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Philo Launches Apps for Android Mobile Devices and Amazon Fire Tablets

Skinny bundled virtual pay TV service Philo announced the debut today of apps for Android mobile devices, as well as Amazon Fire Tablets.

The San Francisco-based start-up offers a selection of 58 live-streamed entertainment-focused cable channels, including AMC, A&E, BET, Comedy Central, Discovery, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon and Food Network, for $20 a month.

It was already available on the open internet via popular browsers like Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox, as well as through OTT devices including Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

Philo is privately funded to the tune of $83.2 million, with its content suppliers—Viacom, Discovery and Scripps among them—being the backers.

The virtual MVPD has not disclosed how many subscribers it has at this point. 

Daniel Frankel is the managing editor of Next TV, an internet publishing vertical focused on the business of video streaming. A Los Angeles-based writer and editor who has covered the media and technology industries for more than two decades, Daniel has worked on staff for publications including E! Online, Electronic Media, Mediaweek, Variety, paidContent and GigaOm. You can start living a healthier life with greater wealth and prosperity by following Daniel on Twitter today!