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Philo Edu

What is Philo Edu?

Philo Edu is an online television provider available to students and residents of the Ohio State Columbus campus, Newark Residence Hall and McConnell Hall. The service provides an updated approach to viewing live cable and TV programming from a variety of devices using a wired or wireless university network connection. This gives students the flexibility to view programming from most university-owned locations on the main campus. In addition, to live program viewing, students have the ability to pause and rewind live TV, and up to 20 hours of personal DVR space to record favorite programs. NOTE: Due to licensing restrictions from some content owners, some programs cannot be recorded.

 

What is the channel lineup for Philo Edu?

The initial channel lineup can be found with the Office of the CIO. The lineup is subject to change as the new service is launched. You can view the channel lineup HERE.

 

I live in one of those residence halls.  How can I watch Philo Edu?

Television via Philo Edu can be accessed over university-owned network connections and wireless computer access. If your computer or mobile device is on OSU Wireless, or plugged into a network connection on-campus, you will be able to view Philo Edu on compatible devices.

  1. Supported Devices and Browsers

    Using a supported browser, you can view Philo Edu on most Mac's and PC's*, as well as most iOS, Android, Roku**, and Apple TV devices.

    1. For a current list of supported devices, go to https://support.philo.com/hc/en-us/articles/201236787
    2. For a current list of supported browsers, go to https://support.philo.com/hc/en-us/articles/201236387 

    *NOTE: The most recent version of the Microsoft Silverlight plugin is required when using a Mac or PC. 

    **NOTE: Roku devices need to be registered and activated at https://osu.philo.com/roku to work. 

      

    How to Watch Philo Edu

    Use the following instructions to access and view Philo Edu programming from various devices. To Watch Philo Edu on a TV, you will need a Roku or Roku TV, an Apple TV, or a laptop (with HDMI out) connected by HDMI cable to a TV. For a current list of supported devices, visit https://support.philo.com/hc/en-us/articles/201236787NOTE: Philo Edu can only be viewed on one device at a time and some devices may not be supported.

     

    Watch Philo Edu on a Computer:

    1. Go to https://watch.philo.com and select "Log In"
    2. Enter your OSU Lastname.# and password. NOTE: You will need to setup your account the first time you log in.
    3. Start watching live TV or record some for later

     

    Watch Philo Edu on an iOS Device:

    1. Download the Philo Edu app from the iTunes App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/philo/id834527959?mt=8
    2. Enter your OSU Lastname.# and password
    3. Start watching live TV or record some for later

     

    Watch Philo Edu on an Android Device:

    1. Download the Philo Edu app from Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.philo.philo 
    2. Enter your OSU Lastname.# and password
    3. Start watching live TV or record some for later

     

    Watch Philo Edu on a Roku

    1. Connect your Roku to your TV via an HDMI cable
    2. Connect your Roku's power cord to an outlet
    3. Follow the Philo-on-Roku setup instructions found at https://support.philo.com/hc/en-us/articles/201236787 
    4. Select the Philo Edu channel to watch TV on your Roku

     

    Watch Philo Edu on an Apple TV via AirPlay:

    1. Connect your Apple TV to your TV via an HDMI cable
    2. Connect your Apple TV's power cord to an outlet
    3. Use AirPlay to stream Philo Edu from your iOS device. Visit https://support.philo.com/hc/en-us/articles/201236787 for details on how to use AirPlay with iOS devices or on a Mac.

 

I want to watch using my Roku.  How do set that up for use on the network?

First, connect your Roku device to the university network. This is the same process for many devices that will connect to Ohio State’s ResNet (residential computer network):

Activations could take up to 15 minutes.

Second, you will need to set up your Roku account and register your Roku to your account at www.roku.com/link.

Once you have registered your Roku to your Roku account, you can connect your Roku account to your Philo Edu account by logging into Philo Edu on your computer (http://osu.philo.com/roku) and following the instructions on your account settings tab. Philo Edu provides email support for the Philo Edu Roku Channel but cannot provide support for the Roku device itself.

 

I want to watch using my Apple TV.  How do I set that up for use on the network?

Watching Philo Edu with a Apple TV requires the streaming of Philo Edu from another iOS or OSX device by using peer-to-peer AirPlay.  Only the streaming device would need to be connected to the network.

To use Peer-To-Peer AirPlay, your AppleTV must be 3rd generation rev A, model A1469 or later your streaming device needs to be an iPhone 5 or later, an iPad 4th gen or later, or a Mac 2012 or later.   More information can be found at Apple’s support site: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204289.

 

Can I record television programs?

Yes.  The philo Edu service provides some digital video recording features.  You will find more information on the Philo Edu support site (support.philo.com).  You can not record or play back recorded material on Roku.  Special Note:  due to licensing restrictions from the content owners, most station owned by Disney companies cannot be recorded.  This includes ABC stations, ESPN stations, and Disney networks.

 

QUESTIONS?  

If you have questions about the Philo Edu service or need assistance, visit https://support.philo.com to submit a support request with Philo Edu.

For assistance with connecting to a university network or setting up your device, or to get help with other service-related questions, contact the Office of Student Life's ResNET group:

Call:  614-292-5700

Submit a help request: http://slts.osu.edu/support.aspx

It is always illegal to upload, download and share copyrighted material. ResNet is not to be used for any illegal activity!