Philo Television on Campus

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Rice University has partnered with Philo to bring you the most powerful way to watch TV on campus.

What is Philo?

Philo is an awesome live TV and DVR service. Philo lets you watch live TV on a wide variety of devices, including laptops, tablets, smartphones, and TV device. With a stellar channel lineup, the ability to pause and rewind live TV, and hours of your own DVR space, Philo gives you the flexibility and control you need to stay up to date on sports, current events, and the shows that matter to you most.

How do I get Philo?

Technically you already have it. Philo is currently available to all on-campus residents as part of our transition away from traditional cable. You can access Philo anytime, as long as you are on campus.

How can I start using Philo?

From your computer:

  • 1. Connect to the Rice wired or WiFi network
  • 2. Visit and click “log in”
  • 3. Enter your university ID and password
  • 4. Start watching Philo!

*Please note, you may have to install Microsoft Silverlight to use Philo

From your smartphone or tablet:

Download the iOS app or Android app. For a complete overview of Philo’s features and how to use them, click over to the Philo Help Center.

Start Watching Philo at Rice:

How do I get help?

Contact the Philo Support Team! We hope you get the most out of your Philo experience. If you have any questions, feedback, or need any additional support along the way, don’t hesitate to contact the Philo Support Team at the Philo Help Center.