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Philo lands on Vizio smart TVs

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Philo has integrated its wallet-friendly streaming television service into Vizio’s line-up of Internet-connected TV sets, the company announced this week.

The development of a Philo app for Vizio’s SmartCast-powered TV sets marks the second time the streaming service has offered a version of its app on a TV-only platform, more than a year after a version of Philo launched on Samsung smart TV sets.

“Vizio Smart TVs are known for their intuitive interface and personalized experiences, so the launch of Philo aligns perfectly with Vizio’s dedication to providing endless entertainment options, tailored to every genre and interest,” Jane Marks, a Philo executive in charge of account management and business development, said in a blog post this week.

Vizio joins a growing list of devices that offer access to Philo, with others including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV (Google TV), Apple TV and newer-model Samsung TVs. Philo is also available for most popular phones and tablets, and content can be streamed through the Philo website.

Philo costs $25 per month and offers online access to a number of cable networks, including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Paramount Network, AMC Networks, Discovery Channel, HGTV, MeTV, A&E, History Channel, TV One, Great American Family, BBC News and others.

Philo allows 10 individual profiles on a single subscription, each with its own unlimited cloud-based DVR that records and stores shows up to a year after they air on television. The service also offers thousands of shows and movies on-demand; subscriptions to Starz and MGM Plus are available for separate fees.

An extensive, 7-day free trial is available to new Philo customers who sign up by clicking or tapping here.

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