Philo vs Spectrum TV Choice: which is better?

Why get Philo?

Nothing beats the price: $25 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 Spectrum TV Choice ?

Low price: Priced at $29.99, Spectrum TV is good value for money compared to other internet TV services (like, for example, Youtube TV which starts at $64.99).

Non-live programming: If you love sitcoms, dramas and other pre-recorded programming and are not so interested in live broadcasts, Spectrum TV offers a great array of choices.  

Go to Spectrum TV Choice

Price: Philo is cheaper than Spectrum TV Choice

Philo's costs $25 whereas Spectrum TV Choice costs $30. Getting Spectrum TV Choice instead of Philo will set you back $5 more every month.

Devices: Philo is more widely available than Spectrum TV Choice

Philo is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, iPhone, Roku, Samsung TV or Vizio Smart TV.

Whereas Spectrum TV Choice is available on Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Samsung TV or Xbox. That's 3 less devices than Philo.

Channel count: Philo has 53 channels more than Spectrum TV Choice

Philo's lineup includes 68 channels whereas Spectrum TV Choice has only 15 channels. Getting a subscription to Philo will give you access to 53 more channels than Spectrum TV Choice . That's quite a bit of channels.

Trial: Philo offers a trial

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

Find out more on Philo

Trial: Spectrum TV Choice offers a trial

Spectrum TV Choice has a trial. The trial duration is 7 days.

Find out more on Spectrum TV Choice

Philo's specialty

The specialties of Philo are: Lifestyle, News, True Crime.

Spectrum TV Choice 's specialty

The specialties of Spectrum TV Choice are: Lifestyle, News, Sports.

Channels on Philo and not Spectrum TV Choice

The channels that Philo has and which are not available on Spectrum TV Choice :

Channels on Spectrum TV Choice and not Philo

The channels that Spectrum TV Choice has which are not available on Philo:

Channels on both Spectrum TV Choice and Philo

The channels that are available on both Spectrum TV Choice and Philo are:

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You need to already be subscribed to Charter Spectrum internet services in order to access Spectrum TV Choice and other services under Spectrum TV umbrella. That includes broadcasts and on-demand content from over 60 major channels networks including Viacom, Discovery, A&E, AMC and Hallmark.

On the other hand, you won’t be able to custom add  any extra channels, and you can’t access other major TV broadcasters like ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and NBC, nor the many ESPN and Fox Sports channels––the absence of which helps keep the cost of the service down.

Price: Varies depending on your location and account history.

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