Philo Offering Federal Workers Affected By Shutdown Free Month of Service

Philo announced today that they will be offering a free month to all government workers affected by the shutdown. This is valid for existing and new Philo subscribers.

New customers can follow this link to sign up with a special coupon, while existing subscribers can fill out a form on the page.

In a letter, Andrew McCollum, Philo’s CEO shared:

My family and I visited Death Valley National Park this past weekend. Before we left we wracked our brains for ways to appropriately show our appreciation to the National Parks staff who were working through the government shutdown in order to keep the park open. We settled on making a donation to support keeping the park open, our kids created hand-made thank you notes, and they also threw in some cookies for good measure. After seeing how appreciative the rangers were, the thought of how we at Philo could do something more stuck with me.

We recognize that there are a lot of passionate, dedicated people that have been affected by the shutdown and we’d like to show our appreciation by offering a month of free access to Philo. It’s a small measure, but we wanted to do something to brighten the days of government workers and their families. We think that’s one of the things TV is best at.

Normally, Philo offers entertainment-only channels for just $16. The service includes major channels from A&E Networks, AMC Networks, Discovery, Scripps Networks, and Viacom, an unlimited DVR, and three simultaneous streams.