The Philo logo on a Smartphone.

Philo makes live TV more affordable with 50+ channels and unlimited DVR capabilities for $20 a month. With channels like Animal Planet, Food Network, and the History Channel, Philo has something for everyone. Here’s how to sign up and get access immediately!

Philo advertises a free seven-day trial. If you sign up for the live and on-demand TV service with a phone number, you get unlimited access for 48 hours. After that, you have to provide your credit card information to unlock the five remaining days of your trial.

If you use an email address to subscribe, you have to provide your credit card information to get started.

Sign Up for Philo with Your Phone Number

On the Philo website, you’ll be asked to type your phone number to sign up for the service. Do so, and then click “Get Started.”

The Philo phone number sign-up page.

You’ll receive a code and a link on your smartphone to sign up for Philo. You can either tap the link to finish your registration or “Enter Code Instead.” (These instructions cover the latter option.)

Tap "Enter Code Instead."


Type the code you received in the text message, and then tap the arrow to continue.

Tap the arrow to continue.

You’ve now successfully signed up for Philo! You can enjoy 48 hours of free live TV before you have to hand over your credit card information.

The "Welcome to Philo" page.

Sign Up for Philo with Your Email Address

On Philo’s website, type your email address in the “Start Your Subscription” box, and then click “Get Started.”

Click "Get Started."

This method requires that you give Philo your credit card information prior to your free trial. Type the requested information to proceed.

The "Set Up Your Payment" page on Philo.

After you type the required information, click or tap “Subscribe.”

Click "Subscribe."

Philo now asks you to confirm your email address. In the email you receive, click “Sign Up for Philo” to go to the confirmation page.

Click "Sign Up for Philo."


After you confirm your email address, you’ll have unlimited, free access to Philo’s live and on-demand TV service for seven days until your trial period ends.

The "Welcome to Philo" page.

With Philo’s streaming service, you get over 50 live TV channels and DVR for the reasonable price of $20 a month. Plus, you can watch recorded content for up to 30 days after it originally airs. You’ll never miss a season premiere or finale again!

Kennedy Maring Kennedy Maring
Kennedy is a cord-cutting writer who is all about helping others save money. She's been a professional writer for two years, with a year of experience devoted to cord-cutting coverage. Prior to that, she enjoyed writing during her two years at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, where she majored in General Education.
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