Philo vs Youtube TV: which is better?

Updated January 11, 2023 • Staff

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 YouTube TV?

Youtube TV boasts a wide offering of almost every major channel, unlimited DVR, six accounts, and up to three simultaneous streams. It's the perfect option for families. The cost is a little steep, and there are cheaper options out there, but with a great interface (Live TV services are not known to always have the most intuitive interfaces) and wide availability across devices, it's fair to say that you'll get your dollar's worth.

Go to YouTube TV

Popularity: YouTube TV is more popular than Philo

YouTube TV has 4,000,000 subscribers whereas Philo has 750,000 subscribers. This means that YouTube TV has 3,250,000 more subscribers than Philo. That's a pretty big difference.

Price: Philo is cheaper than YouTube TV

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

Devices: YouTube TV is more widely available than Philo

YouTube TV is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung TV, Sharp, Vizio or Xbox.

Whereas Philo is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, iPhone, Roku, Samsung TV or Vizio Smart TV. That's 2 less devices than YouTube TV.

Channel count: YouTube TV has 31 channels more than Philo

YouTube TV's lineup includes 101 channels whereas Philo has only 70 channels. Getting a subscription to YouTube TV will give you access to 31 more channels than Philo. 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: YouTube TV offers a trial

YouTube TV has a trial. The trial duration is 7 days.

Find out more on YouTube TV

Philo's specialty

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

YouTube TV's specialty

The specialties of YouTube TV are: Lifestyle, News, Science fiction.

Channels on Philo and not YouTube TV

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

  • A&E
  • AccuWeather
  • American Heroes Channel
  • aspireTV
  • AXS TV
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Cheddar News
  • Cleo TV
  • Cooking Channel
  • Crackle
  • Crime-Investigation
  • Destination America
  • Discovery Family
  • Discovery Life
  • DIY Network
  • FYI
  • Game Show Network
  • GetTV
  • Great American Country
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Drama
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • History
  • INSP
  • Law&Crime
  • Lifetime
  • LMN
  • Logo
  • MTV Live
  • PeopleTV
  • Revry
  • Science Channel
  • TeenNick
  • TV One
  • UPtv
  • Vice

Channels on YouTube TV and not Philo

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

Channels on both YouTube TV and Philo

The channels that are available on both YouTube TV and Philo are:

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