Google Fiber has been going all-in on streaming services, offing them exclusively as part of its bundled options, with Philo joining the mix.
Many internet providers offer TV packages as part of a bundle deal, and Google Fiber is no different. Originally it offered traditional Tv service before changing gears and offering streaming services exclusively, as part of its bundles.
YouTube TV and fuboTV were the two streaming services Google offered initially, but now the company is offering Philo as well. Unlike YouTube TV, fuboTV, Sling and others, Philo does not try to be a full cable replacement, with local channels and sports. Instead, it offers a lineup of 60 channels, primarily geared around entertainment. It includes channels like A&E, AMC, BBC, BET, Comedy Central, HGTV, History Channel, IFC, Paramount Network and more.
“We’re continuing to work to make it easier to find the TV and video content you want with more streaming choices available for our internet customers,” writes Liz Hsu, Director, Product Strategy. “We’re thrilled to welcome Philo as a new streaming partner. Philo offers over 60 channels of live and on-demand TV for just $20 a month, providing yet another affordable way to watch your favorite shows. Philo joins YouTube TV and fuboTV as one of our streaming offerings, and we’re working to make it even easier to get the streaming options our customers want.”
This should be a big boost to Philo, helping it compete with its bigger rivals.