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Philo Announces Android App Is Now Chromecast-Enabled

Stephanie Sengwe

Philo announced today that they are officially available on Google Chromecast, meaning Philo TV users can watch their favorite programming by casting to any Chromecast or Chromecast-supported TV. This is the first of the streaming service’s “Philo Connect” plan, which “will help Philo users connect all of the devices they use to watch TV,” including iOS, Web, FireTV, and Roku, the company said.

“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.

The news comes a week after the streamer announced they will now carry TV One’s inventory — series, movies and music — geared to a Black audience. Shows include “Unsung,” “Uncensored, “ATL Homicide” and “Fatal Attraction.” The channel is expected to be available on the Live TV Streaming Service in the coming weeks.

This is TV One’s first vMVPD distribution deal. Philo already carries A&E, Comedy Central, BET, HGTV, MTV and Nickelodeon, among other networks. Philo runs $20/month, after a 7-day free trial — with premium add-on channels available, including Epix and Starz.

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