The streaming service Philo is hiking prices from $20 a month to $25 a month.
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Philo to raise prices for new subscribers
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It was hers, is Brett Molina and welcome back to talking Tech my co-host. Mike Schneider is off today. Philo is yet another streaming service that is planning to raise its prices. However, there is a big caveat it's only going to impact do subscribers. Be streaming service announced plans to increase its monthly price from $20 a month, to $25 a month. Starting on June 8th, this only impacts new subscribers to the service, current subscribers who already have phyllo, will not be impacted by this at all. It's the first time at Philo has actually raised prices since it launched back in 2217 in a blog post file CEO. Andrew McCollum sided fees that they paid a Content Partners as a reason for the price increase and they talked about how even with all the efforts that they taken such as reducing their overhead help manage. These costs, there was only so much they can do and the change in price reflects that reality.
One of the quotes from 500 CEO service because they've carved out this really interesting affordable niche in the streaming space. They offer about 63 channels at $20, a month. Now, going to 25 next month and it's basically a lot of the channels that you see on cable TV but without the sports. So if you're a fan of stuff like Food Network, / Animal Planet, TLC HGTV, all those channels and you don't want the ESPN for the Fox Sports or any of the other sports stuff that goes with it. It can be a nice way to fill that void of live TV. If you're looking for live TV but you want it in an affordable option I'm so they really carve out a nice spot in that area. But again just like some of the other big ones philos yet another streaming service that had to raise its prices. One of the more notable ones we remember from last year YouTube TV Boosie prices for their live TV package. It was originally $50 a month and he hiked it all the way up to 65.
So, the end of the day, we're going to be paying a little bit more to stream. I still personally feel like it's worth going this option compared to Cable, there's been a couple times where I've seen these prices go up. And I thought to myself, you know, I'll just get a cable plan because what's the point? But then I realize there's a when I was doing it. I saw a lot of the extra fees I saw that. I had to pay a little bit of month for a cable box and it just felt like, well, you know what, maybe I just need to recalibrate and rethink the subscriptions I have. And, you know, maybe with this final price, raise you might see some subscribers doing the same thing, so who knows, but definitely keep an eye out on listeners, hear from you. What's your streaming situation? What do you think about all these price hikes involving streaming services? Let's talk about it. You can find me on Twitter at remily 223 and don't forget to subscribe and radius or leave a review on Apple podcast. Spotify Stitcher anywhere, you get your podcast you been listening to talking. Tech will be back tomorrow with another quick hid from the world of tech.
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