Philo subscribers are set to lose access to both AXS TV and HDNet Movies on July 31st. The company has already started emailing affected users to advise them of the change.
Philo is a good option for any homes looking for access to a low-cost live TV package. With the base plan priced at just $25 a month, it is significantly cheaper than many of the alternatives. The problem with a cheaper live TV package, however, is that the channel lineup might not be quite as robust.
In terms of Philo, it looks like its selection of channels is about to get two channels lighter on Monday, as both AXS TV and HDNet Movies are due to be removed. As AXS TV is included in the base plan at no additional cost, its removal will impact all new and existing Philo subscribers.
HDNet Movies is only available through the Movies & More add-on, so its removal won’t impact quite as many subscribers. That said, after also losing access to MGM HD late last year, the $3 a month Movies & More add-on looks set to be reduced down to just FMC, Reelz, and Sony Movies.
In spite of the losses, Philo has been adding a bunch of channels recently. Just last week, base plan subscribers gained access to INFAST, INTROUBLE, INWONDER, Vevo ’80s, Vevo ’90s, Vevo Country, Vevo Hip-Hop, Vevo Pop, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Back in May, Philo added nine more channels, unlocking access to Cowboy Way, Drag Race Universe, Screambox TV, Boss Ross Channel, Fail Army, People are Awesome, Pet Collective, Comedy Dynamics, and Outside.
Even earlier in the year, Smithsonian Channel and Pop TV were also added to Philo’s base package at no additional cost.