Philo vs Youtube TV: which is better?

Updated November 17, 2021 • Staff

Our verdict: go with Philo

We rank streaming services based on their value: how much will each dollar of subscription get you. Our score for Philo is 3 value units for each dollar and our score for YouTube TV is 2 value units for each dollar.

Go to Philo

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 only available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS or Roku. That's 5 less devices than YouTube TV

Channel count: YouTube TV has 33 channels more than Philo

YouTube TV's lineup includes 101 channels whereas Philo has only 68 channels. Getting a subscription to YouTube TV will give you access to 33 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

Focus: Philo and YouTube TV have the same specialty

The specialties of Philo and YouTube TV are: Lifestyle, News.

Line-up: 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
  • REVOLT
  • Revry
  • Science Channel
  • TeenNick
  • TV One
  • UPtv
  • Vice

Line-up: Channels on YouTube TV and not Philo

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

  • ABC
  • ABC News Live
  • ACC Network (ACCN)
  • Adult Swim
  • Big Ten Network (BTN)
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comet
  • Court TV
  • Cozi TV
  • CW
  • Dabl
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • 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)
  • Local Now
  • MLB Network
  • MSNBC
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBC News Now
  • NBC Universo
  • NBCLX
  • NBCSN
  • News Nation
  • NFL Network
  • Olympic Channel
  • Oxygen
  • PBS
  • PBS Kids
  • Pop
  • QVC
  • SEC Network
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • Start TV
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM (Turner Classic Movies)
  • Teen Nick
  • Telemundo
  • TNT
  • truTV
  • TYT Network
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • USA

Line-up: Channels on both YouTube TV and Philo

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

  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • BET Her
  • Cheddar
  • CMT
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery Channel
  • Food Network
  • HGTV
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • MotorTrend
  • MTV
  • MTV Classic
  • MTV2
  • Newsy
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nicktoons
  • OWN
  • Paramount Network
  • Sundance TV
  • Tastemade
  • TLC
  • Travel Channel
  • TV Land
  • VH1
  • WE tv

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