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Philo launches curated “Classic TV” library of retro shows

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Live streaming television service Philo on Thursday announced a new curated library of classic shows airing across its channels.

The announcement was made on Thursday in connection with a new, limited-time feature that allows Philo users to watch classic television shows through a special “decolorized” grayscale filter.

“Philo’s engineers have decided to roll out a new feature to make our subscribers’ viewing experience just a little bit better,” a Philo spokesperson wrote in a statement.

Philo says the filter helps people “watch your favorite classic TV shows…the way they were intended to be watched — in black and white.”

The feature, called PhiloVision, is only available through the end of the day, but the curated classic television library will last a little longer.

Supported shows in the classic television library include:

  • All in the Family (Get TV)
  • The Andy Griffith Show (TV Land, Sundance)
  • Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman (Hallmark Drama)
  • Family Matters (TV One)
  • Frasier (Hallmark Drama)
  • Good Times (Get TV)
  • Gunsmoke (TV Land)
  • The Jeffersons (Starz)
  • Little House on the Prairie (Hallmark Drama)
  • Mama’s Family (Logo)
  • Murder, She Wrote (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
  • Sanford and Son (Get TV)

The full collection of classic television titles can be found on Philo’s website by clicking or tapping here.

Philo offers more than 60 live television channels and an unlimited, 30-day cloud DVR for $20 a month, plus access to Starz and Epix for a separate fee. The streaming cable replacement service is available on all major streaming platforms — Apple TV, Android TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV — as well as on Apple and Android-powered phones and tablets.

For a one-week free trial to Philo, click or tap here.

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