Philo Android app is now Google Chromecast-enabled

Aug. 3, 2020
Streaming service Philo launches new device compatibility and "Philo Connect."
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Philo, an entertainment-focused streaming television service, on July 31 announced that the Philo Android app is now Google Chromecast-enabled. Now users can watch Philo on TV by casting from the app to a Chromecast, giving consumers broader access to their offering of 61 top channels for just $20 per month.

The Chromecast functionality on Android devices is the first part of “Philo Connect,” which in the future will help Philo users connect all of the devices they use to watch TV.

“Chromecast support has been one of our most requested features, allowing subscribers to play Philo content on television screens. We wanted to go beyond just Chromecast support to create a better way to seamlessly watch content on all of your devices, a feature we are calling Philo Connect,” said Andrew McCollum, CEO of Philo.

This first release of Philo Connect will allow casting from an Android mobile device to any Chromecast or Chromecast-supported TVs. After the initial launch, Philo plans to add Philo Connect to more devices including iOS, Web, FireTV, and Roku.

“At Philo, every addition to our product is scrutinized and tested to bring true value to our subscribers,” said Philo's head of product, Devon Ray Williams. “We took the time to build Philo Connect to expand our experience to support synchronized viewing on all your devices, not just Chromecast. Today’s launch has laid the groundwork for us to support social viewing and watch parties between multiple users, no matter where they are.”

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