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How to Watch Philo on an LG Smart TV

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How to Watch Philo on an LG Smart TV

In this streaming era, we continue to see more and more alternatives to cable TV popping up on our smart TVs. From free ad-supported television (or FAST) streamers like Pluto to streaming TV providers like Sling, this day and age offers far more options than just cable or satellite television. Philo is one such option. But can you watch Philo on an LG Smart TV? Let’s discuss.

Can You Watch Philo on LG webOS?

Philo home screen on LG smart TV.
Philo offers more than 70 live-streaming channels.

Before we break down the steps required to watch Philo on an LG Smart TV, we should first discuss if it’s even possible to do such a thing with LG’s webOS smart TV interface. Luckily for us, Philo is available to download on all modern LG Smart TVs that run the latest version of webOS. 

WebOS is a platform originally developed by Palm. It was initially intended for smartphones, but LG later adopted webOS for their smart TVs. With this move, its user-friendly interface and intuitive features could be brought from smartphone screens to television screens.

Unlike other popular streaming apps that come pre-installed on LG Smart TVs with webOS, Philo must be downloaded as an app from the LG Content Store. (This means users won’t find it already installed on their TV like they will with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and other titans of streaming.) 

We’ll walk you through the steps required to download the app to your TV in a moment. Before that, however, we need to talk about the sign-up process.

Do You Have to Sign Up to Watch Philo?

Philo and other top cable providers in a comparison chart.
Philo offers several advantages over rival cable and satellite providers.

You must sign up for a Philo subscription if you want to watch it on an LG Smart TV. This is not a requirement of LG’s, but rather a roadblock set in place by Philo itself. You see, Philo is a subscription service just like most other streaming TV providers. Whether it be Sling, Hulu + Live TV, or Philo, you should expect to pay a monthly fee if you want to watch live-streaming television.

Philo costs $25 a month and comes with a seven-day free trial offer for new subscribers. This gives you the chance to try before you subscribe. On Philo’s site, you’ll see a comparison chart outlining the key areas where its service has an edge over the competition. Affordable pricing is probably the most significant advantage of the bunch. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better streaming TV deal.

To sign up, simply click the “Start Free Trial” button and enter your credentials. The site will ask you to provide the basic stuff — name, email, password, and things of this nature — before requesting your payment info. (This won’t be charged until after the trial ends.) After you complete the steps, you’re free to download the app to your LG Smart TV and start streaming.

How to Watch Philo on an LG Smart TV

Philo TV
Philo is available on LG Smart TVs with the latest version of webOS.

Follow along with these four simple steps to start watching Philo on an LG Smart TV. Make sure your TV is updated with the latest version of LG webOS and that your television is properly connected to the Internet. Then, grab your remote and get ready to begin.

Step One: Go to the LG Smart TV Hub

First, hit the “Home” button on your LG Smart TV remote. This will take you to the LG Smart TV’s streaming hub. Here, you’ll find various options and apps ready for you to enjoy. We’re looking for one labeled “LG Content Store.”

Step Two: Open the LG Content Store

Next, move your remote to the LG Content Store and hit the Select button. This will launch the LG Smart TV’s app store, unveiling an assortment of top streaming apps available for download.

Step Three: Download Philo

Locate the search bar within the LG Content Store and use your remote to type in “Philo.” Look for the Philo name and app icon within the search results. Then, click on it using the Select button.

Step Four: Log In and Begin Watching

On the Philo page, look for an option to download and install the app on your LG Smart TV. Once you find the button, start the download process. The TV will then install the app onto your LG Smart TV. After it’s complete, you can officially launch the app, sign into your account, and start watching.

Pros and Cons of Philo

Pros of PhiloCons of Philo
Philo is a budget-friendly alternative to traditional TV packages.It doesn’t have a ton of offerings for sports or news fans.
There are more than 70 channels offered.There aren’t any originals in its content library.
Philo has unlimited DVR space.You can’t download shows for offline viewing.
You can stream on up to 3 devices at once.Other streaming television services have more channels to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Philo?

Philo is a streaming television service that gives you access to live TV and on-demand content without a satellite or cable plan.

How much does Philo cost?

Philo currently costs just $25 a month for access to more than 70 live channels and on-demand content. You might also get a one-week free trial depending on what promotions Philo is offering at the time.

Can I record shows on Philo?

Yes, you can record TV shows on Philo — and Philo has unlimited DVR storage to boot. This means you’re allowed to record as many shows as you want. They are automatically deleted after a year.

Are there commercials on Philo?

Because Philo is live-streaming television, there are normal ad breaks just like you were watching on cable or satellite. This is also true of on-demand content. The only time you can skip commercials is during DVR recordings.

Can you watch Philo on an LG Smart TV?

Yes, you can watch Philo on an LG Smart TV! You simply have to sign up for an account, download the app from the Content Store, log in, and start streaming. You can watch on up to three devices at once.

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