Is Philo free with Amazon Prime?

There is a free trial for Philo, but you will not get free access to the Philo content beyond what you get with an Amazon Prime membership.

Philo has gained a reputation as one of the most affordable live television streaming services on the market because of its “skinny bundles.”

However, you will not get access to the Philo content beyond the duration of the one week free trial period with an Amazon Prime membership. You will have to sign up for a separate Philo subscription.

Why is Philo becoming so popular?

For years now, savvy cord-cutters have been trading in their cable subscriptions for the convenience and highly-reduced prices that come with live streaming services.

Philo may not be the first name that comes to mind when people think of live streaming platforms.

However, this service has proved to be especially popular with subscribers who do not care for the added clutter and cost of live sports and local news channels and just want a simple and affordable live television streaming service.

Is Philo free with Amazon Prime?

Philo has often been referred to as an innovator in the streaming service industry, which is a difficult reputation to garner in such a competitive market. The way this platform has managed to do this has been to focus on what is called “skinny bundles”.

This means that Philo offers a limited selection of just over 70 channels at a single pricing tier, whereas other streaming services may focus on a wider range of channels, but this will be available at a higher monthly price.

Even so, cord-cutters are always looking for the best deal and you may be wondering whether you already get access to Philo for free with an Amazon Prime membership.

Unfortunately, an Amazon Prime membership  only gives you free access to Amazon Prime Video where you can stream a variety of shows and movies but will not allow you to access Philo’s content for free.

You will be able to download the “Philo: Live & On-Demand TV” application directly from Amazon, but you have to have an active Philo subscription to actually access the platform’s content beyond the free trial period.

This means that while you will be able to access Philo content for free for a limited time, you need to pay for a separate Philo subscription (which can be billed through Amazon if you prefer) in addition to your Amazon Prime subscription to continue watching that content in the future.

How much does a Philo subscription cost?

One of the things that makes Philo’s “skinny bundle” subscription model so effective is the fact that they only offer subscribers one type of subscription at one price.

This eliminates the hassle of trying to figure out which bundle will suit your household’s needs and budget best.

This one and only Philo subscription tier only costs $25 per month and includes access to all of the over 70 live television channels, as well as unlimited cloud DVR storage and simultaneous streaming on up to three different devices.

You can also choose to add the MGM+, STARZ, or Movie & More to your subscription for an extra $6, $9, or $3 per month.

What you should know before subscribing to Philo

Philo is an excellent choice for cord-cutters who want access to their favourite entertainment and lifestyle channels, including AMC, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, and many more.

But it is important to note that the platform’s local channels and live sports channels leave a lot to be desired.

Subscribers will not be able to watch local channels (ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX affiliates), or sports channels (ESPN, FS1, NFL Network).

They will also not be able to watch national news and commentary channels (CNN, FOX News, MSNBC) with only a Philo subscription.

How to access the Philo free trial through your Amazon account

If you already know that you will want to continue watching Philo content after the seven-day free trial expires, and you have an Amazon account, then it is worth your while to sign up to be billed directly through Amazon.

This process does not require any more effort than signing up to Philo via the official website and will only require that you follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Open the Philo application and click on the “Get Started” button
  • Step 2: Enter your mobile number or switch to your email address
  • Step 3: Open the link in the text message or email that you received
  • Step 4: Click the “Confirm Sign-up” button
  • Step 5: Click on “Purchase Subscription” and then “Start 1 week free trial.”
  • Step 6: Enter your Amazon password to complete the process