *
  • Teen Nick
  • TLC
  • TNT *
  • Tru TV *
  • Velocity *
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WE TV

What’s Changed?

Philo has added a few channels to their lineup to give viewers even more entertainment for their monthly subscription cost. You’ll now find the following channels in the Philo lineup:

  • Cheddar Big News
  • Hallmark channels, including Hallmark, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • Motor Trend
  • MTV Classic with shows from the 80s and 90s
  • Paramount
  • People TV
  • Tastemade

In addition to the extra channels, Philo has been making changes to help their subscribers better enjoy their viewing experience. Philo is also working on a co-viewing feature, Philo users will someday be able toshare a link with friends and family, inviting them to watch together from their own location. Philo has also been updating their app to be more user friendly on different devices. You’ll notice it’s easier to customize your home screen and find your favorite channels when you log in.

In our last update, we shared AT&T’s plan to add more package options with additional channels. We’re still waiting for those new options to be introduced, so for now, AT&T Watch only has one subscription package.

While the two streaming services are comparable, Philo has been making more of an effort to continuing improving by both growing its channel list and adding features. However, AT&T Watch TV is still a great deal for current AT&T Unlimited & More customers who have access to the service for no additional cost.

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