Philo launching on Apple TV, Amazon Fire devices soon

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Philo today also revealed that it is opening up TV Everywhere authentication for its cable network partners’ apps and websites. (Philo)

Livestreaming TV service Philo is adding support for Apple TV and Amazon Fire devices this summer and lighting up some TV Everywhere app authentication for its users.

CNET spoke with Philo CEO Andrew McCollum and he confirmed that Apple TV and Fire TV support is on the way and that an Android mobile app is in the works. When Philo launched its $16-per-month streaming service last year, it began with support for iOS devices, Roku and Google Chromecast.

McCollum told FierceVideo earlier this year that device support was one of the highest priorities for Philo after launch.

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“When we launched, those were the things that came up right away. There were some things that we had hoped to get into the launch but just for prioritization and timing reasons, didn’t make it into the product, in terms of building out all of the features and functionality of the apps that we launched,” McCollum said.

Philo today also revealed that it is opening up TV Everywhere authentication for its cable network partners’ apps and websites. All participating networks from programmers including A+E, AMC, Discovery and Viacom are included with the exception of Discovery’s OWN, which Philo said is coming soon.

Philo launched in November and includes A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TLC and Viceland in its 37-channel intro package. The service also offers a 46-channel package that includes everything in the intro package and adds channels like Logo and Nicktoons.

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