One of the main reason people drop cable TV is to save money. Philo understands that and put together a streaming package with several popular entertainment TV channels for a very low price. Philo keeps costs low by not carrying expensive sports channels. While Philo may seem like a new streaming service, they have been streaming TV channels online for quite some time.
But I just had to do it because the app deserves it. Second I was skeptical about the services they provide. It is tv a la carte.
When it comes the app, it is flawless. It simply never crashes. Regardless of what channel I watch it always comes up without any problems. Once you stop watching, you can always come back to the same spot.
It saves your programs so you can come back later and pick right up where you left off. You can do that with countless shows. You can also watch from a different source.
Tv quality is fantastic too. This service along with the apps in the different platforms are simply seamless. The concept of sling is great.
An app that allows you to watch your favorite shows live and on demand, where ever and when ever, without all the equipment, hidden fees and insane contracts that regular cable a satellite providers are know for.
It's a great concept, if sling was able to deliver.
They don't though. There's still many channels that sling doesn't offer, like spike and TLC. The on demand shows rarely work, the app usually crashes.
Often times it will crash in the middle or towards the end of a show, and the only way to ever see the end is to restart it from the beginning and pray you make it to the end before it crashes again.
Sometimes the pause button works, but the app crashes when you try to resume.
So if the app crashes 5 minutes before the end of your show, you can either restart it from the beginning, or move on with your life and never see the ending. Take my advice, spend the extra money and go with a provider like dish or direct TV.
Spend the extra money of a different tv provider, at least their products and services function properly and you get all the channels you want and not just a few.