Philo vs Hulu with Live TV: which is better?

Updated May 22, 2022 • Staff

Why get Philo?

Nothing beats the price: $20 is really cheap, one of the cheapest ways out there to get Live TV. And the fact that you get unlimited DVR -if you care about that kind of stuff- on top of that is kind of crazy. Just as a comparison, Youtube TV offers unlimited DVR but it costs three times as much.

Go to Philo

Why get Hulu with Live TV?

In 2020, Hulu updated their interface to a much neater version, allowing for one of the easiest and most intuitive Live navigation systems around.

Go to Hulu with Live TV

Popularity: Hulu with Live TV is more popular than Philo

Hulu with Live TV has 4,100,000 subscribers whereas Philo has 750,000 subscribers. This means that Hulu with Live TV has 3,350,000 more subscribers than Philo. That's a pretty big difference.

Price: Philo is cheaper than Hulu with Live TV

Philo's costs $25 whereas Hulu with Live TV costs $65. Getting Hulu with Live TV instead of Philo will set you back $40 more every month.

Devices: Hulu with Live TV is more widely available than Philo

Hulu with Live TV is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, Nintendo Switch, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV or Xbox.

Whereas Philo is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS or Roku. That's 5 less devices than Hulu with Live TV.

Channel count: Hulu with Live TV has 7 channels more than Philo

Hulu with Live TV's lineup includes 75 channels whereas Philo has only 68 channels. Getting a subscription to Hulu with Live TV will give you access to 7 more channels than Philo.

Trial: Philo offers a trial

Philo has a trial. The trial duration is 7 days.

Find out more on Philo

Trial: Hulu with Live TV offers a trial

Hulu with Live TV has a trial. The trial duration is 7 days.

Find out more on Hulu with Live TV

Philo's specialty

The specialties of Philo are: Lifestyle, News.

Hulu with Live TV's specialty

The specialties of Hulu with Live TV are: Lifestyle, News, Sports.

Channels on Philo and not Hulu with Live TV

The channels that Philo has and which are not available on Hulu with Live TV:

  • AccuWeather
  • AMC
  • American Heroes Channel
  • aspireTV
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • BET Her
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Cheddar News
  • Cleo TV
  • CMT
  • Comedy Central
  • Cooking Channel
  • Crackle
  • Crime-Investigation
  • Destination America
  • Discovery Family
  • Discovery Life
  • DIY Network
  • Game Show Network
  • GetTV
  • Great American Country
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Drama
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • IFC
  • INSP
  • Law&Crime
  • LMN
  • Logo
  • MTV
  • MTV Classic
  • MTV Live
  • MTV2
  • Newsy
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nicktoons
  • OWN
  • Paramount Network
  • PeopleTV
  • REVOLT
  • Revry
  • Science Channel
  • Sundance TV
  • Tastemade
  • TeenNick
  • TV Land
  • TV One
  • UPtv
  • VH1
  • WE tv

Channels on Hulu with Live TV and not Philo

The channels that Hulu with Live TV has which are not available on Philo:

  • ABC
  • ABC News Live
  • ACC Network (ACCN)
  • Adult Swim
  • Big Ten Network (BTN)
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CBSN
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • CNN International
  • Cozi TV
  • CW
  • Dabl
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN College Extra
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • ESPNews
  • ESPNU
  • FOX
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
  • Fox Sports 2 (FS2)
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FXM
  • FXX
  • Golf Channel
  • HLN
  • Investigation Discovery (ID)
  • Lifetime Movie Network (LMN)
  • MSNBC
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Olympic Channel
  • Oxygen
  • Pop
  • QVC
  • SEC Network
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • Start TV
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM (Turner Classic Movies)
  • Telemundo
  • TNT
  • truTV
  • Universal Kids
  • USA
  • WGN America

Channels on both Hulu with Live TV and Philo

The channels that are available on both Hulu with Live TV and Philo are:

  • A&E
  • Animal Planet
  • Cheddar
  • Discovery Channel
  • Food Network
  • FYI
  • HGTV
  • History
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • MotorTrend
  • TLC
  • Travel Channel
  • Vice

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The "Hulu + Live TV" plan mixes Hulu's exclusive offering of Originals with around 60 TV channels (the channels available depend on where you live). If you already have Hulu, getting the Live TV addition is usually cheaper than subscribing to another Live TV service. And if when you want to cancel the Live TV plan, you can click "cancel" on Hulu which will give you the option to keep the On-Demand part while cancelling the Live TV.

Price: $64.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, Nintendo Switch, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV, Xbox

Channel lineup: A&E, ABC, ABC News Live, ACC Network (ACCN), Adult Swim, Animal Planet, Big Ten Network (BTN), Bloomberg, Boomerang, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CBS, CBS Sports Network, CBSN, Cheddar, CNBC, CNN, CNN International, Cozi TV, CW, Dabl, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN College Extra, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNews, ESPNU, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1 (FS1), Fox Sports 2 (FS2), Freeform, FX, FXM, FXX, FYI, Golf Channel, HGTV, History, HLN, Investigation Discovery (ID), Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network (LMN), MotorTrend, MSNBC, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel, Oxygen, Pop, QVC, SEC Network, Smithsonian Channel, Start TV, SYFY, TBS, TCM (Turner Classic Movies), Telemundo, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, Universal Kids, USA, Vice, WGN America

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