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Philo launches curated collection of AAPI films, shows

The "Celebrating AAPI Stories" collection spotlights the best Asian-American and Pacific Islander films and television shows.

The "Celebrating AAPI Stories" collection spotlights the best Asian-American and Pacific Islander films and television shows.

The Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month collection on streaming service Philo. (Graphic by The Desk)
The Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month collection on streaming service Philo. (Graphic by The Desk)

Wallet-friendly streaming TV service Philo has launched a new curated library of television shows and films in celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.

The collection offers a curated selection of movies and television shows that spotlight the history, culture and diversity of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities with prestigious storytelling and entertainment.

Television shows available in the Celebrating AAPI Stories collection include Comedy Central’s “Norah from Queens,” Nickelodeon’s “Blues Clues & You,” the Oprah Winfrey Network documentary series “Our America with Lisa Ling” and Food Network’s “East Meets West.”

The collection also includes a handful of hit blockbuster movies with AAPI-strong characters and narratives, including the “Karate Kid” series (Sundance TV), “Train to Busan” (Crackle), “Shaolin” (Crackle) and “Two Weddings and a Funeral” (Crackle).

The Celebrating AAPI Stories collection is available from Philo’s home screen all month long on all devices that support the streaming TV service, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV (Google TV), Apple TV and newer model Samsung smart TVs, as well as phones, tablets and the Philo website.

Philo costs $25 a month and includes access to more than 70 live cable channels delivered over the Internet, including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, HGTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, AMC, We TV, Paramount Network and more. Thousands of TV shows and movies are available on demand through Philo’s TV programming partners, including Crackle.

The service offers an unlimited cloud storage feature that allows users to record shows for playback at a later time, with shows and movies saved for at least a year. Subscribers can create up to 10 user profiles, with each user getting their own channel favorites list and cloud DVR. Philo allows three devices to stream content at one time.

A 7-day free trial of Philo is available by clicking or tapping here.

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